Historical Figures Born in 1672

  • Jan 4 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  • Jan 18 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
  • Feb 13 Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (1718 affinity table), born in Paris (d. 1731)
  • Feb 26 Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)

Richard SteeleRichard Steele (1672-1729)

Mar 12 Irish writer, playwright (The Conscious Lovers) and Whig politician who co-founded "The Spectator" magazine, born in Dublin, Ireland

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison (1672-1719)

May 1 English essayist, playwright (Cato, a Tragedy), poet and Whig politician who co-founded "The Spectator" magazine, born in Milston, Wiltshire, England

Peter the GreatPeter the Great (1672-1725)

Jun 9 Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow

  • Aug 2 Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1733)
  • Oct 21 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, born in Vileyka Raion, Belarus (d. 1742)