Born in 1693

Jan 3 Matthew Hutton (archbishop of Canterbury) a high churchman in the Church of England, serving as Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury. He was a direct descendant of Matthew Hutton, who served as Archbishop of York in the 17th century
Jan 23 Georg Bernhard Bilfinger born at Cannstatt in the Duchy of Württemberg.
Jan 28 Gregor Werner an Austrian composer.
Feb 7 Anna of Russia reigned as Empress of Russia from 1730 to 1740. Prior to her accession to the Russian throne, she was the regent of the Duchy of Courland from 1711 until 1730
Feb 12 Avdotya Chernysheva a Russian noble and lady in waiting. She was the royal mistress of Tsar Peter the Great of Russia. She was the daughter of Prince Ivan Ivanovitj Rzyevskiy and Daria Gavrilovna and in 1710 married to Prince Grigorij Petrovitj Chernyshev
Feb 24 James Quin an English actor of Irish descent.
Mar 5 Johann Jakob Wettstein a Swiss theologian, best known as a New Testament critic.
Mar 7 Pope Clement XIII Pope from 16 July 1758 to his death in 1769.
Mar 17 Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg the only surviving child of Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine. The Palatinate-Neuburg line went extinct with her father and was succeeded by the Palatinate-Sulzbach line. Her sons with Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach would have been the indisputable heirs to the Electorate of the Palatinate, but they all died in infancy. She was the Hereditary Princess of Sulzbach by marriage
Mar 24 John Harrison a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought after device for solving the problem of establishing the East-West position or longitude of a ship at sea, thus revolutionising and extending the possibility of safe long-distance sea travel in the Age of Sail. The problem was considered so intractable, and following the Scilly naval disaster of 1707 so important, that the British Parliament offered the Longitude prize of £20,000. Harrison came 39th in the BBC's 2002 public poll of the 100 Greatest Britons
Apr 1 Melusina von der Schulenburg Countess of Walsingham the natural daughter of King George I of Great Britain and his longtime mistress, Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal.
Apr 16 Anne Sophie Reventlow Queen of Denmark and Norway from 1721 to 1730 as the second wife of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway.
May 24 Georg Rafael Donner one of the most prolific Austrian sculptors of the 18th century. His style was baroque with some pseudo-ancient additions. He educated many German sculptors of his era, including his son Matthäus Donner
Jun 1 Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin one of the most influential and successful European diplomats of the 18th century. He was chiefly responsible for Russian foreign policy during the reign of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna
Jun 17 Diego de Torres Villarroel a Spanish writer, poet, dramatist, doctor, mathematician, priest and professor of the University of Salamanca. His most famous work is his autobiography, Vida, ascendencia, nacimiento, crianza y aventuras del Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel
Jun 17 Johann Georg Walch a German Lutheran theologian.
Jul 21 Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st Duke of Newcastle a British Whig statesman, whose official life extended throughout the Whig supremacy of the 18th century. He is commonly known as the Duke of Newcastle
Aug 8 Laurent Belissen a French Baroque composer. He was born in Aix-en-Provence and may have been among the last students of Guillaume Poitevin, then maître de musique at the choir school of the Aix Cathedral
Aug 9 Princess Sophia Wilhelmina of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld a Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by birth, and Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt by marriage.
Sep 3 Charles Radclyffe titular 5th Earl of Derwentwater, who claimed the title Fifth Earl of Derwentwater. He was the youngest son of Edward Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Derwentwater and Lady Mary Tudor
Oct 5 Johann Christian Buxbaum a German physician, botanist and traveller.
Oct 9 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim a German Lutheran church historian.
Oct 18 Jeremiah Markland an English classical scholar.
Oct 28 Šimon Brixi a Czech composer. He was the father of František Brixi
Nov 15 Ivan Neplyuyev a Russian diplomat and administrator prominent in the service of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. His memoirs were published posthumously and his statue may be seen in Orenburg, the city he founded