Famous People Born in 1717

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  • Jan 4 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
  • Jan 5 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
  • Jan 28 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1774). Reigned 1757-74.
  • Jan 29 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
  • Feb 2 Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
  • Feb 10 Pierre de La Garde, composer
  • Feb 19 David Garrick, English actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), (d. 1779)
  • Feb 24 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
  • Feb 26 John Randall, British composer (d. 1799)
  • Mar 26 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer
  • Mar 31 Florian Wrastill, composer
  • Apr 9 Georg Matthias Monn, composer
  • Apr 30 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer
  • May 13 Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria (Wife of emperor Franz I)
  • Jun 8 John Collins, American politician (d. 1795)
  • Jun 19 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer
  • Jun 20 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • Jun 27 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
  • Jul 5 Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1786)
  • Aug 13 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
  • Aug 13 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
  • Aug 15 Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d. 1810)
  • Sep 4 Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
  • Sep 22 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
  • Sep 24 Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)
  • Oct 5 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)

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Nov 16 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • Dec 9 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
  • Dec 16 Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)
  • Dec 20 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
  • Dec 25 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)
  • Dec 27 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi] Italian Pope (1775-1799), born in Cesena (d. 1799)