Pontiac or Obwandiyag (c. 1720 – April 20, 1769), was an Ottawa leader who became famous for his role in Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–1766), an American Indian struggle against the British military occupation of the Great Lakes region following the British victory in the French and Indian War. Historians disagree about Pontiac's importance in the war that bears his name.
Caspar Stoll was born in Hessen-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), probably between 1725 and 1730. Being either a clerk or a porter at the Admiralty of Amsterdam, he published several works on entomology. Stoll's publications of stick insects, mantids and their relatives are particularly well known.
Joseph d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin (circa 1720 – 1746) was a French military officer serving in Acadia. He was also an Abenaki chief. His was the son of Jean-Vincent d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin, the brother to Bernard-Anselme d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin.
Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg is a patron saint of St. Petersburg, who according to tradition, gave all her possessions to the poor after her husband died. Her husband had been Colonel Andrey Fyodorovich Petrov, a chanter at the Saint Andrew Cathedral. After his death, Xenia became a "fool-for-Christ" and for 45 years wandered around the streets of St. Petersburg, usually wearing her late husband's military uniform. She was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church on February 6, 1988.
Matías de Gálvez y Gallardo was a Spanish general, governor of the Captaincy General of Guatemala (from April 1779 to April 3, 1783), and viceroy of New Spain (from April 29, 1783 to November 3, 1784).
Martín de Mayorga Ferrer was a Spanish military officer, governor of the Captaincy General of Guatemala (from June 1773 to 1779), and interim viceroy of New Spain (from August 23, 1779 to April 28, 1783). Martín de Mayorga Ferrer was a field marshal in the royal army of Spain, and a knight of the military Order of Alcántara. He was governor, president of the Audiencia and captain general of Guatemala at the time of the devastating earthquake that destroyed Guatemala City (July 23, 1773).
Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado Martínez Ángulo y Bodquín (in full, Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado) was a general in the Spanish navy and viceroy of New Granada (1776 - November 26, 1781) and New Spain (August 17, 1787 to October 16, 1789).
General Lord Adam Gordon (c. 1726 – 13 August 1801) was a Scottish soldier and general, a younger son of Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon and Lady Henrietta Mordaunt. He entered the army as an ensign in the 2nd Dragoons in 1741, and attended Eton from 1742 to 1743. That year he was promoted lieutenant, and in 1746 became a captain of the 18th Regiment of Foot.
Elizabeth Griffith (née Griffith) (c. 1727–1793) was an eighteenth-century Irish dramatist, fiction writer, essayist and actress, best known for her edition of Shakespeare's comedies published in 1775.
Samuel ben Nathan Loew (Kelin) (ca. 1720-1806) was a Talmudist and Halakhist (“Authority on Jewish law”), son of Naṭe ha-Levi (נטע = Nathan), born at Kolin, Bohemia. For nearly sixty years he presided over a yeshiva at Boskovice, Moravia, where he died on May 20, 1806. He had the title Av Beis Din of Boskowitz.
Rabbi Joseph ben Menahem Mendel Steinhardt (ca. 1720–1776) was a German rabbi who lived in his early year in Schwabach, Bavaria. His first position as rabbi was as the rabbi of Rixheim, and shortly afterward he was elected chief rabbi of Upper Alsace. ln 1755 he was chosen chief rabbi of Nieder-Ehenheim in Lower Alsace, and eight years later was called as rabbi to Fürth, where he officiated until his death.
Alexandre Dumas (c. 1726 – July 11, 1802) was a lawyer, notary, businessman and political figure in Lower Canada. A Huguenot, Dumas was born in Nègrepelisse, France around 1726 and came to New France in 1751 with a cousin Jean Dumas Saint-Martin as representatives of a French merchant. He was involved with the fisheries in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and was also involved in retail trade. With a partner, he operated a grist mill on the Saint-Charles River.
Maj. General Augustine Prévost (b. August 22, 1723 Geneva, Switzerland d. May 4, 1786 East Barnet, England) was a Swiss-born British soldier who served in the Seven Years War and the American War of Independence.
John Walters (baptised 1721, died 1797) was a Welsh cleric from Glamorgan in the eighteenth century. He wrote a manifesto, A Dissertation on the Welsh Language (1770), in which he praised the Welsh language. He was a noted lexicographer, publishing An English–Welsh Dictionary in fifteen parts (1770 to 1794). His eldest son was the poet and priest John Walters.
James Buller (17 June 1717 – 30 April 1765) was a British Tory politician and ancestor of the Viscounts Dilhorne and the Barons Churston. Born at Downes House, near Crediton, he was the oldest son of John Francis Buller and his wife Rebecca Trelawney, daughter of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Baronet. His younger brothers were the politician John Buller, Francis Buller and the bishop William Buller. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.
Richard Jackson, K.C. (c. 1721 – 6 May 1787), nicknamed "Omniscient Jackson", was a British lawyer and politician. A King's Counsel, he acted as official solicitor or counsel of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, owner of lands in New England, and colonial agent of Connecticut. Jackson was called to the bar in 1744; he became a bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1770 and its Treasurer in 1780.
Andrea Casali (1705–1784) was an Italian painter of the Rococo period. He was born at Civitavecchia, and is said to have been a pupil of Sebastiano Conca. He traveled to England in 1741, and stayed there for more than two decades, and where he was a teacher to James Durno. Some sources claim a birthdate of 1720 . He was also called the Chevalier . He remained in England till 1766, after which he lived for some years at Rome.
Anton Giuseppe Barbazza was an Italian painter and engraver of the Baroque period. He was born in Rome, moved to Bologna, and in 1771 moved to Spain. In Rome, he had engraved the prints for Francesco Bianchini's L’istoria universale provata coi monumenti, published first in 1697 and reissued in 1747.
Sir Thomas Pym Hales, 4th Baronet (c. 1726-18 March 1773), of Beakesbourne in Kent, was an English Member of Parliament. Hales was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Hales, 3rd Baronet, a long-serving Member of Parliament who held a series of lucrative posts in the Royal Household. He succeeded to his father's baronetcy on 6 October 1762. Earlier the same year, he had entered Parliament as member for Downton, a pocket borough under the control of his brother-in-law Lord Feversham.