Historical Figures Born in 1711

  • Jan 1 Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
  • Feb 2 Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
  • Feb 27 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
  • Apr 22 Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College, born in Windham, Connecticut (d. 1779)

David HumeDavid Hume (1711-1776)

Apr 26 Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), born in Edinburgh, Scotland [NS 7 May]

  • May 18 Roger Boscovich [Ruđer Bošković], Croatian-Italian astronomer. physicist, poet, and priest, born in Ragusa (Dubrovnik), Republic of Ragusa (now Croatia) (d. 1787)
  • Jul 10 Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, second daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover (d. 1786)
  • Jul 22 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • Aug 5 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist, philosopher and astronomer, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1758)
  • Aug 19 Edward Boscawen, British admiral in the Royal Navy, born in Tregothnan, Cornwall (d. 1761)
  • Sep 1 Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau
  • Sep 6 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, born in Einbeck, Germany (d. 1787)
  • Sep 9 Thomas Hutchinson, Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay British America (d. 1780)
  • Sep 25 Qianlong Emperor of China, 6th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1735-96), born in Beijing, China (d. 1799)
  • Sep 26 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, born in London (d. 1779)
  • Oct 15 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), born in Château de Lunéville, Lorraine (d. 1741)
  • Oct 17 Jupiter Hammon, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
  • Oct 20 Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d. 1795)
  • Oct 31 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • Nov 19 Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scholar and poet, born in Mishaninskaya, Archangelgorod Governorate, Tsardom of Russia (d. 1765)
  • Dec 4 Barbara of Portugal [Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa], Queen of Spain, born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1758)