Famous People Born in 1721

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  • Jan 12 Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
  • Jan 21 James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
  • Feb 3 Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
  • Feb 13 John Reid [Robertson], British Army General and composer (d. 1807)
  • Feb 24 John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician
  • Mar 19 Tobias Smollett, Scottish writer, baptized
  • Apr 1 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
  • Apr 11 David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (d. 1808)
  • Apr 14 William August duke of Cumberland, English army leader

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Apr 19 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1793)

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • Apr 24 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • Jul 9 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)
  • Jul 14 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)
  • Jul 22 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer
  • Aug 4 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • Aug 13 Francis Ireland, composer
  • Aug 21 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
  • Aug 31 George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
  • Sep 14 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (d. 1807)
  • Oct 19 Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist (d. 1800)
  • Oct 25 Pierre Talon, composer
  • Nov 9 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)
  • Nov 22 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-born Canadian statesman (d. 1824)
  • Nov 25 Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)
  • Dec 6 James Elphinston, British philologist (d. 1809)
  • Dec 6 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (d. 1794)
  • Dec 25 William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet
  • Dec 27 Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
  • Dec 29 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th