Famous People Born In 1715

Discover the most famous people born in 1715. The list includes people like Peter II of Russia, Robert-François Damiens, Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Claude Adrien Helvétius, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, poets, government officials and economists born in 1715. This list includes people from France, Germany, England and many more countries.
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Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
(politician, diplomat, officer)
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: County Meath
Died: July 11, 1774
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Peter II of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1727 - 1730))
Peter II of Russia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 30, 1730
Peter II Alexeyevich, the only son of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, ruled as the emperor of Russia from 1727 to 1730. He became a Tsar as a child but died an untimely death due to small pox at 14, on the day that he had planned to marry Ekaterina Dolgorukova.
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Dorothea Erxleben
(The First Female Doctor of Medicinal Science in Germany)
Dorothea Erxleben
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Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: June 13, 1762

Dorothea Erxleben was an 18th-century German woman who became the first female medical doctor in the country. She was the first woman to be licensed by a regulating medical body to practice medicine in the world. She fought for her right to practice medicine from a young age and received her MD from the University of Halle in 1754. 

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Thomas Mudge
(Watchmaker)
Thomas Mudge
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: November 14, 1794
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John Hawkesworth
(Writer)
John Hawkesworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: November 16, 1773
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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
(Author)
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
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Listed In: Essayists
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: May 28, 1747
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Charles, Prince of Soubise
(Nobleman)
Charles, Prince of Soubise
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: July 1, 1787
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Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau
(French Economist)
Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pertuis, France
Died: July 13, 1789

French political economist Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau belonged to the Physiocratic school. He is also remembered as the father of economist and French Revolution leader Comte de Mirabeau. He penned books such as Theory of Taxation. Going against tax farmers, he suggested direct tax collection on income and land.

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Christian Fürchtegott Gellert
(Poet)
Christian Fürchtegott Gellert
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hainichen, Germany
Died: December 13, 1769
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Ewald Christian von Kleist
(German Poet Best Known for His Long Poem 'Der Frühling')
Ewald Christian von Kleist
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Koszalin, Poland
Died: August 24, 1759

Interestingly, German lyric poet Ewald Christian von Kleist had initially studied law and math and then also worked as a cavalry officer, first in Denmark and then in Prussia. He later gained fame with his long poem Der Frühling, written in hexameters and showcasing imagery and his love for nature.

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William Whitehead
(Poet)
William Whitehead
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: April 14, 1785
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François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis
(Diplomat)
François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Marcel d’Ardeche, France
Died: November 3, 1794
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Jean-Étienne Guettard
(Geologist and Mineralogist Known for His Pioneering Geological Survey of France)
Jean-Étienne Guettard
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Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Étampes, France
Died: January 7, 1786

Apart from recognizing the volcanic nature of central France’s Auvergne district, French geologist and mineralogist Jean-Étienne Guettard also wrote extensively on the geological aspects of the terrains of France and England. He was the first to make a geological survey of France and study the Paris Basin bedrock.

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Eustachius De Lannoy
(Military strategist and commander of the Travancore Army, under Maharaja Marthanda Varma)
Eustachius De Lannoy
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arras, France
Died: June 1, 1777
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Charles-Nicolas Cochin
(Engraver)
Charles-Nicolas Cochin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 29, 1790
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Joseph Marie Terray
(French Economist, Priest and Controller-General of Finances)
Joseph Marie Terray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boën-sur-Lignon, France
Died: February 18, 1778

Joseph-Marie Terray was the controller-general of finances toward the end of Louis XV’s reign. He began his career as an ecclesiastical counselor of the Parlement of Paris. His reforms, such as forced loans, were met with general opposition. He was dismissed over allegations of being associated with the Pact of Famine.

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Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel-Bevern
(Queen)
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel-Bevern
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Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schloss Bevern, Duchy of Brunswick
Died: January 13, 1797
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John Murray of Broughton
(Jacobite)
John Murray of Broughton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Broughton, Scotland
Died: December 6, 1777
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Alonso Carrió de la Vandera
(Civil Servant)
Alonso Carrió de la Vandera
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Gijón, Spain
Died: 1783 AD
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Claude Adrien Helvétius
(Philosopher, Writer, French moralists)
Claude Adrien Helvétius
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: December 26, 1771
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Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
(Engineer)
Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: May 9, 1789