Historical Figures Born 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)

George IGeorge I (1660-1727)

May 28 King of Great Britain and Ireland (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire

  • 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)

Daniel DefoeDaniel Defoe (1660-1731)

Sep 13 English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England

  • 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, baptized