On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1626

  • Jan 16 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish landscape painter (Wooded Landscape), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1699)
  • Jan 25 John van de Cappelle, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1679)
  • Feb 5 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • Mar 12 John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
  • Apr 5 Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp (d. 1679)
  • Apr 13 Aert Jansse van Nes, Dutch naval commander, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1693)
  • May 12 Louis Hennepin, Flemish missionary (d. 1705)
  • May 27 William II, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, born in The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1650)
  • Jul 25 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1685)
  • Aug 1 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement, born in Ottoman Empire (d. 1676)
  • Aug 14 Daniel Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherland (d. 1680)
  • Oct 4 Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1658-59), born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1712)
  • Oct 17 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • Dec 8 Christina, Queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic (1644-54), born in Tre Kronor Castle, Stockholm (d. 1689)
  • Dec 20 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1692)