Famous People Born In 1723

Discover the most famous people born in 1723. The list includes people like Adam Smith, Crispus Attucks, Joshua Reynolds, William Blackstone, Frederick V of Denmark and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, political leaders, poets and artists born in 1723. This list includes people from England, Germany, United States & France and many more countries.
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Adam Smith
(18th Century Scottish Economist Who is Considered the Father of Modern Economics)
Adam Smith
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died: July 17, 1790

Widely considered The Father of Economics, Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and economist. A pioneer of political economy, Adam Smith played a major role during the Scottish Enlightenment. His book The Wealth of Nations is regarded as the first modern work of economics and a forerunner of today's academic discipline of economics.

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Prithvi Narayan Shah
(First Ruler of the Kingdom of Nepal)
Prithvi Narayan Shah
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gorkha, Nepal
Died: January 15, 1775

Prithvi Narayan Shah reigned as the King of Gorkha from 1743 to 1768. He also reigned as the King of Nepal from 1768 to 1775. As the first ruler of the Kingdom of Nepal, Shah began the unification of Nepal. Due to his efforts to unify Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah is regarded as the Father of the Nation.

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William Blackstone
(British Jurist and Judge Known for Writing the 'Commentaries on the Laws of England')
William Blackstone
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1780

William Blackstone was a British politician, jurist, and judge of the 18th century. Best remembered for authoring the Commentaries on the Laws of England, Blackstone is credited with influencing prominent American personalities like Abraham Lincoln, James Kent, Alexander Hamilton, and John Marshall among others. His Commentaries, which were cited often in Supreme Court cases, were repeatedly republished throughout the 1770s.

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Crispus Attucks
(First person killed during the Boston Massacre)
Crispus Attucks
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1770 AD
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Princess Mary of Great Britain
(Princess)
Princess Mary of Great Britain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Essex House, London, England
Died: January 14, 1772
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Joshua Reynolds
(Painter)
Joshua Reynolds
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plympton, England
Died: February 23, 1792
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Baron d'Holbach
(Author)
Baron d'Holbach
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edesheim, Germany
Died: January 21, 1789
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John Byron
(Navy officer)
John Byron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newstead Abbey, England
Died: April 10, 1786
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Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm
(German-born Journalist, Diplomat, and Art Critic)
Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm
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Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Regensburg, Germany
Died: December 19, 1807
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John Witherspoon
(Scottish-American Presbyterian Minister, Educator and a Founding Father of the United States)
John Witherspoon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gifford, Scotland
Died: November 15, 1794

John Witherspoon was a Scottish American slaveholder, Presbyterian minister, and Founding Father of the United States. A signatory to the Declaration of Independence, Witherspoon also signed the Articles of Confederation. He also played a crucial role in shaping public policy in the United States of America.

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Mir Taqi Mir
(Urdu Poet)
Mir Taqi Mir
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: September 20, 1810

Mir Taqi Mir was an Indian poet who lived during the 18th century. He is credited with shaping the Urdu language and is remembered as one of the most important poets of the Urdu language. Mir Taqi Mir's life and career inspired the 2016 Pakistani biographical film Mah e Mir, in which Mir is played by Pakistani actor Fahad Mustafa.

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William Livingston
(Politician)
William Livingston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: July 25, 1790
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Carl Friedrich Abel
(Composer)
Carl Friedrich Abel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Köthen (Anhalt), Germany
Died: June 20, 1787
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Giovanni Antonio Scopoli
(Italian Naturalist and Physician)
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cavalese, Italy
Died: May 8, 1788

Giovanni Antonio Scopoli was an Italian naturalist and physician. He published a number of taxonomic works, such as Entomologia Carniolica, which described hundreds of new species. Giovanni Antonio Scopoli also served as a professor at the University of Pavia and the Mining Academy in Schemnitz.

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Samuel Davies
(American minister)
Samuel Davies
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Castle, Delaware
Died: February 4, 1761
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Ike no Taiga
(Japanese Painter)
Ike no Taiga
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: May 30, 1776

Ike Taiga pioneered the bunjin-ga style of Japanese painting, along with Yosa Buson. Born to a farmer in Kyoto, he studied calligraphy and was inspired by the Nan-ga school of Chinese art. He was a master of landscapes and portraits such as the screen painting The Western Lake.

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Alejandro O'Reilly
(3rd Spanish Governor of Louisiana)
Alejandro O'Reilly
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltrasna, County Meath, Ireland
Died: March 23, 1794
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Mathurin Jacques Brisson
(Philosopher)
Mathurin Jacques Brisson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fontenay-le-Comte, France
Died: June 23, 1806
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Gavin Hamilton
(Artist)
Gavin Hamilton
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bertram Shotts, Scotland
Died: January 4, 1798
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Frederick V of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway Who Improved Denmark's Foreign Trade)
Frederick V of Denmark
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1766

Frederick ruled as the king of Denmark and Norway in the 18th century. The son of Christian VI of Denmark, he gained fame by improving Denmark’s foreign trade and relations. He also remained neutral in the Seven Years’ War. He was also a patron of the arts.

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Franz Anton Bustelli
(German Artist Known for His Work in the Light, Asymmetric, Lavishly Decorated Rococo Style)
Franz Anton Bustelli
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Locarno, Switzerland
Died: April 18, 1763

Not much is known about artist Franz Anton Bustelli’s early life, except that he worked at a porcelain factory. One of the greatest figures of the Rococo style of art, he created porcelain figures of gods, street vendors, and even Oriental characters. His signature style included the use of rich colors.

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La Clairon
(Actress)
La Clairon
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Conde-sur-l’Escaut, France
Died: January 29, 1803
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Tobias Mayer
(Astronomer)
Tobias Mayer
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Died: February 20, 1762

Tobias Mayer is best remembered for his extensive research on the Moon and lunar tables, which revolutionized the study of longitude at sea. Born amid poverty, he taught himself math and began his career as a math teacher. He eventually chaired economy and math at the University of Göttingen.

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Miura Baien
(Philosopher)
Miura Baien
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 9, 1789
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Goronwy Owen
(Poet)
Goronwy Owen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Anglesey, Wales
Died: June 30, 1769

Eighteenth-century Welsh poet Goronwy Owen is remembered for his mastery of the bardic tradition, including the meters cywydd and the awdl, thus contributing to the Welsh literary renaissance. A clergyman by profession, he also taught at various schools throughout his life. He also owned a tobacco and cotton farm.

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Adam Ferguson
(Philosopher)
Adam Ferguson
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: February 22, 1816
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Sir William Chambers
(Architect)
Sir William Chambers
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Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: March 10, 1796

Born to a Scottish father in Sweden, Sir William Chambers initially traveled to Canton as part of the Swedish East India Company. After studying Chinese architecture, he moved on to Paris and then to Italy. The Georgian-period architect was a major pillar of the Palladian style of architecture.

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Richard Price
(Moral Philosopher and Mathematician Best Known for Editing, Publishing and Developing 'Bayes–Price Theorem')
Richard Price
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Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Llangeinor, Wales
Died: April 19, 1791

British moral-philosopher Richard Price is best-remembered for significantly editing Bayes–Price theorem. He edited An Essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances, a major-work of his deceased friend Thomas Bayes. It appeared in Philosophical Transactions and included Bayes' Theorem. His work on legacy of Bayes, led Price to get elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Jean-François Marmontel
(French Historian and Writer Known for His Autobiographical Work 'Mémoires d'un père')
Jean-François Marmontel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bort-les-Orgues, France
Died: December 31, 1799

Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian and writer. He was a prominent member of the Encyclopédistes movement. He studied with the Jesuits at Mauriac and taught in their colleges. He began a literary career at the advice of Voltaire and wrote a series of tragedies, including Cleopâtre and Heraclides. He was a member of Les Neuf Sœurs, a masonic lodge.