On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1637

  • Feb 10 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, Dutch daughter of Frederick Henry
  • Feb 12 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)
  • Mar 5 John van der Heyden, Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)
  • Mar 12 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (d. 1671)
  • Mar 17 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese daimyō & warrior (Japan's second "great unifier"), born in Nakamura-ku, Japan (d. 1598)
  • Apr 26 Philip Julius van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, born in Heusden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1674)
  • Jun 10 Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary explorer (Chicago), born in Laon, France (d. 1675)
  • Aug 16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • Aug 20 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1638-88), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • Aug 27 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1715)
  • Oct 20 Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
  • Nov 21 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet (Friend of Abandoned Child), born in Amsterdam (d. 1669)
  • Nov 30 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French ecclesiastical historian, born in Paris (d. 1698)
  • Dec 6 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America, born in London (d. 1714)