Famous People Born In 1714

Discover the most famous people born in 1714. The list includes people like George Whitefield, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Matthew Thornton, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Joseph I of Portugal and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, lawyers and philosophers born in 1714. This list includes people from England, France, Germany and many more countries.
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Musician)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: December 14, 1788
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Christoph Willibald Gluck
(Composer of Italian and French Opera in the Early Classical Period)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Erasbach, Germany
Died: November 15, 1787

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck left home when his father went against his passion for music and pushed him into forestry. He then reached Milan, where he learned Italian instrumental music and later fused Italian and French opera music. His best-known works include Orfeo ed Euridice and La rencontre imprévue.

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Alaungpaya
(King)
Alaungpaya
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: May 11, 1760
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Matthew Thornton
(One of the 56 Signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776)
Matthew Thornton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: June 24, 1803
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Percivall Pott
(Surgeon)
Percivall Pott
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 22, 1788
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Kristijonas Donelaitis
(Best Known as the Author of the Poem 'The Seasons', a Classic Work of Lithuanian Literature)
Kristijonas Donelaitis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gumbinnen, Russia
Died: February 18, 1780

Prussian Lithuanian poet Kristijonas Donelaitis had mastered theology and classical languages and also served as a pastor of Tolmingkehmen. His best-known work, Metai, or The Seasons, was penned in hexameters, a style never used before in Lithuanian verse. He had also written Lithuanian fables based on Aesop's Fables.

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Joseph I of Portugal
(King)
Joseph I of Portugal
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 24, 1777
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Marc René, marquis de Montalembert
(Military engineer)
Marc René, marquis de Montalembert
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: March 29, 1800
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Emmerich de Vattel
(International Lawyer)
Emmerich de Vattel
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Couvet, Val-de-Travers, Switzerland
Died: December 28, 1767
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Claude Joseph Vernet
(Painter)
Claude Joseph Vernet
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: December 3, 1789
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William Shenstone
(Poet)
William Shenstone
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leasowes, Halesowen, England
Died: February 11, 1763
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Francois V de Beauharnais
(Governor general of the French Antilles 1757 – 1761)
Francois V de Beauharnais
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Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: June 18, 1800
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René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou
(Lawyer)
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: July 29, 1792
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Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
(Philosopher)
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 27, 1762
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Niccolò Jommelli
(Composer)
Niccolò Jommelli
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aversa, Italy
Died: August 25, 1774
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César-François Cassini de Thury
(French Astronomer Who Produced the First Reliable Maps of France)
César-François Cassini de Thury
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thury-sous-Clermont, France
Died: September 4, 1784

French astronomer and surveyor César-François Cassini de Thury followed in his father Jacques Cassini’s footsteps to create an authentic topographical map of France. His Carte de Cassini was the first map which charted an entire country based on its topography. He had also been the director of the Paris Observatory.

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Étienne Bonnot de Condillac
(Philosopher)
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: August 2, 1780
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Ranieri de' Calzabigi
(Poet)
Ranieri de' Calzabigi
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 1, 1795
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George Whitefield
(Evangelist, Theologian)
George Whitefield
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Died: September 30, 1770

George Whitefield was an Anglican evangelist and cleric. He is credited with co-founding the evangelical movement and Methodism. Whitefield's teachings of a series of revivals in North America became an important component of the First Great Awakening. Thanks to his ability to captivate large audiences, George Whitefield preached to millions of listeners during his ministry.

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John Hill
(Author and botanist)
John Hill
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peterborough, England
Died: November 21, 1775

British writer and botanist John Hill was the first to use the Linnaean nomenclature to pen a book on British plants. Initially an apothecary, he studied botany in his leisure time. He had also written several satirical articles for publications such as The London Advertiser, but his best-known work remains The Vegetable System.

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Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst
(Lawyer)
Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 6, 1794
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Louis-Georges de Bréquigny
(Scholar)
Louis-Georges de Bréquigny
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Granville, France
Died: July 3, 1794
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Anton Raaff
(Tenor)
Anton Raaff
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: May 28, 1797
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Noble Consort Yu
(Qianlong Emperor's wife)
Noble Consort Yu
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Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: July 9, 1792
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Alexander Wilson
(Astronomer)
Alexander Wilson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th November
Died: October 16, 1786

Apart from being a renowned astronomer, Alexander Wilson was also a qualified surgeon and once co-owned a type-founding business, too. He pioneered the use of kites in meteorological research and also co-founded the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has a lunar crater named after him.

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Marie-Cessette Dumas
(Enslaved woman)
Marie-Cessette Dumas
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hait
Died: 1786 AD
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Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
(Lawyer)
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: April 18, 1794
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James Burnett, Lord Monboddo
(Scottish Judge, Scholar of Linguistic Evolution, Philosopher and Deist)
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monboddo, Scotland
Died: May 26, 1799

James Burnett, Lord Monboddo was a Scottish philosopher, judge, deist, and scholar of linguistic evolution. Best remembered for contributing to the development of the concepts of biological evolution, James Burnett is often credited with theorizing the idea of natural selection. His theories were read and acknowledged by Erasmus Darwin, whose works were in turn read by his grandson Charles Darwin.

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Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
(Sculptor)
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
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Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rueil-Malmaison, France
Died: August 20, 1785
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Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov
(Statesman)
Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: February 15, 1767
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Giovanni Arduino
(Geologist)
Giovanni Arduino
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caprino Veronese, Italy
Died: March 21, 1795