Famous People Born In 1729

Discover the most famous people born in 1729. The list includes people like Catherine the Great, Edmund Burke, Josiah Bartlett, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, Moses Mendelssohn and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, military leaders, composers and poets born in 1729. This list includes people from Germany, United States, England & France and many more countries.
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Catherine the Great
(Former Empress of Russia (1762 – 1796))
Catherine the Great
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Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Died: November 17, 1796

The Empress of Russia for almost 35 years, Catherine the Great was the country's longest-ruling female leader. An ambitious ruler, she rapidly expanded the Russian Empire and is credited with modernizing the country along Western European lines. She supported the ideals of the Enlightenment and the period of her rule—the Catherinian Era—is considered the Golden Age of Russia.

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Louis, Dauphin of France
(Princes)
Louis, Dauphin of France
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Paris, France
Died: December 20, 1765
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Alexander Suvorov
(Russian Military Commander Known for His Achievements in the Russo-Turkish War)
Alexander Suvorov
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 18, 1800

Aleksandr Vasilyevich Suvorov was a distinguished Russian General, remembered for winning every battle that he had commanded. Known for his thumping victories at the Battle of Rymnik and Siege of Izmail during the Russo-Turkish War and for his contributions during the French Revolutionary Wars, he won many awards and tittles and wrote several military manuals, including The Science of Victory.

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Josiah Bartlett
(Governor of New Hampshire (1790-94))
Josiah Bartlett
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Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 19, 1795
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Moses Mendelssohn
(Philosopher)
Moses Mendelssohn
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Died: January 4, 1786
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(German Writer, Dramatist, Art Critic and a Spokesperson of the Enlightenment Era)
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kamenz, Germany
Died: February 15, 1781

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a noted German dramatist, critic, and author, remembered especially for his contribution towards liberating German theatre from the influence of its classical and French counterpart. Known for such literary masterpieces like Miss Sara Sampson; Emilia Galotti; Minna von Barnhelm; Nathan the Wise; Laocoön; Hamburg Dramaturgy, he is now considered an outstanding representative of the Enlightenment era.

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Ignatius Sancho
(Composer, Writer)
Ignatius Sancho
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Atlantic Ocean
Died: December 14, 1780
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Edmund Burke
(Statesman)
Edmund Burke
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Died: July 9, 1797

Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher, Edmund Burke, was a member of parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of Great Britain for several years. He supported  Catholic emancipation and strongly opposed the French Revolution. He felt revolution destroyed the fabric of good society and traditional institutions of state and society. He is considered the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. 

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Lazzaro Spallanzani
(Italian Physiologist and Biologist Who Made Significant Contributions to the Study of Animal Reproduction and Bodily Functions)
Lazzaro Spallanzani
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scandiano, Italy
Died: February 11, 1799

Lazzaro Spallanzani was an Italian physiologist, biologist, and Catholic priest. He is best remembered for making significant contributions to the study of animal reproduction, bodily functions, and animal echolocation. Lazzaro Spallanzani's research on biogenesis was the first step towards debunking the theory of spontaneous generation.

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Samuel Seabury
(2nd Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church)
Samuel Seabury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ledyard, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 25, 1796

Samuel Seabury was an Episcopal bishop who became the second Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. A leading Loyalist in New York City during the American Revolution, he was known for his rivalry with Alexander Hamilton. After the revolution, he played a key role in the evolution of Anglican liturgy. 

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Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
(Military General)
Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Howick, England
Died: November 14, 1807
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Antonio Soler
(Spanish Composer Best Known for His Many Mostly One-Movement 'Keyboard Sonatas')
Antonio Soler
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Olot, Spain
Died: December 20, 1783

Eighteenth-century Catalan Spanish composer Antonio Soler is remembered for his church music. Educated at a choir school, he later became a teacher of the organ and the harpsichord for the royal family. A master of Baroque music, he also invented the keyboard instrument afinador and penned works on music theory.

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Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
(Statesman)
Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
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Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England
Died: December 17, 1808
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Johann Daniel Titius
(German Astronomer Best Known for Formulating the 'Titius–Bode Law')
Johann Daniel Titius
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 2nd January
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.

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Louis Antoine de Bougainville
(French Explorer and Admiral)
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 31, 1811

Louis Antoine de Bougainville was a French explorer and admiral. He is best remembered for his scientific expeditions, including his 1763 circumnavigation of the globe and expeditions into the Pacific Ocean. Louis Antoine de Bougainville also participated in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War.

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Lydia Darragh
(She is Said to Have Saved George Washington's Army from a British Attack)
Lydia Darragh
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 28, 1789

Irish woman Lydia Darragh is said to have saved George Washington’s Continental Army from a British attack during American Revolutionary War. She eavesdropped on a secret conference of British officers quartered in her house and after learning about the impending attack on the Continental army camped at White Marsh, she delivered the information and saved Washington's army from an ambush.  

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Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
(Queen of Denmark and Norway between 1752 and 1766, second consort of king Frederick V of Denmark and Norway)
Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Died: October 10, 1796
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Niklaus Friedrich von Steiger
(Politician)
Niklaus Friedrich von Steiger
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: December 3, 1799
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Pierre André de Suffren
(French Navy Officer and Admiral )
Pierre André de Suffren
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Cannat, France
Died: December 8, 1788
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Charles-Hector, count d'Estaing
(French General and Admiral)
Charles-Hector, count d'Estaing
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auvergne Ruvel, France
Died: April 28, 1794
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Giuseppe Sarti
(Opera Composer)
Giuseppe Sarti
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
Died: July 28, 1802
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Gaétan Vestris
(French Ballet Dancer)
Gaétan Vestris
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Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1808 AD

Gaétan Vestris was a French ballet dancer who served as a dancing master to the last King of France Louis XVI at the Paris Opéra. A composer of ballets, Gaétan Vestris was extremely popular and successful. He retired in favor of Jean Georges Noverre, who went on to become a great balletmaster.

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John Honeyman
(British Informant and American Spy for George Washington)
John Honeyman
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Armagh, Ireland
Died: August 18, 1822

John Honeyman was a British informant and American spy for George Washington, the first president of the United States. His primarily duty was to spread disinformation. John Honeyman also gathered the intelligence that facilitated George Washington's triumph in the Battle of Trenton.

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William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
(Politician, Military personnel, Officer)
William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: England
Died: July 12, 1814
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Philip Embury
(American Preacher and One of the Founders of Methodism in the United States)
Philip Embury
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: July 31, 1775

A pioneer of American Methodism, Philip Embury was initially trained as a carpenter in Ireland, but became a preacher after being converted. He later moved to the U.S. and himself worked as a carpenter on the first Methodist church in the country. He unfortunately died in a mowing accident.

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Lekain
(Actor)
Lekain
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 8, 1778
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Praskovya Bruce
(Queen)
Praskovya Bruce
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Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Russia
Died: April 7, 1786

Described as the right hand of Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia, Praskovya Bruce became Catherine's lady-in-waiting soon after her arrival in Russia, remaining so even after her ascendance to the throne. A close confidant of the empress, she fell from grace when she was caught having sex with one of the queen's latest lovers and was sent away.

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Henry William Stiegel
(Ironmaster)
Henry William Stiegel
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: January 10, 1785
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Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain
(Consort)
Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alcázar of Seville Royal Alcázar of Seville, Spain
Died: September 19, 1785

The queen of Sardinia through her marriage to Victor Amadeus III, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain was also the youngest daughter of Spanish king Philip V. Known for shunning people, except learned intellectuals and politicians, she was also extremely religious. A mother of 12, she lost 3 children in infancy.

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Anders Chydenius
(Priest)
Anders Chydenius
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sotkamo, Finland
Died: February 1, 1803
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Giuseppe Parini
(Poet)
Giuseppe Parini
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bosisio Parini, Italy
Died: August 15, 1799