Born in 1603

Jan 3 Paul Stockmann a German academic, preacher and hymn-writer. He fought at the Battle of Lützen in 1632 and later served as court preacher to Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, before dying of the plague in 1636
Jan 27 Sir Harbottle Grimston 2nd Baronet an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1685 and was Speaker in 1660. During the English Civil War he remained a Parliamentarian but was sympathetic to the Royalists
Feb 12 Friedrich Wilhelm II Duke of Saxe-Altenburg a duke of Saxe-Altenburg.
Mar 2 Pietro Novelli an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Palermo. Also known as il Monrealese or Pietro "Malta" Novelli to distinguish him from his father, Pietro Antonio Novelli. He was also nicknamed by contemporaries as the Raphael of Sicily
Mar 18 Simon Bradstreet a colonial magistrate, businessman, diplomat, and the last governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Arriving in Massachusetts on the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, Bradstreet was almost constantly involved in the politics of the colony but became its governor only in 1679. He served on diplomatic missions and as agent to the crown in London, and also served as a commissioner to the New England Confederation. He was politically comparatively moderate, arguing minority positions in favor of freedom of speech and for accommodation of the demands of King Charles II following his restoration to the throne
Apr 19 Michel Le Tellier a French statesman.
Jun 3 Pietro Paolini an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He is also called Paolino which is an affectionate diminutive of his lastname
Jun 17 Joseph of Cupertino O.F.M. Conv. was an Italian Conventual Franciscan friar who is honored as a Christian mystic and saint. He was said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping.:iii
Jul 11 Kenelm Digby an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist. For his versatility, Anthony à Wood called him the "magazine of all arts"
Aug 9 Johannes Cocceius a Dutch theologian born at Bremen.
Aug 17 Lennart Torstensson a Swedish Field Marshal and military engineer.
Aug 24 Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur a khan of the Khanate of Khiva from 1643 to 1663. He spent ten years in Persia before becoming khan, and was very well educated, writing two historical works in the Khiva dialect of the Chagatai language
Sep 15 John Jonston a Polish scholar and physician, descended from Scottish nobility and closely associated with the Polish magnate family of the Leszczyńskis.
Sep 15 Tokugawa Yorifusa a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.
Nov 16 Augustyn Kordecki a prior of the Jasna Góra Monastery, Poland.
Nov 20 Fasilides emperor of Ethiopia from 1632 to 18 October 1667, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. His throne name was ʿAlam Sagad , meaning "to whom the world bows". He was the son of Emperor Susenyos I and Empress Sultana Mogassa, born at Magazaz in Shewa before 10 November 1603. His paternal grandfather's name was also Fasilides