On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1739

  • Jan 4 Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
  • Jan 19 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • Jan 25 Charles François Dumouriez, French general, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1823)
  • Feb 15 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
  • Mar 5 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • Mar 16 George Clymer, American merchant (signed US Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • Mar 19 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)

Person of interestGeorge Clinton

Jul 26 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1812)

US Vice President George Clinton
US Vice President
George Clinton
  • Sep 17 John Rutledge, American 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, born in Charleston, South Carolina, British America (d. 1800)
  • Oct 30 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)