Famous People Born In 1640

Discover the most famous people born in 1640. The list includes people like Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Aphra Behn, Madame de Montespan, Man in the Iron Mask, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, royal family members, emperors & kings and political leaders born in 1640. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.

Philippe I, Duke of OrléansPhilippe I, Duke of Orléans
21st September, French
Son of Louis XIII of France
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10th July, British
Playwright

Madame de MontespanMadame de Montespan
5th October, French
Maîtresse en titre of Louis XIV

Man in the Iron MaskMan in the Iron Mask
30th November, French
Prisoner

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
9th June, Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de MontespanFrançoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan
5th October, French
Mistress
Henry Stuart, Duke of GloucesterHenry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester
8th July, British
Duke of Gloucester

Nicholas BarbonNicholas Barbon
30th November, British
Economist

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of DevonshireWilliam Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
25th January, British
Soldier
Pu SonglingPu Songling
5th June, Chinese
Writer

Michał Korybut WiśniowieckiMichał Korybut Wiśniowiecki
31st July, Lithuanian, Polish
Ruler
Gerard de LairesseGerard de Lairesse
11th September
Painter, Art historian

Jacob LeislerJacob Leisler
30th November, German
Colonist

Armande BéjartArmande Béjart
30th November, French
Actress

Antoine CoysevoxAntoine Coysevox
29th September
Sculptor

John MayowJohn Mayow
24th May, British
Chemist
Abraham MignonAbraham Mignon
21st June, German
Painter

Jean Bérain the ElderJean Bérain the Elder
4th June, French
Draughtsman

Mariana AlcoforadoMariana Alcoforado
22nd April, Portuguese
Nun

Barbara Villiers, Duchess of ClevelandBarbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland
27th November, British
Royal Mistress
Claude FleuryClaude Fleury
6th December, French
Historian

Thomas DoggettThomas Doggett
30th November, Irish
Actor
Edward KynastonEdward Kynaston
30th November, British
Actor

Gerard EdelinckGerard Edelinck
20th October, Belgian, French
Engraver