Famous People Born In 1707

Discover the most famous people born in 1707. The list includes people like Carl Linnaeus, Leonhard Euler, Henry Fielding, Charles Wesley, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include mathematicians, emperors & kings, novelists and botanists born in 1707. This list includes people from England, Spain and many more countries.
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Carl Linnaeus
(Botanist)
Carl Linnaeus
65
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Linnés Råshults Stiftelse, Älmhult Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 10, 1778

Swedish botanist and lecturer Carl Linnaeus, who established the concept of binomial nomenclature, or the system of naming organisms, is also known as the father of modern taxonomy. His system of classification is known as Linnaean taxonomy. He was the first to include humans and apes under the header Anthropomorpha.

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Leonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Leonhard Euler
31
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basel
Died: September 18, 1783

Leonhard Euler was a Swiss physicist, mathematician, logician, geographer, astronomer, and engineer. He is credited with making influential and important mathematical discoveries, such as graph theory and infinitesimal calculus. Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most prolific mathematicians of all time, Leonhard Euler also made pioneering contributions to analytic number theory and topology.

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Charles Wesley
1
Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 29, 1788

One of the leaders of the Methodist revival movement, Charles Wesley is better known as the author numerous hymns and carols. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling and Christ the Lord Is Risen Today being some of his more popular works.  Averaging ten poetic lines per day for fifty years, he published more than 4,500 hymns, leaving some 3,000 in manuscript.

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Carlo Goldoni
(Italian Librettist and Playwright Credited with Producing Some of Italy's Best-Loved and Most Famous Plays)
Carlo Goldoni
1
Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: February 6, 1793

Carlo Goldoni was an Italian librettist and playwright from the Republic of Venice. He is credited with producing some of Italy's best-loved and most famous plays. His plays are often admired for their ingenious mix of honesty and wit. One of his most famous works, Servant of Two Masters, has been translated into many languages.

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Stephen Hopkins
(Justice)
Stephen Hopkins
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: July 13, 1785
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Claude Louis, Comte de Saint-Germai
(General)
Claude Louis, Comte de Saint-Germai
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vertamboz, France
Died: January 15, 1778
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Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
(Novelist)
Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 12, 1777
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Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
(Rabbi)
Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: May 16, 1746
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Frederick Louis, prince of Wales
(Prince)
Frederick Louis, prince of Wales
13
Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: March 31, 1751
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Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
(Religious leader)
Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
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Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: June 17, 1791

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon was an English religious leader. She played an important role in the Methodist movement in Wales and England and in the Christian revivalism of the 18th century. She is credited with establishing an evangelical branch in Sierra Leone and England, which is now referred to as the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion.

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Johannes Grubenmann
(Engineer)
Johannes Grubenmann
0
Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Teufen, Switzerland
Died: June 10, 1771
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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
(French Mathematician, Cosmologist Encyclopédiste and One of the First Naturalists to Recognize Ecological Succession)
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
3
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montbard, France
Died: April 16, 1788

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon was a French mathematician, encyclopédiste, cosmologist, and naturalist. He is best known for authoring and publishing Histoire Naturelle, an encyclopaedic collection of 36 volumes, which he worked on for 50 years. His work had a strong influence on two subsequent generations of naturalists, including popular French scientists like Georges Cuvier and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

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Henry Fielding
23
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sharpham
Died: October 8, 1754
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Louis of Spain
(King)
Louis of Spain
5
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buen Retiro Palace, Spain
Died: August 31, 1724
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John Baskerville
(Businessman)
John Baskerville
1
Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wolverley, England
Died: January 8, 1775
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Johann August Ernesti
(Theologian, Writer, Classical philologist)
Johann August Ernesti
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Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bad Tennstedt, Germany
Died: September 11, 1781
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Benjamin Robins
(Engineer and mathematician)
Benjamin Robins
1
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bath, England
Died: July 20, 1751
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Marie Sallé
(choreographer, ballet dancer, ballet master)
Marie Sallé
1
Listed In: Choreographers
Birthdate: 30th November
Died: July 27, 1756
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Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet
(Scottish Physician Who Has Been Called the “Father of Military Medicine”)
Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet
1
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Roxburghshire, Scotland
Died: January 18, 1782

The pioneer of military medicine, British physician Sir John Pringle also taught at the University of Edinburgh. He had also served as a physician to King George III of Britain and the Duke of Cumberland. Apart from coining the term influenza, he also identified various types of dysentery as a single disease.

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Johann Julius Hecker
(Educator)
Johann Julius Hecker
1
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Essen-Werden, Essen, Germany
Died: June 24, 1768
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Robert Foulis
(Publisher)
Robert Foulis
1
Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 2, 1776
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Francisco Salzillo
(Spanish Sculptor)
Francisco Salzillo
2
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain
Died: March 2, 1783

Francisco Salzillo was an 18th-century Spanish sculptor. He worked exclusively on religious themes and almost always used polychromed wood as his medium. Hundreds of the pieces he made are distributed throughout the Region of Murcia. Unfortunately, many of his works were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. His great nativity scene is considered one of his masterpieces.