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Birthdays in History in 1627

  • Jan 25 Robert Boyle, Anglo-Irish natural philosopher & chemist, born in Lismore, Republic of Ireland (d. 1691)
  • Mar 27 Stephen Fox, English politician, born in Farley, Wiltshire (d. 1716)
  • May 29 Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle), born in Palais du Louvre, Paris (d. 1693)
  • Aug 2 Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1678)

Person of interestJacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Sep 27 Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), born in Dijon, France (d. 1704)

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • Sep 30 Robinson Crusoe, fictional character, according to Daniel Defoe
  • Nov 29 John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • Dec 7 Louise Henriette, daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1667)