On This Day

Famous People Born in 1676

  • Jan 19 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester (d. 1736)
  • Mar 17 Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
  • Mar 27 Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nobleman and leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg, born in Borsi, Royal Hungary (d. 1735)
  • Apr 14 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, born in Großengottern, Germany (d. 1762)
  • Apr 17 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1751)
  • May 28 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (Riccati equation), born in Venice, Venetian Republic (d. 1754)
  • Jun 6 Georg Riedel, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1738)
  • Jul 3 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal, born in Dessau, Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1747)
  • Jul 14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • Jul 21 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking), born in Hounslow, Middlesex (d. 1729)

Person of interestRobert Walpole

Aug 26 Robert Walpole, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), born in Houghton, Norfolk, England (d. 1745)

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • Sep 13 Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1741)
  • Sep 18 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)
  • Oct 8 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, born in Casdemiro, Spain (d. 1764)
  • Nov 12 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
  • Dec 11 Johann Georg Weichenberger, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1740)
  • Dec 19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, composer/organist, born in Paris, France