Famous People Born In 1725

Discover the most famous people born in 1725. The list includes people like Giacomo Casanova, John Newton, Robert Clive, George Mason, John Wilkes and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, priests and sculptors born in 1725. This list includes people from England, France, United States & Germany and many more countries.
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Giacomo Casanova
(Italian Adventurer and Author)
Giacomo Casanova
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: June 4, 1798
Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova is best remembered for his memoir, Histoire de ma vie, which serves as a mirror of 18th-century European lifestyle. His countless affairs made him synonymous with the word "womanizer." He also befriended the European royalty and church authorities, and was quite fond of gambling.
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Robert Clive
(The First British Governor of the Bengal Presidency in British India)
Robert Clive
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Styche Hall, England
Died: November 22, 1774

Robert Clive was a military officer and the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency in British India. Nicknamed Clive of India, Robert Clive is credited with laying the foundation of the East India Company rule in Bengal. He won the Battle of Plassey in 1757, which enabled him to establish Company rule in Bengal.

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George Mason
(Patriot, U.S. Statesman)
George Mason
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Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairfax County, Virginia
Died: October 7, 1792
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John Newton
(British Sailor and Anglican Clergyman)
John Newton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapping, London
Died: December 21, 1807

John Newton was an English Anglican cleric. As a young man, he was forcefully recruited into the navy and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years. He later converted to Christianity, following which he denounced slavery and became an abolitionist. He was then ordained as a Church of England cleric. 

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Abdul Hamid I
(Emperor)
Abdul Hamid I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: April 7, 1789
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Ahilyabai Holkar
(Queen)
Ahilyabai Holkar
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Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamkhed, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: August 13, 1795

Ahilyabai Holkar was the Queen of the Maratha Empire who reigned from 1767 to 1795. A great pioneer, Ahilyabai is credited with building hundreds of temples throughout India. She is best remembered for rebuilding the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple which had been plundered, desecrated, and converted into a mosque by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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John Wilkes
(English journalist)
John Wilkes
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Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clerkenwell, London
Died: December 26, 1797
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Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
(combat engineer)
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lorraine
Died: October 2, 1804

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was a French inventor best remembered for building the Fardier à vapeur, the world's first automobile. Fardier à vapeur was the first working self-propelled mechanical land-vehicle. Built in 1769, the vehicle accidentally knocked down a stone or brick wall in 1771, an incident which is widely regarded as the first known automobile accident in the world.

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Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau
(General)
Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vendôme, France
Died: May 30, 1807
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James Otis, Jr.
(Lawyer)
James Otis, Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 23, 1783
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Jean-Baptiste Greuze
(Painter)
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tournus, France
Died: March 4, 1805
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Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
(Prince)
Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: November 18, 1785
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Charles Townshend
(Politician)
Charles Townshend
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England
Died: September 4, 1767
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Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne
(Noblewoman)
Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hôtel de Chimay, Paris, France
Died: 1793 AD
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Suzuki Harunobu
(Designer)
Suzuki Harunobu
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 15, 1770
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Guillaume Le Gentil
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coutances, France
Died: October 22, 1792

Of French astronomer Guillaume Le Gentil’s discoveries, the most notable remain the Messier objects M32, M36, and M38. He waited for 8 years in India to observe the transit of Venus, but bad weather prevented his mission. He was mistakenly declared dead in France, but went back to reclaim his life.

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Pasquale Paoli
(President Of Corsica From 1755 To 1769)
Pasquale Paoli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morosaglia, Corsica
Died: February 5, 1807
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Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthievre
(Son of Louis Alexandre de Bourbon)
Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthievre
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Château de Rambouillet, France
Died: March 4, 1793
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Pyotr Rumyantsev
(Military officer)
Pyotr Rumyantsev
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stroiesti, Moldova
Died: December 19, 1796
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Robert Bakewell
(Agriculturalist)
Robert Bakewell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dishley, England
Died: October 1, 1795
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Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel
(Admiral)
Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caversham, Reading, United Kingdom
Died: October 2, 1786
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Joseph Duplessis
(Painter)
Joseph Duplessis
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carpentras, France
Died: April 1, 1802
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Patience Wright
(Sculptor)
Patience Wright
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York, United States
Died: March 23, 1786
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Franz Moritz von Lacy
(Military leader)
Franz Moritz von Lacy
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24, 1801
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Johann Salomo Semler
(Historian)
Johann Salomo Semler
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Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saalfeld, Germany
Died: March 14, 1791
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Ignaz Günther
(Sculptor)
Ignaz Günther
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Altmannstein, Germany
Died: June 27, 1775
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Ludovico Manin
(Politician)
Ludovico Manin
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Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: October 24, 1802
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Jean Claude Gilles Colson
(Actor)
Jean Claude Gilles Colson
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 19, 1778
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Henry Benedict Stuart
(Cardinal)
Henry Benedict Stuart
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Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palazzo Muti, Rome, Italy
Died: July 13, 1807
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Nicolas Desmarest
(Geologist)
Nicolas Desmarest
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Soulaines-Dhuys, France
Died: September 20, 1815
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Ewald Friedrich von Hertzberg
(Prussian Statesman)
Ewald Friedrich von Hertzberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lotyń, Poland
Died: May 22, 1795