Historical Figures Born in 1616

  • Jan 13 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish-French mystic, born in Lille (d. 1680)
  • Jan 16 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • May 24 John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, born in Lethington Castle, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1682)
  • Oct 2 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, born in Glogau, Silesia (d. 1664)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)

John WallisJohn Wallis (1616-1703)

Dec 3 English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, born in Ashford, England