Died in 1727

Feb 13 William Wotton an English theologian,classical scholar and linguist. He is chiefly remembered for his remarkable abilities in learning languages and for his involvement in the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. In Wales he is remembered as the collector and first translator of the ancient Welsh laws
Feb 14 Pieter van der Hulst a Dutch Golden Age painter.
Mar 22 Ismail Ibn Sharif the second ruler of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty. Like others of the dynasty, Ismaïl claimed to be a descendant of Muhammad through his roots to Hassan ibn Ali. He is also known in his native country as the "Warrior King"
Mar 22 Francesco Gasparini an Italian Baroque composer and teacher whose works were performed throughout Italy, and also on occasion in Germany and England.
May 17 Catherine I of Russia the second wife of Peter I of Russia, reigned as Empress of Russia from 1725 until her death.
May 26 Francesco Farnese Duke of Parma reigned as the seventh and penultimate Farnese Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1694 until his death. Married to Dorothea Sophia of the Palatinate, his brother Odoardo's widow, to avoid the return of her dowry, Francesco curtailed court expenditure, enormous under his father and predecessor, Ranuccio II, while preventing the occupation of his Duchy of Parma, nominally a Papal fief, during the War of the Spanish Succession
May 27 Henri de Nesmond a French churchman, bishop of Montauban, archbishop of Albi and archbishop of Toulouse.
Jun 8 August Hermann Francke a German Lutheran clergyman, philanthropist, and Biblical scholar.
Jun 11 George I of Great Britain King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698.
Jul 9 Veronica Giuliani Saint Veronica Giuliani, O.S.C. Cap., was an Italian Capuchin nun and mystic. She was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839
Aug 4 Victor-Maurice comte de Broglie a French soldier and general.
Aug 14 William Croft an English composer and organist.
Aug 27 Aert de Gelder a Dutch painter.
Aug 29 Anna Leszczyńska (1660–1727) a Polish noble lady and the mother of King of Poland Stanisław I Leszczyński.
Sep 4 Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Electress of Saxony from 1694 to 1727 and titular Queen of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1697 to 1727 as the wife of Augustus II the Strong. Not once throughout the whole of her thirty-year queenship did she set foot in Poland, instead living in Saxony in self-imposed exile. Born a German margravine, she was called Sachsens Betsäule, "Saxony's pillar of prayer", by her Protestant subjects for her refusal to convert to Catholicism and her loyalty to the Protestant faith. Despite the allegiance of Christiane Eberhardine and her mother-in-law, Anna Sophie of Denmark, to Lutheranism, her husband and son, later Augustus III, both became Catholics
Sep 25 Jakob Abbadie a Protestant divine and writer. He became Dean of Killaloe, in Ireland
Oct 2 Johann Conrad Brunner a Swiss anatomist, especially cited for his work on the pancreas and duodenum.
Oct 7 Jeanne Agnès Berthelot de Pléneuf marquise de Prie a French noblewoman notable for her intriguing during the reign of Louis XV.
Oct 28 Boris Kurakin the third permanent Russian ambassador abroad, succeeding Andrey Matveyev in The Hague and one of the closest associates of Peter the Great. He was also the tsar's brother-in-law, being married to a sister of Eudoxia Lopukhina
Nov 10 Alphonse de Tonty an officer who served under the French explorer Cadillac and helped establish the first European settlement at Detroit, Michigan, Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit on the Detroit River in 1701. Several months later, both Cadillac and Tonty brought their wives to the fort, making them the first European women to travel so deep into the new territory
Nov 11 Johann Andreas Eisenbarth a German surgeon who was a native of Oberviechtach, Bavaria.
Dec 1 Johann Heinrich Buttstett a German Baroque organist and composer. Although he was Johann Pachelbel's most important pupil and one of the last major exponents of the south German organ tradition, Buttstett is best remembered for a dispute with Johann Mattheson
Dec 4 Princess Sophia Wilhelmina of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld a Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by birth, and Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt by marriage.
Dec 7 Antonio de Zamora a Spanish playwright.
Dec 28 Simon Harcourt 1st Viscount Harcourt Queen Anne's Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. He was her solicitor-general and her commissioner for arranging the union with Scotland. He took part in the negotiations preceding the Peace of Utrecht