On This Day

Famous People Born in 1683

  • Jan 6 Francois de La Croix, composer
  • Jan 10 Gasparo Visconti, Italian composer & violinist, born in Cremona, Italy (d. ~1713)
  • Jan 13 Johann Christoph Graupner, German harpsichordist and Baroque composer, born in Hartmannsdorf, Saxony (d. 1760)
  • Jan 17 Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
  • Feb 28 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
  • Mar 1 Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, wife of King George II of Great Britain, born in Ansbach, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1737)
  • Mar 1 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1697-1706), born at Urgelling Monastery (d. 1706)
  • Mar 11 Giovanni Veneziano, composer
  • Mar 13 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1744)
  • Apr 3 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands) (d. 1749)
  • Apr 17 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, born in Crössuln, Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1729)
  • Jun 23 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)
  • Jul 3 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint), born in Upham, Winchester, England (d. 1765)
  • Jul 25 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1756)
  • Aug 24 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • Sep 7 Maria Anna of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1754)
  • Sep 25 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (Traite), baptized in Dijon, France (d. 1764)
  • Oct 25 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, born in London (d. 1757)

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Nov 10 George II [Georg August], King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Germany (d. 1760)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • Nov 21 Johann Michael Müller, German organist and composer, born in Schmalkalden, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1743)
  • Nov 30 Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1744)
  • Dec 19 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), born in Versailles, France (d. 1746)
  • Dec 27 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)