Famous People Born In 1717

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Discover the most famous people born in 1717. The list includes people like Maria Theresa, Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, Horace Walpole, Mustafa III, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, political leaders, diplomats and poets born in 1717. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Maria Theresa
(Holy Roman Empress (1745 - 1765))
Maria Theresa
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 29, 1780
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Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
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Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 29, 1783
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David Garrick
(Actor, Playwright, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
David Garrick
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: January 20, 1779
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Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
(Colonial administrator, Military personnel)
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevenoaks
Died: August 3, 1797
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Johann Joachim Winckelmann
(German Art Historian, Archaeologist and One of the Leading Proponents of Neoclassicism)
Johann Joachim Winckelmann
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Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stendal, Germany
Died: June 8, 1768
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Peter III of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Peter III of Portugal
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 25, 1786
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Mustafa III
(Sultan)
Mustafa III
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: January 21, 1774
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Horace Walpole
(Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Politician)
Horace Walpole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
Died: March 2, 1797
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Ernst Gideon von Laudon
(Military officer)
Ernst Gideon von Laudon
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madona Municipality, Latvia
Died: July 14, 1790
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Elizabeth Carter
(English Poet, Translator, and Linguist Who Was Part of the Bluestocking Society )
Elizabeth Carter
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Deal, England
Died: February 19, 1806
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Johann Stamitz
(Bohemian Violinist and Composer who is Considered the Founding Father of 'The Mannheim School')
Johann Stamitz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havlíčkův Brod, Czechia
Died: March 27, 1757
Louis François, Prince of Conti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 2, 1776
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John Armstrong Sr.
(Former brigadier general in the Continental Army, major general in the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War)
John Armstrong Sr.
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brookeborough, Fermanagh, Ireland
Died: March 9, 1795
Marie Anne de Mailly
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 8, 1744
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Richard Bulkeley
(Civil servant)
Richard Bulkeley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 7, 1800
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Alexander Cozens
(British Landscape Painter)
Alexander Cozens
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 23, 1786
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Pope Pius VI
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy
Died: August 29, 1799
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Adam Friedrich Oeser
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: March 18, 1799
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Étienne-Gabriel Morelly
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Vitry-le-François, France
Died: 1778 AD
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Jean-Charles François
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: March 22, 1769
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Alexander Sumarokov
(Russian writer)
Alexander Sumarokov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 12, 1777
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Georg Matthias Monn
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 3, 1750
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Agui
(Former Minister of Finance of imperial China)
Agui
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: October 10, 1797
Elimelech of Lizhensk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tykocin, Poland
Died: March 11, 1787
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Antonio María de Bucareli
(Military officer)
Antonio María de Bucareli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevilla, Spain
Died: April 9, 1779
Richard Owen Cambridge
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 17, 1802