On This Day

Famous People Born in 1668

  • Jan 8 Jean Gilles, French composer, born in Tarascon (d. 1705)
  • Mar 5 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • Mar 29 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1751)
  • Apr 14 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • Apr 20 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)
  • May 6 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier), born in Sarzeau, France (d. 1747)
  • Jun 21 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1732)
  • Jun 23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (d. 1744)
  • Jul 6 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1741)
  • Oct 18 Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94)
  • Oct 18 Wierich PL earl von Daun, Austrian prince of Thiano/fieldmarshall
  • Oct 30 Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, 1st Queen consort of Prussia (1701-05), born in Iburg Castle, Osnabrück, Hanover (d. 1705)
  • Nov 10 Francois Couperin, French composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • Nov 10 Louis III, Prince of Condé and Duke de Bourbon, born in Paris (d. 1710)
  • Nov 11 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1736)
  • Nov 27 Henri François d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717-50), born in Limoges, France (d. 1751)
  • Dec 3 Casimir Schweizelsperg, German composer, born in Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria
  • Dec 31 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch botanist & physician, born in Voorhout, Netherlands (d. 1738)