On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1700

  • Jan 29 Daniel Bernoulli, mathematician (10 time French award), born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Feb 7 Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
  • Feb 23 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
  • May 7 Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (Austrian Empress Maria Theresa's personal physician), born in Leiden, Netherlaands (d. 1772)
  • May 12 Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect (Palace of Caserta), born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1773)
  • May 19 José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
  • May 26 Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German religious and social reformer, born in Dresden, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1760)
  • Jun 4 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • Aug 13 Heinrich von Brühl, German statesman, born in Gangloffsömmern, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1763)
  • Sep 9 Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, daughter of Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, born in Rudolstadt (d. 1780)
  • Sep 11 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule Britannia), born in Ednam, Scotland (d. 1748)
  • Sep 30 Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • Oct 10 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor, born in Nancy, Kingdom of France (d. 1759)
  • Oct 20 Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
  • Nov 19 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French clergyman and physicist (discovery of osmosis), born in Pimprez, Kingdom of France (d. 1770)
  • Nov 28 Nathaniel Bliss, English 4th Astronomer Royal (1762-64), born in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1764)
  • Nov 28 Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway (1730-46), born in Castle Schonberg, Bavaria (d. 1770)
  • Dec 22 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent, born in Amsterdam (d. 1785)
  • Dec 25 Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)