On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1648

  • Jan 1 Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
  • Feb 23 Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • Apr 4 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born British sculptor and woodcarver, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1721)
  • Apr 7 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 7 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • Apr 9 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, born in Paris (d. 1720)
  • Apr 13 Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, born in Montargis, Orléanais (d. 1717)
  • Apr 16 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (Duytse Lyre), born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • Apr 26 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706), born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon (d. 1706)
  • Nov 27 Petrus Codde, Dutch Roman Catholic apostole vicar (1688-1704), born in Amsterdam (d. 1710)
  • Dec 15 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations), born in Lichfield, England (d. 1712)