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Notable Birthdays - 1731

1731Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)

1731Martha Washington, Kent County, Virginia, 1st US First Lady (1789-97)

1731 Birthdays
Date Event
Feb 25
Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer 
Mar 7
Jean-Louis Laruette, composer 
Mar 11
Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence) 
Apr 4
Francisco Morera, composer 
Apr 8
William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence) 
May 1
Gustaf Philip Creutz, Atis och Camilla 
May 11
Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer 
May 29
Orazio Mei, composer 
Jun 13
Martha Washington, Kent County, Virginia, 1st US First Lady (1789-97) 
Jul 3
Samuel Huntington, (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres 
Aug 4
Giuseppe Colla, composer 
Sep 2
Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia) 
Sep 7
Damasus Brosmann, composer 
Sep 7
Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer 
Sep 9
Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787) 
Oct 10
Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen) 
Nov 1
Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer 
Nov 9
Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC) 
Nov 11
Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer 
Nov 15
William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS] 
Nov 26
William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS] 
Nov 26
William Cowper, John Gilpin's Ride 
Nov 27
Gaetano Pugnani, composer 
Dec 6
S von Laroche, writer 
Dec 7
Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter 
Dec 8
Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer 
Dec 12
Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin) 
Dec 26
Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan) 
Dec 28
Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master 
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