On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1666

  • Jan 5 Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet, born in Patna Sahib (d. 1708)
  • Feb 9 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
  • Feb 15 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
  • Mar 15 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)
  • Apr 17 François Valentijn, Dutch vicar and writer (Old and New East-India), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • May 14 Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
  • Jul 10 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian, born in Königsberg (d. 1711)
  • Aug 6 Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Peter II from 1687-99), born in Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf (d. 1699)
  • Aug 13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, born in Wrentham, Suffolk (d. 1727)
  • Aug 16 Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, monarch of Nassau-Dietz, born in Kleve, Lower Rhine (d. 1726)
  • Aug 27 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1696)
  • Sep 15 Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle, repudiated wife of future King George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1726)
  • Sep 16 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1716)