On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1680

  • Jan 3 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
  • Feb 14 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, born in Penshurst Place, Kent (d. 1737)
  • Apr 9 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, born in Tours, France (d. 1754)
  • Jun 22 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
  • Sep 22 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • Oct 19 John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)