Famous People Born in 1694

  • Jan 30 Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster, German composer, born in Gangekofen, Electorate of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. c.1751)
  • Apr 7 Coelestin Praelisauer, German organist, composer, and monk, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1745)
  • Apr 25 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, born in London (d. 1753)
  • Jun 4 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, born in Méré, Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • Jun 20 Hans Adolph Brorson, Danish Pietist bishop, born in Randerup, Denmark (d. 1764)
  • Jun 24 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Genevan legal and political theorist, born in Geneva (d. 1748)
  • Jun 26 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Riddarhyttan, Sweden (d. 1768)
  • Jul 4 Louis-Claude Daquin [d'Acquin], French organist and composer (La Rose), born in Paris (d. 1772)
  • Jul 11 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, born in Paris (d. 1752)
  • Jul 26 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, musician, and conductor, born in Olbernhau, Electorate of Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1762)
  • Aug 5 Leonardo Leo, Italian composer, born in San Vito degli Schiavi, Kingdom of Naples (now Italy) (d. 1744)
  • Aug 8 Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
  • Aug 24 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica [or 8/25], born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1756)
  • Aug 26 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
  • Aug 28 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Wife of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, born in Wolfenbüttel, Germany (d. 1715)
  • Sep 5 František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer, born in Třebíč, Czech Republic (d. 1744)
  • Sep 7 Johan Ludvig, Danish politician (Minister of State, 1735-51) (d. 1763)
  • Sep 22 Philip Dormer Stanhope [Lord Chesterfield], English statesman and letter writer, responsible for introducing the Gregorian calendar, born in London (d. 1752)

Henry Pelham (1694-1754)

Sep 25 British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England

  • Oct 26 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1758)
  • Oct 31 Yeongjo of Joseon, 21st king of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1724-76), born in Changdeok Palace, Kingdom of Joseon (d. 1776)
  • Nov 10 Jan-Lauwryn Krafft, Flemish artist and engraver, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1768)

Voltaire (1694-1778)

Nov 21 French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris

  • Dec 2 William Shirley, British Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (played an important role in Britain’s struggle against France for control of North America), born in Preston, Sussex, England (d. 1771)
  • Dec 22 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1768)
  • Dec 28 Ceslav Vanura, Czech composer, born in Miletín (d. 1736)