Famous People Born in 1724

  • Jan 24 Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • Jan 30 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, German composer, born in Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1797)
  • Feb 28 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
  • Feb 29 Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1822)
  • Apr 12 Lyman Hall, American physician and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1790)

Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant (1724-1804)

Apr 22 German philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason), born in Königsberg, East Prussia

  • Apr 27 Colonel Thomas Gardner, American heroic political figure and soldier, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1775)
  • Apr 27 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1784)
  • May 7 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general, born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (d. 1797)
  • May 10 Johan Zoutman, Dutch rear admiral who fought at the Battle of Dogger Bank and in the American Revolutionary War, born in Reeuwijk, Dutch Republic (d. 1793)
  • May 19 Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)
  • May 22 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, in Tasmania and in New Zealand), born in St Malo, France (d. 1772)
  • Jun 8 John Smeaton, British civil engineer, born in Austhorpe, Leeds, England (d. 1792)
  • Jul 2 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (Der Messias), born in Quedlinburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1803)
  • Jul 31 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer, born in Amines, France (d. 1801)
  • Aug 23 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1796)
  • Aug 25 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), born in Liverpool (d. 1806)
  • Aug 27 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American Continental Congressman, born in St. Gall, Switzerland (d. 1781)
  • Sep 1 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist/co-founder (Society of It General)
  • Sep 3 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), born in Strabane, Ireland (d. 1808)
  • Sep 14 Ignaz Vitzthumb, Austrian musician, composer, and conductor, born in Baden bei Wien, Austria (d. 1816)
  • Oct 1 Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, born in Forlì, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (d. 1808)
  • Oct 31 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), born in Brinkley, England (d. 1805)
  • Nov 11 Willem Arnold Alting, Dutch governor-general of Dutch East Indies (1780-97), born in Groningen, Dutch Republic (d. 1800)
  • Nov 21 Jan Ekels the Elder, Amsterdam painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1781)
  • Nov 24 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • Dec 1 Charles Theodore, German Elector of Bavaria (1742-77), born in Droogenbosch (d. 1799)
  • Dec 1 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, born in Vysoké Mýto (d. 1777)
  • Dec 5 Joseph Friebert, Austrian composer, born in Gnadendorf, Lower Austria (d. 1799)
  • Dec 8 Claude-Bénigne Balbastre, French organist, harpsichordist, and composer, born in Dijon, France (d. 1799)

Samuel HoodSamuel Hood (1724-1816)

Dec 12 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England

  • Dec 13 Franz Aepinus, German physician and physicist, born in Rostock, Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1802)
  • Dec 24 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician, naturalist, and instructor of non-verbal deaf persons, born in Schaffhausen, Netherlands (d. 1811)
  • Dec 31 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, Czech organist & composer, born in Lahošť, Czech Republic (d. 1788)