What Happened in 1657

Historical Events in 1657

Famous People Born in 1657

  • Jan 17 Pieter van Bloemen [Standaart], Flemish landscape painter, baptized in Antwerp (d. 1720)
  • Jan 18 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Prince of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (1664-96), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1696)
  • Feb 11 Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle, French scientist and writer (Plurality of Worlds), born in Rouen, France (d. 1757)
  • Mar 1 Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (reasonable orthodoxy), born in Basel, Swiss Confederacy (d. 1740)
  • Mar 18 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian Baroque composer (d. 1743)

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