On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1625

  • Jun 6 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, born in Carrara, Italy (d. 1701)
  • Jun 8 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer and engineer who discovered four of Saturn's moons, born in Perinaldo, Republic of Genova (d. 1712)
  • Jul 10 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer, born in La Rochefoucauld, France (d. 1703)
  • Jul 27 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron to Samuel Pepys, born in Barnwell (d. 1672)
  • Aug 13 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1698)
  • Aug 14 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris, born in Paris (d. 1695)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Corneille, French playwright (Timocrates), born in Rouen, France (d. 1709)

Person of interestJohan de Witt

Sep 24 Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman and Grand Pensionary of Holland (1653-72), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1672)

Statesman and Advisor of Holland Johan de Witt
Statesman and Advisor of Holland
Johan de Witt
  • Oct 4 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy, born in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France (d. 1661)
  • Nov 20 Artus Quellinus II, Flemish sculptor, born in Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium (d. 1700)
  • Nov 20 Paulus Potter, Dutch painter, born in Enkhuizen, Dutch Republic (d. 1654)
  • Nov 30 Jean Domat, French jurist, born in Clermont, Auvergne (d. 1696)
  • Dec 14 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist, born in Paris (d. 1695)