Famous People Born In 1676

Discover the most famous people born in 1676. The list includes people like Robert Walpole, Alexander Selkirk, Frederick I of Prussia, Ferenc Rákóczi, II, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include royal family members, military leaders, soldiers and emperors & kings born in 1676. This list includes people from England, France, Scotland & Germany and many more countries.
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Robert Walpole
(Prime Minister of Great Britain (1721-42))
Robert Walpole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk, England
Died: March 18, 1745
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Frederick I of Prussia
(Former King of Prussia (1701 - 1713))
Frederick I of Prussia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: February 25, 1713

Frederick I of Prussia reigned as the King of Prussia from 1701 until his death in 1713. He crowned himself in 1701 in Königsberg and proclaimed himself King in Prussia. A patron of learning and arts, Frederick I is credited with founding the Academy of Arts in 1696 as well as the Academy of Sciences in 1700.

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Alexander Spotswood
(Lieutenant-Colonel)
Alexander Spotswood
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: English Tangier, Morocco
Died: June 7, 1740
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Alexander Selkirk
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lower Largo, United Kingdom
Died: December 13, 1721

Alexander Selkirk was a Scottish privateer and Royal Navy officer. He spent four years and four months as a castaway from 1704 to 1709, after being marooned on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific Ocean by his captain. He survived the ordeal, and his story was widely publicized following his return to England.

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Frederick I of Sweden
(King of Sweden)
Frederick I of Sweden
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Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: April 5, 1751

Frederick I of Sweden reigned as the King of Sweden from 24 March 1720 until his death on 5 April 1751. His reign is seen largely as unsuccessful as Frederick lost interest in state affairs after the first few years as the king and chose instead to focus on hunting and love affairs. Frederick I was succeeded by William VIII.

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Anthony Collins
(Philosopher)
Anthony Collins
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heston
Died: December 13, 1729
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Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
(Mmusician)
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28, 1749
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Ferenc Rákóczi, II
(Prince of Transylvania (1704 - 1711))
Ferenc Rákóczi, II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Borsi, Hungary
Died: April 8, 1735

Hungarian nobleman Ferenc Rákóczi, II was born into a Magyar noble family and was the richest landlord in Hungary and the prince of Transylvania. He played a major role in the near-successful Rákóczi's War of Independence against the Habsburg empire and is now considered one of Hungary’s national heroes.

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Jeong Seon
(Painter)
Jeong Seon
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Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheongun-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Died: April 20, 1759
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Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans
(Duchess)
Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans
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Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France
Died: December 23, 1744
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Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
(Prince)
Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
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Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Died: April 7, 1747
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Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska
(Princess)
Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska
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Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wilanów, Poland
Died: March 10, 1730
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Andrew Hamilton
(Lawyer)
Andrew Hamilton
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: August 4, 1741
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Sybilla Righton Masters
(Inventor)
Sybilla Righton Masters
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bermuda
Died: August 23, 1720
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Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
(Spanish Essayist Known for Encouraging Scientific and Empirical Thought in an Effort to Debunk Myths and Superstitions)
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casdemiro, Spain
Died: September 26, 1764

Eighteenth-century Spanish essayist Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro was a monk of the Benedictine order and also taught theology and philosophy at the University of Oviedo. He later wrote on a variety of subjects such as medicine, philology, and law, in Teatro crítico universal and Cartas eruditas y curiosas.

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Zabdiel Boylston
(Physician)
Zabdiel Boylston
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Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 1, 1766
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Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis
(French-Canadian Explorer and Soldier)
Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beauport, Canada
Died: June 11, 1744
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Stanisław Poniatowski
(Diplomat)
Stanisław Poniatowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chojnik, Poland
Died: August 29, 1762
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Boris Kurakin
(Ambassador)
Boris Kurakin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 17, 1727
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Jean Balon
(French Dancer)
Jean Balon
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Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1710 AD

French dancer and choreographer Jean Balon is largely believed to have inspired the use of the word “ballon,” which is used to describe a ballet dancer’s smooth moves in a performance. He was part of the Paris Academie and also performed in Les Horaces, partnering with Françoise Prévost.

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Joseph Anton Stranitzky
(Actor)
Joseph Anton Stranitzky
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knittelfeld, Austria
Died: May 19, 1726
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Pietro Giannone
(Philosopher)
Pietro Giannone
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Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ischitella, Italy
Died: March 17, 1748