On This Day

Famous People Born in 1674

  • Jan 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • Jan 13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • Jan 24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • Feb 21 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
  • Mar 30 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
  • May 31 Friedrich Erhard Niedt, German composer, born in Jena, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1708)
  • Jun 20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • Jun 22 Jean Philippe Eugène de Mérode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, born in Brussels (d. 1732)
  • Jul 17 Isaac Watts, English writer, preacher and hymnist (Horae Lyrican), born in Southampton, England (d. 1748)
  • Aug 2 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Regent of France (1715-23), born in Château de Saint Cloud, France (d. 1723)
  • Aug 9 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect and builder, born in Prague (d. 1766)
  • Sep 7 Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, German soldier and served under Emperor Leopold I, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1728)
  • Sep 29 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, born in Paris (d. 1762)
  • Nov 4 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)