On This Day

Famous People Born in 1710

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • Jan 4 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • Jan 7 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
  • Jan 30 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • Feb 1 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1771)
  • Feb 7 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779)
  • Feb 15 Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
  • Feb 21 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
  • Mar 6 Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
  • Mar 12 Thomas Arne, British composer (Rule Britannia, A-Hunting We Will Go), born in London (d. 1778)
  • Mar 27 Joseph Abaco, Italian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1805)
  • Apr 12 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, born in Bitonto, Italy (d. 1783)
  • Apr 15 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1770)
  • Apr 15 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1790)
  • Apr 17 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)

  • Apr 25 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, born in Banffshire, Scotland (d. 1776)
  • Apr 26 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and founder of Scottish School of Common Sense, born in Strachan, Scotland (d. 1796)
  • Apr 30 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, born in Arlon, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium (d. 1795)
  • May 14 Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70)
  • May 16 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • May 23 François Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures), born in Nancy, France (d. 1761)
  • Jun 10 James Short, Scottish mathematician and manufacturer of telescopes, born in Edinburgh (d. 1768)
  • Jul 7 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer
  • Jul 21 Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist, born in Jever, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), born in Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire (d. 1761)
  • Sep 3 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (first to study freshwater polyps or hydra), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1784)
  • Sep 30 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • Oct 12 Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1785)
  • Oct 16 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
  • Oct 24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1773)
  • Nov 8 Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), born in East Stour, England (d. 1768)
  • Nov 9 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized
  • Nov 10 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman, born in Walkendorf, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Nov 13 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, born in Paris (d. 1792)
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64)
  • Nov 27 Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)
  • Dec 2 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1783)