On This Day

Famous People Born in 1734

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
  • Jan 13 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • Jan 17 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les PĂȘcheurs, Mirza)
  • Jan 31 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
  • Jan 31 Robert Morris, merchant (signed US Declaration of Independence)
  • Feb 20 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
  • Mar 1 Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
  • Mar 18 Joseph Schmitt, composer
  • Mar 19 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence) [or Apr 19]
  • Apr 17 Taksin, King of Siam (1767-82), born in Ayutthaya, Thailand (d. 1782)
  • May 23 Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician and hypnotist (Mesmerism), born in Iznang, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Jun 15 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer
  • Jun 28 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, born in Abbeville, Hauts-de-France, France (d. 1794)
  • Jul 27 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, born in Schrott, Upper Styria (d. 1810)
  • Sep 5 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1794)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • Oct 14 Francis Lightfoot Lee, American advocate for independence (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony (d. 1797)
  • Oct 17 Grigori G. Orlov, Russian guard officer and favorite of Catherine II

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Nov 2 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
  • Nov 25 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, German composer, born in Niedergebra, Nordhausen, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Dec 16 Georg Peter Weimar, composer
  • Dec 17 William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, born in Brookhaven, Province of New York (d. 1821)
  • Dec 17 Maria I of Portugal, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1816)
  • Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer