Birthdays in History in 1698

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • Feb 16 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
  • Mar 6 John Alberti, Dutch theologist/philologist
  • Mar 26 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, born in Helvíkovice, Bohemia (d. 1765)
  • Jul 2 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780)
  • Aug 27 Baal Shem Tov, Jewish mystical rabbi (founder of the Hasidic Judaism), born in Okopy Świętej Trójcy, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1760)
  • Sep 28 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1759)
  • Oct 23 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
  • Nov 22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
  • Dec 24 William Warburton, English writer & Bishop of Gloucester, born in Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom (d. 1779)
  • Dec 25 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator