On This Day

Famous People Born in 1698

  • Jan 3 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • Feb 16 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
  • Mar 6 John Alberti, Dutch theologist/philologist
  • Mar 10 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
  • Mar 26 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, born in Helvíkovice, Bohemia (d. 1765)
  • Apr 5 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, born in Mühlberg, Saxony, Germany (d. 1756)
  • Jul 2 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena & Reggio, born in Modena (d. 1780)
  • Aug 27 Baal Shem Tov, Jewish mystical rabbi (founder of the Hasidic Judaism), born in Okopy Świętej Trójcy, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1760)
  • Sep 28 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1759)
  • Oct 7 Henri Madin, French composer, born in Verdun (d. 1748)
  • Oct 22 Nicola Logroscino, Italian composer, born in Bitonto, Bari, Italy (d. 1765)
  • Oct 23 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde), born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • Nov 22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor of New France, born in Quebec, New France (d. 1778)
  • Dec 24 William Warburton, English writer & Bishop of Gloucester, born in Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom (d. 1779)
  • Dec 25 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator