Famous People Born in 1730

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  • Jan 3 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • Jan 12 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer
  • Jan 14 William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)
  • Jan 15 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, born in Cologne (d. 1812) baptismal date
  • Jan 23 Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)
  • Feb 21 Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter
  • Feb 23 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
  • Mar 7 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
  • Mar 11 Otto Friedrich Müller, Copenhagen, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms including bacteria, diatoms, and infusoria
  • Mar 27 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
  • Mar 31 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)
  • Apr 21 Antonin Kammel, composer
  • Apr 25 Fedele Fenaroli, composer
  • May 10 George Ross, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)

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May 13 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), born in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1782)

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • May 29 William Jackson (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organis born in Exeter (d. 1803)
  • Jun 7 Georg von Pasterwiz, composer
  • Jun 14 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer [or Jul 23 1734]
  • Jun 20 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer
  • Jun 21 Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist
  • Jun 26 Charles Joseph Messier, astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects")
  • Jul 12 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), born in Burslem
  • Aug 27 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)
  • Sep 17 Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington's army

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Sep 17 Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American military officer (major general of the Continental Army), born in Magdeburg (d. 1794)

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General of the Continental Army
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
  • Oct 1 Richard Stockton, US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Oct 14 Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer
  • Oct 17 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer
  • Nov 10 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), born in Kilkenny West, Ireland (d. 1774)
  • Nov 16 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
  • Dec 8 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
  • Dec 14 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • Dec 25 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)