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1721Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1721 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 12
Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792) 
Jan 21
James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794) 
Feb 3
Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773) 
Feb 13
John Reid, composer 
Feb 24
John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician 
Mar 19
Tobias Smollett, Scottish writer, baptized 
Apr 1
Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees) 
Apr 11
David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (d. 1808) 
Apr 13
John Hanson, Maryland, 1st US Pres under Articles of Confederation 
Apr 14
William August duke of Cumberland, English army leader 
Apr 19
Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution) 
Apr 24
Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German composer, baptised 
Jul 9
Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781) 
Jul 14
John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807) 
Jul 22
Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer 
Aug 4
Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803) 
Aug 13
Francis Ireland, composer 
Aug 21
Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet 
Aug 31
George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) 
Sep 14
Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (d. 1807) 
Oct 19
Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist (d. 1800) 
Oct 25
Pierre Talon, composer 
Nov 9
Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770) 
Nov 22
Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-born Canadian statesman (d. 1824) 
Nov 25
Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies) 
Dec 6
James Elphinston, British philologist (d. 1809) 
Dec 6
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (d. 1794) 
Dec 25
William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet 
Dec 27
Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher 
Dec 29
Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th 
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