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Birthdays in History in 1645

Person of interestWilliam Kidd

Jan 22 William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, born in Greenock (or Dundee), Scotland (d. 1701) date and place disputed

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • Feb 9 Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
  • Aug 10 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • Aug 16 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), born in Paris (d. 1696)
  • Sep 10 Romeyn de Hooghe, Dutch painter and goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • Sep 21 Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (explored the origins of the Mississippi River helped by the Native American), born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1700)
  • Oct 26 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • Dec 27 Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized