Famous People Born In 1724

Discover the most famous people born in 1724. The list includes people like Immanuel Kant, John Smeaton, Lyman Hall, Henry Laurens, Christopher Gadsden and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, educators, political leaders and philosophers born in 1724. This list includes people from Germany, United States, England and many more countries.
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Immanuel Kant
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of All Time)
Immanuel Kant
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher whose works in fields like aesthetics and metaphysics have made him an important and influential personality in Western philosophy. His views continue to influence contemporary philosophy. Kant has had a major influence on prominent philosophers like Hegel, Schelling, Reinhold, and Fichte. Kant's work on mathematics is cited by Albert Einstein as an early influence.

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Eva Ekeblad
(Swedish Agronomist Known for Discovering a Method in 1746 to Make Alcohol and Flour From Potatoes)
Eva Ekeblad
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 15, 1786

Eva Ekeblad was a Swedish countess, agronomist, salon hostess, and scientist. In 1746, she discovered a method to make flour and alcohol from potatoes which earned her popularity. Her discovery made her the first female inductee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1748.

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John Smeaton
(Civil Engineer)
John Smeaton
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Austhorpe, Leeds, England
Died: October 28, 1792

John Smeaton was the first person to claim to be a civil engineer. One of his best-known creations was the Eddystone Lighthouse. He was also the first to use hydraulic lime in concrete. He not only won the Copley Medal but was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.

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Lyman Hall
(16th Governor of Georgia)
Lyman Hall
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Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 19, 1790

Physician, clergyman, and statesman Lyman Hall was one of the three delegates of the Congress from Georgia and one of four doctors to sign the United States Declaration of Independence. He also served as Governor of Georgia for a year and co-founded the University of Georgia before resuming his medical practice. Hall County in north central Georgia is named after him.

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Henry Laurens
(Politician)
Henry Laurens
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Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, U.S
Died: December 8, 1792
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Louise of Great Britain
(Queen)
Louise of Great Britain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester House, London, England
Died: December 19, 1751
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Richard Hennessy
(Military personnel and Founder of Hennessy)
Richard Hennessy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: October 8, 1800
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Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood
(Politician)
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Butleigh
Died: January 27, 1816
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Christopher Gadsden
(Politician)
Christopher Gadsden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 1805
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Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria
(Composer)
Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany
Died: April 23, 1780
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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
(British Army Officer and Governor of the Province of Quebec From 1768 to 1778)
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strabane, England
Died: November 10, 1808
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Maria Amalia of Saxony
(Princess)
Maria Amalia of Saxony
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Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany
Died: September 27, 1760
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Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein between 1732 and 1748)
Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 22, 1748
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Pedro Correia Garção
(Poet)
Pedro Correia Garção
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 10, 1772
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Johann Bernhard Basedow
(Writer)
Johann Bernhard Basedow
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Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 25, 1790
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Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
(German poet)
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died: March 14, 1803
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Dai Zhen
(Scholar)
Dai Zhen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiuning County, Huangshan City, China
Died: July 1, 1777
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Christopher Anstey
(Poet)
Christopher Anstey
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brinkley, England
Died: August 3, 1805
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Isaac Backus
(American Religious Leader and Theologian)
Isaac Backus
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yantic, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 20, 1806

Isaac Backus was a Baptist minister who played an important role during the American Revolution. He is best remembered for campaigning against New England's state-established churches. Influenced by the works of George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards, Backus became a preacher. His work titled Government and Liberty Described and Ecclesiastical Tyranny Exposed is considered a historically important article.

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George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend
(Military officer, Politician)
George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 14, 1807
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Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria
(Prince)
Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Drogenbos, Belgium
Died: February 16, 1799
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Franz Anton Maulbertsch
(Painter)
Franz Anton Maulbertsch
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Langenargen, Germany
Died: August 8, 1796
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Anton Friedrich Büsching
(German Geographer, Historian, Educator and Theologian)
Anton Friedrich Büsching
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Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stadthagen, Germany
Died: May 28, 1793

Best known for his seven-part magnum opus Erdbeschreibung, German geographer Anton Friedrich Büsching stressed on the statistical study of geography, as opposed to the traditional descriptive study. Ill-treated by his father in childhood, he was taught for free by a clergyman, and grew up to devote himself to geographical science.

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George Stubbs
(painter, non-fiction writer)
George Stubbs
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: July 10, 1806
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Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser
(Austrian field marshal during the French Revolutionary Wars)
Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: August 22, 1797
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George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle
(British general and nobleman)
George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 13, 1772
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Franz Aepinus
(Researcher)
Franz Aepinus
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Died: August 10, 1802
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Giovanni Battista Casti
(Poet)
Giovanni Battista Casti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Acquapendente, Italy
Died: February 5, 1803