Joshua Reynolds
A selection of paintings by Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792). Music: Valse Triste by Sibelius.
James Warden
Lieutenant James Warden (1736–1792) was a Royal Navy officer and Lord of the Manor of Charmouth. He eventually died in a duel after an argument with a neighbouring landowner.
James Warden had enjo...
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (/wəˈhɑːb/; Arabic: محمد بن عبد الوهاب‎; 1703 – 22 June 1792) was a preacher and scholar from Nejd in central Arabia who founded an Islamic movement today often k...
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou (25 February 1714 – 29 July 1792) was a French lawyer, politician, and chancellor of France, whose attempts at reform signalled the failure of enlightened desp...
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Juan de Velasco
Juan de Velasco y Pérez Petroche (1727–1792) was an 18th-century Jesuit priest, historian, and professor of philosophy and theology from the Royal Audience of Quito. He was born in Riobamba to J...
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Lebbeus Harris
Lebbeus Harris (August 11, 1713 – 1792) was a judge and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented the township of Horton in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1761 to 1765.He was born ...
Marie Jeanne Riccoboni
Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1714 - December 7, 1792), whose maiden name was Laboras de Mezières, was a French novelist.
She was born in Paris in 1714.In 1735 she married Antoine François Riccoboni, a ...
Maria Luisa of Spain
Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain (Spanish: María Luisa, German: Maria Ludovika) (24 November 1745 – 15 May 1792) was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Grand Duchess of Tuscan...
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Gaetano Guadagni
Gaetano Guadagni (16 February 1728 – 11 November 1792) was an Italian mezzo-soprano castrato singer, most famous for singing the role of Orpheus at the premiere of Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice in 1...
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Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi
Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi (18 August 1740 – 21 January 1792) was a distinguished Italian philologist who flourished during the latter half of the eighteenth century. He was superintendent of ...
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Matthias von Schoenberg
Matthias von Schoenberg (9 November 1732 – 20 April 1792 in Munich) was a Catholic author.
George Carnegie, 6th Earl of Northesk
Admiral George Carnegie, 6th Earl of Northesk (1716–1792) was born the son of David Carnegie, 4th Earl of Northesk and Lady Margaret Wemyss on 2 August 1716. He died on 20 January 1792 at age 75.He ma...
John Burgoyne
General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 – 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, ...
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George Browne (soldier)
George Browne, Count von Browne in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (15 June 1698 – 18 February 1792), was an Irish soldier of fortune who became full general in the Russian service.Browne was de...
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Laurence Cox
Laurence Cox (died 1792), of Woolcombe, Dorset, was an English politician.He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of Great Britain for Honiton 1774-1780 and for Bere Alston 14 February 1781 - 1784.
Louis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé-Brissac
Louis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé-Brissac, Duke of Brissac (14 February 1734, Paris - 9 September 1792, Versailles) was a French military commander and peer of France. He was the second son and eventual...
Charles Christian Erdmann, Duke of Württemberg-Oels
Karl Christian Erdmann of Württemberg-Oels (26 October 1716, Wilhelminenort near Bernstadt – 14 December 1792, Oels) was ruling duke of Württemberg-Oels and Bernstadt.He had a daughter, Princess...
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Cheeseekau
Cheeseekau (c. 1760–1792), better known as Matthew, was a war chief of the Kispoko division of the Shawnee Nation. Also known as Pepquannakek (Gunshot), Popoquan (Gun), Sting, and Chiksika. Although p...
Maximilian Hell
Maximilian Hell (Hungarian: Hell Miksa) (May 15, 1720 – April 14, 1792) was a Hungarian astronomer and an ordained Jesuit priest from the Kingdom of Hungary.
Born as Rudolf Maximilian Höll in ...
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Hannah Snell
Hannah Snell (1723–1792) was a British woman who disguised herself as a man and became a soldier.
Hannah Snell was born in Worcester, England on 23 April 1723. Locals claim that she played a soldi...
Johann Christoph Döderlein
Johann Christoph Döderlein or Doederlein (January 20, 1745 – December 2, 1792) was a German Protestant theologian.As professor of theology at Jena from 1782, he was celebrated for his varied lea...
Franz de Paula Ulrich, 3rd Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Franz de Paula Ulrich, 3rd Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz und Tettau, was a Bohemian noble and general in service of the House of Habsburg. He was born in Zlonice, Bohemia, 23 June 1726, and died in Prag...
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Alexander Gordon, Lord Rockville
Alexander Gordon, Lord Rockville (1739 – 13 March 1792) was a Scottish judge.Rockville was the youngest son of William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen, by his third wife Lady Anne, daughter of Alexander ...
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Antoine de Favray
Chevalier Antoine de Favray (8 September 1706, Bagnolet – 9 February 1798, Malta) was a French painter. He is known for his portraits of personalities of the Ottoman Empire, as well as paintings of Gr...
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Carl-Ludwig Christinek
Carl-Ludwig Christinek (1730/1732–c.1794) was a Russian painter.Christinek was born to German parents and was initially taught in German, but lived his whole life in Russia. He painted primarily portr...
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Andrew Frazer (British Army officer)
Andrew Frazer FRSE (sometimes spelt Fraser; died 1792), was a Scottish soldier and engineer. He served as lieutenant-colonel of engineers, designing and superintending the construction of Fort George....
George Pocock
Admiral Sir George Pocock, KB (6 March 1706 – 3 April 1792) was a British officer of the Royal Navy.
Pocock was born in Thames Ditton in Surrey, the son of Thomas Pocock, a chaplain in the Royal N...
Mikhail Sushkov
Mikhail Vasilyevich Sushkov (Russian: Михаил Васильевич Сушков) (1775–1792) was a young Russian nobleman and writer of a small body of prose and poetry, notable for his autobiographical suicide novel....