Elias Boudinot (May 2, 1740 – October 24, 1821) was a lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, New Jersey who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a U.S. Congressman for New Jersey. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and Director of the United States Mint from 1795 until 1805.
Juan Andrés was a littérateur and historian (b. Planes, Valencia, Spain - 1740; d. Rome - 12 January 1817). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1754. When the Jesuits were expelled from Spain in 1767, Andrés made his abode at Ferrara and taught philosophy there.
James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (October 29, 1740 – May 19, 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland; he is best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer. Boswell is also known for the detailed and frank journals that he wrote for long periods of his life, which remained undiscovered until the 1920s.
Carl Michael Bellman (4 February 1740 Stockholm – 11 February 1795) was a Swedish poet and composer. Bellman is a central figure in the Swedish song tradition and remains a very important influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature in general, to this day. His main works are the Songs of Fredman and the Epistles of Fredman, each including some 70 songs, many of which are about sociable drinking and/or designed for the occasion of the same.
Ivan VI Antonovich of Russia, (23 August 1740 – 16 July 1764), was proclaimed Emperor of Russia in 1740, when he was newborn child, although he did never actually reign. Within less than a year, he was overthrown by Empress Elizabeth of Russia, Peter the Great's daughter. Ivan spent the rest of his life as prisoner and was killed by his guards in an escape attempt.
Michael Arne (1740 or 1741 - 14 January 1786) was an English composer, harpsichordist, organist, singer, and actor. He was the son of composer Thomas Arne and lauded soprano Cecilia Young, the latter of which belonged to the famous Young family of musicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Like his father, Arne worked primarily as a composer of stage music and vocal art song, contributing little to other genres of music.
B.C. Rich' is a manufacturer of guitars and bass guitars founded by the late Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969 and the early 1970s. Currently, most B.C. Rich guitars are manufactured in Asia, but luthiers of the company's custom shop continue to hand-make instruments. Hanser Music Group now operates the Southern California B.C. Rich custom shop. As of 2001, no member of the Rico family is involved in the production of B.C. Rich guitars.
Chen Liping is a Singaporean-born actress. Probably best known for her role as "Miss Ai-Yo-Yo" (哎哟哟老師) in the drama series Good Morning, Sir!, it earned her a "Most Unforgettable TV Character" Award for that role in Star Awards 2003. In the same year, she also took the Best Actress award for her role in Holland V. She was the sixth MediaCorp artiste to be awarded the All-Time Favourites Awards in the annual Star Awards after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Award ten times since 1994.