On This Day

Famous People Born in 1652

  • Jan 1 Johann Krieger, German composer and organist, born in Nuremberg (d. 1735)
  • Jan 7 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
  • Mar 3 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • Mar 28 Samuel Sewall, English-American judge and businessman, born in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England (d. 1730)
  • Apr 7 Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini], Italian Pope (1730-40) who despite ill health and total blindness (1732) unsuccessfully stemmed decline of papal influence, born in Florence (d. 1740)
  • Apr 21 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (Rolle's theorem), born in Ambert, Basse-Auvergne (d. 1719)
  • May 14 Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer
  • May 27 Elisabeth Charlotte "Liselotte", German-French duchess of Orleans, born in Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1722)

Person of interestWilliam Dampier

Jun 8 William Dampier, English explorer and pirate who was the 1st Englishman to explore parts of Australia and the 1st person to circumnavigate the world 3 times, born in East Coker, Sommerset, England (d. 1715)

Explorer and Pirate William Dampier
Explorer and Pirate
William Dampier
  • Jul 2 Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans), born in Dendermonde, East Flanders (d. 1719)
  • Aug 10 Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
  • Oct 13 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • Oct 19 Louis Le Quointe, composer
  • Nov 20 Romanus Weichlein, Austrian composer, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1706)
  • Dec 9 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1723)
  • Dec 16 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer
  • Dec 25 Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)