On This Day

Famous People Born in 1651

  • Jan 13 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (d. 1694)
  • Jan 20 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698)
  • Mar 4 John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)
  • Mar 16 Zaccaria Tevo, Italian composer, born in Piove di Sacco
  • Mar 31 Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
  • Apr 6 André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • Apr 10 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (Tschirnhaus transformation), born in Kieslingswalde, Margraviate Upper Lusatia, Saxony (d. 1708)
  • Apr 15 Domenico Gabrielli, Italian Baroque composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1690)
  • Apr 21 Joseph Vaz, Oratorian priest and missionary in Ceylon, born in Benaulim, Goa, Portuguese India (d. 1711)
  • Apr 30 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest and saint of the Catholic Church, born in Reims, Champagne, Kingdom of France (d. 1719)
  • May 27 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French bishop and cardinal, born in Auvergne, France (d. 1729)
  • Jul 22 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian composer, born in Würzburg (d. 1711)
  • Aug 6 François Fénelon, French Roman Catholic theologian and writer (Playing for Time), born in Sainte-Mondane, France (d. 1715)
  • Aug 6 Johann Michael Zächer, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1712)
  • Sep 1 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
  • Sep 16 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler, born in Lemgo, Lippe, Germany (d. 1716)
  • Nov 12 Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexican poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)