On This Day

Famous People Born in 1682

  • Feb 13 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes (Fortune Teller), born in Venice (d. 1754)
  • Feb 25 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
  • Mar 7 Johan Willem, Duke of Ripperda, Dutch political adventurer, born in Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1737)
  • Apr 3 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine and composer, born in Oberelsbach, Germany (d. 1750)
  • Apr 11 Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1738)
  • Apr 15 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • Apr 16 John Hadley, English mathematician and inventor (octant), born in Bloomsbury, London (d. 1744)
  • Apr 22 Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Flemish architect, sculptor and painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1745)
  • May 17 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719-1722), born in Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 1722)
  • Jun 17 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), born in Tre Kronor, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1718)
  • Jul 10 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India, born in Pulsnitz, Saxony (d. 1719)
  • Jul 10 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Newton–Cotes formulas), born in Burbage, Leicestershire, England (d. 1716)
  • Aug 16 Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir-apparent to the French throne, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1712)
  • Sep 13 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany (d. 1755)
  • Oct 29 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit prince and historian, born in Saint-Quentin, Picardy, Kingdom of France (d. 1761)

Person of interestCalico Jack

Dec 26 Calico Jack [John Rackham], English pirate captain who operated in the Bahamas and Cuba, born in England (d. 1720)

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