Famous People Born In 1688

Discover the most famous people born in 1688. The list includes people like Alexander Pope, Nader Shah, James Francis Edward Stuart, Swedenborg, Frederick William I of Prussia and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, emperors & kings, poets and editors born in 1688. This list includes people from England, Italy and many more countries.
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Nader Shah
(Shah of Iran from 1736 to 1747)
Nader Shah
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dargaz, Iran
Died: June 19, 1747

Nader Shah reigned over Iran as the Shah of Iran from 1736 until his death in 1747. He is widely regarded as one of the most powerful rulers in the history of Iran. He has also been described as the Napoleon of Persia, thanks to his military genius, which was evident in his several campaigns.

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Alexander Pope
(One of the Most Prominent English Poets of the Early 18th Century)
Alexander Pope
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 30, 1744

Alexander Pope was a satirist and poet whose works produced during the Augustan period made him one of the greatest artistic exponents of that period. Widely regarded as one of the most important English poets of the 18th century, Alexander Pope is best remembered for writing discursive poetry and heroic couplets.

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Frederick William I of Prussia
(Former King of Prussia (1713 - 1740))
Frederick William I of Prussia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 31, 1740

The Soldier King Frederick William I of Prussia is remembered for transforming his nation into a prosperous state. He was known for his simple lifestyle, as opposed to his father’s kingly excesses. His experience at the War of the Spanish Succession led him to strengthen Prussia militarily, too.

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Swedenborg
(Swedish Christian Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian Best Known for His Book ‘Heaven and Hell’)
Swedenborg
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Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 29, 1772

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian philosopher, mystic, theologian, and scientist. Swedenborg started hogging the limelight after writing a book on the afterlife titled Heaven and Hell, which released in 1758. A prolific scientist and inventor, Swedenborg experienced spiritual awakening after which he started working on reforming Christianity. He even claimed that he could converse with angels and demons.

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James Francis Edward Stuart
(Son of the Deposed Roman Catholic Monarch James II of England)
James Francis Edward Stuart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 1, 1766

James Francis Edward Stuart, or The Old Pretender, was the son of King James II. Following his father’s death, he reigned as James III of England and Ireland and as James VIII of Scotland. He failed to claim the British throne during the 1715 Jacobite revolt.

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Pierre de Marivaux
(Novelist)
Pierre de Marivaux
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 12, 1763
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Juraj Jánošík
(Soldier)
Juraj Jánošík
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terchová, Slovakia
Died: March 17, 1713
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Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden
(Queen)
Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Sweden
Died: November 24, 1741
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Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet
(Politician)
Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Orchard Wyndham, England
Died: June 17, 1740
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Esther Vanhomrigh
(Longtime lover and correspondent of Jonathan Swift)
Esther Vanhomrigh
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Irish
Died: June 2, 1723
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William Cheselden
(Surgeon)
William Cheselden
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Somerby, England
Died: April 10, 1752
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Giuseppe Castiglione
(Missionary)
Giuseppe Castiglione
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: July 17, 1766
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Antonio Corradini
(Sculptor)
Antonio Corradini
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: August 12, 1752

Antonio Corradini was an Italian Rococo sculptor from Venice best known for his sculpture Veiled Truth (also called Modesty or Chastity). After spending much of his career as a migrant artist traveling to different parts of Europe, he was made court sculptor for Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna. He resumed traveling after the emperor’s death. 

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Joseph-Nicolas Delisle
(French Astronomer Known for Inventing the Delisle Scale)
Joseph-Nicolas Delisle
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 11, 1768

French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle is best known for inventing the temperature scale known as the Delisle scale. He also studied the rings of Saturn and spent 22 years in Russia, training budding astronomers there. He also suggested a collaborative effort of scientists to study the 1761 transit of Venus.

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John Smibert
(Artist)
John Smibert
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 2, 1751
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Laurence Eusden
(Poet)
Laurence Eusden
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: September 27, 1730
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John Astbury
(Potter)
John Astbury
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: 1743 AD
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Jonathan Dickinson
(Minister)
Jonathan Dickinson
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Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hatfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1747
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Egidio Forcellini
(Philologist)
Egidio Forcellini
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Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fener, Italy
Died: April 5, 1768
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Lewis Theobald
(Scholar)
Lewis Theobald
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Listed In: Editors
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: England
Died: September 18, 1744
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Paul de Lamerie
(Silversmith)
Paul de Lamerie
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Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Died: August 1, 1751