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Notable Birthdays - 1723

1723John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)

1723Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy Scotland, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)

1723 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer 
Jan 11
Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774) 
Jan 12
Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797) 
Jan 27
Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet 
Feb 5
John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence) 
Feb 17
Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination 
Feb 21
Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808) 
Feb 23
Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791) 
Feb 24
John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792) 
Mar 5
Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773) 
Mar 22
Charles Carroll, American statesman (d. 1783) 
Mar 23
Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771) 
Mar 25
Kaat Mussel, [Catharina Mulder], Dutch demonstrater 
Mar 31
Frederik V, King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66) 
Apr 14
John Wainwright, composer 
Apr 20
Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781) 
Apr 25
Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer 
Apr 30
Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806) 
Jun 3
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born naturalist (d. 1788) 
Jun 5
Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy Scotland, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized) 
Jun 11
J G Palitzsch, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, Prolitz 
Jun 18
Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer 
Jun 20
Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian 
Jun 20
Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian (d. 1808) 
Jun 30
Christian Ernst Graf, composer 
Jul 1
Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary 
Jul 10
William Blackstone, London England, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries) 
Jul 11
Jean-Fran├žois Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799) 
Jul 16
Joshua Reynolds, England, portrait painter (Simplicity) 
Jul 29
Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer 
Aug 2
Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect 
Sep 11
Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer (d. 1790) 
Oct 4
Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (d. 1798) 
Oct 16
Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer 
Nov 8
John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786) 
Nov 30
William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790) 
Dec 19
Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother 
Dec 22
Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer 
Dec 26
Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807) 
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