On This Day

Famous People Born in 1687

  • Jan 30 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • Feb 1 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, born in Alsfeld, Hessen (d. 1733)
  • Mar 7 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, born in Auxerre, France (d. 1760)
  • Mar 16 Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
  • Mar 30 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
  • Jun 24 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar, born in Winnenden, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1757)
  • Jul 3 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d.1763)
  • Aug 14 Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange and monarch of Nassau-Dietz, born in Dessau, Anhalt (d. 1711)
  • Aug 26 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist and composer (Joseph), born in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1761)
  • Aug 30 Francesco Maria Vallara, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1740)
  • Sep 9 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)
  • Sep 17 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (specialized in history of Trevi, in Umbria), born in Picicche di Trevi, Italy (d. 1772)
  • Oct 14 Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (Simson line), born in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1768)
  • Oct 21 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
  • Nov 7 William Stukeley, English physician and archaeologist (pioneered investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 1765)
  • Dec 5 Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1762)
  • Dec 26 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer