Famous People Born In 1697

Discover the most famous people born in 1697. The list includes people like William Hogarth, Canaletto, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, John Peter Zenger, Johann Joachim Quantz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philologists, poets, military leaders and journalists born in 1697. This list includes people from Germany, England, France & Italy and many more countries.
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Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)
Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: January 20, 1745
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Canaletto
(Italian Topographical Painter, Landscape Artist and Printmaker Known for Using the Etching Technique)
Canaletto
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: April 19, 1768

Canaletto was an Italian painter who achieved popularity in England as his works were largely appreciated by King George III. Regarded as one of the most prominent representatives of the 18th-century Venetian school, Canaletto was also renowned for his skills as a printmaker.

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John Peter Zenger
(German Printer and Journalist)
John Peter Zenger
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Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Impflingen, Germany
Died: July 28, 1746

German-born John Peter Zenger moved to New York at 13 and joined the printing business immediately. He later gained fame with the New York Weekly Journal, which often attacked governor William Cosby, resulting in Zenger’s arrest. His acquittal in the libel suit is regarded as a landmark case in press freedom.

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Jean-Marie Leclair
(Violinist)
Jean-Marie Leclair
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: October 22, 1764
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William Hogarth
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Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26, 1764
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Joseph-François Dupleix
(French colonial official)
Joseph-François Dupleix
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Landrecies, France
Died: November 10, 1763
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Johann Joachim Quantz
(Former composer, flutist and flute maker of the late Baroque period)
Johann Joachim Quantz
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scheden, Germany
Died: July 12, 1773
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Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye
(Historian)
Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye
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Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auxerre, France
Died: March 1, 1781
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Stringer Lawrence
(Soldier)
Stringer Lawrence
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Died: January 10, 1775
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Alexander Monro Primus
(Scottish Surgeon and Anatomist)
Alexander Monro Primus
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 10, 1767

The son of surgeon John Munro, Alexander Monro followed in his father’s footsteps and became a leading surgeon and anatomist of his day. He, his son, and then his grandson held the Edinburgh University Chair of Anatomy for a collective 126 years. He was also named a Fellow of The Royal Society.

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Bernhard Siegfried Albinus
(Anatomist)
Bernhard Siegfried Albinus
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Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Died: September 9, 1770

Born to a professor of medicine, anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus followed in his father’s footsteps and eventually became the Chair of Medicine at the University of Leiden. He is remembered for his ground-breaking discovery of the vascular connection between the mother and the fetus. He also refined anatomical illustrations.

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Louise Hippolyte
(Politician)
Louise Hippolyte
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Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: December 29, 1731
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Richard Savage
(Poet)
Richard Savage
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: August 1, 1743
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Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand
(Hostess)
Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: France
Died: September 23, 1780
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Faustina Bordoni
(Italian Mezzo-Soprano Who Ruled the 18th Century Opera Scene)
Faustina Bordoni
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 4, 1781

Italian operatic mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni was a prima donna of the 18th century. Known both for her vocal range and her beauty, she was a noblewoman who made her musical debut with Ariodante. She was a prominent rival of fellow opera singer Francesca Cuzzoni, and both were satirized in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera.

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Abbé Prévost
(Author)
Abbé Prévost
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Artois
Died: November 25, 1763
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Friederike Caroline Neuber
(Actress)
Friederike Caroline Neuber
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Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reichenbach im Vogtland, Germany
Died: November 30, 1760
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Gaetano Casanova
(Former Actor, Ballet dancer)
Gaetano Casanova
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: December 18, 1733
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Jacob Emden
(Rabbi)
Jacob Emden
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Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Died: April 19, 1776

An outstanding scholar and a prolific writer, Jacob Israel Emden was a leading German Rabbi, mostly remembered for his fierce opposition to the Shabbatean movement and his bitter dispute with Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschütz. Also interested in secular works, he had 31 works to his credit, five of which were published posthumously.

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Nicholas Amhurst
(Poet)
Nicholas Amhurst
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marden, England
Died: April 27, 1742
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George Anson, Baron Anson
(First Lord of the Admiralty (1751 - 1756, 1757 - 1762))
George Anson, Baron Anson
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Died: June 6, 1762

British admiral George Anson, or Baron Anson, is remembered for his exploits as an able naval administrator, especially during the War of Jenkins' Ear and the Seven Years’ War. His warship the Centurion was the first British warship to have entered Chinese territory. He also reformed the navy to a great extent.

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Nicola Salvi
(Architect)
Nicola Salvi
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Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 8, 1751
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Kamo no Mabuchi
(Poet)
Kamo no Mabuchi
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Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: November 27, 1769
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Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
(French Cartographer Who Developed the Art of Map-Making)
Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
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Listed In: Geographers
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 28, 1782

French cartographer and geographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville is remembered for developing the art of map-making. His first significant work was a map of China. He later drew maps of various regions, such as India, Italy, and Africa. He was also named the first geographer to the French king.