Events in year of 1723

  • 04-23Cornelis Steenoven elected Archbishop of Utrecht

People born in year of 1723

  • 01-01Christian Friedrich Gregor: Composer
  • 01-27Johann A Cramer: Prime Minister / poet
  • 02-05John Witherspoon: Clergyman / signed Declaration of Independence
  • 02-17Tobias Mayer: "method of lunars" for longitude determination
  • 03-25Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder]: Dutch demonstrater
  • 03-31Frederik V: King of Denmark / Norway (1746-66)
  • 04-14John Wainwright: Composer
  • 04-25Giovanni Marco Rutini: Composer
  • 06-05Adam Smith: Kirkcaldy, Scotland -- Economist (Wealth of Nations)
  • 06-18Giuseppe Scarlotti: Composer
  • 06-20Adam Ferguson: Scottish sociologist / historian
  • 06-30Christian Ernst Graf: Composer
  • 07-01Pedro R de Campomanes: Spanish economist / historian / literary
  • 07-16Joshua Reynolds: England, United Kingdom -- Portrait painter (Simplicity)
  • 07-29Christleib Siegmund Binder: Composer
  • 08-02Nicolas de Pigage: French classical architect
  • 10-16Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini: Composer
  • 12-19Susanne K von Klettenberg: German friend of Goethes mother
  • 12-22Carl Friedrich Abel: German / British viola-da-gamba-player / composer

People died in year of 1723

  • 02-02Antonio M Valsalva: Italian anatomist, dies at 66
  • 02-25Christopher Wren: England, astronomer / architect, dies at 90
  • 04-05J Fischer von Erlach: Austrian Architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66
  • 04-10Claude F Tserclaes: South Netherlands Earl of Tilly, dies at 74
  • 07-01Willem van de Pose: Gov of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
  • 07-28Mariana Alcoforado: Nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
  • 08-21Dimitrie Cantemir: Philosopher / Monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
  • 08-23Antoine Mouque: Composer, dies at 64
  • 08-26Thonis van Leeuwenhoek: Biologist / inventor (microscope), dies at 90
  • 11-07Godfrey Kneller: English Painter (74-77)
  • 12-22Jacques Basnage: French / Dutch Historian / vicar, dies at 70

Events in year of 1724

  • 01-14Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
  • 04-01Henry Pelham becomes English Minister of War
  • 04-06Duke of Newcastle becomes English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 04-161st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
  • 06-23Russia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
  • 10-15Cornelis Steenoven is 1st Archbishop of Old-Catholic church
  • 12-23Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth
  • 12-24Benjamin Franklin arrives in London

People born in year of 1724

  • 01-30Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger: Composer
  • 04-12Lyman Hall: US Physician (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 04-22Immanuel Kant: Konigsberg, Germany -- Philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
  • 04-27Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz: Composer
  • 05-10Johan A Zoutman: Dutch Lieutenant Admiral (battle of Doggersbank)
  • 06-08John Smeaton: Leeds, England -- Civil Engineer
  • 07-02Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock: German poet
  • 08-25George Stubbs: England, United Kingdom -- Animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)
  • 09-01John Nieuwenhuijzen: Theologist / co-founder (Society of It General)
  • 10-01Giovanni Battista Cirri: Composer
  • 11-11Willem A Alting: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1780-97)
  • 11-21John Ekels [the Old]: Amsterdam painter / cartoonist
  • 12-01Charles Theodoor: Elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • 12-01Dismas Hatas: Composer
  • 12-05Joseph Friebert: Composer
  • 12-13Aepinus [Franz UT Hoch]: German Physician / physicist
  • 12-31Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel: Composer

People died in year of 1724

  • 02-13Francisco Jose Coutinho: Composer, dies at 43
  • 03-07Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti]: Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • 03-08Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli: Swiss architect, dies at about 81
  • 05-18Johann K Amman: Swiss / Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54
  • 06-24Johann Theile: German Composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 08-24Andreas Kneller: Composer, dies at 75
  • 11-16Jack Sheppard: English robber, hanged