On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1716

  • Jan 12 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
  • Jan 15 Philip Livingston, American businessman & politician (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Albany, New York (d. 1778)
  • Jan 20 Carlos III, King of Spain (1759-88) and King of Naples and Sicily (1734-59), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1788)
  • Jan 20 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • Jan 26 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
  • Mar 6 Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
  • May 29 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist, born in Montbard, Côte-d'Or, France (d. 1800)
  • Jun 18 Joseph-Marie Vien, French court painter, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1809)
  • Jun 23 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (d. 1789)
  • Oct 3 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist, born in Mondovì, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1781)
  • Oct 6 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman, born in Dover, England (d. 1771)
  • Dec 1 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • Dec 16 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • Dec 24 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
  • Dec 25 Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
  • Dec 26 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)