Famous People Born In 1721

Discover the most famous people born in 1721. The list includes people like Hyder Ali, John Hanson, Thomas Gage, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Roger Sherman and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, political leaders, lawyers and poets born in 1721. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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Hyder Ali
(Ruler of Mysore)
Hyder Ali
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Budikote
Died: December 6, 1782
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Roger Sherman
(Politician)
Roger Sherman
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 23, 1793
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Peyton Randolph
(Politician)
Peyton Randolph
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia
Died: October 22, 1775
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Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
(Military commander)
Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leicester House, London, England
Died: October 31, 1765
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Tobias Smollett
(Scottish Poet and Author Best Known for Picaresque Novels)
Tobias Smollett
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Renton, Scotland
Died: September 17, 1771

Best known for his picaresque novels such as The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Scottish novelist Tobias Smollett was born into a family of lawyers and soldiers and initially attended medical training. Some believe he quit university without a degree, while it is also said he had served as a navy surgeon.

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Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz
(General)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kalkar, Germany
Died: November 8, 1773
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Johann de Kalb
(Military officer)
Johann de Kalb
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hüttendorf, Erlangen, Germany
Died: August 19, 1780
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Rawlins Lowndes
(Lawyer, Politician)
Rawlins Lowndes
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Kitts, British West Indies
Died: August 24, 1800
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Bernardo Bellotto
(Painter)
Bernardo Bellotto
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 17, 1780
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Roger Kemble
(Actor)
Roger Kemble
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England
Died: December 6, 1802
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John Hanson
(Politician)
John Hanson
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Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Tobacco, Maryland, United States
Died: November 15, 1783
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Thomas Gage
(Military Officer)
Thomas Gage
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Firle, England
Died: April 2, 1787
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Madame de Pompadour
(Noblewomen)
Madame de Pompadour
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1764
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Angelo Soliman
(Freemason, Educator)
Angelo Soliman
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: November 21, 1796
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Fredrik Henrik af Chapman
(Shipbuilder, Engineer and Artist)
Fredrik Henrik af Chapman
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: August 19, 1808
A prominent shipbuilder, a scientist, a Swedish navy officer (vice-admiral) and an author, Fredrik Henrik af Chapman is regarded as the world’s first naval architect and the first person to use scientific methods for shipbuilding. As an author his 1775 book Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet (Treatise on Shipbuilding) is considered an important work in modern naval architecture.
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William Collins
(Poet)
William Collins
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chichester, Sussex, England
Died: June 12, 1759
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Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes
(Statesman)
Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 22, 1794
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Mark Akenside
(Poet)
Mark Akenside
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: June 23, 1770
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William Robertson
(Historian)
William Robertson
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Borthwick, Scotland
Died: June 11, 1793
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Samuel Hopkins
(Theologian)
Samuel Hopkins
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 20, 1803
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Edmund Pendleton
(Politician)
Edmund Pendleton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caroline County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 23, 1803
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Jean-François Oeben
(Cabinetmaker)
Jean-François Oeben
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heinsberg, Germany
Died: January 21, 1763
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Henry Seymour Conway
(Politician)
Henry Seymour Conway
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 9, 1795
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John Manners, Marquess of Granby
(Army officer)
John Manners, Marquess of Granby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kelham, England
Died: October 18, 1770
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François Hemsterhuis
(Writer)
François Hemsterhuis
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
Died: July 7, 1790

The Dutch Socrates, François Hemsterhuis is best remembered for his works on aesthetics and moral philosophy. One of the first Dutch authors to represent the Enlightenment, he was also one of the pioneers of Romanticism in the Netherlands. His best-known works, such as Sophyle and Alexis, were all authored in French.

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John Fielding
(Magistrate)
John Fielding
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abergavenny, Wales
Died: September 4, 1780

In spite of being blinded in an accident at age 19, John Fielding managed to become a magistrate. The half-brother of author Henry Fielding, he was nicknamed Blind Beak and was able to recognize criminals by their voices. He established the Bow Street Runners and revolutionized the juvenile justice system.

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William Savery
(Cabinetmaker)
William Savery
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 30, 1787
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Matthias van den Gheyn
(Flemish Organist, Composer and Outstanding Virtuoso of The Carillon)
Matthias van den Gheyn
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tienen, Belgium
Died: June 22, 1785

Matthias van den Gheyn was a Flemish musician best remembered as an outstanding virtuoso of the organ and carillon. Matthias' most important work was his 11 famous preludes for carillon. These 11 preludes have become standard repertoire since the early 1900s among carillonneurs worldwide. His biographer Xavier-Victor-Fidèle van Elewyck regarded Matthias as the greatest musician of 18th century Southern Netherlands.