On This Day

Famous People Born in 1697

  • Jan 1 Johann Pfeiffer, composer
  • Jan 16 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright (d. 1743) date not proven
  • Jan 30 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist & composer, born in Scheden, Germany (d. 1773)
  • Feb 17 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1753)
  • Feb 24 Bernard S Albinus [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
  • Mar 9 Friederike C. Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • Mar 30 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
  • Apr 1 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • Apr 8 Pierre Prowo, German composer, born in Altona (d. 1757)
  • Apr 16 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, born in Penig, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Apr 23 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, born in Staffordshire, England (d. 1762)
  • May 10 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1764)
  • Jun 4 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • Jun 11 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist, composer and theorist, born in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1780)
  • Jul 10 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • Jul 11 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • Aug 6 Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1742-45), born in Brussels
  • Sep 6 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, born in Amsterdam (d. 1757)
  • Oct 18 Giovanni Canaletto, Italian painter (Regatta on the Grand Canal) and printmaker, born in Venice (d. 1768)
  • Nov 9 Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1760)
  • Nov 10 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), born in London (d. 1764)
  • Nov 25 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), born in Moers, Germany (d. 1769)
  • Dec 5 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, born in Florence (d. 1744)
  • Dec 5 Giuseppe de Majo, Italian composer and organist, born in Naples (d. 1771)