Birthdays in History in 1679

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 24 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • Jan 27 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter
  • Mar 18 Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
  • May 14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer
  • Jun 1 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • Aug 22 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1758)
  • Oct 18 Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)
  • Oct 20 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer
  • Nov 11 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scientist
  • Nov 13 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • Dec 10 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, born in The Hague (d. 1753)