On This Day

Famous People Born in 1649

  • Jan 22 Pascal Collasse, composer
  • Feb 2 Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italian 245th pope (1724-30)
  • Feb 8 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • Feb 11 William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
  • Feb 23 John Blow, English composer, composed 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized date) (d. 1708)
  • Feb 27 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer

John Trenchard

Mar 30 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, born in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset (d. 1695)

  • Apr 3 Joseph François Salomon, French composer, born in Toulon, France (d. 1732)
  • Apr 5 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1721)
  • Apr 9 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1685)
  • Apr 23 Andreas Kneller, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1724)
  • May 3 Johann Valentin Meder, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1719)
  • Jun 13 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, born in Neuville, Picardy, France (d. 1706)
  • Jul 23 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), born in Urbino, Papal States (d. 1721)
  • Sep 5 Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French mistress to British King Charles II (d. 1734)
  • Sep 15 Titus Oates, English minister and plotter, born in Oakham, Rutland, England (d. 1705)