On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1734

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
  • Jan 31 Robert Morris, merchant (signed US Declaration of Independence)
  • Mar 1 Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
  • Mar 19 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence) [or Apr 19]
  • Apr 17 Taksin, King of Siam (1767-82), born in Ayutthaya, Thailand (d. 1782)
  • May 23 Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician and hypnotist (Mesmerism), born in Iznang, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • Oct 14 Francis Lightfoot Lee, American advocate for independence (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony (d. 1797)
  • Oct 17 Grigori G. Orlov, Russian guard officer and favorite of Catherine II

Person of interestDaniel Boone

Nov 2 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • Dec 17 William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, born in Brookhaven, Province of New York (d. 1821)
  • Dec 17 Maria I of Portugal, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1816)