On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1681

  • Mar 30 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
  • Jun 18 Feofan Prokopovich, Russian Orthodox theologian and Archbishop of Novgorod, born in Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1736)
  • Jun 26 Hedvig Sophia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, born in Three Crowns Castle, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1708)
  • Aug 5 Vitus Bering, Danish explorer of Bering Strait and coast of Alaska, born in Horsens, Denmark (d. 1741)
  • Sep 11 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, born in Eisenberg, Germany (d. 1741)
  • Nov 17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
  • Nov 28 Jean Cavalier, French Huguenot chief of the Camisards, born in Ribaute, France (d. 1740)