Birthdays in History in 1743

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  • Jan 21 John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)

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Feb 13 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist who accompanied James Cook on board the Endeavour, born in London (d. 1820)

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

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Apr 13 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801-09), born in Albemarle County, Virginia (d. 1826

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • Apr 24 Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • Apr 30 Robert Jasper van de Capellen, master of Marsch/politician
  • May 17 Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (d. 1784)

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May 24 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), born in Boudry, Prussia (d. 1793)

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • Jun 8 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1795)
  • Jun 20 Anna L Barbauld, writer of hymns
  • Jul 3 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • Jul 14 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
  • Jul 31 August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist
  • Aug 19 Marie Jeanne Becu Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV (d. 1793)
  • Aug 26 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (identified oxygen and hydrogen), born in Paris, France (d. 1794)
  • Sep 17 Jean-Marie Caritat, French mathematician

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Sep 17 Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), born in Ribemont, France (d. 1794)

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • Sep 22 Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
  • Nov 11 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)
  • Dec 1 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)
  • Dec 23 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
  • Dec 29 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer