Famous People Born in 1729

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  • Jan 1 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
  • Jan 5 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • Jan 12 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
  • Jan 12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
  • Jan 22 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • Jan 22 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Germany, critic/dramatist
  • Feb 23 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • Mar 16 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
  • Mar 28 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
  • Apr 18 Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer

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May 2 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German Empress of Russia (1762-96), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1796)

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • May 2 Florian Johann Deller, composer
  • May 3 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer
  • May 13 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker
  • May 23 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
  • May 25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
  • Jul 5 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
  • Sep 6 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer
  • Sep 25 Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist
  • Sep 27 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)
  • Oct 16 Pierre van Maldere, composer
  • Oct 17 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • Oct 22 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • Nov 12 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
  • Nov 17 Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • Nov 21 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Nov 24 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • Dec 1 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer, born in Faenza, (d. 1802)
  • Dec 3 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
  • Dec 20 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer