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Date Event
Jan 4
Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist 
Jan 11
Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent 
Jan 13
Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808) 
Jan 27
Samuel Foote, England, actor/dramatist (Mirror) 
Jan 30
Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778) 
Feb 8
Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750) 
Feb 26
Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803) 
Mar 9
Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790) 
Mar 13
Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793) 
Mar 22
Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799) 
Apr 3
Elia van Vilnius, [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman], Latvian rabbi 
Apr 23
Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797) 
May 11
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797) 
May 15
Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (d. 1792) 
May 21
Antonio Corbisiero, composer 
Jul 18
Gilbert White, English "father of British naturalists" 
Jul 20
Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer 
Jul 24
Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik 
Aug 8
Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796) 
Aug 10
Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee, composer 
Aug 11
Martin Gerbert, composer 
Aug 12
Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian 
Aug 12
Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778) 
Aug 17
Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) 
Aug 18
Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760) 
Aug 20
Bernard de Bury, composer 
Aug 30
Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796) 
Sep 12
Frederick Philipse III, NYC, land owner (Bronx, Westchester & Putnam) 
Sep 22
Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer 
Oct 3
Johann P Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem) 
Oct 4
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher 
Oct 8
Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766) 
Oct 17
Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer 
Oct 19
John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (d. 1772) 
Nov 1
Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791) 
Nov 16
Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer 
Dec 4
Jean-Jacques Robson, composer 
Dec 13
Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804) 
Dec 13
Carlo Gozzi, The Love for Three Oranges 
Dec 14
Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794) 
Dec 15
J F Beck, writer 
Dec 20
Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender] 
Dec 31
[Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne 
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