On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1662

  • Jan 27 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris), started the 1st written examinations in the West, born in Oulton, England (d. 1742)
  • Apr 26 Marie Louise D'Orleans, Queen consort of Spain as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain, born in Palais-Royal, Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1689)
  • Apr 30 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-94), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1694)
  • May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)
  • May 12 Jan F van Bloom, [Orizonte] Flemish painter, baptized
  • May 18 George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  • Jul 11 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), born in Munich (d. 1726)
  • Aug 5 James Anderson, Scottish historian, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1728)
  • Aug 13 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1748)
  • Aug 25 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard (d. 1724)
  • Oct 18 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
  • Dec 13 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1729)
  • Dec 18 James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)