Famous People Born In 1731

Discover the most famous people born in 1731. The list includes people like Martha Washington, Benjamin Banneker, Henry Cavendish, William Cowper, Robert Treat Paine and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, historians, poets and lawyers born in 1731. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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Martha Washington
(Former First Lady of the United States as the Wife of President George Washington)
Martha Washington
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chestnut Grove, Virginia, United States
Died: May 22, 1802

Martha Washington became the inaugural First Lady of the United States when her husband George Washington took office as the first President of the United States in 1789. She was the daughter of a wealthy man and was first married to Daniel Parke Custis, with whom she had four children. Following Custis’ death, she married George Washington.

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Benjamin Banneker
(Compiler of Almanacs)
Benjamin Banneker
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore County
Died: October 9, 1806

Benjamin Banneker was born to a free African-American mother and a former slave father, and was largely self-educated. While he showed immense talent in both mathematics and astronomy, having predicted a solar eclipse with precision, he also wrote essays on civil rights and rallied against slavery.

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Henry Cavendish
(English Scientist Who Discovered Hydrogen)
Henry Cavendish
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Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: February 24, 1810

English natural philosopher, scientist, and a prominent experimental and theoretical physicist and chemist Henry Cavendish is best-remembered for his discovery of hydrogen and his Cavendish experiment. He first recognized that hydrogen, which he termed inflammable air, is a discrete substance which produces water on combustion. He conducted the Cavendish experiment to measure and produce a value for Earth’s density.

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William Cowper
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berkhamsted
Died: April 25, 1800
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Gabriela Silang
(Revolutionary)
Gabriela Silang
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa, Philippines
Died: September 20, 1763
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Robert Rogers
(soldier, privateer)
Robert Rogers
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Methuen
Died: May 18, 1795

Robert Rogers was a British soldier who served during the American Revolution and the French and Indian War. Rogers is remembered for raising and commanding the popular Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War. In 1992, he was inducted into the United States Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Robert Rogers’ heroics are depicted in the 1940 film Northwest Passage.

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Erasmus Darwin
(Physician)
Erasmus Darwin
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Elston, Newark-on-Trent,
Died: April 18, 1802
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Robert Treat Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)
Robert Treat Paine
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 11, 1814
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William Legge, 2nd earl of Dartmouth
(British statesman)
William Legge, 2nd earl of Dartmouth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: unknown
Died: July 15, 1801
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Catharine Macaulay
(Historian)
Catharine Macaulay
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wye, Kent, England
Died: June 22, 1791
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Noble Consort Ying
(Qianlong Emperor's wife)
Noble Consort Ying
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Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: March 14, 1800
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Charles Churchill
(Poet, Writer)
Charles Churchill
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westminster, United Kingdom
Died: November 4, 1764
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Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron
(French Scholar and Linguist)
Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 17, 1805

Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron was a French orientalist, considered to be the first professional French Indologist. He is credited to have created the blueprint for the new professional field. He developed an early interest in oriental languages as a young man and traveled to India to study Indian languages. He also had a keen interest in the occult. 

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Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France
(Aristocrat)
Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France
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Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dresden Castle, Dresden, Saxony
Died: March 13, 1767
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Victor Louis
(Architect)
Victor Louis
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 2, 1800

Victor Louis was a French architect best remembered for designing the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux which is often considered his masterpiece. Victor Louis is also credited with designing other theatres like the Théâtre National de la rue de la Loi and the theatre of the Comédie-Française.

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Gustaf Philip Creutz
(Statesman)
Gustaf Philip Creutz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anjala, Finland
Died: October 30, 1785

Gustaf Philip Creutz was a Swedish diplomat, statesman, and poet. He is credited with drafting the first Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the United States and Sweden along with Benjamin Franklin whom he had met in Paris where he was serving as an ambassador.

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Ove Høegh-Guldberg
(Danish Statesman)
Ove Høegh-Guldberg
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark
Died: February 7, 1808

Danish statesman Ove Høegh-Guldberg initially taught theology at the Sorø Academy. He then became a tutor and private secretary to Prince Frederick. He became a powerful figure during the reign of Christian VII, who was mentally unstable. He also patronized Danish poets and authors.

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Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
(Lawyer)
Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bracon Ash, England
Died: September 12, 1806
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John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton
(Lawyer)
John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashburton, England
Died: August 18, 1783
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George Anne Bellamy
(Actress)
George Anne Bellamy
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fingal, Ireland
Died: February 16, 1788
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Henri van der Noot
(Political leader)
Henri van der Noot
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 12, 1827

Henri van der Noot was a Belgian lawyer, jurist, and politician. He is remembered for playing an important role during the Belgian Revolution of 1789–90 against the rule of Joseph II. The revolution helped create the short-lived United States of Belgium where Henri Van der Noot served as the Prime Minister from 11 January 1790 to 2 December 1790.

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Gasparo Angiolini
(Dancer)
Gasparo Angiolini
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: February 6, 1803
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Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg
(Swedish poet)
Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suinstad, Sweden
Died: March 30, 1808
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Samuel Huntington
(Politician)
Samuel Huntington
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Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Windham, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 5, 1796
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Peter Dollond
(Optician)
Peter Dollond
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Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kennington, London, England
Died: July 2, 1820
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Joseph Galloway
(Politician)
Joseph Galloway
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: West River, Maryland, United States
Died: August 10, 1803
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William Williams
(Merchant)
William Williams
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Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 2, 1811
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Evan Evans
(Poet)
Evan Evans
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cynhawdref, Wales
Died: August 4, 1788

Welsh poet Evan Evans was one of the prominent figures of the classical revival in Welsh poetry. After dropping out of Oxford, he became a priest and served in at least 18 parishes. His height also earned him the nickname The Tall Poet. He is also known as Ieuan the Poet.