Historical Figures Born in 1725

  • Feb 4 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • Feb 5 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot, born in Barnstable, Massachusetts (d. 1783)

Louis MandrinLouis Mandrin (1725-1755)

Feb 11 French smuggler considered the French Robin Hood, born in Dauphiné, France

  • Feb 25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • Feb 26 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed and built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804) [or born September 25]
  • Mar 11 Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
  • Mar 17 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
  • Mar 20 Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
  • Mar 24 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • Mar 24 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • Mar 28 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, born in Nottingham (d. 1795)

Giacomo CasanovaGiacomo Casanova (1725-1798)

Apr 2 Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover, born in Venice, Italy

  • Apr 23 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint, born in Muro, Naples, Italy (d. 1755)
  • Apr 25 Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral, born in Caversham, Reading, England (d. 1786)
  • May 12 Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, French Prince of the Bourbon House, born at the Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1785)
  • May 14 Ludovico Manin, Venetian politician, last Doge of Venice (1789-97), born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1802)
  • May 25 Samuel Ward, American politician (31st and 33rd Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1776)

Comte de RochambeauComte de Rochambeau (1725-1807)

Jul 1 Comte de Rochambeau, French Military Leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), born in Vendôme, France

  • Aug 21 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, born in Tournus, France (d. 1805)
  • Aug 29 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, born in Raynham Hall, Norfolk (d. 1767)
  • Sep 5 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1799)
  • Sep 12 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer, born in Coutances, France (d. 1792)
  • Sep 16 Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and geographer (Volcanos), born in Soulaines-Dhuys, France (d. 1815)
  • Sep 24 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery, born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1803)
  • Sep 29 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British Empire in India), born in Styche, England (d. 1773)
  • Oct 12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, born in Paris (d. 1810)

John WilkesJohn Wilkes (1725-1797)

Oct 17 English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, born in London

  • Oct 21 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)

George MasonGeorge Mason (1725-1792)

Dec 11 American statesman (Bill of Rights), born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia

  • Dec 18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)