Historical Figures Born in 1693

  • Feb 4 George Lillo, English dramatist (The London Merchant), born in London, England (d. 1739)
  • Feb 7 Anna Ivanovna, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS], born in Moscow (d. 1740)
  • Mar 5 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • Mar 7 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), born in Venice (d. 1769)

James BradleyJames Bradley (1693-1762)

Mar 23 English astronomer, 3rd Astronomer Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, born in Shelborne, England

John HarrisonJohn Harrison (1693-1776)

Mar 24 English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer to calculate longitude while at sea, born in Foulby, Yorkshire, England

  • Apr 3 George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), born in Stratford, Essex, England (d. 1773)
  • Apr 16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), born in Clausholm Castle, Denmark (d. 1743)
  • Jun 17 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1775)

Thomas Pelham-HollesThomas Pelham-Holles (1693-1768)

Jul 21 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), born in London

  • Sep 3 Charles Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Derwentwater, British politician, born in Little Parndon, Essex (d. 1746)