On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1691

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 27 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
  • Apr 9 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, born in Roth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1761)
  • Jun 17 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect, born in Piacenza, Duchy of Parma, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1765)
  • Aug 25 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1736)
  • Aug 28 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1750)
  • Sep 29 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
  • Oct 1 Arthur Onslow, English politician (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), born in Kensington, London (d. 1768)
  • Oct 28 Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
  • Dec 10 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1759)