Died in 1667

Jan 12 Bernard of Corleone Saint Bernard of Corleone, O.F.M. Cap., is a Catholic saint who was born in the town of Corleone in the Kingdom of Sicily on 6 February 1605. His name was Filippo Latino before becoming a friar. His father was a shoemaker, and Bernard learned this trade. After the death of his father, he became a soldier and took up fencing, becoming skilled in the art. While in the army he displayed a fiery temper and was quick to challenge men to a duel. His only fault, in the words of two witnesses at his beatification process, was that "he was quick to draw his sword at the slightest provocation." His life was not noted for its moral content and he had quite a reputation in the company
Feb 20 David HaLevi Segal one of the greatest Polish rabbinical authorities.
Feb 27 Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki a Polish noble, magnate and military leader. Together with Stefan Czarniecki he was successful in defeating the invading Swedes and Russians during The Deluge. He was the most trusted advisor of King John II Casimir
Mar 17 Philippe Labbe a French Jesuit writer on historical, geographical and philological questions.
Mar 23 Ferenc Wesselényi a Hungarian military commander and the palatine of the Royal Hungary.
Apr 10 Jan Marek Marci a Bohemian doctor and scientist, rector of the University of Prague, and official physician to the Holy Roman Emperors. The crater Marci on the far side of the Moon is named after him
Apr 25 Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur a Spanish saint and missionary. Known as the "St. Francis of Assisi of the Americas", he is the first saint native to the Canary Islands, is also considered the first saint of Guatemala and Central America
May 2 George Wither an English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. V. Wedgwood wrote "every so often in the barren acres of his verse is a stretch enlivened by real wit and observation, or fired with a sudden intensity of feeling"
May 7 Johann Jakob Froberger a German Baroque composer, keyboard virtuoso, and organist. He was among the most famous composers of the era and influenced practically every major composer in Europe by developing the genre of keyboard suite and contributing greatly to the exchange of musical traditions through his many travels. He is also remembered for his highly idiomatic and personal descriptive harpsichord pieces, which are among the earliest known examples of program music
May 10 Marie Louise Gonzaga wife of two Polish kings, Władysław IV Vasa and John II Casimir Vasa, and as such queen of Poland. She was born in Paris to Charles I, Duke of Mantua, and Catherine of Guise
May 14 Georges de Scudéry a French novelist, dramatist and poet.
May 16 Thomas Wriothesley 4th Earl of Southampton a 17th-century English statesman, a staunch supporter of Charles II who would rise to the position of Lord High Treasurer after the English Restoration. His term as treasurer began concurrently with the assumption of power by the Clarendon Ministry, but his death would precede Lord Clarendon's impeachment from the House of Commons, after which the Cabal Ministry took over government
May 22 Pope Alexander VII Pope from 7 April 1655 to his death in 1667.
May 25 Gustaf Bonde a Swedish statesman. He was a persistent advocate of a pacifist policy at a time when war on the slightest provocation was the watchword of every Swedish politician
Jun 5 Johann Heinrich Hottinger a Swiss philologist and theologian.
Jun 5 Grégoire de Saint-Vincent a Flemish Jesuit and mathematician.
Jun 5 Pietro Sforza Pallavicino Italian cardinal and historian, son of the Marquis Alessandro Pallavicino of Parma.
Jun 19 Anthony Günther Count of Oldenburg an Imperial Count and a member of the House of Oldenburg. He was the ruling count of Oldenburg from 1603 until his death, and of Delmenhorst from 1647 until his death. He was the son of John VII and Elisabeth of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
Jul 4 John VI Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst.
Jul 28 Abraham Cowley an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721
Aug 2 Francesco Borromini an Italian architect born in today's Ticino who, with his contemporaries Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, was a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture.
Aug 8 Hieronim Radziejowski a Polish noble, politician and diplomat, father of Michał Stefan Radziejowski.
Aug 12 Cornelius van Poelenburgh a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.
Aug 13 Jeremy Taylor a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He is remembered in the Church of England's calendar of saints with a Lesser Festival on 13 August
Aug 13 Margaret Elisabeth of Leiningen-Westerburg a Countess of Leiningen and regent of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg.
Sep 3 Alonzo Cano a Spanish painter, architect and sculptor born in Granada.
Sep 28 Jacobus Golius a Dutch Orientalist and mathematician. His most important work is the Lexicon Arabico-Latinum, , which, based on the Sihah of Al-Jauhari, was only superseded by the corresponding work of Freytag in 1837
Oct 11 Mattias de' Medici the third son of Grand Duke Cosimo II de' Medici of Tuscany and Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria. He was governor of Siena, with interruptions, from 1629. He never married
Oct 18 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
Oct 24 Godefroy Wendelin a Flemish astronomer who was born in Herk-de-Stad. He is also known by the Latin name Vendelinus. His name is sometimes given as Godefroy Wendelin; his first name spelt Godefroid or Gottfried
Oct 24 Gabriël Metsu a Dutch painter of history paintings, still lifes, portraits and exquisite genre works. He was "a highly eclectic artist, who did not adhere to a consistent style, technique, or one type of subject for long periods." Only 14 of his 133 works are dated
Nov 12 Hans Nansen a Danish statesman.
Nov 28 Jean de Thévenot a French traveller in the East, who wrote extensively about his journeys. He was also a linguist, natural scientist and botanist
Dec 31 Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski a Polish noble , magnate, outstanding politician and military commander. Lubomirski was a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire SRI. He was the initiator of the Lubomirski Rokosz