Famous 18th Century Educators

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 1 Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, & Composer
Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2, 1778

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, composer, and writer. His political philosophy influenced aspects of the French Revolution. He also helped develop modern economic, political, and educational thought. His writing inspired a transformation in French drama and poetry. His works also influenced such writers around the world as Tolstoy. His works as a composer were acknowledged by composers like Mozart.

 2 Horace Mann

Horace Mann.
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Famous As: Educator & Politician
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin
Died: August 2, 1859
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 3 Charles-Michel de l'Épée

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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: November 24, 1712
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Versailles, Yvelines, France
Died: December 23, 1789

Eighteenth-century philanthropic educator Charles-Michel de l'Épée is regarded as the Father of the Deaf for pioneering the education of the deaf and dumb. He laid down the Signed French system, which enabled the deaf to participate in legal proceedings. His French Sign Language laid the path to the American Sign Language.

 4 Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott.
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Famous As: Teacher and Educator
Birthdate: November 29, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut
Died: March 4, 1888

 5 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.
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Famous As: Pedagogue
Birthdate: January 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: February 17, 1827

 6 Noah Webster

Noah Webster.
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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: October 16, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 28, 1843

Noah Webster was an American textbook pioneer, lexicographer, political writer, English-language spelling reformer, author, and editor. Dubbed the Father of American Scholarship and Education, Webster's books have been credited with teaching the art of spelling and reading to five generations of American children. Thanks to his work as a spelling reformer, his name became synonymous with dictionary in the US.

 7 John Baptist de La Salle

John Baptist de La Salle
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: April 30, 1651
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
Died: April 7, 1719

John Baptist de La Salle, also known as La Salle, is remembered as the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, or the de La Salle Brothers. Apart from setting up charitable boarding schools, he also trained teachers. He is revered as the patron saint of school teachers and educators.

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 8 Edward Everett

Edward Everett.
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Famous As: Former American senator
Birthdate: April 11, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1865

Edward Everett was an American politician, diplomat, educator, pastor, and orator. Widely regarded as one of the great orators of the Civil War and antebellum eras, Everett is remembered for his two-hour speech at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg in 1863, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his popular Gettysburg Address. Edward Everett also taught ancient Greek literature at Harvard University.

 9 Abigail Fillmore

Abigail Fillmore.
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Famous As: First Lady of America
Birthdate: March 13, 1798
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saratoga County
Died: March 30, 1853

 10 Johann Friedrich Herbart

Johann Friedrich Herbart
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Famous As: Philosopher, psychologist, educationist, Teacher
Birthdate: April 4, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: August 14, 1841

 11 Andrés Bello

Andrés Bello
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Famous As: Poet, Legislator, Philosopher, Educator, Philologist, Diplomat, Politician, Translator, Writer
Birthdate: November 29, 1781
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: October 15, 1865

 12 Aaron Burr Sr.

Aaron Burr Sr.
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 4, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 24, 1757

 13 Belva Ann Lockwood

Belva Ann Lockwood
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Famous As: American lawyer
Birthdate: October 24, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royalton, New York
Died: May 19, 1917

 14 Mary Lyon

Mary Lyon.
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Famous As: Pioneer in Women's Education
Birthdate: February 28, 1797
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buckland
Died: March 5, 1849

 15 Nano Nagle

Nano Nagle
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: 1718 AD
Birthplace: Ballygriffin, County Cork, Ireland
Died: April 26, 1784

 16 Nicola Porpora

Nicola Porpora
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 17, 1686
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: March 3, 1768

 17 Francis Daniel Pastorius

Francis Daniel Pastorius
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: September 26, 1651
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sommerhausen, Germany
Died: 1720 AD

 18 Eleazar Wheelock

Eleazar Wheelock
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: April 22, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Windham, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 24, 1779

Eleazar Wheelock was an 18th-century Congregational minister, orator, and educator in Lebanon. He was the founder of the Moor's Charity School, which he started to educate Native Americans. Later on, he founded Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, with the primary motive of educating the sons of American colonists. He was a long-term slave owner.

 19 Giovanni Bononcini

Giovanni Bononcini
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 18, 1670
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: July 9, 1747

 20 Giovanni Battista Martini

Giovanni Battista Martini
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 24, 1706
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: August 3, 1784

 21 Sarah Kemble Knight

Sarah Kemble Knight
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: April 19, 1666
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 25, 1727

 22 Françoise-Louise de Warens

Françoise-Louise de Warens
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: March 31, 1699
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vevey, Switzerland
Died: November 29, 1762

 23 Anthony Benezet

Anthony Benezet
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 31, 1713
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: May 3, 1784

 24 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: October 8, 1676
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casdemiro, Spain
Died: September 26, 1764

Eighteenth-century Spanish essayist Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro was a monk of the Benedictine order and also taught theology and philosophy at the University of Oviedo. He later wrote on a variety of subjects such as medicine, philology, and law, in Teatro crítico universal and Cartas eruditas y curiosas.

 25 John Machin

John Machin
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 1686 AD
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9, 1751

 26 Johann Bernhard Basedow

Johann Bernhard Basedow
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 11, 1724
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 25, 1790

 27 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix

Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: October 24, 1682
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: February 1, 1761

 28 Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi

Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: March 19, 1641
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: March 5, 1731

 29 Lodovico Antonio Muratori

Lodovico Antonio Muratori
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: October 21, 1672
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vignola, Italy
Died: January 23, 1750

Best known for discovering the Muratorian Fragment, Lodovico Antonio Muratori was a pioneer of Italian historiography. He began his career as a priest and joined the Ambrosian library of Milan. He is remembered for his works such as Anecdota and Annali d’Italia. He was also against orthodox religious beliefs.

 30 Ebenezer Kinnersley

Ebenezer Kinnersley
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: November 30, 1711
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: July 4, 1778

 31 Alexander Cozens

Alexander Cozens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1717 AD
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 23, 1786

 32 Jean Hardouin

Jean Hardouin
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Famous As: Librarian
Birthdate: December 23, 1646
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quimper, France
Died: September 3, 1729

 33 Firmin Abauzit

Firmin Abauzit
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: November 11, 1679
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzes, France
Died: March 20, 1767

 34 Pierre Daniel Huet

Pierre Daniel Huet
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: February 8, 1630
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caen, France
Died: January 26, 1721

 35 Louis Bourdaloue

Louis Bourdaloue
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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: August 20, 1632
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: May 13, 1704

 36 Ezekiel Cheever

Ezekiel Cheever
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 24, 1614
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 21, 1708

 37 Diego de Torres Villarroel

Diego de Torres Villarroel
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 17, 1693
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain
Died: June 19, 1770

 38 Carl Friedrich Bahrdt

Carl Friedrich Bahrdt
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: August 25, 1741
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bischofswerda, Germany
Died: April 23, 1792

 39 Wu Jingzi

Wu Jingzi
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 1701 AD
Birthplace: Quanjiao County, Chuzhou, China
Died: January 11, 1754

 40 Dai Zhen

Dai Zhen
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: January 19, 1724
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiuning County, Huangshan City, China
Died: July 1, 1777

 41 Edward Holyoke

Edward Holyoke
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Famous As: Clergyman
Birthdate: June 26, 1689
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 1, 1769

 42 Johann Daniel Titius

Johann Daniel Titius
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: January 2, 1729
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chojnice, Poland
Died: December 16, 1796

Johann Daniel Titius, best known for proposing the Titius–Bode law, was a pioneer in measuring distances between the Sun and celestial bodies and planets. There is a crater on the Moon that is named after him. His areas of research also included thermometry and biology.

 43 James Manning

James Manning
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Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: October 22, 1738
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 29, 1791

 44 Johann Albert Fabricius

Johann Albert Fabricius
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: November 11, 1668
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: April 30, 1736

 45 Samuel Heinicke

Samuel Heinicke
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: April 10, 1727
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Germany
Died: April 30, 1790

 46 Itō Jinsai

Itō Jinsai
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: August 30, 1627
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: April 5, 1705

 47 Yan Ruoqu

Yan Ruoqu
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: November 11, 1636
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huai’an, China
Died: July 9, 1704

 48 Christopher Dock

Christopher Dock
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: 1698 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1771 AD

 49 Joseph Pinetti

Joseph Pinetti
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: January 3, 1750
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1800 AD

 50 Étienne Baluze

Étienne Baluze
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: November 24, 1630
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tulle, France
Died: July 28, 1718