On This Day

Famous People Born in 1701

  • Jan 10 Johann Caspar Simon, German organist & composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1776)
  • Jan 27 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
  • Jan 28 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
  • Feb 14 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1773)
  • Mar 18 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)
  • Apr 27 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, born in Turin (d. 1773)
  • May 14 William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)
  • Jun 13 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • Jun 22 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • Jul 15 Pierre Joubert, became the oldest known Canadian (113 years 124 days at his death)
  • Aug 4 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1757)
  • Oct 15 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal), born in Varennes, Quebec (d. 1771)
  • Oct 18 Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • Oct 22 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress as the spouse of Emperor Charles VII, born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1756)
  • Nov 5 Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter, born in Venice (d. 1785)

Person of interestAnders Celsius

Nov 27 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1744)

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Anders Celsius