Famous People Born in 1706

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  • Jan 7 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)

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Jan 17 Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor, ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Jan 28 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
  • Feb 12 Josef Christian, German sculptor
  • Mar 4 Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)
  • Mar 6 George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
  • Apr 24 Giovanni Battista Martini, composer
  • May 17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
  • May 20 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
  • Jun 10 John Dollond, owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens
  • Jul 21 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1789)
  • Sep 20 Franz Habermann, composer
  • Sep 21 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer
  • Sep 21 Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
  • Oct 6 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1772)
  • Oct 18 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)
  • Nov 7 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer
  • Nov 8 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • Dec 17 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)