Born in 1695

Jan 6 Giuseppe Sammartini an Italian composer and oboist during the late Baroque and early Classical era. Although he was from Milan, most of his professional life was spent in London and with Frederick, the Prince of Wales
Feb 2 William Borlase Cornish antiquary, geologist and naturalist. From 1722 he was Rector of Ludgvan, Cornwall, where he died in 1772
Feb 2 François de Chevert a French general.
Feb 6 Nicolaus II Bernoulli a.k.a. Niklaus Bernoulli, Nikolaus Bernoulli, was a Swiss mathematician as were his father Johann Bernoulli and one of his brothers, Daniel Bernoulli. He was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family
Mar 9 Martín Sarmiento a Spanish scholar, writer and Benedictine monk, illustrious representative of the Enlightenment in Spain.
Apr 8 Johann Christian Günther a German poet from Striegau in Lower Silesia. After attending the gymnasium at Schweidnitz, he was sent in 1715 by his father, a country doctor, to study medicine at Wittenberg; but he was idle and dissipated, had no taste for the profession chosen for him, and came to a complete rupture with his family. In 1717 he went to Leipzig, where he was befriended by Johann Burkhard Mencke , who recognized his genius; and there he published a poem on the peace of Passarowitz which acquired him reputation. A recommendation from Mencke to Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, king of Poland, proved worse than useless, as Günther appeared at the audience drunk. From that time he led an unsettled and dissipated life, sinking ever deeper into the slough of misery, until he died at Jena on March 15, 1723, when only in his 28th year. Goethe pronounces Günther to have been a poet in the fullest sense of the term. His lyric poems as a whole give evidence of deep and lively sensibility, fine imagination, clever wit, and a true ear for melody and rhythm; but an air of cynicism is more or less present in most of them, and dull or vulgar witticisms are not infrequently found side by side with the purest inspirations of his genius
Apr 19 Georg Albrecht of Saxe-Weissenfels Count of Barby a German prince of the House of Wettin and the last count of Barby.
May 2 Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni a French decorator, architect, scene-painter and trompe-l'œil specialist.
May 3 Henri Pitot a French hydraulic engineer and the inventor of the pitot tube.
Jun 24 Martin van Meytens a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor's family and others. His painting style has inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format
Jul 2 Louis Charles César Le Tellier a French military commander and Marshal of France.
Aug 26 Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault a French singer and composer. Her father was the actor Jean Quinault , and her brother was Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault, a singer, composer, and actor. She made her debut at the Paris Opera in 1709 in Jean-Baptiste Lully's Bellérophon. She remained at the opera until 1713. In 1714 she began singing at the Comédie-Française, where she remained until 1722. Quinault composed motets for the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles. For one of these motets she was awarded the first Order of Saint Michael given to a woman
Sep 3 Pietro Locatelli an Italian Baroque composer and violinist.
Sep 5 Carl Gustaf Tessin a Swedish politician and son of architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and Hedvig Eleonora Stenbock. He was one of the most brilliant personages of his day, and the most prominent representative of French culture in Sweden. He was also a fine orator
Oct 5 John Glas a Scottish clergyman who started the Glasite church movement.
Nov 10 John Bevis an English doctor and astronomer. He is best known for discovering the Crab Nebula in 1731
Dec 2 Andrzej Stanisław Załuski a priest in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Dec 19 Jacob de Wit a Dutch artist and interior decorator who painted many religious scenes.
Dec 29 Jean-Baptiste Pater a French rococo painter.