Famous People Born In 1660

Discover the most famous people born in 1660. The list includes people like George I of Great Britain, Daniel Defoe, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Alessandro Scarlatti, Hans Sloane and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include composers, political leaders, artists and emperors & kings born in 1660. This list includes people from England, France, Germany and many more countries.
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Daniel Defoe
(Author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders)
Daniel Defoe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 24, 1731
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, pamphleteer, and spy, who is best remembered for his 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. He also helped in popularizing the novel format of writing in Britain. He was a forerunner of business journalism, too, and also traded in hosiery, woollen goods, and wine.
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George I of Great Britain
(Former King of Great Britain and Ireland (1714 - 1727))
George I of Great Britain
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: June 11, 1727
George I ruled as the king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727. He also ruled the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg from 1698 to 1727. He was the House of Hanover’s first British monarch. George's reign witnessed the rise of Robert Walpole and the cabinet government. 
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Hans Sloane
(Physician, Naturalist and 13th President of the Royal Society (1727 - 1741))
Hans Sloane
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Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Killyleagh, Ireland
Died: January 11, 1753

British doctor Hans Sloane traveled to Jamaica as a personal physician of the 2nd duke of Albermarle and was soon engrossed in the natural species of the region. He documented his collections, and they eventually helped form the British Museum. He is also known as the inventor of drinking chocolate.

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Johann Joseph Fux
(Composer)
Johann Joseph Fux
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Langegg bei Graz, Austria
Died: February 13, 1741
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Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury
(Former Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)
Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: England
Died: February 1, 1718

Remembered for his role in the Glorious Revolution, a plot to depose King James II of England, Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury had become an earl age 7, after his father’s death. Though initially a Whig, he later switched to the Tory party. He died childless, and thus his dukedom ended.

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Thomas Southerne
(Dramatist)
Thomas Southerne
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxmantown, Ireland
Died: May 26, 1746
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Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
(Close Friend of Queen Anne)
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, Kingdom of England
Died: October 18, 1744
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Veronica Giuliani
(Mystic)
Veronica Giuliani
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy
Died: July 9, 1727
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Osei Kofi Tutu I
(King)
Osei Kofi Tutu I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Anyinam, Ghana
Died: 1717 AD
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Hubert Gautier
(Engineer)
Hubert Gautier
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nîmes, France
Died: September 27, 1737
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Tzvi Ashkenazi
(Former rabbi of Amsterdam)
Tzvi Ashkenazi
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Moravia, Czechia
Died: May 2, 1718
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Johann Kuhnau
(Polymath)
Johann Kuhnau
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geising, Germany
Died: June 5, 1722
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Francis Hauksbee
(Scientist)
Francis Hauksbee
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Colchester, England
Died: 1713 AD

Francis Hauksbee was an 18th-century English scientist. He is remembered for his work on electricity and electrostatic repulsion. He began his career as a draper and may have run his own drapery. He eventually became Isaac Newton's lab assistant and began his scientific career. With time, he gained a reputation as a talented scientific instrument-maker.

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John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl
(Noble)
John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Knowsley Hall, Knowsley, England
Died: November 14, 1724
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Johann Patkul
(German Diplomat Who Played a Key Role in the Initiation of the Northern War (1700–21))
Johann Patkul
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 10, 1707

Baltic German diplomat Johann Patkul is remembered for the role he played in starting the Great Northern War. He led King Augustus II of Poland into a Saxon-Russian alliance and then a Saxon-Polish-Russian-Danish alliance, against Sweden. Eventually, the Saxons accused him of treason and sent him to Poland to be tortured to death.

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Alessandro Scarlatti
(Former Baroque composer, known especially for his operas and chamber cantatas)
Alessandro Scarlatti
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: October 22, 1725
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Arnold Houbraken
(Dutch Painter)
Arnold Houbraken
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: October 14, 1719

Dutch painter Arnold Houbraken studied threadtwisting and engraving, before being introduced to art. He is perhaps best remembered for his historical volume on the Dutch painters of the Golden Age, or the 17th century, titled De Groote Schouburgh, or The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters.

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John Closterman
(Painter)
John Closterman
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: May 24, 1711
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Raoul Auger Feuillet
(French Dancer and Choreographer)
Raoul Auger Feuillet
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Listed In: Choreographers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: France
Died: June 14, 1710

Raoul Auger Feuillet is remembered for introducing the Beauchamp–Feuillet notation of Baroque dance in his iconic work Chorégraphie. The dancer and choreographer is also known for his collaborative work with the Royal Academy of Dance conductor André Lorin and for his masterpiece Recueil de danses.

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Gavriil Golovkin
(Statesman)
Gavriil Golovkin
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Russia
Died: July 25, 1734
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François Massialot
(Chef De Cuisine to illustrious Personages Like Philippe I, Duke of Orléans)
François Massialot
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Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: 1733 AD
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Gao Qipei
(Chinese Painter)
Gao Qipei
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Jiangxi, China
Died: 1734 AD
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Hippolyte Hélyot
(Historian)
Hippolyte Hélyot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 5, 1716
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André Campra
(Composer)
André Campra
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: June 29, 1744
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Daniel Ernst Jablonski
(Theologian)
Daniel Ernst Jablonski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mokry Dwór, Poland
Died: May 25, 1741