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1740Marquis de Sade, Paris, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

1740 Birthdays
Date Event
Feb 3
Guillaume Lasceux, composer 
Feb 4
Carl Michael Bellman, Kiss Me in the Rain 
Feb 7
Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP 
Feb 12
Matej Sojka, composer 
Feb 15
Ernst Eichner, composer 
Feb 16
Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) 
Feb 17
Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist 
Mar 6
Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica) 
Mar 19
Johann Georg Roser, composer 
Mar 19
Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist 
Mar 24
John Antes, composer 
Apr 2
Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500) 
Apr 4
Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer 
Apr 18
Francis Baring, banker/merchant 
May 2
Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found American Biblical Society 
May 7
Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814) 
May 9
Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville) 
May 9
Giovanni Paisiello, Barry Lyndon 
Jun 2
Marquis de Sade, Paris, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name. 
Jun 2
Marquis de Sade, Lunacy 
Jun 8
Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer 
Jun 11
Luigi Gatti, composer 
Jun 18
Karel van Poucke, Flemish sculptor 
Jun 21
Hendrik van Wijn, Dutch archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief) 
Jul 27
Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803) 
Aug 10
Samuel Arnold, composer 
Aug 14
Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) 
Aug 15
Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815) 
Aug 23
Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) 
Aug 26
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning) 
Sep 7
Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor (d. 1814) 
Sep 12
Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817) 
Sep 23
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813) 
Oct 8
Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer 
Oct 14
Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) 
Oct 20
Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women) 
Oct 26
Ernest Louis Muller, composer 
Oct 29
James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer 
Oct 31
William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) 
Nov 4
Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn "Rock of Ages" (d. 1778) 
Nov 4
Augustus Montague Toplady, The Silence of the Lambs 
Nov 14
Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven's father and first teacher (d. 1792) 
Nov 24
John Bacon, English sculptor 
Dec 13
Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer 
Dec 30
Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Wales (d. 1759) 
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