Famous People Born in 1698

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  • Jan 3 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • Feb 16 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
  • Mar 6 John Alberti, Dutch theologist/philologist
  • Mar 10 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
  • Mar 26 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (d. 1765)
  • Apr 5 Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer
  • Jul 2 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780)
  • Aug 27 Baal Shem Tov, Founder of the Chasiddic movement {d. 1760)
  • Sep 28 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer
  • Oct 7 Henri Madin, French composer, born in Verdun (d. 1748)
  • Oct 22 Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino, composer
  • Oct 23 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
  • Nov 22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
  • Dec 24 William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
  • Dec 25 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator