On This Day

Famous People Born in 1709

  • Jan 22 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, born in Rainbach im Mühlkreis (d. 1782)
  • Feb 16 Charles Avison, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1770) baptismal date
  • Feb 24 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • Mar 1 Josef Antonin Gurecky, Czech composer, born in Přerov (d. 1769)
  • Mar 10 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • Jun 25 Francesco Araja, Italian composer, born in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1770)
  • Jul 11 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Stora Mellösa, Närke (d. 1785)
  • Jul 20 James Harris, English philosopher, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 1780)

Person of interestSamuel Johnson

Sep 18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
  • Oct 25 Georg Gebel, German musician and composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • Oct 25 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch merchant and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1773)
  • Nov 2 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover (d. 1759)
  • Nov 19 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyons, France (d. 1784)
  • Nov 22 František Benda, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Staré Benátky, Bohemia (d. 1786)
  • Dec 1 Franz Xaver Richter, composer
  • Dec 11 Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Queen consort of Spain, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1742)
  • Dec 23 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer
  • Dec 27 Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)

Person of interestElizabeth of Russia

Dec 29 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Empress of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great, born in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia (d. 1762)

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia