On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1649

  • Feb 2 Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italian 245th pope (1724-30)
  • Feb 8 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • Feb 11 William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)

Person of interestJohn Trenchard

Mar 30 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, born in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset (d. 1695)

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • Apr 5 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1721)
  • Apr 9 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1685)
  • Jun 13 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, born in Neuville, Picardy, France (d. 1706)
  • Jul 23 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), born in Urbino, Papal States (d. 1721)
  • Sep 15 Titus Oates, English minister and plotter, born in Oakham, Rutland, England (d. 1705)