Famous People Born In 1732

Discover the most famous people born in 1732. The list includes people like George Washington, Joseph Haydn, John Dickinson, Richard Arkwright, Lord North and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, inventors, judges and composers born in 1732. This list includes people from United States, France, England and many more countries.
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George Washington
(1st President of the United States (1789 - 1797))
George Washington
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Died: December 14, 1799

America’s first president, George Washington led the country with integrity, firmness and prudence that made him one of the greatest presidents in American history. He became a national hero before assuming presidency, when he led the Continental Army to victory against the British during the American Revolution.

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Joseph Haydn
(Composer of the Classical Period Known As 'Father of the Symphony' & 'Father of the String Quartet')
Joseph Haydn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria
Died: May 31, 1809

Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer who played a key role in the progression of chamber music during the Classical period. He is often referred to as the Father of the String Quartet and Father of the Symphony for his contributions to musical form. Joseph Haydn is also credited with mentoring and tutoring Mozart and Beethoven, respectively.

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Francis Marion
(Former Colonial American Military Officer and Politician)
Francis Marion
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States
Died: February 27, 1795
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Richard Arkwright
(English Industrialist and Inventor)
Richard Arkwright
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Died: August 3, 1792

Initially a wig-maker, Richard Arkwright later grew an interest in the spinning mechanism, building the Arkwright’s water frame, which used water power to produce cotton yarn. He soon became a name to reckon with in the textile industry, with many mills to his name. He was knighted for his feats.

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Lord North
(Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782)
Lord North
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Piccadilly
Died: August 5, 1792
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John Dickinson
(Founding Father of the United States)
John Dickinson
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Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Died: February 14, 1808
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Stanisław August Poniatowski
(King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1764 - 1795))
Stanisław August Poniatowski
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voŭčyn, Belarus
Died: February 12, 1798

Stanisław August Poniatowski reigned as the King of Poland from 1764 to 1795. He is best remembered as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Poniatowski made several attempts to reform and strengthen the ailing Commonwealth, which proved to be difficult due to several external and internal oppositions. He is often criticized for his failure to prevent the partitions.

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Jean-Honore Fragonard
(Painter)
Jean-Honore Fragonard
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Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Died: August 22, 1806
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Richard Henry Lee
(Politician)
Richard Henry Lee
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia, United States
Died: June 19, 1794
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Thomas Johnson
(Governor)
Thomas Johnson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Leonard, Maryland, United States
Died: October 26, 1819
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David Rittenhouse
(American Astronomer, Inventor, Clockmaker and Mathematician)
David Rittenhouse
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Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 26, 1796

American astronomer, inventor, mathematician, clockmaker and surveyor David Rittenhouse, who served as first director of the United States Mint and remained a  member of the American Philosophical Society, made several significant breakthroughs for the US. His achievements include discovering the atmosphere of Venus and observing its transit, becoming the first American to sight Uranus, and completing an advanced orrery.

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Jacques Necker
(Genevan Statesman and Banker)
Jacques Necker
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: April 9, 1804
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Pierre Beaumarchais
(French Polymath and One of the Greatest Playwrights of 18th-Century France)
Pierre Beaumarchais
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 18, 1799

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French polymath who had worked as a watchmaker, playwright, musician, financier, and diplomat. He was also an inventor and revolutionary. He was much respected in French society and held influence in the court of King Louis XV. He supported American independence and actively participated in the early stages of the 1789 French Revolution. 

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John Blair
(United States jurist)
John Blair
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia
Died: August 31, 1800
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William Cushing
(Jurist)
William Cushing
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 13, 1810
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Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
(Harpsichordist)
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: January 26, 1795
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David Hartley, the Younger
(Politician and inventor)
David Hartley, the Younger
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bath, England
Died: December 19, 1813
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Julie de Lespinasse
(FrWriter)
Julie de Lespinasse
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: May 23, 1776
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Henry Flood
(Statesman)
Henry Flood
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 2, 1791
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Shuja-ud-Daula
(3rd Subedar Nawab of Oudh)
Shuja-ud-Daula
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: January 26, 1775
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Ann Teresa Mathews
(Nun)
Ann Teresa Mathews
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: June 18, 1800
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José Celestino Mutis
(Spanish botanist)
José Celestino Mutis
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: September 11, 1808

Spanish botanist José Celestino Mutis had initially studied medicine and served as the royal physician of Ferdinand VI. While working in South America later, he studied the medicinal properties of plants. He also built a massive botanical garden and penned a treatise that contained over 6,000 illustrations of plants.

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Benjamin Edes
(Journalist)
Benjamin Edes
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 11, 1803
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John Broadwood
(Piano maker)
John Broadwood
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cockburnspath, Scotland
Died: July 17, 1812
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Johann Christoph Adelung
(Scholar)
Johann Christoph Adelung
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spantekow bei Anklam, Germany
Died: September 10, 1806
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George Colman the Elder
(Dramatist)
George Colman the Elder
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 14, 1794
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John Gill
(Publisher)
John Gill
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1785 AD
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Émiland Gauthey
(Mathematician)
Émiland Gauthey
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Died: July 14, 1806

French architect Émiland Gauthey was the man behind the creation of many civic buildings, bridges, and theaters. He began his career as a deputy engineer at Chalon-sur-Saône and later took over as the Chief Engineer of the États de Bourgogne. He received the Légion d'honneur for his achievements.

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Pierre Gouthière
(Metal worker)
Pierre Gouthière
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: France
Died: 1813 AD
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Luigi Lanzi
(Art historian, Archaeologist)
Luigi Lanzi
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Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Treia, Italy
Died: March 30, 1810
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Murtada al-Zabidi
(Writer)
Murtada al-Zabidi
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1790 AD
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Jérôme Lalande
(Astronomer)
Jérôme Lalande
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Died: April 4, 1807

Jérôme Lalande was a French astronomer, freemason, and writer. His parents wanted him to study law, but he became a disciple of astronomer Joseph-Nicholas Delisle instead. He went on to have a brilliant career as an astronomer and was awarded the Lalande Prize by the French Academy of Sciences. His daughter Marie-Jeanne de Lalande also became an astronomer. 

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Samuel Musgrave
(Physician)
Samuel Musgrave
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washfield, England
Died: July 5, 1780