On This Day

Birthdays in History 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)

Person of interestDavid Hume

Apr 26 David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), born in Edinburgh, Scotland [NS 7 May] (d. 1776)

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • May 18 Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
  • 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. 1783)
  • Jul 22 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • Aug 5 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
  • 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, 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)