Famous People Born in 1678

  • Mar 3 Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (repelling a raid on Fort Verchères when she was 14 years old), born in Verchères, New France (d. 1747)

Antonio VivaldiAntonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Mar 4 Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), born in Venice, Venetian Republic (now Italy)

  • Mar 7 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, born in Messina, Italy (d. 1736)
  • Mar 15 Dominique Marie Valet, French Roman Catholic bishop and missionary (Diocese of Quebec), born in Paris, France (d. 1742)
  • Jul 6 Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1729)
  • Jul 26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • Sep 16 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher, born in Battersea, Surrey, England (d. 1751)
  • Sep 29 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier during reign of Louis XIV (d. 1766)
  • Oct 10 John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll and field marshal (Union of 1707), born in Ham House, Petersham, Surrey (d. 1743)
  • Nov 26 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist, born in Béziers, France (d. 1771)
  • Dec 2 Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer), born in West-Vlieland, Netherlands (d. 1754)
  • Dec 8 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat, born in Houghton, Cambridge, England (d. 1757)
  • Dec 13 Yongzheng, 4th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, born in Yonghe Palace, Forbidden City, China (d. 1735)
  • Dec 14 Daniel Neal, English historian, born in London (d. 1743)
  • Dec 30 William Croft, English composer and organist, born in Nether Ettington (d. 1727)