On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1677

  • Feb 3 Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
  • Feb 18 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • Apr 25 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly), born in Lyon, France (d. 1746)
  • Aug 9 Jacob Campo Weyerman, Dutch painter and writer active during the Dutch Enlightenment, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1747)
  • Aug 27 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal, born in Ödenburg, Austria (d. 1748)
  • Sep 17 Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist and inventor (first person to measure blood pressure), born in Bekesbourne, Kent, England (d. 1761)
  • Oct 20 Stanislaus I Leszczyński, King of Poland (d. 1766)