On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1733

  • Jan 22 Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer

Person of interestBenjamin Lincoln

Jan 24 Benjamin Lincoln, American military officer (Battles of Saratoga, Charleston and Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War), born in Hingham, Massachusetts (d. 1810)

Military Leader Benjamin Lincoln
Military Leader
Benjamin Lincoln
  • Mar 15 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • Mar 23 Josiah Spode, English potter and founder of Spode pottery works, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1797)

Person of interestJoseph Priestley

Mar 24 Joseph Priestley, English chemist, theologian and author who discovered oxygen and carbonated water, born in Birstall, England (1804)

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley
  • Apr 27 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, especially among the tobacco plants, born in Sulz am Neckar, Germany (d. 1806)
  • May 4 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor, born in Dax, France (d. 1799)
  • May 11 Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)
  • Jun 20 Betty Washington, younger sister of George Washington, born in Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia (d. 1797)
  • Jul 22 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • Jul 27 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer, born in Cockfield, County Durham, England (d. 1779)
  • Sep 18 George Read, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Cecil County, Maryland (d. 1798)
  • Oct 14 François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal, born in Hainaut, Austrian Netherlands (d. 1798)