Famous People Born In 1726

Discover the most famous people born in 1726. The list includes people like George Wythe, James Hutton, Jacob Frank, Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, revolutionaries, composers and soldiers born in 1726. This list includes people from England, United States, France and many more countries.
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James Hutton
(Geologist)
James Hutton
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: March 26, 1797

The pioneer of modern geology, James Hutton laid down the principle of uniformitarianism in geology. While he was initially interested in chemistry, he had later also studied law and had then moved on to medicine. His iconic Theory of the Earth explained the science behind rock formations.

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Gerard Majella
(Italian Saint)
Gerard Majella
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muro Lucano, Italy
Died: October 16, 1755

Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother who is honored by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. His intercession is sought for unborn children, children, mothers, women in childbirth, expectant mothers, and motherhood. Many churches in New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka are dedicated to him.

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George Wythe
(Attorney General of Virginia (1766-67, 1754-55))
George Wythe
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Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: June 8, 1806
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François-André Danican Philidor
(French Composer and Chess Player)
François-André Danican Philidor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dreux, France
Died: August 31, 1795
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Abraham Clark
(Politician, Lawyer)
Abraham Clark
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elizabeth
Died: September 15, 1794

American politician and slaveholder Abraham Clark, a Revolutionary War figure who earned the reputation as "the poor man's councilor," signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress. He later served as Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's At-large district in both the Second and Third United States Congress.

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Louise Henriette de Bourbon
(Queen)
Louise Henriette de Bourbon
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Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 9, 1759
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François-Thomas Germain
(French Silversmith)
François-Thomas Germain
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Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 23, 1791

François-Thomas Germain was a French silversmith who worked for the European royalty, earning the title royal silversmith. His association with financiers in 1765 was considered a breach of guild regulations, resulting in his resignation and bankruptcy. Today, many of his works are showcased in museums across Europe. François-Thomas Germain was portrayed as the main antagonist in Assassin's Creed Unity (2014).

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James Bowdoin
(Politician)
James Bowdoin
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Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 6, 1790
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Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia
(King)
Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: October 16, 1796
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Eyre Coote
(Soldier)
Eyre Coote
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kilmallock, Ireland
Died: April 28, 1783
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Oliver Wolcott
(Politician)
Oliver Wolcott
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Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 1, 1797
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Louise d'Épinay
(Writer)
Louise d'Épinay
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Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: April 17, 1783
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Jacob Frank
(Religious Leader)
Jacob Frank
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Korolivka, Ukraine
Died: December 10, 1791

Jacob Frank was a Polish-Jewish religious leader. He is credited with creating Frankism, a new denomination of Judaism. Jacob Frank is also remembered for his claims; he convinced his followers that he was the reincarnation of the biblical patriarch Jacob and the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi.

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William Roy
(Scottish Military Engineer, Surveyor and Antiquarian)
William Roy
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Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carluke, United Kingdom
Died: July 1, 1790

William Roy was a Scottish surveyor, military engineer, and antiquarian. An innovator, Roy was successful in applying newly emerging technologies and new scientific discoveries to the geodetic mapping of Great Britain, which is often called Roy's Map of Scotland. William Roy also played a major role in the establishment of the Ordnance Survey, Great Britain's national mapping agency.

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Eggert Ólafsson
(Explorer)
Eggert Ólafsson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Snæfellsnes, Iceland
Died: May 30, 1768
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Franz Joseph I, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein)
Franz Joseph I, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 18, 1781
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José Clavijo y Fajardo
(Publicist)
José Clavijo y Fajardo
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teguise, Spain
Died: November 3, 1806
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Prince Henry of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Henry of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 3, 1802
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Agnes Surriage Frankland
(Tavern maid)
Agnes Surriage Frankland
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 23, 1783
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Benjamin Harrison V
(Politician)
Benjamin Harrison V
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Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Died: April 24, 1791
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Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
(Naval officer)
Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 5, 1799
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Charles Burney
(Musical Composer)
Charles Burney
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England
Died: April 12, 1814
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Lewis Morris
(Politician)
Lewis Morris
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Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Bronx
Died: January 22, 1798
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Thomas Pennant
(Welsh Naturalist, Traveller and Writer Known for Writings on Natural History, Geology and Geographical Expeditions)
Thomas Pennant
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Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Downing, Wales
Died: December 16, 1798

Welsh naturalist Thomas Pennant is remembered for his extensive research on zoology, especially ornithology. Known for his books such as British Zoology and History of Quadrupeds, he traveled to Scotland and remote parts of Britain, writing about his expeditions in his travelogues and treatises.

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Daniel Chodowiecki
(Painter)
Daniel Chodowiecki
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: February 7, 1801
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Robert Prescott
(Governor of Martinique 1794)
Robert Prescott
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lancashire, England
Died: December 21, 1815
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Johann Christoph Zumpe
(Piano maker)
Johann Christoph Zumpe
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: 1783 AD