Famous People Born in 1727

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Jan 2 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Jan 11 Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer
  • Jan 13 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
  • Jan 22 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer
  • Feb 16 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
  • Feb 25 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame)
  • Mar 14 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, composer
  • Mar 28 Maximilian III Jozef, Elector of Bayern (1745-77)
  • Mar 30 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
  • Apr 3 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver
  • Apr 5 Pasquale Ankossi, composer
  • Apr 7 Henri Hardouin, French composer, born in Grandpré (d. 1808)
  • Apr 7 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • Apr 12 Gaspare Gabellone, composer
  • Apr 29 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)
  • May 10 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • May 14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

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Jul 26 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), born in Maldon, England (d. 1806)

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • Aug 14 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
  • Aug 14 Louise-Elisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
  • Aug 15 Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer
  • Aug 23 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
  • Sep 29 Henry Harington, composer
  • Oct 9 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1789)
  • Nov 1 Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, founder of the Moscow University (d. 1797)
  • Nov 18 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist (d. 1773)
  • Nov 26 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
  • Dec 22 William Ellery, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)