Famous People Born In 1720

Discover the most famous people born in 1720. The list includes people like Charles Edward Stuart, Balaji Baji Rao, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, James Hargreaves, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include playwrights, spiritual & religious leaders, political leaders and emperors & kings born in 1720. This list includes people from England, Germany, United States and many more countries.
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Charles Edward Stuart
(Military Leader)
Charles Edward Stuart
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palazzo Muti, Rome
Died: January 31, 1788
Charles Edward Stuart, also known as "The Young Pretender” and “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” was the son of Prince James, and the grandson of James II. He is best remembered for his role in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising, and his subsequent failure, which became the subject of many folk songs.
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Baron Münchhausen
(German Nobleman)
Baron Münchhausen
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Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bodenwerder, Germany
Died: February 22, 1797
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Balaji Baji Rao
(8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire (1740-61))
Balaji Baji Rao
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 23, 1761
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Anna Maria Mozart
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother)
Anna Maria Mozart
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Gilgen, Austria
Died: July 3, 1778
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William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
(Prime Minister)
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 2, 1764
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Emperor Sakuramachi
(Emperor)
Emperor Sakuramachi
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: May 28, 1750

The first son of Japanese emperor Nakamikado, Emperor Sakuramachi reigned during the Edo period. He was known as Teruhito before he took over the Chrysanthemum Throne. People also believed him to be the reincarnation of Prince Shōtoku, and he brought back imperial rites such as Daijōsai and Shinjōsai.

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Gilbert White
(Naturalist)
Gilbert White
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Selborne, Hampshire, England
Died: June 26, 1793
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Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
(Queen)
Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 16, 1782
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
(Italian Classical Archaeologist, Architect, and Artist)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 9, 1778

Italian architect, artist, and archaeologist Giovanni Battista Piranesi is best known for his 16-print series name The Prisons. His remarkable etchings of the famous landmarks of Rome exhibited his unique etching technique, which involved contrasts of light and shade. He made about 2,000 plates throughout his life.

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Pontiac
(Warrior)
Pontiac
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Great Lakes region
Died: April 20, 1769
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Philip, Duke of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Philip, Duke of Parma
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Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 18, 1765
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Jonathan Mayhew
(Minister)
Jonathan Mayhew
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Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 9, 1766
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John Woolman
(American Merchant, Quaker Preacher and Early Abolitionist During the Colonial Era)
John Woolman
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 7, 1772

John Woolman was an American tailor, merchant, abolitionist, journalist, and Quaker preacher. He is best remembered for preaching Quaker beliefs after traveling through the American frontier. He condemned slavery, cruelty to animals, conscription, and economic injustices. He also published several essays against slavery. His journal, which he carried throughout his life, was published posthumously as The Journal of John Woolman.

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Giuseppe Sanmartino
(Sculptor)
Giuseppe Sanmartino
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 12, 1793

Giuseppe Sanmartino is best remembered for his stunning marble work Veiled Christ, a depiction of a deceased Christ under a shroud, that was left incomplete by Antonio Corradini. The statue earned him further commissions from Bourbons and various Neapolitan churches. He also worked on silver sculptures in his final days.

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Samuel Foote
(Playwright, Impresario, Actor, Stage actor, Writer)
Samuel Foote
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Truro
Died: October 21, 1777
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Carlo Gozzi
(Playwright)
Carlo Gozzi
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: April 4, 1806
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Honore III
(Prince)
Honore III
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Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 21, 1795
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James Hargreaves
(Weaver, carpenter and inventor who was was one of three men responsible for the mechanisation of spinning)
James Hargreaves
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England
Died: April 22, 1778
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Justus Möser
(Writer)
Justus Möser
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: January 8, 1794
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Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duke d'Aiguillon
(French Statesman and Soldier)
Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duke d'Aiguillon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 1, 1788
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Peg Woffington
(Actress)
Peg Woffington
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 28, 1760
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Charles De Geer
(Swedish Industrialist and Entomologist)
Charles De Geer
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Listed In: Entomologists
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
Died: March 7, 1778

Charles De Geer was a Swedish entomologist and industrialist. A respected entomologist, De Geer was made a member of the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at the age of 19. In 1748, Charles De Geer was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

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Anne Catherine Hoof Green
(Publisher)
Anne Catherine Hoof Green
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Netherlands
Died: March 23, 1775
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Charles Bonnet
(naturalist and philosophical writer)
Charles Bonnet
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Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: May 20, 1793
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Franciszek Bohomolec
(Dramatist)
Franciszek Bohomolec
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: near Vitsyebsk, Belarus
Died: April 24, 1784
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Konrad Ekhof
(Actor)
Konrad Ekhof
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: June 16, 1778
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José de Gálvez, 1st Marquess of Sonora
(Spanish Lawyer and Inspector General)
José de Gálvez, 1st Marquess of Sonora
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macharaviaya, Spain
Died: August 21, 1792