Famous People Born in 1708

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  • Jan 25 Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter
  • Jan 26 William Hayes, composer
  • Jan 30 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist
  • Feb 8 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer
  • Mar 21 Caspar Ruetz, composer
  • Apr 6 Johann George Reutter, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1772)
  • Apr 8 Georg Zarth, Bohemian composer, born in Hochtann, Bohemia (d. 1778)
  • Apr 23 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)
  • May 3 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • Jun 19 Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer
  • Aug 10 John Stinstra, baptist vicar
  • Oct 16 Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)
  • Nov 4 Robert Praelisauer, composer

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Nov 15 William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68) known as the `Great Commoner', born in London, England (d. 1778)

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • Dec 4 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
  • Dec 8 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)