Historical Figures Born in 1642

  • Jan 2 Mehmed IV, Turkish Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1648-87), born in Topkapı Palace, Constantinople (d. 1693)
  • Jun 20 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), born in Newsham, Thirsk, Yorkshire (d. 1715)
  • Aug 1 Ahmed II, 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1695) [or born Feb 25, 1643]
  • Aug 14 Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), born in Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • Nov 24 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, French naval commander and national hero under Louis XIV, Marshal of France, born in Paris, France (d. 1701)
  • Dec 30 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)