Famous People Born In 1713

Discover the most famous people born in 1713. The list includes people like Junípero Serra, Denis Diderot, Francis Lewis, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Laurence Sterne and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, non-fiction writers, novelists and playwrights born in 1713. This list includes people from France, England and many more countries.
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Junípero Serra
(Spanish Roman Catholic Priest and Missionary of the Franciscan Order)
Junípero Serra
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Petra, Spain
Died: August 28, 1784

Junípero Serra was a Roman Catholic priest who is credited with founding the Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda. He is also credited with founding nine of the 21 Spanish missions in California. On 25 September 1988, Junípero Serra was beatified in the Vatican City by Pope John Paul II. On 23 September 2015, he was canonized by Pope Francis.

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Denis Diderot
(French Philosopher, Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the ‘Encyclopédie’)
Denis Diderot
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Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Langres, France
Died: July 31, 1784

Denis Diderot revolutionized the Age of Enlightenment as the co-founder of Encyclopédie, which was banned for questioning religion. He had flirted with the idea of joining the theater and becoming a priest, and even studied law, but later devoted himself to languages, literature, and philosophy.

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Laurence Sterne
(Novelist)
Laurence Sterne
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clonmel, Ireland
Died: March 18, 1768
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Ferdinand VI of Spain
(King)
Ferdinand VI of Spain
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Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: August 10, 1759
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Francis Lewis
(Member of the United States House of Representatives)
Francis Lewis
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Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Llandaff
Died: December 31, 1802
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John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute
(Prime Minister)
John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Parliament Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 10, 1792
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John Newbery
(Publisher)
John Newbery
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berkshire, England
Died: December 22, 1767
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Alexis Clairaut
(Mathematician)
Alexis Clairaut
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 17, 1765

Born to a math teacher, French mathematician and physicist Alexis Clairaut had mastered calculus at 10. He is best remembered for devising the Clairaut’s equation and for validating the scientific claims of Sir Isaac Newton. He was part of an expedition to Lapland to ascertain a degree of the meridian arc.

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John Needham
(British Naturalist, Biologist, and Clergyman Who Supported the 'Theory of Spontaneous Generation')
John Needham
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 30, 1781

British naturalist and biologist John Needham was also a Roman Catholic priest who became the first Catholic clergyman to be named a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. He supported the theories of spontaneous generation and vitalism. He also served the Imperial Academy in Brussels as its director.

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Johann Ludwig Krebs
(Composer)
Johann Ludwig Krebs
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buttelstedt, Germany
Died: January 1, 1780
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Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
(French astronomer)
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rumigny, Ardennes
Died: March 21, 1762

Nicolas Louis de Lacaille was a French astronomer and geodesist. He is credited to have named 14 out of the 88 constellations. He studied rhetoric, theology, and philosophy and became an abbot. He later found employment as a professor of mathematics in the Mazarin college and was made a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 

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Antonio Genovesi
(Italian Philosopher and Economist)
Antonio Genovesi
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Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Castiglione del Genovesi, Italy
Died: September 22, 1769

Italian philosopher, political economist, and priest Antonio Genovesi initially taught metaphysics. However, his humanistic ideas and treatises were deemed heretical, which is why his Elements of Universal Christian Theology could only be published posthumously. He was one of the first to use Italian instead of Latin in his courses.

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Louis de Noailles
(Duke)
Louis de Noailles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: August 22, 1793
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Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
(Politician)
Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
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Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hildburghausen, Germany
Died: June 29, 1761
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Gasparo Gozzi
(Critic)
Gasparo Gozzi
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Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: December 26, 1786
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Edward Cornwallis
(Officer, Politician)
Edward Cornwallis
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: January 14, 1776
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Guillaume Thomas François Raynal
(Writer)
Guillaume Thomas François Raynal
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lapanouse, France
Died: March 6, 1796
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Jacques-Germain Soufflot
(Architect)
Jacques-Germain Soufflot
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Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irancy, France
Died: August 29, 1780

Jacques-Germain Soufflot was a French architect credited with introducing neoclassicism to the world. Soufflot designed several important edifices, including the Panthéon in Paris which was originally built as a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve. Such was his popularity that by 1755 Jacques-Germain Soufflot had gained architectural control of all of Paris' royal buildings.

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Anthony Benezet
(Educator)
Anthony Benezet
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: May 3, 1784
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Gowin Knight
(Scientist)
Gowin Knight
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corringham, England
Died: June 8, 1772
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Marie Dumesnil
(Actress)
Marie Dumesnil
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 20, 1803
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Yechezkel Landau
(Author)
Yechezkel Landau
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Opatow, Poland
Died: April 29, 1793

Yechezkel Landau was a Polish religious leader and an influential authority in halakha. He is best remembered for his work Noda Biyhudah, which serves as a major source of halakha or Jewish law from his time. A highly respected figure, Yechezkel Landau also had a say in political affairs, particularly when the government introduced anti-Semitic measures.