Famous 17th Century Intellectuals & Academics
Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Intellectuals & Academics, including John Locke, Voltaire, René Déscartes, Thomas Hobbes and Francis Bacon.
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei

15 February 1564

08 January 1642

Pisa

Italian

Aquarius

John LockeJohn Locke

29 August 1632

28 October 1704

Wrington, Somerset, England

British

Virgo

VoltaireVoltaire

21 November 1694

30 May 1778

Paris

French

Scorpio

René DéscartesRené Déscartes

31 March 1596

11 February 1650

La Haye en Touraine, Touraine, France

French

Aries

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon

22 January 1561

09 April 1626

Strand, London, England

British

Aquarius

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes

05 April 1588

04 December 1679

Wiltshire

British

Aries

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal

19 June 1623

19 August 1662

Clermont-Ferrand,, Auvergne, France

French

Gemini

Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

03 March 1703

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

British

Leo

Baron de MontesquieuMontesquieu

18 January 1689

10 February 1755

Château de la Brède, La Brède, Aquitaine, France

French

Capricorn

Baruch SpinozaBaruch Spinoza

24 November 1632

21 February 1677

Amsterdam, Dutch Republic

Dutch

Sagittarius

William PennWilliam Penn

14 October 1644

30 July 1718

London, United Kingdom

British

Libra

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle

25 January 1627

30 December 1691

Ireland

Irish,British

Aquarius

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

14 January 1753

County Kilkenny, Ireland

Irish,British

Pisces

Alphonsus LiguoriAlphonsus Liguori

27 September 1696

01 August 1787

Marianella, Campania, Kingdom of Naples

Italian

Libra

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz

01 July 1646

14 November 1716

Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire

German

Cancer

Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg

29 January 1688

29 March 1772

Stockholm

Swedish

Aquarius

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz

12 November 1651

17 April 1695

Tepetlixpa

Mexican

Scorpio

Jean-Baptiste ColbertJean-Baptiste Colbert

29 August 1619

06 September 1683

Reims

French

Virgo

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi

18 February 1626

22 April 1698

Arezzo

Aquarius

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet

27 September 1627

12 April 1704

Dijon

French

Libra

Nicolas MalebrancheNicolas Malebranche

06 August 1638

13 October 1715

Paris

French

Leo

Thomas BrowneThomas Browne

19 October 1605

19 October 1682

London

British

Libra

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1623 AD

15 December 1673

Colchester

British

Francisco SuárezFrancisco Suárez

Spanish

Pierre BaylePierre Bayle

18 November 1647

28 December 1706

Carla-Bayle

French

Scorpio

William PettyWilliam Petty

26 May 1623

16 December 1687

Romsey

British

Gemini

François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay

04 June 1694

16 December 1774

Méré

French

Gemini

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi

22 January 1592

24 October 1655

Champtercier

French

Aquarius

Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville

15 November 1670

21 January 1733

Rotterdam

Dutch

Scorpio

Jakob AmmannJakob Ammann

12 February 1644

22 April 2017

Erlenbach im Simmental

Swiss

Aquarius

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir

26 October 1673

21 August 1723

Dimitrie Cantemir

Scorpio

Mary AstellMary Astell

12 November 1666

11 May 1731

Newcastle upon Tyne

British

Scorpio

Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan

17 April 1621

23 April 1695

Brecknockshire

Welsh

Aries

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

11 February 1657

09 January 1757

Rouen

French

Aquarius

Hakuin EkakuHakuin Ekaku

19 January 1686

18 January 1769

Hara-juku

Japanese

Capricorn

Ludvig HolbergLudvig Holberg

03 December 1684

28 January 1754

Bergen

Danish,Norwegian

Sagittarius

Tommaso CampanellaTommaso Campanella

06 September 1568

21 May 1639

Stilo

Italian

Virgo

Yamamoto TsunetomoYamamoto Tsunetomo

11 June 1659

30 November 1719

Japan

Japanese

Gemini

Robert BarclayRobert Barclay

23 December 1648

Gordonstoun

American

Capricorn

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

22 August 1752

Leicestershire

British

Sagittarius

Samuel von PufendorfSamuel von Pufendorf

08 January 1632

13 October 1694

Dorfchemnitz

German,Swedish

Capricorn

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette

18 March 1634

25 May 1693

Paris

French

Pisces

Algernon SidneyAlgernon Sidney

15 January 1623

07 December 1683

Baynard's Castle, London

British

Capricorn

Herman BoerhaaveHerman Boerhaave

31 December 1668

23 September 1738

Leiden

Capricorn

Robert SouthRobert South

04 September 1634

08 July 1716

British

Virgo

Anthony CollinsAnthony Collins

21 June 1676

13 December 1729

Heston

British

Gemini

John LawJohn Law

21 April 1671

21 March 1729

Edinburgh

Scottish

Taurus

Christian WolffChristian Wolff

24 January 1679

09 April 1754

Wrocław

German

Aquarius

Baltasar GracianBaltasar Gracian

08 January 1601

06 December 1658

Spain

Spanish

Capricorn

Bishop Robert SouthBishop Robert South

04 September 1634

08 July 1716

British

Virgo

Francis HutchesonFrancis Hutcheson

08 August 1694

14 January 1747

Saintfield

Irish,British

Leo

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