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, Czech composer, born in Vysoké Mýto (d. 1777)
  • Dec 5 Joseph Friebert, composer

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Dec 12 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England (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