Famous People Born In 1632

Discover the most famous people born in 1632. The list includes people like John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, priests, spiritual & religious leaders and artists born in 1632. This list includes people from England, France, Netherlands and many more countries.
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John Locke
(English Philosopher and Physician, Popularly Known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’)
John Locke
36
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704
John Locke, also known as The Father of Liberalism, was a prominent Enlightenment Age philosopher. A qualified physician, Locke postulated the theory of mind, empiricism, and the idea of tabula rasa. His ideas influenced the social contract theory, the works of Kant and Rousseau, and the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
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Baruch Spinoza
(One of the Most Important Philosophers of the Early Modern Period)
Baruch Spinoza
25
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 21, 1677
Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza is best remembered for his rationalist ideas and his posthumously released book Ethics. He opposed Rene Descartes’s ideas and believed that God was an abstract entity. He was later expelled from the Jewish society, while his books were banned by the Catholic Church.
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Johannes Vermeer
(One of the Greatest Painters of the Dutch Golden Age)
Johannes Vermeer
15
Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: December 15, 1675

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter renowned for his use of light in paintings. Although he did not achieve fame during his lifetime, Vermeer's works gained popularity in the 19th century. Today, Vermeer is often counted among the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Over the years, Vermeer's work has inspired artists like Wilhelm Hammershoi and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
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Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: August 26, 1723

Seventeenth-century Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, also known as the Father of Microbiology, is remembered as a pioneer of microscopy. His contribution to microbiology included the discovery of spermatozoa, bacteria, and muscle fibers. Though he had not authored any book, his letters to the Royal Society were later published.

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Sir Christopher Wren
3
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Knoyle
Died: February 25, 1723

Architect Sir Christopher Wren had built over 50 churches in London, the most popular of them being the St. Paul’s Cathedral. He was a major force behind the formation of the Royal Society and was also knighted for his achievements. He was also a member of the English Parliament.

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Jean-Baptiste Lully
(French Composer, Instrumentalist, and Dancer)
Jean-Baptiste Lully
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 22, 1687

Born to Italian parents, Jean-Baptiste Lully grew up to be a legendary composer who ruled the French courts. He started his journey as a violinist in Louis XIV’s band and later came to be known for his tragic operas. He had also apparently invented the French overture.

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Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
(Politician)
Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
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Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiveton Park, England
Died: July 26, 1712
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Feodosia Morozova
(Saint)
Feodosia Morozova
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 1, 1675
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Maria Leopoldine of Austria
(Queen)
Maria Leopoldine of Austria
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Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria
Died: August 7, 1649

Maria Leopoldine of Austria was born Archduchess of Austria and belonged to the House of Habsburg. Through her marriage to Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, Maria Leopoldine became the Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, Queen consort of Bohemia as well as Hungary, and German Queen. Maria Leopoldine died in childbirth when she was just 17 years old.

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Antoine Nompar de Caumon
(Courtier)
Antoine Nompar de Caumon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lauzun, France
Died: November 19, 1723
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Samuel von Pufendorf
(Jurist and Political Philosopher Known for His Commentaries & Revisions of the Natural Law Theories)
Samuel von Pufendorf
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zwönitz, Germany
Died: October 26, 1694

Samuel von Pufendorf was a German jurist, economist, political philosopher, and historian. Among Pufendorf's major achievements are his revisions and commentaries of the natural law theories of Hugo Grotius and Thomas Hobbes. In Germany, Samuel von Pufendorf is best remembered as a precursor of an intellectual and philosophical movement called the Age of Enlightenment

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Bridget Bishop
(Acussed victim of witchcraft)
Bridget Bishop
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: June 10, 1692
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Phetracha
(King)
Phetracha
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Suphan Buri, Thailand
Died: January 31, 1703
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Rahman Baba
(poet, writer)
Rahman Baba
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Peshawar
Died: 1706 AD

Rahman Baba is remembered as one of the most influential Pashtun poets of all time. Best known for his anthology Dīwān, he had been revered by people throughout the Indian subcontinent and even in Afghanistan and Central Asia. He was known for dealing with complex themes in simple language.

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Katherine Philips
(Poet)
Katherine Philips
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 22, 1664
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Jean Mabillon
(Monk)
Jean Mabillon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Pierremont, France
Died: December 27, 1707
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Feodosia Morozova
(Saints)
Feodosia Morozova
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 1, 1675
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John Proctor
(Accused victim of witchcraft)
John Proctor
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Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Died: August 19, 1692
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George Ravenscroft
(Businessman)
George Ravenscroft
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Alconbury Weston, England
Died: June 7, 1683
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Wu Li
(Chinese Poet, Landscape Painter, and Calligrapher)
Wu Li
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Changshu, China
Died: February 24, 1718
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Adam Frans van der Meulen
(Flemish Painter Who is Known for His Scenes of Military Campaigns and Conquests)
Adam Frans van der Meulen
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 15, 1690

Adam Frans van der Meulen was a Flemish draughtsman and painter best remembered for depicting scenes of military conquests and campaigns. His depiction of battle scenes had a significant impact on the progerssion of military painting genre in France. A versatile painter, Adam Frans van der Meulen also painted hunting scenes, portraits, and landscapes. He even designed cartoons for tapestries.

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Wang Hui
(Chinese Landscape Painter)
Wang Hui
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Changshu, Suzhou, China
Died: 1717 AD
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Edward Randolph
(Colonial officer)
Edward Randolph
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: March 31, 1703
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Anthony Wood
(Antiquarian)
Anthony Wood
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Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: November 28, 1695
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Hugh Chamberlen
(Physician)
Hugh Chamberlen
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1720 AD
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Louis Bourdaloue
(French Preacher and Jesuit)
Louis Bourdaloue
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: May 13, 1704
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Henry Compton
(Bishop)
Henry Compton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, England
Died: July 7, 1713

Henry Compton, the Protestant bishop of London, was deprived of a place in the privy council by Roman Catholic James II. During the Glorious Revolution, he was one of the Immortal Seven who had sent an invitation to William III, or William of Orange, to invade England.

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Giovanni Battista Vitali
(Composer)
Giovanni Battista Vitali
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: October 12, 1692