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Birthdays in History in 1709

  • Feb 24 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • Mar 10 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • Jul 11 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Stora Mellösa, Närke (d. 1785)
  • Jul 20 James Harris, English philosopher, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 1780)

Person of interestSamuel Johnson

Sep 18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
  • Oct 25 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch merchant and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1773)
  • Nov 2 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover (d. 1759)
  • Dec 11 Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Queen consort of Spain, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1742)
  • Dec 27 Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)

Person of interestElizabeth of Russia

Dec 29 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Empress of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great, born in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia (d. 1762)

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia