On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1674

  • Jan 13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer, born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • Jan 24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • Mar 30 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
  • Jun 20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • Jun 22 Jean Philippe Eugène de Mérode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, born in Brussels (d. 1732)
  • Aug 2 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Regent of France (1715-23), born in Château de Saint Cloud, France (d. 1723)
  • Aug 9 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect and builder, born in Prague (d. 1766)
  • Sep 7 Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, German soldier and served under Emperor Leopold I, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1728)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)