On This Day

Famous People Born in 1670

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • Feb 10 Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 14 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • Apr 24 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, born in Sondershausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1729)
  • May 8 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • May 12 Frederick Augustus I/ August II, the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (reputed to have sired 355 children) (d. 1733)
  • Jul 18 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1747)
  • Jul 19 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, born in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (d. 1758)
  • Aug 21 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • Nov 30 John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
  • Dec 4 John Aislabie, English politician (Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in England (d. 1742)