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Jan 6th
Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French co-inventor of the hot air balloon (d. 1799)
Jan 9th
Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
Feb 18th
Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, invented the battery (d. 1827)
Apr 20th
Philippe Pinel, French physician and psychiatrist (d. 1826)
Apr 29th
Oliver Ellsworth, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
– The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
– Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".
Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Caribbean-French violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1799)