On This Day

Birthdays in History 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)
  • Mar 12 Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
  • May 1 Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (co-founder of The Spectator), born in Milston, Wiltshire, England (d. 1719)

Person of interestPeter the Great

Jun 9 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow (d. 1725)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 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)