Famous People Born in 1678

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  • Mar 3 Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (d. 1747)

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Mar 4 Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1741)

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • Mar 7 Filippo Juvara, Italian architect (d. 1736)
  • Mar 15 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • Jul 6 Nicola Francesco Haym, composer
  • Jul 26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • Sep 16 Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
  • Sep 29 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
  • Oct 10 John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal (Union of 1707)
  • Nov 26 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
  • Dec 2 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
  • Dec 8 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)
  • Dec 13 Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
  • Dec 14 Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
  • Dec 29 Gotthard Wagner, German composer, born in Erding (d. 1738)
  • Dec 30 William Croft, English composer and organist, born in Nether Ettington (d. 1727)