John Harrison (24 March 1693 – 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought device in solving the problem of establishing the East-West position or longitude of a ship at sea, thus revolutionising and extending the possibility of safe long distance sea travel in the Age of Sail.
Pope Clement XIII (Venice, 7 March 1693 – 2 February 1769 in Rome), born Carlo della Torre di Rezzonico, was Pope from 16 July 1758 to 2 February 1769. He was born to a recently ennobled family of Venice, received a Jesuit education in Bologna and became a Cardinal-Deacon of San Nicola in Carcere in 1737.
James Bradley FRS (March 1693 – 13 July 1762) was an English astronomer the Astronomer Royal from 1742. Bradley is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light (1725–28), and the nutation of the Earth's axis (1728–48).
Johann Georg Walch (June 17, 1693 – January 13, 1775) was a German theologian. He was born at Meiningen, where his father, Georg Walch, was general superintendent. He studied at Leipzig and Jena, amongst his teachers being JF Buddeus, whose only daughter he married. He published in 1716 a work, Historia critica Latinae linguae, which soon came into wide use. Two years later he became professor extraordinarius of philosophy at Jena.
Jeremiah Markland (October 18 1693 - July 7, 1776), English classical scholar, was born at Childwall in Liverpool on the 29th (or 18th) of October 1693. He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He died at Milton, near Dorking.
Count Alexey Petrovich Bestuzhev-Ryumin (June 1, 1693 – April 21, 1768), Grand Chancellor of Russia, was one of the most influential and successful European diplomats of the 18th century. He was chiefly responsible for Russian foreign policy during the reign of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna.
East Low German is a group of Low German dialects spoken in Northeast Germany as well as by minorities in present northern Poland. Together with West Low German, it constitutes Low German. Prior to 1945 the dialect was spoken along the entire German Baltic Coast, from Mecklenburg, through Pomerania, West Prussia into certain villages of the East Prussian Memel-Klaipėda Region.
Solomon Spalding (1761 – October 20, 1816) was the author of the supposed Manuscript Story, a work of fiction about the lost civilization of the mound builders of North America. After Spalding's death, a number of individuals suggested that Manuscript Story was identical or similar to portions of the Book of Mormon, a scripture in the Latter Day Saint movement.
The Musky Rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a rat-sized marsupial species found in the rainforests of New Guinea and northeast Australia. Although some scientists place this species as a subfamily (Hypsiprymnodontinae) of the family Potoroidae, the most recent classification places it in the family Hypsiprymnodontidae with prehistoric rat-kangaroos. It is the smallest macropod that is quadrupedal and only diurnal.
San Salvatore Telesino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 50 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km northwest of Benevento. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,892 and an area of 18.1 km². The municipality of San Salvatore Telesino contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Casale, Epitaffio, and Banca.