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1706Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)

1706 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 7
Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751) 
Jan 17
Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790) 
Jan 28
John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) 
Feb 12
Josef Christian, German sculptor 
Mar 4
Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759) 
Mar 6
George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792) 
Apr 24
Giovanni Battista Martini, composer 
May 17
Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780) 
May 20
Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777) 
Jun 10
John Dollond, owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens 
Jul 21
Pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups) 
Sep 20
Franz Habermann, composer 
Sep 21
Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer 
Sep 21
Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735) 
Oct 6
Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749- ) 
Oct 18
Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa) 
Oct 18
Baldassare Galuppi, L'Olimpiade 
Nov 7
Carlo Cecere, Italian composer 
Nov 8
Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772) 
Dec 17
Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire) 
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