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1685Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer (Mattheus-Passion)

1685George Frideric Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music)

1685 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 7
Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company 
Jan 7
Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761) 
Jan 18
Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized 
Feb 8
Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770) 
Feb 10
Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara) 
Feb 10
Aaron Hill, Rinaldo 
Feb 23
George Frideric Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music) 
Feb 23
George Frideric Handel, The Social Network 
Mar 12
George Berkeley, Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne 
Mar 17
Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter 
Mar 18
Ralph Ersine, Scottish minister (d. 1752) 
Mar 21
Johann Sebastian Bach, The Godfather 
Mar 31
Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer (Mattheus-Passion) 
Jun 3
Cornelis Hop, Amsterdam regent/diplomat 
Jun 30
Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter (Liebfrauenkirche) 
Jun 30
John Gay, British writer (d. 1732) 
Jun 30
John Gay, Emma 
Jul 3
Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768) 
Aug 1
Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer 
Aug 18
Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem 
Sep 15
Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer 
Sep 16
John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera) 
Sep 30
Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer 
Oct 1
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40) (d. 1740) 
Oct 26
Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist 
Nov 17
Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749) 
Dec 6
Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France (d. 1712) 
Dec 12
Lodovico Giustini, composer 
Dec 17
Thomas Tickell, English writer (d. 1740) 
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