On This Day

Famous People Born in 1725

  • Feb 4 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • Feb 5 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot, born in Barnstable, Massachusetts (d. 1783)

Louis Mandrin

Feb 11 Louis Mandrin, French smuggler considered the French Robin Hood, born in Dauphiné, France (d. 1755)

  • Feb 25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • Feb 26 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed and built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804) [or born September 25]
  • Mar 11 Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
  • Mar 17 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
  • Mar 20 Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
  • Mar 24 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • Mar 24 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • Mar 28 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, born in Nottingham (d. 1795)
  • Mar 29 Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, Swiss composer, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1765)
  • Apr 1 Francois Bainville, French organist and composer (d. 1788)

Giacomo Casanova

Apr 2 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1798)

  • Apr 20 Johann Friedrich Klöffler, German composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1790)
  • Apr 23 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint, born in Muro, Naples, Italy (d. 1755)
  • Apr 25 Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral, born in Caversham, Reading, England (d. 1786)
  • May 12 Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, French Prince of the Bourbon House, born at the Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1785)
  • May 14 Ludovico Manin, Venetian politician, last Doge of Venice (1789-97), born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1802)
  • May 25 Samuel Ward, American politician (31st and 33rd Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1776)
  • Jun 17 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer (d. 1808)

Comte de Rochambeau

Jul 1 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French Military Leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), born in Vendôme, France (d. 1807)

  • Jul 16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1781)
  • Jul 24 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, born in Wapping, London (d. 1807)
  • Aug 15 Ferdinando Bertoni, Italian composer, born in Salò, Lombardy (d. 1813)
  • Aug 21 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, born in Tournus, France (d. 1805)
  • Aug 24 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Aug 29 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, born in Raynham Hall, Norfolk (d. 1767)
  • Sep 5 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1799)
  • Sep 12 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer, born in Coutances, France (d. 1792)
  • Sep 16 Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and geographer (Volcanos), born in Soulaines-Dhuys, France (d. 1815)
  • Sep 24 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery, born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1803)
  • Sep 29 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British Empire in India), born in Styche, England (d. 1773)
  • Oct 12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, born in Paris (d. 1810)

John Wilkes

Oct 17 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, born in London (d. 1797)

  • Oct 21 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)

George Mason

Dec 11 George Mason, American statesman (Bill of Rights), born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia (d. 1792)

  • Dec 18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • Dec 25 Esteban Salas y Castro, Cuban composer, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1803)