Famous People Born In 1621

Discover the most famous people born in 1621. The list includes people like Guru Tegh Bahadur, Andrew Marvell, Thomas Willis, Jean de La Fontaine, Louis, Grand Condé and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, noblemen and artists born in 1621. This list includes people from England, Netherlands, France and many more countries.
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Andrew Marvell
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winestead, England
Died: August 16, 1678
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Jean de La Fontaine
(French Fabulist and One of the Most Widely Read French Poets of the 17th Century)
Jean de La Fontaine
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Château-Thierry, Champagne, France
Died: April 13, 1695

Seventeenth-century French author Jean de La Fontaine is best remembered for his Fables. Initially a forest inspector, he later attended the salons of aristocratic patrons, where he met scholars, authors, and philosophers. Though he faced royal opposition, he was eventually made a part of the French Academy.

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Susannah Martin
(Witchcraft)
Susannah Martin
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: England
Died: July 19, 1692
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Thomas Willis
(English Doctor)
Thomas Willis
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Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Great Bedwyn
Died: November 11, 1675
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Guru Tegh Bahadur
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Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amritsar, India
Died: October 31, 1675

Guru Tegh Bahadur, the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib, was the ninth Guru of the Sikhs. His 115 hymns find place in the Guru Granth Sahib. He tried to prevent forced conversion of Hindus and Sikhs into Islam, and was, as a result, executed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

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Edmund Berry Godfrey
(Magistrate)
Edmund Berry Godfrey
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sellindge, England
Died: October 12, 1678
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Louis, Grand Condé
(General)
Louis, Grand Condé
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 11, 1686
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Rebecca Nurse
(Victim accused of witchcraft)
Rebecca Nurse
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Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, England
Died: July 19, 1692
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Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury
(Politician)
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury
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Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Dorset, England
Died: January 21, 1683
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Allaert van Everdingen
(Painter)
Allaert van Everdingen
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Died: November 8, 1675
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Isaac van Ostade
(Painter)
Isaac van Ostade
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: October 16, 1649
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Antoine Lepautre
(Architect)
Antoine Lepautre
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Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: France
Died: 1679 AD

Baroque architect Antoine Lepautre was born into a family of architects and ended up being one of the most significant architects during Louis XIV’s rule. Of his creations, the most prominent was the Hôtel de Beauvais. His designs were later published as Designs for Several Palaces.

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Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
(Author)
Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Gelnhausen, Germany
Died: August 17, 1676
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György Rákóczi, II
(Former Prince of Transylvania (1648 - 1660))
György Rákóczi, II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sarospatak, Hungary
Died: June 7, 1660

The son of György I, György Rákóczi, II was the Prince of Transylvania. Though he joined hands with the Swedes in attacking Poland, hoping to earn the Polish crown, he ended up being driven out by the Turks. He codified the laws of the principality but could not prevent Turkish hegemony over Transylvania.

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Matthew Locke
(Composer)
Matthew Locke
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: July 31, 1677
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Roger Boyle, 1st earl of Orrery
(Politician)
Roger Boyle, 1st earl of Orrery
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lismore, Ireland
Died: October 16, 1679
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Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
(Painter)
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: September 29, 1674
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Henry Vaughan
(Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer)
Henry Vaughan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brecknockshire
Died: April 23, 1695

Anglo-Welsh metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan was a major literary figure of the Commonwealth period and is best remembered for Silex Scintillans. While he initially studied law, the Civil War disrupted his studies and he was called back home to serve Sir Marmaduke Lloyd. He was also a practicing physician.

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John Wildman
(Politician)
John Wildman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Wymondham, England
Died: June 2, 1693
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Jan Baptist Weenix
(Painter)
Jan Baptist Weenix
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1659 AD
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Jan Andrzej Morsztyn
(Polish Poet and Diplomat)
Jan Andrzej Morsztyn
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiśnicz, Poland
Died: January 8, 1693

Initially a royal courtier, Jan Andrzej Morsztyn led the opposition during the reign of John III Sobieski. He also served as a Polish agent of French king Louis XIV and later became the comte de Châteauvillain. His best-known works include poems and epigrams, while he also translated Italian and French literature.

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Wacław Potocki
(Polish Nobleman, Poet, and Writer Known for His Epic Poetry and for His Collection of Epigrams)
Wacław Potocki
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Wola Lużeńska, Poland
Died: August 9, 1696

Best remembered for his epic poems and epigrams, Polish poet Wacław Potocki chose to be converted to Catholicism, as an alternative to being exiled, as a Unitarian. The Conduct of the Chocim War and Garden of Rhymes remain his best-known works and mirror the social conduct of the Polish gentry.