Famous People Born in 1712

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  • Jan 17 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, born in London (d. 1786)

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Jan 24 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

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  • Jan 24 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • Jan 28 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • Feb 28 Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • Mar 8 John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
  • Mar 13 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, born in Türkheim an der Wertach (d. 1771)
  • Mar 22 Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
  • Mar 27 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
  • May 13 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (d. 1772)
  • Jun 21 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
  • Jun 28 Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)
  • Aug 24 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
  • Sep 1 Simon Fokke, Dutch book illustrator
  • Sep 23 Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)
  • Oct 5 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
  • Oct 12 William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)
  • Oct 14 George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)
  • Oct 18 Jeremias van Riemsdijk, gov-general of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • Oct 21 Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)
  • Oct 30 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter
  • Nov 24 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)
  • Nov 25 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)
  • Dec 1 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer
  • Dec 11 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)
  • Dec 12 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen