Historical Figures Born in 1644

  • Jan 10 Louis Boufflers, French soldier & marshal of France, born in Crillon, Oise, France (d. 1711)
  • Mar 20 Ivan Mazepa, Cossack Hetman of the Hetmanate (d. 1709)
  • Apr 7 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • Apr 17 Abraham Jansz Storck, Dutch painter, baptized in Amsterdam (d. 1708)
  • Jun 16 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
  • Jul 2 Abraham a Santa Clara [Johann Ulrich Megerle], German Augustinian friar and preacher, born in Kreenheinstetten, Germany (d. 1709)
  • Jul 12 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar and linguist (David's holy saint graduals), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1711)
  • Aug 6 Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV (1661-67), born in Tours, France (d. 1710)
  • Sep 5 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft) (D. 1703)
  • Sep 14 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, born in Hemmen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1716)
  • Sep 25 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1710)
  • Oct 2 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), born in Paris (d. 1724)

William PennWilliam Penn (1644-1718)

Oct 14 English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), born in London

  • Dec 30 Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral