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the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bash? was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku (then called hokku). Matsuo Bash?'s poetry is internationally renowned; and, in Japan, many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites.
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07/01/1689-Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan 
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1664unknown
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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...
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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...
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1669unknown
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William Broughunknown1630
 
16711671
 an English royalist churchman, Dean of Gloucester from 1643. Brough was a supporter of William La...
Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisighunknown1640
 
1671unknown
 an Irish scribe, translator, historian and genealogist. He was one of the last traditionally trai...
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 ...
Moliere1622, Jan 151643
 
16731673, Feb 17
 a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in We...
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...
Denzil Holles1599, Oct 311624
 
16801680, Feb 17
 an English statesman and writer, best known as one of the Five Members whose attempted unconstitu...
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...
Ferrand Spenceunknown1682
 
 
1686unknown
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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...
Raveneau de Lussanunknown1679
 
 
1688unknown
 a French buccaneer. In 1679 he embarked for Santo Domingo in search of fortune, but was unsuccess...
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...
David Abercrombyunknown1680
 
 
16891702
 a 17th-century Scottish physician and writer. Brought up at Douai as a Roman Catholic by Jesuit p...
William Addyunknown1680
 
 
1689unknown
 a writing-master based in London, and the author of a system of shorthand published in 1685. The ...
Gabrielle-Charlotte Patin16661680
 
 
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16901691
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Rhys Cadwaladrunknown1666
 
 
16901690
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Eoghan O Donnghaileunknown1690
 
 
1690unknown
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John Evelyn1620, Oct 311640
 
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Daibhidh O Duibhgheannainunknown1651
 
1696unknown
 an active Iriish scribe, compiler and poet between the years 1651 and 1696. In the earliest of hi...
Edward Phillips1630, Aug1651
 
16961696 ca
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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...
John Fryer1650 ca1671
 
16981733, Mar 31
 an English doctor and Fellow of the Royal Society, now best remembered for his descriptions of tr...
Joan Baptista Aguilarunknown1655
 
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 a dramatic author and poet who lived in Valencia, Spain from his birth until his death in 1714. I...
Reuben Bourneunknown1690
 
1699unknown
 an English dramatist. Bourne belonged to the Middle Temple, and left behind him a comedy which ha...
Richard Duckworthunknown1690
 
1699unknown
 an English campanologist. Duckworth, a native of Leicestershire, is probably identical with the R...
Henry Higdenunknown1690
 
1699unknown
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Carlo Giuseppe Imbonatiunknown1690
 
1699unknown
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John Ayresunknown1680
 
1700unknown
 an English author, scribe and publisher. About 1680 he commenced the execution and publication of...
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Philipp Spener1635, Jan 131653
 
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Estephan El Douaihy1630, Aug 21670
 
17041704, May 3
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17061715, May 19
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Thomas Edwards [3]16521685
 
17071721
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Jacques de la Fayeunknown1690
 
1709unknown
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Francisco de Artiga16501670
 
17111711
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17141714, Apr 17
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William Dampier1651, Sep1673
 
17151715, Mar
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Naphtali Cohen16491690
 
17181718
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Samuel Schotten16441685
 
17191719, Jul 5
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Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach1656, Jul 201671
 
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Isaac Newton1642, Dec 251665
 
17261726, Mar 20
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Cotton Mather1663, Feb 121685
 
17261728, Feb 13
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Richard Blackmore1654, Jan 221682
 
17271729, Oct 9
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Melchior de Polignac1661, Oct 111683
 
17421742, Nov 20
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Charlotte-Catherine Patin1672 ca1683
 
17441744
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Gavril Stefanovic Venclovicunknown1680
 
1749unknown
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Jonathan Swift1667, Nov 301690
 
17491745, Oct 19
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Aaron Hart16701692
 
17561756
 the first chief rabbi of the United Kingdom and the rabbi of the Great Synagogue of London from 1...
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