Famous People Born In 1628

Discover the most famous people born in 1628. The list includes people like John Bunyan, Charles Perrault, Marcello Malpighi, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, Jacob van Ruisdael and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, spiritual & religious leaders, poets and sculptors born in 1628. This list includes people from France, England, Netherlands and many more countries.
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Charles Perrault
(Iconic French Author Who Laid the Foundations for a New Literary Genre, the 'Fairy Tale')
Charles Perrault
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 16, 1703

Most people have grown up reading fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots. However, they aren’t probably aware that these folk tales were first collated and presented under the genre fairy tales, as Tales of Mother Goose, by 17th-century French author Charles Perrault.

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John Bunyan
(English Writer and Puritan Preacher Best Known as the Author of the Christian Allegory ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’)
John Bunyan
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Died: August 31, 1688

John Bunyan, the noted author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, was known for his belief in Puritanism. The son of a brazier, he initially quit school to join his father’s trade. He was later inspired by chapbooks, to write his iconic works and has also become a preacher.

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Henry Cromwell
(Oliver Cromwell's son)
Henry Cromwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntingdon, England
Died: March 23, 1674
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Jacob van Ruisdael
(Painter)
Jacob van Ruisdael
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: March 10, 1682
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Marcello Malpighi
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Crevalcore
Died: September 30, 1694

Marcello Malpighi was forced to take up grammatical studies by his father but later earned doctorates in philosophy and medicine. Malpighi revolutionized medical science by discovering things such as taste buds, red blood cells, and the pulmonary and capillary network connecting veins and arteries. Many physiological features bear his name.

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Miguel de Molinos
(Spanish Mystic)
Miguel de Molinos
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Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spain
Died: December 29, 1696

Seventeenth-century Spanish mystic and priest Miguel de Molinos propagated an extreme type of Quietism through his book Spiritual Guide. He believed people should sacrifice their individual wills to make way for God’s will. He was eventually imprisoned for heresy and died in custody, amid rumors of sexual misconduct.

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Josiah Winslow
(Political leader)
Josiah Winslow
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 18, 1680
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Carlo Cignani
(Italian Painter Who Introduced a Reflective, Intimate Style of Painting)
Carlo Cignani
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: September 8, 1719
Carlo Cignani was an Italian painter whose innovative style introduced an intimate mood of painting. This new style of painting, which was called the new manner, was markedly different from that of the more energetic style of the Bolognese School of painting. Among his most famous paintings are Madonna and Child and Portrait of Marcello Malpighi.
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Noël Coypel
(Artist)
Noël Coypel
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 24, 1707
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Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet
(Statesman)
Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 27, 1699

Seventeenth-century essayist and diplomat William Temple is best known for his iconic works such as Upon Ancient and Modern Learning and for his association with his secretary Jonathan Swift. An advisor to Charles II, he had also been the English ambassador to the Netherlands and had negotiated the Triple Alliance.

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Zbigniew Morsztyn
(Polish Poet)
Zbigniew Morsztyn
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Podgórze, Poland
Died: December 13, 1689

Polish poet Zbigniew Morsztyn had a 9-year stint with the Polish army, fighting against the Swedes and the Russians, before he devoted himself to writing poetry. Best known for works such as Domestic Muse, he often wrote about religious experiences and the futility of war.

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François Girardon
(Sculptor)
François Girardon
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Troyes, France
Died: September 1, 1715
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Pedro de Mena
(Spanish Sculptor)
Pedro de Mena
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: October 13, 1688

Pedro de Mena was a Spanish sculptor. He was the son of sculptor Alonso de Mena, who also became his first teacher. He made several sculptures for the convent of St. Anthony Granada, including figures of St Diego, St Pedro Mentara, St Franciscus, St Joseph, St Antony of Padua, and Santa Clara. He also excelled in sculpting nudes. 

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Bahinabai
(Indian Poet and Saint)
Bahinabai
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: October 2, 1700

Bahinabai was a renowned Varkari saint from Maharashtra and a disciple of Sant Tukaram. At 5, she was married off to a 30-year-old widower and was herself widowed early. Though illiterate, she evoked a variety of emotions through her oral abhangas, often written down by her son, Sopandev Chaudhari

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Robert Cambert
(Composer)
Robert Cambert
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1677 AD
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Cornelis Speelman
(Governor-General)
Cornelis Speelman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 11, 1684
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Johannes Hudde
(Dutch Mathematician and Governor of the Dutch East India Company)
Johannes Hudde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 15, 1704

Johannes Hudde was a Dutch mathematician whose ideas were used by Leibniz and Isaac Newton while working on infinitesimal calculus. Hudde was also known for his work as the mayor of Amsterdam from 1672 to 1703. He pioneered Hudde's stones to measure water level at different points in the city. This laid the foundation for the Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP).

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William Coventry
(Statesman)
William Coventry
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: June 23, 1686
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George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
(Politician)
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 16, 1687
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Gabriel de Guilleragues
(Politician)
Gabriel de Guilleragues
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: March 5, 1685
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François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg
(General)
François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1695
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Tokugawa Mitsukuni
(Daimyo)
Tokugawa Mitsukuni
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Japan
Died: January 14, 1701