On This Day

July 1723 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Pedro Rodríguez de Campomanes y Pérez, 1st Count of Campomanes, Spanish economist and literary, born in Tineo, Asturias, Kingdom of Spain (d. 1803)

Person of interestWilliam Blackstone

Jul 10 William Blackstone, English jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England (d. 1780)

  • Jul 11 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, born in Bort-les-Orgues, France (d. 1799)
  • Jul 16 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), born in Plympton, Devon, England (d. 1792)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Willem van de Pose, Governor of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
  • Jul 14 Claude Fleury, French priest and historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 26 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman
  • Jul 28 Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun, dies at 63