Famous People Born in 1723

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  • Jan 1 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer
  • Jan 11 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774)
  • Jan 12 Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
  • Jan 27 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet

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Feb 5 John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • Feb 17 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
  • Feb 21 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
  • Feb 23 Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
  • Feb 24 John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
  • Mar 5 Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • Mar 22 Charles Carroll, American statesman (d. 1783)
  • Mar 23 Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
  • Mar 25 Kaat Mussel, [Catharina Mulder], Dutch demonstrater
  • Mar 31 Frederik V, King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66)
  • Apr 14 John Wainwright, English composer and organist (d. 1768)
  • Apr 20 Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)
  • Apr 25 Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer
  • Apr 30 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
  • Jun 3 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born naturalist (d. 1788)
  • Jun 11 J G Palitzsch, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, Prolitz

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Jun 16 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher (date of baptism), born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 1790)

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith
Economist and Philosopher
Adam Smith
  • Jun 18 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer
  • Jun 20 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian
  • Jun 20 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian (d. 1808)
  • Jun 30 Christian Ernst Graf, composer
  • Jul 1 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary

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Jul 10 William Blackstone, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England

  • Jul 11 Jean-Fran├žois Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)
  • Jul 16 Joshua Reynolds, England, portrait painter (Simplicity)
  • Jul 29 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
  • Aug 2 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect
  • Sep 11 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer (d. 1790)
  • Oct 4 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (d. 1798)
  • Oct 16 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer
  • Nov 8 John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
  • Nov 30 William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • Dec 19 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
  • Dec 22 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
  • Dec 26 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)