On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1699

  • Jan 2 Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
  • Jan 9 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • Feb 17 Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
  • Mar 23 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, born near Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 1777)
  • Apr 17 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (The Grave), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1746)
  • May 13 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (1756-1777), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1782)
  • May 14 Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • May 31 Alexander Cruden "Alexander the Corrector", Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1770)
  • Aug 13 John Dyer, British poet, born in Aberglasney, Wales (Baptism date)
  • Nov 2 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1779)
  • Nov 30 Christian VI, King of Denmark and Norway, born in Copenhagen Castle, Denmark (d. 1746)
  • Dec 8 Maria Josepha of Austria, Queen consort of Poland (1734-57), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1757)
  • Dec 19 William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)