Famous People Born in 1729

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Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
  • Jan 5 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • Jan 12 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
  • Jan 12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
  • Jan 22 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • Jan 22 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German critic/dramatist
  • Feb 23 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • Mar 16 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
  • Mar 28 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1800)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
  • Apr 18 Gaétan Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1808)

Person of interestCatherine the Great

May 2 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German Empress of Russia (1762-96), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1796)

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • May 2 Florian Johann Deller, Austrian composer, baptized in Drosendorf, Austria (d. 1773)
  • May 3 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, born in Brüx, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • May 13 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker
  • May 23 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)

  • May 25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
  • Jun 5 Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Brazilian poet, born in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Portuguese Colony of Brazil (d. 1789)

Person of interestWilliam Howe

Aug 10 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British military leader (commander of British forces in the American Revolutionary War), born in England (d. 1814)

Military Leader William Howe
Military Leader
William Howe
  • Sep 6 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer
  • Sep 25 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1812)
  • Sep 27 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist, born in Schärding, Austria (d. 1800)
  • Oct 16 Pierre van Maldere, composer
  • Oct 17 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • Oct 22 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • Nov 12 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
  • Nov 17 Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • Nov 21 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Nov 24 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • Dec 1 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer, born in Faenza, (d. 1802)
  • Dec 3 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
  • Dec 20 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer