On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1623

  • Jan 31 Francois de Laval, Catholic saint, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, born in Montigny-sur-Avre (d. 1708)
  • May 26 William Petty, English political economist and statistician (Treatise of Taxes and Contributions), born in Romsey, England (d. 1687)
  • May 30 Wallerant Vaillant, French painter and engraver, born in Lille, France (d. 1677)
  • May 30 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
  • Jun 15 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch statesman (Chatham)

Person of interestBlaise Pascal

Jun 19 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1662)

Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • Aug 23 Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer, born in Raków, Kielce County, Poland (d. 1675)
  • Oct 17 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)