Famous People Born in 1731

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Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 25 Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
  • Mar 7 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer
  • Mar 11 Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Apr 4 Francesc Morera i Cots, Valencian composer, born in Sant Mateu (d. 1793)
  • Apr 8 William Williams, US merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • May 11 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
  • May 29 Orazio Mei, Italian composer, born in Pisa (d. 1788)

Person of interestMartha Washington

Jun 2 Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), born in Kent County, Virginia (d. 1802)

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • Jul 3 Samuel Huntington, American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Windham, Connecticut (d. 1796)
  • Aug 4 Giuseppe Colla, composer
  • Sep 2 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • Sep 7 Damasus Brosmann, Moravian composer, born in Fulnek, Czech Republic (d. 1798)
  • Sep 7 Elisabetta de Gambarini, English composer, born in Holles Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1765)
  • Sep 9 Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787)
  • Oct 10 Henry Cavendish, England, physicist and chemist (discovered hydrogen), born in Nice (d. 1810)
  • Nov 1 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer

Person of interestBenjamin Banneker

Nov 9 Benjamin Banneker, African American mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland (d. 1806

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • Nov 11 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer
  • Nov 15 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]
  • Nov 26 William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
  • Nov 27 Gaetano Pugnani, composer
  • Dec 6 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), born in Kaufbeuren. Bavaria (d. 1807)
  • Dec 7 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter
  • Dec 8 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
  • Dec 12 Erasmus Darwin, influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), born in Newark-on-Trent, England (d. 1807)
  • Dec 26 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
  • Dec 28 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master