Historical Figures Born in 1623

  • Apr 30 François de Laval, French clergyman, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Québec, and saint, born in Montigny-sur-Avre, Kingdom of France (d. 1708)
  • May 26 William Petty, English political economist and statistician (Treatise of Taxes and Contributions), born in Romsey, England (d. 1687)
  • May 30 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
  • May 30 Wallerant Vaillant, French painter and engraver, born in Lille, France (d. 1677)
  • Jun 15 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch statesman (Chatham), born in Dordrecht, Dutch Republic (d. 1672)

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal (1623-1662)

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

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