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1744Abigail Adams, Weymouth Massachusetts, 2nd first lady (1797-1801)

1744Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)

1744 Birthdays
Date Event
Feb 5
John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist 
Feb 6
Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795) 
Feb 9
Amos Bull, composer 
Feb 21
Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker 
Mar 13
David Allan, Scottish painter 
Apr 18
Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot 
Apr 22
James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808) 
May 3
Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer 
May 4
Marianne von Martinez, composer 
May 18
Joseph Beer, Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap) 
May 19
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818) 
May 31
Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath 
Jun 4
Patrick Ferguson, Scots army officer and rifle designer (d. 1780) 
Jun 18
Augustin Holler, composer 
Jul 17
Elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering 
Jul 19
Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806) 
Jul 20
Henri Hamal, composer 
Aug 1
Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution) 
Aug 10
Alexandrine-Jeanne d'Étiolles (nicknamed "Fanfan"), daughter of the courtesan Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754) 
Aug 11
Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer 
Aug 12
Rowland Hill, preacher 
Aug 25
Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet 
Sep 15
Georg Ritschel, composer 
Sep 20
Giacomo Quarenghi, Ital/Russian master builder (Hermitage Theater) 
Sep 20
Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825) 
Sep 25
Frederick Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97) 
Oct 4
Domenico Corri, composer 
Oct 6
James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813) 
Oct 7
Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (d. 1819) 
Oct 27
Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819) 
Nov 11
Abigail Smith Adams, 2nd 1st lady (1797-1801) 
Nov 26
Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer 
Dec 8
Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer 
Dec 19
Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland 
Dec 22
Abigail Adams, Weymouth Massachusetts, 2nd first lady (1797-1801) 
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