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Birthdays in History in 1671

  • Jan 11 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • Jan 15 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian, born in Hatfield (d. 1704)
  • Feb 26 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)

Person of interestRob Roy

Mar 7 Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero, baptized in Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 1734)

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • Apr 6 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • Apr 21 John Law, Scottish economist and author (Money and Trade Considered), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1729)
  • May 22 Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1735-37), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1737)
  • May 24 Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • Jul 14 Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
  • Oct 1 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • Oct 11 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1730)
  • Dec 1 John Keill, Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, (d. 1721)