On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1660

  • Feb 15 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
  • Feb 19 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • Mar 28 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch painter and writer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1719)
  • Apr 16 Hans Sloane, Irish physician, naturalist and collector (provided foundation of the British Museum), born in Killyleagh, Ulster, Ireland (d. 1753)
  • Apr 24 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter and engraver, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1704)
  • May 20 Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)

Person of interestGeorge I

May 28 George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)

King George I
George I
  • Jun 5 Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain, born in Hertfordshire (d. 1744)
  • Jul 24 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • Aug 21 Hubert Gautier, French engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building, born in Nîmes, France (d. 1737)

Person of interestDaniel Defoe

Sep 13 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England (d. 1731)

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe
  • Oct 20 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • Oct 21 Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)
  • Nov 15 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian, born in Melle, Westphalia (d. 1746)
  • Nov 20 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, born in Nassenhuben [now Mokry Dwór, Poland] (d. 1741)
  • Dec 12 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Liberated Britanje) (d. 1702)
  • Dec 26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised