Birthdays in History in 1694

  • Apr 25 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (d. 1753)
  • Jun 4 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV
  • Jun 20 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe
  • Jun 24 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss publicist (d. 1748)
  • Jun 26 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
  • Jul 11 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer
  • Aug 8 Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
  • Aug 24 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
  • Aug 26 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
  • Aug 29 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-L√ľneburg (d. 1715)
  • Sep 7 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (d. 1763)
  • Sep 13 Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1776)
  • Sep 22 Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)

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Sep 25 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England (d. 1754)

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

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Nov 21 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • Dec 2 William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
  • Dec 22 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768)