On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1670

  • Jan 24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • Feb 10 Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • May 8 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • May 12 Frederick Augustus I/ August II, the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (reputed to have sired 355 children) (d. 1733)
  • Aug 21 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • Nov 30 John Toland, Irish rationalist philosopher, born in Ardagh, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1722)
  • Dec 4 John Aislabie, English politician (Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in England (d. 1742)