Famous People Born in 1724

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  • Jan 24 Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • Jan 30 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer
  • Feb 28 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
  • Feb 29 Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d. 1822)
  • Apr 12 Lyman Hall, US physician (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • Apr 22 Immanuel Kant, Konigsberg Germ, philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
  • Apr 27 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer
  • Apr 27 Col. Thomas Gardner, a heroic political figure and soldier (d. 1775)
  • May 7 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general (d. 1797)
  • May 10 Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt-admiral (battle of Doggersbank)
  • May 19 Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)
  • May 22 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)
  • Jun 8 John Smeaton, Leeds, civil engineer
  • Jul 2 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • Jul 31 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
  • Aug 23 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
  • Aug 25 George Stubbs, England, animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion)
  • Aug 27 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (d. 1781)
  • Sep 1 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist/co-founder (Society of It General)
  • Sep 3 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)
  • Oct 1 Giovanni Battista Cirri, composer
  • Oct 31 Christopher Anstey, English writer (d. 1805)
  • Nov 11 Willem A Alting, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1780-97)
  • Nov 21 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • Nov 24 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • Dec 1 Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • Dec 1 Dismas Hatas, composer
  • Dec 5 Joseph Friebert, composer

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Dec 12 Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • Dec 13 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
  • Dec 24 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
  • Dec 31 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer