Famous People Born In 1609

Discover the most famous people born in 1609. The list includes people like Henrietta Maria of France, Frederick III of Denmark, John II Casimir Vasa, Gerrard Winstanley, Raimondo Montecuccoli and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, baroque painters and spiritual & religious leaders born in 1609. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Henrietta Maria of France
(Queen Cconsort of England, Scotland and Ireland (1625 - 1649))
Henrietta Maria of France
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
Died: September 10, 1669

Daughter of Henry IV of France, Henrietta Maria, or Queen Mary, ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland as the queen after marrying King Charles I. Her open allegiance to Roman Catholicism prevented her from getting a formal coronation. She died of an overdose of laudanum to cure her of bronchitis.

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Judith Leyster
(Painter)
Judith Leyster
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: February 10, 1660
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Frederick III of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death in 1670)
Frederick III of Denmark
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haderslevhus, Haderslev, Denmark
Died: February 9, 1670
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John II Casimir Vasa
(King)
John II Casimir Vasa
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: December 16, 1672
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Kâtip Çelebi
(Polymath)
Kâtip Çelebi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Istanbul Eyaleti
Died: October 6, 1657
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Matthew Hale
(Barrister)
Matthew Hale
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alderley, England
Died: December 25, 1676
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Raimondo Montecuccoli
(Italian Soldier)
Raimondo Montecuccoli
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy
Died: October 16, 1680

Seventeenth-century soldier Raimondo Montecuccoli, who served the Habsburg Monarchy, is remembered for redefining the art of warfare with his techniques of fortification and siege. He made a significant contribution to the Thirty Years’ War and penned Dell’arte militare, or The Military Art, which remains his most important work.

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Harjol
(Consort)
Harjol
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: October 22, 1641
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Jean Rotrou
(Dramatist)
Jean Rotrou
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dreux, France
Died: June 28, 1650
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Václav Eusebius František, Prince of Lobkowicz
(Bohemian Diplomat and Military Leader)
Václav Eusebius František, Prince of Lobkowicz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Roudnice nad Labem, Czechia
Died: April 22, 1677

Václav Eusebius František, Prince of Lobkowicz was a Bohemian diplomat and military leader. He is best remembered for raising his own regiment within the Imperial Army to fight in the Thirty Years' War. A confidant of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, Václav Eusebius also served as the president of the Hofrat.  

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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
(Italian Baroque Painter Who is Credited with Inventing the Printmaking Technique of Monotyping)
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: May 5, 1664
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione was an Italian Baroque painter, draftsman, and printmaker. He is best remembered for his etchings. An important printmaker, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione is credited with inventing the printmaking technique of monotyping. Today, his paintings and other artworks can be found in Venice, Rome, Florence, and Naples.
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Samuel Cooper
(Painter)
Samuel Cooper
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 5, 1672
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Pierre-Paul Riquet
(Engineer)
Pierre-Paul Riquet
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Béziers, France
Died: October 4, 1680
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Randal MacDonnell, 1st Marquess of Antrim
(Noble)
Randal MacDonnell, 1st Marquess of Antrim
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Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingdom of Ireland
Died: February 3, 1683
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Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria
(Cardinal of the 'Holy Catholic Church')
Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Died: November 9, 1641

Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria was the Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church. He also played an important role during the Thirty Years' War, where he served as a military commander. Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand is also remembered for his service as the governor of the Spanish Netherlands.

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Ludwig von Siegen
(Soldier)
Ludwig von Siegen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 1680 AD
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Jan Fyt
(Flemish Baroque Painter Known for His Refined Depictions of Animals and His Lush Hunting Pieces)
Jan Fyt
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: September 11, 1661

Jan Fyt was a Flemish Baroque painter, etcher, and draughtsman. One of the 17th century's leading animaliers, Fyt is remembered for his lush hunting pieces and refined depictions of animals. A versatile still-life specialist, Jan Fyt was also an accomplished etcher; he produced a series of etchings portraying mainly animals and dogs.

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Paul Fleming
(Poet)
Paul Fleming
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartenstein, Germany
Died: April 2, 1640

Seventeenth-century lyrical poet Paul Fleming was also a skilled physician. A disciple of Martin Opitz, he composed love poems and religious hymns. He was also the first German to make use of the sonnet form effectively. He had also been a merchant in Russia and Iran for several years.

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Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato
(Italian Baroque Painter)
Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sassoferrato, Italy
Died: August 8, 1685
Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato was an Italian Baroque painter. He was also a renowned copyist and reproduced works of other famous painters. Among his original works were paintings of religious subjects, which were commissioned by private patrons.
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Hannibal Sehested
(Governor General of Norway (1642 – 1651))
Hannibal Sehested
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Osel, Estonia
Died: September 23, 1666

Hannibal Sehested was a Dano-Norwegian statesman best remembered for his service as the Governor-general of Norway between 1642 and 1651. From 1648 to 1660, he served as the Chancellor of Norway. Hannibal Sehested is also remembered for his role in the Torstenson War.   

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Gauthier de Costes, seigneur de la Calprenède
(Novelist)
Gauthier de Costes, seigneur de la Calprenède
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sarlat-la-Canéda, France
Died: October 15, 1663
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Lodowicke Muggleton
(Tailor)
Lodowicke Muggleton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: 1698 AD

A wandering tailor, Lodowicke Muggleton formed his own Protestant Christian movement known as Muggletonianism. His followers revered him as a prophet. He expressed his anti-Trinitarian views through his works such as A Divine Looking-Glass, where he claimed God had a human body. He was eventually tried for blasphemy.

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Gerrard Winstanley
(British Protestant Religious Reformer, Political Philosopher and Activist )
Gerrard Winstanley
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parish of Wigan, Lancashire, England
Died: September 10, 1676

Protestant reformer Gerrard Winstanley is best known for leading the Diggers, a group of English agrarian communists. Initially a cloth merchant, he was later drawn to communism, believing that land should be available to the poor, and penned The Law of Freedom in a Platform. He also advocated for universal religious tolerance.

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John Suckling
(Poet and dramatist)
John Suckling
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Whitton, England
Died: April 30, 1641
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Alexander Cooper
(Painter)
Alexander Cooper
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1660 AD
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Henry Dunster
(Clergyman)
Henry Dunster
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolholt, Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: February 27, 1659