On This Day

Famous People Born in 1709

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, composer
  • 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)
  • Sep 18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)
  • Oct 25 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • Oct 25 John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised
  • 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 (d. 1784)
  • Nov 22 Frantisek Benda, composer
  • 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)

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