On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1663

  • Feb 1 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Bonondo, Manila, Philippines (d. 1748)

Person of interestCotton Mather

Feb 12 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1728)

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • Feb 25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • Feb 28 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor of the atmospheric engine, born in Dartmouth, England (d. 1729)
  • Mar 6 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters and priest, born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • Mar 22 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
  • May 20 William Bradford, English-born colonial printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1752)
  • Jun 24 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman, born in Hyères, France (d. 1742)
  • Jul 20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)
  • Aug 31 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, born in Paris (d. 1705)
  • Oct 9 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1728)
  • Oct 16 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)
  • Oct 18 Prince Eugene of Savoy, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, born in Paris, France
  • Nov 26 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1743)