Born in 1662

Jan 1 Balaji Vishwanath the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas hailing from the Maharashtrian Brahmin family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. Balaji Vishwanath assisted a young Maratha Emperor Shahu to consolidate his grip on a kingdom that had been racked by civil war and persistent attack by the Mughals under Aurangzeb
Jan 27 Richard Bentley an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Mar 26 Marie Louise of Orléans (1662–1689) Queen consort of Spain from 1679 to 1689 as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain. She was a granddaughter of Louis XIII of France; this made her a petite-fille de France. In her adopted country, she was known as María Luisa de Orleans
Mar 29 Tsarevna Feodosia Alekseyevna of Russia the seventh daughter of Tsar Alexis of Russia and Maria Miloslavskaya, sister of Tsar Feodor III of Russia and Tsar Ivan V of Russia and half-sister of Tsar Peter the Great.
Apr 26 Francisco Bances Candamo a playwright of the Spanish Golden Age.
Apr 30 Mary II of England joint Sovereign of England, Scotland, and Ireland with her husband , William III and II, from 1689 until her death. William and Mary, both Protestants, became king and queen regnant, respectively, following the Glorious Revolution, which resulted in the deposition of her Roman Catholic father, James II and VII. William became sole ruler upon her death in 1694. Popular histories usually refer to their joint reign as that of "William and Mary"
May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann a German master builder who helped to rebuild Dresden after the fire of 1685.
May 12 Jan Frans van Bloemen a Flemish landscape painter mainly active in Rome. Here he was able to establish himself as the leading painter of views of the Roman countryside depicted in the aesthetic of the classical landscape tradition
May 18 George Smalridge an English bishop.
Jun 3 Willem van Mieris an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.
Jun 11 Tokugawa Ienobu the sixth shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty of Japan. He was the eldest son of Tokugawa Tsunashige, thus making him the nephew of Tokugawa Ietsuna and Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the grandson of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the great-grandson of Tokugawa Hidetada, and the great-great grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Jul 11 Maximilian II Emanuel Elector of Bavaria a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a Kurfürst of the Holy Roman Empire. He was also the last governor of the Spanish Netherlands and duke of Luxembourg. An able soldier, his ambition led to conflicts that limited his ultimate dynastic achievements
Aug 5 James Anderson (lawyer) born at Edinburgh.
Aug 13 Charles Seymour 6th Duke of Somerset a British peer. The son of Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge, and Elizabeth Alington , he succeeded his brother Francis Seymour, 5th Duke of Somerset, in the dukedom when the latter was shot in 1678. He also inherited the title of Baron Seymour of Trowbridge
Aug 16 Hans-Adam I Prince of Liechtenstein the son of Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein and Johanna Beatrix, Princess von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg.
Aug 25 John Leverett the Younger an early American lawyer, politician, educator, and President of Harvard College.
Aug 28 Maria Aurora von Königsmarck a Swedish noblewoman of Brandenburg extraction and mistress of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
Aug 29 Sebastiano Mocenigo doge of Venice from 1722 to 1732.
Oct 18 Matthew Henry a Welsh Non-Conformist minister.
Oct 19 William Ernest Duke of Saxe-Weimar a duke of Saxe-Weimar.
Nov 12 Francesco Barberini (1662–1738) an Italian Cardinal of the family of Pope Urban VIII and of the Princes of Palestrina.
Nov 18 Princess Anne Élisabeth of France the second child and first daughter of Louis XIV of France and his Spanish wife Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain.
Dec 13 Francesco Bianchini an Italian philosopher and scientist. He worked for the curia of three popes, including being camiere d`honore of Clement XI, and secretary of the commission for the reform of the calendar, working on the method to calculate the astronomically correct date for Easter in a given year
Dec 17 Samuel Wesley (poet) a clergyman of the Church of England, as well as a poet and a writer of controversial prose. He was also the father of John Wesley and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism
Dec 18 James Douglas 2nd Duke of Queensberry a Scottish nobleman.