On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1628

  • Jan 8 François‑Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general, born in Paris, France (d. 1695)
  • Jan 10 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], Dutch painter, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1669)

Person of interestCharles Perrault

Jan 12 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), born in Paris, France (d. 1703)

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • Jan 30 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)
  • Mar 10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • Mar 17 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • Mar 24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • Apr 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch vice admiral of Zealand, born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1679)
  • Apr 23 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), born in Amsterdam (d. 1704)
  • May 17 Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria and Regent of the Tyrol, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1662)
  • Jul 11 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, born in Mito, Japan (d. 1701)
  • Aug 29 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
  • Nov 28 John Bunyan, English minister and author (The Pilgrim's Progress), born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1688)
  • Dec 25 Noel Coypel, French painter