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What Happened in 1654

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Famous People Born in 1654

  • Jan 10 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • Jan 20 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • Jan 22 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
  • Mar 11 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
  • Mar 16 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 17 Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
  • Feb 17 Michael Lohr, German composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 18 Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
  • Mar 24 Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
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