On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1697

  • Jan 16 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright (d. 1743) date not proven
  • Feb 24 Bernard S Albinus [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
  • Mar 30 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
  • Apr 1 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • Apr 23 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, born in Staffordshire, England (d. 1762)
  • Jun 4 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • Jul 11 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • Aug 6 Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1742-45), born in Brussels
  • Sep 6 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, born in Amsterdam (d. 1757)
  • Oct 18 Giovanni Canaletto, Italian painter (Regatta on the Grand Canal) and printmaker, born in Venice (d. 1768)
  • Nov 10 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), born in London (d. 1764)
  • Nov 25 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), born in Moers, Germany (d. 1769)