On This Day

What Happened in June 1640

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Pu Songling, Qing Dynasty Chinese writer (Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio), born in Zibo, Shandong (d. 1715)
  • Jun 9 Leopold I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1658-1705), born in Vienna (d. 1705)
  • Jun 15 Bernard Lamy, French mathematician (d. 1715)
  • Jun 21 Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1679)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician, dies at 55