Famous People Born In 1730

Discover the most famous people born in 1730. The list includes people like Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Josiah Wedgwood, Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Charles Messier, Alexander Suvorov and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, philosophers and judges born in 1730. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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Charles Messier
(Astronomer)
Charles Messier
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Badonviller
Died: April 12, 1817

French astronomer Charles Messier is remembered for his pioneering tabulation of nebulae, making it easier to differentiate between nebulae and comets. King Louis XV name him The Comet Ferret. He was drawn to astronomy when he witnessed a solar eclipse and the great six-tailed comet in childhood.

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Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
(German Military Officer Who Served as a Major General of the Continental Army During the American Revolutionary War)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: November 28, 1794
At a time when homosexuality was illegal, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was openly gay. The Prussian military officer and hero of the American Revolutionary War, reportedly had a romantic relationship with his fellow military man Benjamin Walker. He is also known as someone who singlehandedly trained the Continental Army.
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Jan Ingenhousz
(Physiologist, Biologist and Chemist.)
Jan Ingenhousz
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands
Died: September 7, 1799

The man who discovered photosynthesis, Jan Ingenhousz was born in the Netherlands but later settled in England. He is also remembered for his pioneering research on thermal conduction and the prevention of smallpox and even successfully inoculated the Habsburg family against smallpox. He was also Maria Theresa’s personal doctor.

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John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore
(Governor of the Province of New York 1770 - 1771)
John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: February 25, 1809
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James Bruce
(Explorer, Archaeologist, Film editor, Botanist)
James Bruce
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stirling
Died: April 27, 1794

Scottish explorer James Bruce is best known for his treatises of travel and his discovery of the source of the Blue Nile. Initially a wine merchant, he later became a British consul in Algiers and decided to explore North Africa. He traveled to places such as Syria, Ethiopia, and Egypt.

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William Hamilton
(British Diplomat, Politician and Antiquarian)
William Hamilton
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Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London or Park Place, Berkshire, England
Died: April 6, 1803

William Hamilton didn’t just hold significant posts such as that of the British ambassador to Naples, but also made extensive studies at Vesuvius and Etna, as a volcanologist. He was also a passionate collector of Greek and Roman vases, and many of his prized possessions are now housed at the British Museum.

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Johann Georg Hamann
(Philosopher)
Johann Georg Hamann
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Germany
Died: June 21, 1788
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William Moultrie
(General)
William Moultrie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 27, 1805
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Josiah Wedgwood
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Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burslem
Died: January 3, 1795
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Henry Clinton
(Military officer)
Henry Clinton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newfoundland, Canada
Died: December 23, 1795
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Joseph Hewes
(Politician)
Joseph Hewes
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 10, 1779
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Isaac Sears
(Merchant)
Isaac Sears
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Brewster, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 28, 1786
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Sophie von La Roche
(Writer)
Sophie von La Roche
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kaufbeuren, Germany
Died: February 18, 1807
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Richard Stockton
(Judge, Lawyer)
Richard Stockton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 28, 1781
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Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia
(General)
Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 2, 1813
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Salomon Gessner
(Swiss Painter and Poet)
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Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: March 2, 1788

Born to a publisher and bookseller, Salomon Gessner initially focused on landscape painting and etching and later devoted himself to poetry and pastoral prose. He co-founded the Helvetic Society and also served as a town councillor. Idyllen and Der Tod Abels remain his most significant written works.

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Mahadaji Shinde
(Maratha Statesman and Ruler of Ujjain in Central India)
Mahadaji Shinde
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: India
Died: February 12, 1794
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Madame Bellecour
(Actress)
Madame Bellecour
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lamballe, France
Died: August 5, 1799
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Melchiorre Cesarotti
(Author)
Melchiorre Cesarotti
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: November 4, 1808
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Lucy Terry
(Poet)
Lucy Terry
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Western Africa
Died: July 11, 1821
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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wentworth, Yorkshire, England
Died: July 1, 1782
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Charlotte Lennox
(Author)
Charlotte Lennox
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Died: January 4, 1804
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George Ross
(Politician, Lawyer, Judge)
George Ross
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Castle, Delaware, United States
Died: July 14, 1779
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Motoori Norinaga
(Scholar)
Motoori Norinaga
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Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ise Province, Japan
Died: October 5, 1801
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William Whipple
(Politician, Officer)
William Whipple
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Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kittery, Maine
Died: November 28, 1785
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Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
(Russian Noblewoman, Sadist and Serial Killer)
Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: December 27, 1801

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was a noblewoman, serial killer, and sadist. She achieved notoriety for torturing and killing at least 38 female serfs. Since she was well-connected with the Russian nobility and with those in power at the royal court, Darya got away with many of her murders until she was found guilty in a trial organized by Empress Catherine II.

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Soga Shōhaku
(Japanese Painter of the Mid-Tokugawa Period)
Soga Shōhaku
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ise or Kyōto, Japan
Died: January 30, 1781

Edo period Japanese painter Miura Sakonjirō, better known as Soga Shōhaku, was a master of the brush-style drawing of the Muromachi period. Though he was initially trained according to the Kanō school, he was later inspired by the works of Soga Jasoku. He was also known to be eccentric by nature.

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Philippe, Duke of Anjou
(French Prince)
Philippe, Duke of Anjou
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: April 7, 1733
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Johann Hedwig
(German Botanist Who is Known as the Father of Bryology)
Johann Hedwig
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: February 18, 1799

Johann Hedwig was a German botanist best remembered for his studies of mosses. Referred to as the father of bryology, Hedwig is known in particular for his study of sexual reproduction in the cryptogams. Johann Hedwig is also known as the father of another famous botanist Romanus Adolf Hedwig.

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Joseph Blackburn
(American painter)
Joseph Blackburn
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: 1765 AD
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Thomas Tyrwhitt
(Literary Critic)
Thomas Tyrwhitt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 15, 1786
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Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard Bochart de Saron
(Astronomer)
Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard Bochart de Saron
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 20, 1794

Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard Bochart de Saron was a French natural scientist and lawyer. He is best remembered for his contributions to astronomy. He studied the orbits of comets and worked alongside fellow astronomers like J.D. Cassini and Charles Messier. He also helped Charles Messier observe the orbit of the then-unidentified planet Uranus.

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Philip Mazzei
(Physician)
Philip Mazzei
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poggio a Caiano, Italy
Died: March 19, 1816
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Antonio Sacchini
(Composer)
Antonio Sacchini
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: October 6, 1786
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Augustin Pajou
(Sculptor)
Augustin Pajou
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8, 1809
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Robert Edge Pine
(Painter)
Robert Edge Pine
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 18, 1788
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Antonio Montagnana
(Italian Bass Noted for His Powerful Voice and Performances in George Frideric Handel’s Operas)
Antonio Montagnana
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Venice
Died: 1750 AD

Italian bass Antonio Montagnana is best-remembered for his powerful-voice and performances in George Frideric Handel’s operas. He went to London in 1731 and joined Handel's opera company where he performed and created many roles in Handel's works. Montagnana later worked with Opera of the Nobility before relocating to Madrid where he sang in operas and cantatas at the royal chapel.

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Siribunyasan
(King)
Siribunyasan
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1781 AD