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Birthdays in History in 1727

Person of interestJames Wolfe

Jan 2 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Feb 16 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
  • Mar 28 Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bayern (1745-77), born in Munich (d. 1777)
  • Apr 3 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter and engraver, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1801)
  • Apr 7 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • May 10 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • May 14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

Person of interestHoratio Gates

Jul 26 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), born in Maldon, England (d. 1806)

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • Aug 14 Henriette-Anne of France, twin daughter of king Louis XV, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1752)
  • Aug 14 Louise Élisabeth of France, twin daughter of king Louis XV, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1759)
  • Nov 1 Ivan Shuvalov, 1st Russian Minister of Education and founder of the Moscow University, born in Moscow (d. 1797)
  • Nov 18 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist, born in Châtillon-les-Dombes, France(d. 1773)
  • Nov 26 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
  • Dec 22 William Ellery, US attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence (Rhode Island), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1820)