Born in 1696

Jan 11 Frederick William Prince of Solms-Braunfels the first Prince of Solms-Braunfels. He was the son of Count William Maurice of Solms-Braunfels and his wife Magdalene Sophie of Hesse-Homburg
Feb 4 Marco Foscarini a Venetian poet,writer and statesman who served as the 117th Doge of Venice from May 31, 1762 until his death. He studied in his youth in Bologna, and was active as a diplomat, serving as ambassador to Rome and Turin; he also served as the Procurator of Mark for a time. He was succeeded as Doge by Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo. Liceo classico Marco Foscarini,Venice,was named after him to honour his "History of Venetian literature"
Feb 10 Johann Melchior Molter a German baroque composer and violinist.
Mar 5 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain
Mar 6 Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer an important Rococo stuccoist and sculptor, active in southern Germany and Switzerland.
Mar 13 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis a French soldier, diplomat and statesman. Joining the army, he participated in three major wars and eventually rose to the rank of Marshal of France
Mar 31 Mattia Bortoloni an Italian painter of the Rococo period, mainly active in the area of Bergamo and Venice.
Apr 14 Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel a Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and the wife of her father's cousin Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. She was the mother of the Queen of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Queen of Denmark and Norway
Apr 21 Francesco de Mura an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Naples and Turin. His late work reflects the style of neoclassicism
Apr 26 Michał Fryderyk Czartoryski a Polish nobleman, Duke of Klewań and Żuków, magnate, Knight of the Order of the White Eagle since 1726. Co-founder and leader of the "Familia"
May 7 Eleonore Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Köthen a princess of Anhalt-Köthen by births and by marriage successively Princess of Saxe-Merseburg and Duchess of Saxe-Weimar.
May 23 Johann Caspar Vogler a German organist and composer taught by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Jun 8 Count Friedrich August von Harrach-Rohrau plenipotentiary minister of the Austrian Netherlands and became Governor-General ad interim in 1741–1744.
Jun 11 James Francis Edward Keith a Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal. As a Jacobite he took part in a failed attempt to restore the Stuart Monarchy to Britain, before joining the Spanish and Russian armies. He ultimately came to serve in the Prussian army under Frederick the Great where he distinguished himself. He died during the Seven Years' War at the Battle of Hochkirk
Jun 27 William Pepperrell a merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts. He is widely remembered for organizing, financing, and leading the 1745 expedition that captured the French garrison at Fortress Louisbourg during King George's War. During his day Pepperrell was called "the hero of Louisburg," a victory celebrated in the name of Louisburg Square in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood
Jul 14 William Oldys an English antiquarian and bibliographer.
Jul 24 Benning Wentworth the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766.
Aug 2 Mahmud I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1730 to 1754.
Aug 9 Joseph Wenzel I Prince of Liechtenstein the Prince of Liechtenstein between 1712 and 1718, 1732 and 1745, and 1748 and 1772.
Aug 11 Jacques Daviel a French ophthalmologist credited with originating the first significant advance in cataract surgery since couching was invented in ancient India. Daviel performed the first extracapsular cataract extraction on April 8, 1747
Aug 12 Maurice Greene (composer) an English composer and organist.
Sep 27 Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori C.Ss.R. was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, scholastic philosopher and theologian
Oct 8 Cornelis Troost an 18th-century actor and painter from Amsterdam.
Oct 13 John Hervey 2nd Baron Hervey the eldest son of John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, by his second wife, Elizabeth. He was known as Lord Hervey from 1723, upon the death of his elder half-brother, Carr, the only son of his father's first wife, Isabella. But Lord Hervey never became Earl of Bristol, as he predeceased his father
Oct 17 Augustus III of Poland King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1734 until 1763, as well as Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire from 1733 until 1763 where he was known as Frederick Augustus II.
Oct 21 James Fitz-James Stuart 2nd Duke of Berwick a Jacobite and Spanish nobleman. He inherited titles in the Jacobite and Spanish nobility on the death of his father in battle in 1734 at Philippsburg, , during the War of the Polish Succession. He was also Consort Duke of Veragua and of la Vega and a Consort-Marquis of four further titles by his Spanish marriage in 1716. His full title was 2nd Duke of Berwick, 2nd Earl of Tinmouth, 2nd Baron Bosworth, 2nd Duke of Liria and Xerica, Grandee of Spain 1st class , Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece , as well as the holder of several earldoms
Oct 28 Maurice de Saxe a Saxon soldier in French service who became a Marshal and later also Marshal General of France.
Nov 2 Conrad Weiser a Pennsylvania German pioneer, interpreter and effective diplomat between the Pennsylvania Colony and Native Americans. He was a farmer, soldier, monk, tanner and judge. He contributed as an emissary in councils between Native Americans and the colonies, especially Pennsylvania, during the 18th century's tensions of the French and Indian War
Nov 11 Andrea Zani an Italian violinist and composer.
Nov 19 Louis Tocqué a French painter. He specialized in portrait painting
Dec 22 James Oglethorpe a British general, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia. As a social reformer, he hoped to resettle Britain's poor, especially those in debtors' prisons, in the New World
Dec 25 Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar a German prince, son by his second marriage of Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. Despite his early death he is remembered as a collector and commissioner of music and as a composer some of whose concertos were arranged for harpsichord or organ by Johann Sebastian Bach, who was court organist in Weimar at the time