Famous People Born in 1714

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
  • Jan 6 Percivall Pott, English physician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1788)
  • Jan 28 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Cage, Mercury Fastening his Sandals), born in Paris (d. 1785)
  • Feb 2 Gottfried August Homilius, composer
  • Feb 22 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • Feb 25 Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
  • Feb 25 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • Feb 26 James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
  • Mar 8 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of J. S. Bach, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1788)
  • Mar 24 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • Mar 27 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, born in Venice (d. 1795)
  • Apr 14 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader, born in Muckhart, Perthshire (d. 1788)
  • Jun 6 Joseph, King of Portugal (1750-77), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1777)
  • Jun 17 César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor), born in Thury-sous-Clermont, Oise, France (d. 1784)
  • Jul 2 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Il re pastore), born in Erasbach, Germany (d. 1787)
  • Jul 16 Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, born in Angoulême, France (d. 1800)

  • Aug 1 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter, born in Penegoes, Montgomeryshire, Wales (d. 1782)
  • Aug 14 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
  • Aug 28 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, born in Bevern, Germany (d. 1774)
  • Sep 10 Niccolo Jommelli, Italian composer
  • Sep 17 Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
  • Sep 19 Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Haverford, Pennsylvania (d. 1786)
  • Sep 29 Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75)
  • Oct 16 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
  • Oct 23 Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1778)
  • Nov 13 William Shenstone, English poet, born in Leasowes, England (d. 1763)
  • Nov 25 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2) (d. 1783)

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Dec 16 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1770)

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  • Dec 19 John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
  • Dec 21 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier, born in Annapolis Royal, Canada (d. 1774)
  • Dec 23 Johann Siebenkas, composer
  • Dec 24 Rainieri de' Calzabigi, Italian poet & librettist, born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1795)