On This Day

Famous People Born in 1650

  • Feb 2 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress and mistress to King Charles II, born in London, England (d. 1687)
  • Feb 15 Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (Huguenot)
  • Apr 20 William Bedloe, English fraudster and Popish Plot informer, born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 1680)
  • Apr 27 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, queen of Denmark and Norway (1670-99), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1714)

Person of interestJohn Churchill

May 26 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, born in Ashe, England (d. 1722)

  • Aug 16 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1718)
  • Aug 27 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, born in Obersontheim, Germany (d. 1720)
  • Sep 23 Jeremy Collier, English bishop (d. 1726)
  • Oct 21 Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)
  • Nov 7 John Robinson, English diplomat and prelate, born in Cleasby, North Yorkshire (d. 1723)

Person of interestWilliam III

Nov 14 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, born in The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1702)

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • Nov 28 Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician and inventor (obstetrical forceps), born in Kortrijk, Flanders (d. 1730)