On This Day

What Happened in July 1723

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Pedro Rodríguez de Campomanes y Pérez, 1st Count of Campomanes, Spanish economist and literary, born in Tineo, Asturias, Kingdom of Spain (d. 1803)

Person of interestWilliam Blackstone

Jul 10 William Blackstone, English jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England (d. 1780)

  • Jul 11 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, born in Bort-les-Orgues, France (d. 1799)
  • Jul 16 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), born in Plympton, Devon, England (d. 1792)
  • Jul 29 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Willem van de Pose, gov of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
  • Jul 14 Claude Fleury, French priest and historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 26 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman
  • Jul 28 Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun, dies at 63