Famous People Born in 1728

  • Jan 2 Louis di Belgioioso, Austrian count, diplomat and field marshal under the Habsburgs, born in Belgioioso (d. 1801)
  • Jan 6 Charles Joseph Sohier, French violinist and composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1759)
  • Jan 6 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright & poet, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1770)
  • Jan 9 Thomas Warton, critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), born in Basingstoke (d. 1790)
  • Jan 16 Niccolò Piccinni, Italian classical, opera, and sacred music composer (Roland; Buona Figliuola), born in Bari, Kingdom of Naples (now Italy) (d. 1800)
  • Jan 17 Johann Gottfried Müthel, German keyboard virtuoso and composer, born in Mölln, Duchy of Lauenburg (now Germany) (d. 1788)
  • Feb 12 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • Feb 13 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy in England, born in Long Calderwood, Scotland (d. 1793)
  • Feb 21 Peter III, German-born Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great, born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1762)
  • Feb 29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)
  • Mar 19 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter
  • Mar 20 Franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist
  • Mar 22 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, born in Ústí nad Labem, Bohemia (d. 1779)
  • Mar 22 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist and composer, born in Monopoli (d. 1795)
  • Apr 2 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 1786)
  • Apr 16 Joseph Black, Scottish chemist and physicist known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent heat and carbon dioxide, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1799)
  • Apr 19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian writer and playwright, born in Bologna (d. 1804)
  • Apr 23 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), born in Camelford, Cornwall (d. 1795)
  • Jun 15 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, Italian composer (d. 1786)
  • Jun 25 Shah Alam II, 17th Mughal Emperor (1760-1806), born in Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (d. 1806))
  • Jul 3 Robert Adam, Scottish architect and designer (Adelphi Terrace, London), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 1792)
  • Jul 16 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • Aug 26 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • Aug 28 John Stark, American military officer (Battle of Bennington), born in Londonderry, New Hampshire (d. 1822)
  • Aug 29 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1797)
  • Sep 21 Louis Emmanuel Jadin, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1853)
  • Oct 5 Chevalier d'Éon [Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont], French spy, diplomat, and transvestite, born in Tonnerre, France (d. 1810)
  • Oct 7 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

James CookJames Cook (1728-1779)

Nov 7 British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England

  • Dec 2 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist (Della Moneta), born in Chieti, Italy (d. 1787)
  • Dec 8 Johann Georg von Zimmermann, Swiss philosophical author and physician, born in Brugg, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1795)
  • Dec 9 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, born in Massa, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1804)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, German composer, born in Stralsund, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Dec 22 Charles Frederick, Margrave, Elector and later Grand Duke of Baden, born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1811)
  • Dec 25 Johann Adam Hiller, German composer, born in Wendisch-Ossig, Saxony (d. 1804)