Famous People Born in 1714

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  • Jan 1 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
  • Jan 6 Percivall Pott, English physician (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 JS Bach
  • Mar 24 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • Mar 27 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
  • Apr 14 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
  • Jun 6 King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
  • Jun 17 Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • Jul 2 Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, Austria composer (Il re pastore)
  • Jul 16 Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)
  • Aug 1 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • 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 (d. 1786)
  • Sep 29 Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75)
  • Oct 13 Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (d. 1778)
  • Oct 16 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
  • Nov 13 William Shenstone, English poet, born in Leasowes, England (d. 1763)
  • Nov 25 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

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

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
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  • Dec 19 John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
  • Dec 21 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)
  • Dec 23 Johann Siebenkas, composer
  • Dec 24 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)