William Stoughton was in charge of what has come to be known as the Salem Witch Trials, first as the Chief Justice of the Special Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692, and then as the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature in 1693.
John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 12 May 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden.
Richard Lower (1631 – 17 January 1691) was a British physician who played an important part in the development of medical science. He is most remembered for his works on transfusion and the function of the cardiopulmonary system. Lower was born in St Tudy, Cornwall and studied at Westminster School where he met John Locke, and Oxford, where he met Thomas Willis, founder of the Royal Society. He followed Willis to London, where he carried out research, some in partnership with Robert Hooke.
Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds (20 February 1631 – 26 July 1712), English statesman, commonly known also by his earlier titles of Earl of Danby and Marquess of Carmarthen, served in a variety of offices under Kings Charles II and William III of England.
Mary, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange and Countess of Nassau (4 November 1631 – 24 December 1660) was the eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland and his queen, Henrietta Maria. She was the wife of William II, Prince of Orange and Count of Nassau (27 May 1626 – 6 November 1650) and the mother of King William III of England and Ireland, II of Scotland (14 November 1650 – 8 May 1702).
John Phillips (1631–1706) was an English author, the brother of Edward Phillips, and a nephew of John Milton. Anne Phillips, mother of John and Edward, was the sister of John Milton, the poet. In 1652, John Phillips published a Latin reply to the anonymous attack on Milton entitled Pro Rege et populo anglicano.
Richard Cumberland (July 15, 1631 – October 9, 1718) was an English philosopher, and bishop of Peterborough from 1691. In 1672, he published his major work, De legibus naturae (On natural laws), propounding utilitarianism and opposing the egoistic ethics of Thomas Hobbes.
Michael Wigglesworth was a Puritan minister and poet whose The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England. He was the son of Edward Wigglesworth (born 1603 in Scotton, Lincolnshire) and Ester Middlebrook of Wrawby, who married in October 27th 1629 in Wrawby. The family moved to New England in 1638. They originally lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts, then soon moved to New Haven, Connecticut.
François Vatel (1631 – April 24, 1671) was a "Maître d'hôtel", famous for "inventing" Chantilly cream, a sweet, vanilla-flavoured whipped cream, for an extravagant banquet for 2,000 people hosted in honour of Louis XIV by Louis, the great Condé in April 1671 at the Château de Chantilly; hence the name crème Chantilly.
The Khabur River is the largest perennial tributary to the Euphrates in Syrian territory. Although the Khabur originates in Turkey, the karstic springs around Ra's al-'Ayn are the river's main source of water. Several important wadis join the Khabur north of Al-Hasakah, together creating what is known as the Khabur Triangle, or Upper Khabur area.
"Goldstein's Toe Sign" is a feature identified by Dr. Hyman Isaac Goldstein (1887-1954), an American physician and medical historian. A greater distance separates the largest two toes of some people exhibiting Down's Syndrome or cretinism."