On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1696

  • Jan 5 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect & painter, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1757)
  • Mar 5 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • Mar 13 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, born in Paris (d. 1788)
  • Jun 11 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal, born in Inverugie Castle, Scotland (d. 1758)
  • Jun 27 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier, born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1759)
  • Jul 14 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)
  • Aug 2 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1730-54) who fought Austria & Russia, born in Edirne Palace, Edirne, Ottoman Empire (d. 1754)
  • Aug 9 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, born in Prague (d. 1772)
  • Sep 27 Alfonso Liguori, Italian bishop and theologian, born in Marianella, Campania, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1787)
  • Oct 8 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love), born in Amsterdam (d. 1750)
  • Oct 13 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • Oct 17 August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
  • Nov 2 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans, born in Herrenberg, Germany (d. 1760)
  • Dec 22 James Oglethorpe, British soldier, politician, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia, born in Godalming, Surrey, England (d. 1758)