Famous People Born In 1620

Discover the most famous people born in 1620. The list includes people like Aelbert Cuyp, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, John Evelyn, John Graunt, Masaniello and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, artists and poets born in 1620. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Henry Spencer, 1st earl of Sunderland
(English Cavalier)
Henry Spencer, 1st earl of Sunderland
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Althorp
Died: September 20, 1643
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Ninon de l'Enclos
(Author)
Ninon de l'Enclos
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 17, 1705
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Miklós Zrínyi
(Statesman, Military Leader, and Author of the First Epic Poem in Hungarian Literature)
Miklós Zrínyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Čakovec, Croatia
Died: November 18, 1664

Miklós Zrínyi was an able military leader of Hungary, who was determined to drive the Turks out of his country. He also authored Hungary’s first epic poem, The Peril of Sziget. Unfortunately, he was killed by a wild boar during a hunting expedition, though rumors suggest he was assassinated.

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Avvakum
(Russian Priest, Old Believer, and Pioneering Literary Figure)
Avvakum
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grigorovo, Russia
Died: April 14, 1682

Avvakum Petrovich, or Awakum, was a Russian priest and a leader of Old Believers. He drifted away from the Russian Orthodox church and supported the Old Rite, bringing in massive reforms. His memoir and letters have made him a pioneering figure of modern Russian literature, too.

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Isabella Leonarda
(Composer)
Isabella Leonarda
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novara, Italy
Died: February 25, 1704
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Pierre Puget
(French Baroque Painter, Sculptor and Architect)
Pierre Puget
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Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: December 2, 1694

Pierre Puget was a French Baroque architect, painter, sculptor, and engineer. His sculptures expressed drama, pathos, and emotion, making them unique and setting them apart from the academic and classical sculptures of French classicism. Pierre Puget is credited with helping Pietro da Cortona paint the ceilings of the Palazzo Pitti at Florence and the Palazzo Barberini in Rome.

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Heneage Finch, 1st earl of Nottingham
(Lord chancellor)
Heneage Finch, 1st earl of Nottingham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: December 18, 1682
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Henri d'Aramitz
(Abbé)
Henri d'Aramitz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Béarn, France
Died: 1674 AD
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Marguerite Bourgeoys
(Nun)
Marguerite Bourgeoys
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Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Troyes, Champagne, Kingdom of France
Died: January 12, 1700
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Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem
(Painter)
Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem
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Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: February 18, 1683
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Gustaf Bonde
(Former Lord High Treasurer of Sweden (1660–1667))
Gustaf Bonde
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Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pargas, Finland
Died: May 25, 1667

Gustaf Bonde was a Swedish statesman who served as Lord High Treasurer of Sweden from 1660 to 1667. He also served as the Governor of Södermanland County from 1648 to 1653. Unlike his contemporaries, Gustaf Bonde was an ardent advocate of a pacifist policy.

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Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
(Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia)
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 29, 1688
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Masaniello
(Fisherman)
Masaniello
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: July 16, 1647
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Kusumi Morikage
(Painter)
Kusumi Morikage
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1690 AD

Japanese painter Kusumi Morikage of the Edo-period was the official painter of Maeda clan. His works reflected his feelings and sympathy for farmers and the poor people of the time. His daughter, Kiyohara Yukinobu, was a leading painter identified with the Kanō school. Notable paintings of Morikage include Family Enjoying the Evening Cool and Falconry Folding Screens.

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Mursilis I
(King)
Mursilis I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Szugzijasz
Died: 1590 AD
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Edme Mariotte
(Physicist)
Edme Mariotte
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: May 12, 1684
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François Bernier
(Physician and traveller)
François Bernier
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Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joué-Étiau, France
Died: September 22, 1688
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John Evelyn
(Writer)
John Evelyn
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Died: February 27, 1706
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Marchamont Needham
(Journalist)
Marchamont Needham
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Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: England
Died: October 31, 1678
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Anna Renzi
(Italian Opera Singer Who Was the First Star in the History of Opera)
Anna Renzi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1660 AD

The first star in the history of opera, Italian singer and actor Anna Renzi soared to fame in the 17th century. After gaining attention with her Venetian debut as Deidamia in Sacrati’s La finta pazza, she also featured in poet and intellectual Giulio Strozzi’s writings. She was the highest-paid singer of her time.

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Nguyễn Phúc Tần
(Ruler)
Nguyễn Phúc Tần
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: April 30, 1687
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Robert Morison
(Botanist)
Robert Morison
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: November 10, 1683
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John Graunt
(Statistician)
John Graunt
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Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 18, 1674
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Aelbert Cuyp
(Golden Age Painter, Landscape painter)
Aelbert Cuyp
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: November 15, 1691

Aelbert Cuyp was one of the most important Dutch Golden Age painters renowned for painting beautiful landscapes. Also known for his skills as a draftsman, Aelbert Cuyp is best remembered for his most famous work, River Landscape.

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Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, marquis de Cinq-Mars
(Nobleman)
Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, marquis de Cinq-Mars
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Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: France
Died: September 12, 1642
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Jean Picard
Jean Picard
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Flèche, France
Died: July 12, 1682

Jean Picard was a 17th-century French astronomer. He is known for being the first person to measure the size of the Earth to a reasonable degree of accuracy. He was also the first to attach a telescope with crosswires to a quadrant. He is credited with developing the standard method for measuring the right ascension of a celestial object. 

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Alexander Brome
(Poet, Translator)
Alexander Brome
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: June 30, 1666
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Aḥmad Ibn Abī al-Rijāl
(Scholar)
Aḥmad Ibn Abī al-Rijāl
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: ash-Shabat, Yemen
Died: February 29, 1681