Born in 1636

Feb 12 Hermann Witsius a Dutch theologian.
Apr 7 Gregório de Matos the most famous Colonial Brazilian Baroque poet. Although he wrote many lyrical and religious poems, he was more well known by his satirical ones, most of them frontally criticizing the Catholic Church, rendering him the nickname "Boca do Inferno"
Apr 13 Hendrik van Rheede a military man and a colonial administrator of the Dutch East India Company and naturalist. Between 1670 and 1677 he served as a governor of Dutch Malabar and employed twenty-five people on his book Hortus Malabaricus, describing 740 plants in the region. The plant Entada rheedii is named for him
Apr 29 Esaias Reusner a German lutenist and composer.
May 6 Laura Mancini a niece of Cardinal Mazarin. She was the eldest of the five famous Mancini sisters, who along with two of their female Martinozzi cousins, were known at the court of Louis XIV of France as the Mazarinettes. She married Louis de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme, grandson of King Henry IV and was the mother of the great general the Duke of Vendôme
Jun 3 John Hale (Beverly minister) the Puritan pastor of Beverly, Massachusetts, during the Salem witch trials in 1692. He was one of the most prominent and influential clergymen associated with the witch trials, and is most noted as having initially supported the trials, and then changing his mind, publishing a critique of them
Jun 16 Charles de La Fosse born in Paris.
Aug 25 Louis Victor de Rochechouart de Mortemart a French nobleman and member of the ancient House of Rochechouart. His father Gabriel de Rochechouart de Mortemart was a childhood friend of Louis XIII. His older sister was Gabrielle de Rochechouart de Mortemart, the celebrated beauty of the era; another sister was Madame de Montespan herself the mistress of Louis XIV. He was Général des galères and Marshal of France, Maréchal de Vivonne
Sep 28 Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg a German noblewoman. The highest title she acquired through marriage was Electress of Brandenburg as the wife of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, the "Great Elector"
Sep 29 Thomas Tenison an English church leader, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1694 until his death. During his primacy, he crowned two British monarchs
Oct 23 Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp Queen of Sweden from 1654 until 1660. She was the wife of Charles X Gustav of Sweden and mother of Charles She served as regent during the minority of her son from 1660 until 1672, and during the minority of her grandson Charles XII in 1697. She also represented Charles XII during his absence in the Great Northern War from 1700 until the regency of her granddaughter Ulrika Eleonora in 1713. Hedwig Eleonora was described as a dominant personality and was regarded as the de facto first lady of the royal court for 61 years, from 1654 until her death
Oct 31 Ferdinand Maria Elector of Bavaria a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and an elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 1651 to 1679.
Nov 1 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux a French poet and critic.
Nov 2 Edward Colston a Bristol-born English merchant and Member of Parliament. Much of his wealth, although used often for philanthropic purposes, was acquired through the trade and exploitation of slaves. He endowed schools and almshouses and his name is commemorated in several Bristol landmarks, streets, three schools and the Colston bun
Nov 6 Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy the wife of the Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria. She had much political influence in her adopted country and with her husband did much to improve the welfare of the Electorate of Bavaria
Nov 30 Adriaen van de Velde a Dutch animal and landscape painter, son of Willem van de Velde the Elder and brother of Willem van de Velde the Younger, the marine painter.