On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1653

  • Jan 7 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • Apr 2 Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, born in Copenhagen Castle, Denmark (d. 1708)
  • May 8 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • May 21 Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1697)
  • May 30 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany, born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1676)
  • Jul 5 Thomas Pitt, British merchant and Governor of Madras, born in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England (d. 1726)
  • Aug 8 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
  • Aug 9 John Oldham, English satirical poet, born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire (d. 1683)
  • Aug 14 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
  • Oct 18 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)
  • Nov 16 Joan van Hoorn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1707-09), born in Amsterdam (d. 1711)