On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1631

  • Mar 16 René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
  • Apr 8 Cornelis de Heem, Dutch painter, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1695)
  • Jul 15 Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
  • Aug 19 John Dryden, English poet (1st Poet Laureate 1668-1700), born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire (d. 1700) [OS=Aug 9]
  • Sep 30 William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)
  • Nov 4 Mary, 1st British Princess Royal and the Princess of Orange, born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1660)
  • Dec 14 Anne Conway, English philosopher, born in London (d. 1679)
  • Dec 28 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist