Famous People Born in 1688

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  • Jan 18 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
  • Jan 23 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • Jan 25 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
  • Jan 28 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
  • Jan 29 Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
  • Feb 4 Pierre De Marivaux, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France

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Feb 7 Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange

Princess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
Princess of Orange
Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
  • Mar 25 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, born in Germany (d. 1747)
  • Apr 4 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
  • Apr 15 Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer

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May 21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • May 25 Christian August Jacobi, composer
  • Jun 10 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • Jul 1 Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer
  • Jul 19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
  • Aug 14 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
  • Aug 15 Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
  • Sep 5 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • Sep 12 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
  • Sep 13 Luca Antonio Praedieri, composer
  • Sep 17 Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
  • Sep 26 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist
  • Oct 17 Domenico Zipoli, composer
  • Oct 19 William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
  • Oct 22 Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)
  • Nov 11 Lorenzo Somis, composer
  • Nov 15 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)