On This Day

Famous People Born in 1647

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
  • Jan 7 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of W├╝rttemberg (d. 1677)
  • Jan 30 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)
  • Mar 12 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
  • Apr 1 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • May 3 Joannes Antonides van der Goes, Dutch poet (Bellone aen bant), born in Goes, Netherlands (d. 1684)
  • Jun 20 Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1691)
  • Jul 2 Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English Tory statesman, born in London (d. 1769)
  • Jul 22 Margaretha Mary Alacoque, French Roman Catholic saint and mystic, born in L'Hautecour, France (d. 1690)
  • Aug 12 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
  • Aug 22 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine), born in Blois, France (d. 1712)
  • Sep 4 Gerhard Noodt, Dutch lawyer, born in Nijemegen, Netherlands (d. 1725)
  • Sep 23 Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
  • Oct 3 Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1713)
  • Nov 8 Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer