Birthdays in History in 1683

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Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
  • Feb 28 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
  • Mar 1 Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, wife of King George II of Great Britain, born in Ansbach, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1737)
  • Mar 1 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1697-1706), born at Urgelling Monastry (d. 1706)
  • Mar 13 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1744)
  • Apr 3 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands) (d. 1749)
  • Jun 23 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)
  • Jul 3 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint), born in Upham, Winchester, England (d. 1765)
  • Jul 25 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1756)
  • Sep 7 Maria Anna of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1754)
  • Oct 25 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, born in London (d. 1757)

Person of interestGeorge II

Nov 10 George II [Georg August], King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Germany (d. 1760)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • Nov 30 Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
  • Dec 19 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), born in Versailles, France (d. 1746)
  • Dec 27 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)