Famous People Born in 1728

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  • Jan 2 Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
  • Jan 6 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
  • Jan 6 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • Jan 9 Thomas Warton, critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), born in Basingstoke (d. 1790)
  • Jan 16 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • Jan 17 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer
  • Feb 12 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • Feb 13 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
  • Feb 21 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • Feb 29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)
  • Mar 19 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter
  • Mar 20 Franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist
  • Mar 22 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, born in Ústí nad Labem, Bohemia (d. 1779)
  • Mar 22 Giacomo Insanguine, composer
  • Apr 2 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 1786)
  • Apr 16 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
  • Apr 19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright
  • Apr 23 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island)
  • Jun 15 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer
  • Jul 3 Robert Adam, architect/designer (Adelphi Terrace, London)
  • Jul 16 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • Aug 26 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • Aug 28 John Stark, American military officer (Battle of Bennington), born in Londonderry, New Hampshire (d. 1822)
  • Aug 29 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1797)
  • Sep 21 Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer
  • Oct 3 Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite
  • Oct 7 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

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Oct 27 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

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  • Dec 2 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
  • Dec 8 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
  • Dec 9 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, composer
  • Dec 21 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
  • Dec 22 Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
  • Dec 25 Johann Adam Hiller, composer