Famous People Born In 1608

Discover the most famous people born in 1608. The list includes people like John Milton, Tukaram, Evangelista Torricelli, Samarth Ramdas, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, soldiers and preachers born in 1608. This list includes people from Italy, England, France and many more countries.
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John Milton
(English Poet and Intellectual Known for His Epic Poem ‘Paradise Lost’)
John Milton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Died: November 8, 1674

John Milton was an English poet whose epic poem Paradise Lost is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of literature. Milton's other celebrated work Areopagitica is counted among history's most impassioned and influential defenses of freedom of the press and freedom of speech. John Milton’s works have influenced other prominent writers, such as Thomas Hardy and George Eliot.

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Evangelista Torricelli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faenza
Died: October 25, 1647

Evangelista Torricelli, a student of Galileo, later made a name for himself as a physicist and a mathematician with his invention of the barometer. He also laid down the Torricelli’s theorem and discovered the Torricellian vacuum. The torr, a unit of pressure, bears his name.

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Tukaram
(Saint, Poet)
Tukaram
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dehu, Near Pune, India
Died: 1650 AD

Marathi poet Sant Tukaram was one of the pillars of the Bhakti movement of Maharashtra. It is believed he began writing abhangas, or religious poetry, after being visited by Vitthal, an avatar of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, in a dream. He is revered by the Varkari sampradaya.

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Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
(King of Hungary)
Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: April 2, 1657

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III is largely held responsible for ending the Thirty Years’ War in 1648 with 2 peace treaties known as the Peace of Westphalia. He also conspired against Generalissimo Albrecht von Wallenstein when he was denied control of the imperial army. He was also instrumental in the Peace of Prague.

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George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle
(Soldier)
George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Great Potheridge, England
Died: January 3, 1670
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Thomas Fuller
(Historian)
Thomas Fuller
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Aldwincle
Died: August 16, 1661
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Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
(Italian Physiologist, Physicist and Mathematician)
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 31, 1679

While he matriculated in math and taught the subject later, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli also made pioneering discoveries as a physicist and physiologist. With works such as De Motu Animalium, he revolutionized the field of biomechanics, explaining muscular movements with the help of statics and dynamics.

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Nakae Tōju
(Philosopher)
Nakae Tōju
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Japan
Died: October 11, 1648
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Pieter Post
(Architect)
Pieter Post
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Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: May 8, 1669
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Tiberio Fiorillo
(Actor)
Tiberio Fiorillo
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 7, 1694
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Daniello Bartoli
(Writer)
Daniello Bartoli
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: January 13, 1685
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Antoine Le Maistre
(Lawyer)
Antoine Le Maistre
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 4, 1658
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Jean-Jacques Olier
(French Catholic Priest)
Jean-Jacques Olier
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 2, 1657
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Gaston, Duke of Orléans
(Prince)
Gaston, Duke of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
Died: February 2, 1660
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Samarth Ramdas
(Indian Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Poet, Writer and Spiritual Master)
Samarth Ramdas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: 1681 AD

Samarth Ramdas was an Indian saint, poet, writer, philosopher, and spiritual master. He worked towards resurrecting the Hindu culture after it was impaired by several foreign invasions in India. He also worked towards promoting and preserving the Maratha culture. He also supported the participation of women in social and religious work, which was uncommon at that time.

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Illiam Dhone
(Politician)
Illiam Dhone
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Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Isle of Man
Died: January 2, 1663
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John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton
(Officer)
John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: June 3, 1674
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Giacomo Torelli
(Stage designer)
Giacomo Torelli
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fano, Italy
Died: June 17, 1678
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Pierre Perrault
(Scientists)
Pierre Perrault
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1680 AD
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John Desborough
(Soldier)
John Desborough
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cambridgeshire, England
Died: 1680 AD
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Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet
(Poet)
Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ware Park, England
Died: June 16, 1666
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Francisco Manuel de Melo
(Author)
Francisco Manuel de Melo
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 24, 1666
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Léon Bouthillier, comte de Chavigny
(Foreign Minister)
Léon Bouthillier, comte de Chavigny
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Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 11, 1652
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António Vieira
(Diplomat)
António Vieira
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 18, 1697
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Johannes Heinrich Ursinus
(Author)
Johannes Heinrich Ursinus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
Died: May 14, 1667
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Floridor
(Actor)
Floridor
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Brie, France
Died: August 14, 1671
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William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven
(Soldier)
William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bishopsgate, London, England
Died: April 9, 1697