On This Day

Famous People Born in 1659

  • Jan 17 Antonio Veracini, composer
  • Jan 21 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
  • Feb 1 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch navigator and explorer (Easter Island), born in Middleburg, Netherlands (d. 1729)
  • Mar 8 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor, born in Niort, France (d. 1738)
  • May 16 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist
  • Jun 3 David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708)
  • Jun 12 Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
  • Jul 20 Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1743)
  • Jul 23 Antonius Schultingh [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1734)
  • Jul 28 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
  • Aug 1 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer and organist and singer, born in Ostend (d. 1723)
  • Sep 10 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Dido & Aeneas), born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)
  • Nov 6 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1732)
  • Dec 12 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1739)
  • Dec 20 Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer & statesman, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1746)