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Notable Birthdays - 1688

1688Alexander Pope, London, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d.1744)

1688Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange

1688 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 18
Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765) 
Jan 23
Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741) 
Jan 25
Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713) 
Jan 28
Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter 
Jan 29
Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom) 
Feb 4
Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne) 
Feb 4
Marivaux, The Triumph of Love 
Feb 7
Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange 
Mar 25
Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, composer 
Apr 4
Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) 
Apr 15
Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer 
May 21
Alexander Pope, London, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d.1744) 
May 22
Alexander Pope, Acis and Galatea 
May 25
Christian August Jacobi, composer 
Jun 10
James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766) 
Jul 1
Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer 
Jul 19
Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766) 
Aug 14
Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) 
Aug 15
Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) 
Sep 5
Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice) 
Sep 12
Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731) 
Sep 13
Luca Antonio Praedieri, composer 
Sep 17
Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714) 
Sep 26
Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist 
Oct 17
Domenico Zipoli, composer 
Oct 19
William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752) 
Oct 22
Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747) 
Nov 11
Lorenzo Somis, composer 
Nov 15
Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757) 
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