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an Irish scribe, translator, historian and genealogist. He was one of the last traditionally trained Irish Gaelic scholars, and was a member of the Clan MacFhirbhisigh, a leading family of northern Connacht. His best-known work is the Leabhar na nGenealach, which was published in 2004 as The Great Book of Irish Genealogies, more than 300 years after it had been written.
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Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisighunknown1640
 
1671unknown

Richard Bernard15681598
 
16411641
 an English Puritan clergyman and writer. Barnard was a Calvinist Puritan, but a moderate one. Ber...
Edward Finchunknown1630
 
1641unknown
 an English Royalist divine. On 9 December 1630 Edward was admitted to the vicarage of Christ Chur...
James Shirley1596, Sep1625
 
16421666, Oct
 an English dramatist. He belonged to the great period of English dramatic literature, but, in Lam...
Sir John Suckling1609, Feb 101631
 
16421642 ca
 an English poet and a prominent figure among those renowned for careless gaiety and wit, the acco...
Charles de Valois1573, Apr 281589
 
16431650, Sep 24
 a French royal bastard, count of Auvergne, duke of Angoulême, and memoirist. Charles de Valois w...
Hugo Grotius1583, Apr 101599
 
16451645, Aug 28
 a Dutch jurist. Along with the earlier works of Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili, Grotiu...
John Abbot1587/881623
 
16471650 ca
 an English Roman Catholic clergyman and poet. His birthplace is uncertain, but may have been Lond...
Thomas Edwards [2]1599 ca1625
 
16471647
 an English Puritan clergyman. He was a very influential preacher in London of the 1640s, and also...
Feardorcha O Meallainunknown1641
 
 
1647unknown
 an Irish poet the reputed author of An Díbirt go Connachta. He is said to have been a Franciscan...
Matthew Hopkins1620 ca1644
 
 
16471647, Aug 12
 an English witch-hunter whose career flourished during the English Civil War. He claimed to hold ...
Anthony Knivetunknown1591
 
1649unknown
 an English sailor who fell into Portuguese hands in Brazil, lived for a while with a native Brazi...
Fearfeasa O Maol Chonaireunknown1620
 
1649unknown
 co-compiler and scribe of the Annals of the Four Masters. As a young man, he participated in the ...
Andre du Ryer1580 ca1630
 
16491660/1672
 a French orientalist who wrote the third western translation of the Qur'an. He was a diplomatic a...
Jasper Fisher15911630
 
1649unknown
 an English divine and dramatist. About 1631 (according to Anthony Wood) he became rector of Wilsd...
William Druryunknown1640
 
1649unknown
 an English dramatist. Drury was an English gentleman "of singular parts and learning". He was for...
Edmund Gregory1615 ca1640
 
1649unknown
 an English author. The son of Henry Gregory, rector of, and benefactor to, Sherrington, Wiltshire...
Anna Humeunknown1640
 
1649unknown
 a Scottish translator, poet and writer. Controversy surrounded her publication of History of the ...
James Yorkeunknown1640
 
1649unknown
 an English heraldic writer. He wrote a compilation on heraldry and genealogy that appeared in fol...
Rene Descartes1596, Mar 311619
 
16501650, Feb 11
 a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosoph...
Niccolo Cabeo1586, Feb 261620
 
16501650, Jun 30
 an Italian Jesuit philosopher, theologian, engineer and mathematician. He is noted for his contri...
Tarlach O Meallainunknown1641
 
 
1650unknown
 an Irish Franciscan, author of Cín Lae Uí Mhealláin. Tarlach was the chaplain to Felim O'Neill...
Richard Eltonunknown1650
 
 
1650unknown
 an English military writer. Elton was the author of The compleat Body of the Art Military. . .. T...
Agneta Horn1629, Aug 181650
 
 
16501672, Mar 18
 a Swedish writer born to noble parents and a military father. She traveled a great deal throughou...
John Selden1584, Dec 161612
 
16521654, Nov 30
 an English jurist and a scholar of England's ancient laws and constitution and scholar of Jewish ...
Pierre Gassendi1592, Jan 221617
 
16531655, Oct 24
 a French philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. While he held a church po...
Theodore Tronchin1582, Apr 171608
 
16551657, Nov 19
 a Swiss Calvinist theologian, controversialist and Hebraist. He studied theology at Geneva, Basel...
Edward Fisherunknown1627
 
1655unknown
 an English theological writer. He is generally considered the author of The Marrow of Modern Divi...
Margherita Costa1600 ca1628
 
16571657
 a singer, poet, playwright and feminist, is the most Baroque of the seventeenth-century Italian w...
Menasseh Ben Israel16041632
 
16571657, Nov 20
 a Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist, writer, diplomat, printer and publisher, founder of the first Hebr...
Henry Cockeramunknown1623
 
1658unknown
 an English lexicographer. In 1623, he authored the third known English Language dictionary, and t...
Henry Robinson1604 ca1640
 
16591664 ca
 an English merchant and writer. He is best known for a work on religious toleration, Liberty of C...
Richard Balamunknown1650
 
 
1659unknown
 an English mathematician. Balam was the author of Algebra, or the Doctrine of composing, inferrin...
Saul Levi Morteira1596 ca1616
 
16601660, Feb 10
 a Dutch rabbi of Portuguese descent. Morteira was the founder of the congregational school Keter ...
Claude Lancelot1615 ca1638
 
16601695
 Born in Paris, later to become a Jansenist monk and grammarian. Helped to establish the Petites ...
Nathaniel Bacon [3]1593, Dec 121645
 
 
16601660
 an English Puritan lawyer, writer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times...
William Randunknown1650
 
 
1660unknown
 an English physician who projected general reforms in medical education, practice and publication...
Thomas Fuller16081630
 
16611661, Aug 16
 an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worth...
Robert Abbot [1]1588 ca1610
 
16621662 ca
 an English theologian who promoted puritan doctrines. He is sometimes mistakenly described as the...
William Aspinwallunknown1648
 
 
1662unknown
  a nonconformist English minister. He proceeded B.A. in 1657, but having obtained orders, went no...
Isobel Gowdieunknown1662
 
 
1662unknown
 a Scottish woman who was tried for witchcraft in 1662. Her detailed confession, apparently achiev...
Cu Choigcriche O Cleirighunknown1624
 
1664unknown
 an Irish historian and genealogist, known in English as Peregrine O'Clery. Along with Brother Mí...
Jean Ogier de Gombauld15761624
 
16661666
 a French playwright and poet. Gombauld was born in Saint-Just-Luzac, Charente-Maritime and was a ...
Ismael Bullialdus1605, Sep 281632
 
16671694, Nov 25
 a famous astronomer and mathematician during the seventeenth century. He published several books,...
Pope Alexander VII1599, Feb 131655
 
 
16671667, May 22
 Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 7 April 1655 to his death in 1667. Alexander VII disliked...
Pierre Corneille1606,Jun 61629
 
16681684, Oct 1
 a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French ...
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier16051630
 
16681689
 a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveler. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant tra...
John Wilkins1614, Feb 141637
 
16681672, Nov 19
 an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal S...
John Knowles [1]unknown1646
 
 
1668unknown
 an English antitrinitarian preacher, imprisoned in 1665. A short paper of arguments for the deity...
John Trapp1601, Jun 51622
 
16691669, Oct 16
 an English Anglican Bible commentator. His large five-volume commentary is still read today and i...
John Webb16111628
 
16691672, Oct 24
 an English architect and scholar. In 1654 Webb designed the first classical portico on an English...
Robert Bayfield16291650
 
 
1669unknown
 an English physician. He was born in Norwich and wrote with much energy on both religious and med...
Sarah Blackborowunknown1650
 
 
1669unknown
 the author of tracts that strongly influenced Quaker thinking on social problems and the theologi...
Benjamin Agusunknown1660
 
 
1669unknown
 an English divine, and was one of the most distinguished of the earlier vindicators of the noncon...
Antoine Baudeau de Somaize1630 ca1660
 
 
1669unknown
  a secretary to Marie Mancini, niece of Cardinal Mazarin. There is not much information known abo...
William Broughunknown1630
 
16711671
 an English royalist churchman, Dean of Gloucester from 1643. Brough was a supporter of William La...
Moise Vauquelinunknown1650
 
1672unknown
 An officer under Francois l'Ollonais, he also had a partnership with Pierre Le Picard. In his lat...
Ingen Ryuki1592, Dec 71620
 
16731673, May 19
 a Chinese Linji Chán Buddhist monk, poet, and calligrapher. He is most known for founding the Ob...
Adam Vaclav Michna z Otradovic1600, Jun 301633
 
16731676, Oct 16
 a Czech Catholic aristocrat, poet, composer, hymn writer, organist and choir leader of the early ...
Robert Herrick1591, Aug1623
 
16741674, Oct
 a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. T...
John Milton1608, Dec 91623
 
16741674, Nov 8
 an English poet, polemicist, and man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of Engl...
Lucidor16381669
 
16741674, Aug 13
 a Swedish baroque poet. He is remembered for his burlesque poetry that is seen as foreshadowing t...
Roger Williams1603, Dec 21 ca1628
 
16761683, Jan-Mar
 a Puritan, an English Reformed theologian, and later a Reformed Baptist who was expelled by the P...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini1598, Dec 71609
 
16781680, Nov 28
 an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sc...
Thomas Adyunknown1630
 
1679unknown
 an English physician and humanist who was the author of three sceptical books on witchcraft and w...
Thomas Watson [2]1620 ca1646
 
16791686
 an English, Nonconformist, Puritan preacher and author. He showed strong Presbyterian views durin...
Henry Fellunknown1650
 
1679unknown
 a Quaker missionary and writer. The first mention of him is in 1656 as suffering much from the ma...
Zhang Renxiunknown1670
 
1679unknown
 a noted Chinese poetical critic, who flourished in the 17th century. He was the author of the Ouw...
William Robertsonunknown1650
 
1680unknown
 a Scottish Hebraist. He was educated at Edinburgh University, taught Hebrew in London from 1653...
Uilliam O Duinninunknown1670
 
1682unknown
 an Irish scribe. Not much is known about him. The son of Domhnall Óg Ó Duinnín, Uilliam was th...
Guarino Guarini1624, Jan 71648
 
16831683, Mar 6
 an Italian architect of the Piedmontese Baroque and Theatine priest, mathematician, and writer. H...
John Archerunknown1660
 
1684unknown
 a court physician in the reign of Charles II. Of his origin nothing is certainly known; but he wa...
Basil Ringroseunknown1653
 
1686unknown
 surgeon and cartographer ……runaway indentured servant who joined Bartholomew Sharp's "Pacific...
Ferghal Dubh O Gadhraunknown1655
 
1686+unknown
 an Irish cleric and scribe. O Gadhra was the compiler of the O Gara Manuscript (now RIA MS 23 F 1...
Anna Weamysunknown1650
 
1688unknown
 an English author. Weamys has been identified as the author of A Continuation of Sir Philip Sydne...
Elizabeth Cellierunknown1668
 
1688unknown
 a notable Catholic midwife in seventeenth-century England. She stood trial for treason in 1679 fo...
Claude Bendierunknown1670
 
16891677
 a doctor of the Sorbonne, canon of Saint-Quentin, Aisne, and a well-known French bibliophile. Bor...
John Bradshawunknown1670
 
1689unknown
 an English criminal and supposed political writer. He was the son of Alban Bradshaw, an attorney,...
Jasper Danckaerts1639, May 71670
 
16891703 ca
 the founder of a colony of Labadists along the Bohemia River in Maryland. He was a cooper, and wa...
Colonel Cuthbert Potter1637 ca1653
 
16901691
 Born in England and died in Barbados. He practiced law in Lancaster County, Virginia, as early as...
Rhys Cadwaladrunknown1666
 
16901690
 a Welsh language poet and classical scholar, born in Conwy, north Wales. Died in 1690. He wrote a...
John Evelyn1620, Oct 311640
 
16941706, Feb 27
 an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries, or memoirs, are largely contemporaneou...
Matsuo Basho16441662
 
16941694
 the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bash? was recognized for hi...
Daibhidh O Duibhgheannainunknown1651
 
1696unknown
 an active Iriish scribe, compiler and poet between the years 1651 and 1696. In the earliest of hi...
Robert Andersonunknown1668
 
1696unknown
 an English mathematician and silk-weaver. He wrote articles and books devoting special attention...
William Wycherley1641 ca1659
 
16971716, Jan 1
 an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for the plays The Country Wife and The...
Gaspar Sanz16401660
 
16971710
 an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the ...
Alexandre-Olivier Exquemelin16451669
 
16971707
 a French, Dutch or Flemish writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourceboo...
Thomas Neale16411664
 
16981699
 an English project-manager and politician who was also the first person to hold a position equiva...
Joan Baptista Aguilarunknown1655
 
16991714
 a dramatic author and poet who lived in Valencia, Spain from his birth until his death in 1714. I...
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet1627, Sep 271643
 
17011704, Apr 12
 a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been conside...
Roger L'Estrange1616, Dec 171639
 
17021704, Dec 11
 an English pamphleteer, author and staunch defender of Royalist claims. L'Estrange was involved i...
Philipp Spener1635, Jan 131653
 
17021705, Feb 5
 a German Christian theologian known as the "Father of Pietism." Highly influenced by Johann Arndt...
Estephan El Douaihy1630, Aug 21670
 
17041704, May 3
 He was the 57th Patriarch of the Maronite Church from 1670 to 1704. He is considered one of the m...
Francisco de Artiga16501670
 
17111711
 an engraver, an architect, a mathematician, and an author of reputation. He painted several 'Siby...
Haquin Spegel1645, Jun 141670
 
17141714, Apr 17
 a religious author and hymn writer who held several bishop's seats for the Lutheran Swedish Churc...
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