Born in 1615

Jan 14 John Biddle (Unitarian) an influential English nontrinitarian, and Unitarian. He is often called "the Father of English Unitarianism"
Jan 25 Govert Flinck a Dutch painter of the Dutch Golden Age.
Jan 27 Nicolas Fouquet the Superintendent of Finances in France from 1653 until 1661 under King Louis XIV. He fell out of favor with the young king, probably because of his extravagant displays of wealth, and the king had him imprisoned from 1661 until his death in 1680
Jan 30 Thomas Rolfe the only child of Pocahontas by her English husband, John Rolfe. His maternal grandfather was Wahunsunacock, the chief of Powhatan tribe in Virginia. Thomas Rolfe made it possible for following generations, both in America and in England, to trace descent from Pocahontas
Feb 18 Maria Caterina Farnese a member of the Ducal House of Farnese. She was the Duchess of Modena as the first wife of Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena. In some sources she is known simply as Maria Farnese
Mar 13 Pope Innocent XII Pope from 12 July 1691 to his death in 1700.
Mar 20 Dara Shikoh the eldest son and the heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. His name دارا شكوه in Persian means "as magnificent as Dara". He was favoured as a successor by his father and his sister Princess Jahanara Begum Sahib, but was defeated by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin in a bitter struggle for the imperial throne
Jun 15 Gaspard Dughet a French painter born in Rome.
Sep 7 John Birch (soldier) an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1646 and 1691. He fought for the Parliamentary cause in the English civil war
Sep 16 Heinrich Bach a German organist, composer and a member of the Bach family.
Sep 17 Samuel de Sorbiere best known for his promotion of the works of Thomas Hobbes and Pierre Gassendi, in whose view of physics he placed his support, though unable to refute René Descartes, but who developed a reputation in his own day for a truculent and disputatious nature. Sorbière is regarded often by his position on ethics and disclosure about medical mistakes. In 1672 Sorbière considered the idea of being honest and upfront about a mistake having been made in medicine but thought that it might seriously jeopardise medical practice and concluded that it "would not catch on"
Oct 8 Erdmann August of Brandenburg-Bayreuth a member of the House of Hohenzollern and Hereditary Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.
Oct 27 Christian I Duke of Saxe-Merseburg the first duke of Saxe-Merseburg and a member of the House of Wettin.
Nov 5 Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648. He was born in Istanbul the son of Ahmed I by Valide Kösem Sultan, an ethnic Greek originally named Anastasia. He was later called Ibrahim the Mad by twentieth century historians due to his reputed mental condition
Nov 12 Richard Baxter an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist Presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the Nonconformists, spending time in prison
Nov 24 Philip William Elector Palatine Count Palatine of Neuburg from 1653 to 1690, Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1653 to 1679 and Elector of the Palatinate from 1685 to 1690. Son of Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg and Magdalene of Bavaria