Famous People Born in 1663

  • Feb 1 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Bonondo, Manila, Philippines (d. 1748)

Cotton Mather (1663-1728)

Feb 12 American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Feb 25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • Feb 28 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor of the atmospheric engine, born in Dartmouth, England (d. 1729)
  • Mar 6 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters, politician, and priest (Church of England Bishop of Rochester, 1713-23), born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • Mar 7 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1745)
  • Mar 16 Nicolas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, born in Troyes (d. 1754)
  • Mar 22 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
  • May 20 William Bradford, English-born colonial printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1752)
  • Jun 24 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman, born in Hyères, France (d. 1742)
  • Jul 1 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, German composer and theorist, born in Saverne, Alsace, France (d. 1738)
  • Jul 20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)
  • Aug 31 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, born in Paris (d. 1705)
  • Sep 20 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, born in Bologna, Papal States (now Italy) (d. 1735)
  • Oct 9 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1728)
  • Oct 18 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian field marshal in the Holy Roman Empire and for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, born in Paris, France (d. 1736) [1]
  • Nov 13 Árni Magnússon, Icelandic scholar and collector of manuscripts (Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection), born in Kvennabrekka, Iceland (d. 1730)
  • Nov 14 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German musician and composer (Georg Frideric Handel's master), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1712) baptism date
  • Nov 26 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1743)