Famous People Born In 1736

Discover the most famous people born in 1736. The list includes people like James Watt, Patrick Henry, Joseph Louis Lagrange, Charles Augustin De Coulomb, Daniel Morgan and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, mathematicians, physicists and astronomers born in 1736. This list includes people from France, United States, England & Germany and many more countries.
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James Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)
James Watt
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: August 25, 1819
Eighteenth-century Scottish inventor James Watt developed the Newcomen steam engine, by inventing the Watt steam engine, which brough about the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. He also co-owned the firm Boulton and Watt and laid down concepts such as horsepower and the watt, the SI unit of power.
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Patrick Henry
(1st and 6th Governor of Virginia)
Patrick Henry
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Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Studley, Virginia, United States
Died: June 6, 1799

A significant figure of the American Revolution, Patrick Henry was the first governor of post-colonial Virginia. A skilled orator, he is remembered for his iconic words “Give me liberty or give me death!” He excelled as a lawyer and gained fame with his win in the Parson's Cause.

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Joseph Louis Lagrange
(Mathematician)
Joseph Louis Lagrange
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: April 10, 1813

Joseph Louis Lagrange was an Italian mathematician and astronomer who made significant contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, and both classical and celestial mechanics. He served as the director of mathematics at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin for over 20 years. He later moved to France and became a member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

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Charles Augustin De Coulomb
(French Physicist Best Known as the Discoverer of Coulomb's Law)
Charles Augustin De Coulomb
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: August 23, 1806

French physicist Charles Augustin De Coulomb, remembered for laying down the Coulomb’s law, had previously been a military engineer in the West Indies. At the onset of the French Revolution, Coulomb, struggling with failing health, devoted himself to research. The unit of electric charge, coulomb, was named after him.

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Claude Nicolas Ledoux
(French Architect and Designer)
Claude Nicolas Ledoux
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dormans, France
Died: November 18, 1806

Claude Nicolas Ledoux was a French architect, known for developing an eclectic architectural style, linked with budding pre-Revolutionary social ideals. First noticed for his imaginative woodwork at Café militaire, he was soon flooded with commissions, designing numerous private houses in the neoclassical style for the French elite, also receiving commission for designing public buildings including the Ledoux’s Theatre of Besançon.

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Hsinbyushin
(King of Myanmar)
Hsinbyushin
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shwebo Moksobo, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: July 10, 1776
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Daniel Morgan
(Politician)
Daniel Morgan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 6, 1802
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Carter Braxton
(Merchant)
Carter Braxton
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Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: King and Queen County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 10, 1797
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Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
(Composer)
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klosterneuburg, Austria
Died: March 7, 1809
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Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet
(Naval commander)
Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: August 12, 1811
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James Macpherson
(Poet, Translator, Writer)
James Macpherson
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Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruthven
Died: February 17, 1796
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Stanisław Małachowski
(Politician)
Stanisław Małachowski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Konskie, Poland
Died: December 29, 1809
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Ann Lee
(American Religious Leader)
Ann Lee
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 8, 1784

Ann Lee is remembered as the founder of the Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also known as the Shakers, for their ritual of shaking during worshipping. Born to a blacksmith in England, she initially worked at a textile mill and later ushered her movement into the U.S.

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Fyodor Rokotov
(Artist)
Fyodor Rokotov
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 24, 1808

Russian artist Fyodor Rokotov is best remembered for his Rococo-inspired chamber portraits. Born into serfdom, he surprised everyone with his classy art that didn’t show any sign of his humble beginnings. He also served as a court painter for Peter III and often painted portraits of Catherine II.

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George Steevens
(Commentator)
George Steevens
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poplar,London, England
Died: January 22, 1800
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William Ansah Sessarakoo
(Businessperson, Slave trader)
William Ansah Sessarakoo
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Anomabo
Died: 1770 AD
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John Montresor
(Military engineer who served as an ensign in the 48th Regiment of Foot on the expedition to Fort Duquesne)
John Montresor
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Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gibraltar
Died: May 31, 1799
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Anton Graff
(Artist)
Anton Graff
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: June 22, 1813

Swiss artist Anton Graff is remembered for his state portraits of various Saxon rulers. A self-portrait that he sent to Dresden earned him the positions of the court painter of Saxony and the portrait painting teacher at the Dresden Art Academy. He was a major figure of the Neoclassical movement in art.

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Rudolf Erich Raspe
(Librarian)
Rudolf Erich Raspe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany
Died: November 1, 1794
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Jean Sylvain Bailly
(French Astronomer, Mathematician and Former Mayor of Paris)
Jean Sylvain Bailly
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 12, 1793

A major figure of the French Revolution, Jean Sylvain Bailly is remembered for leading the Tennis Court Oath. He also made a name for himself as an astronomer and studied the Halley’s Comet and the satellites of Jupiter extensively. As a mayor of Paris, he later defended Marie-Antoinette and was guillotined.

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Edward Waring
(Mathematician)
Edward Waring
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Shrewsbury Old Heath, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 15, 1798
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Johannes Nikolaus Tetens
(Philosopher)
Johannes Nikolaus Tetens
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Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tetenbüll, Germany
Died: August 17, 1807
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Louis-André de Grimaldi
(Nobleman, Bishop)
Louis-André de Grimaldi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Died: December 28, 1804
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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
(German-Austrian Sculptor Best Known for His Series of Dramatic 'Character Heads')
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Swabia, Germany
Died: August 19, 1783

German-Austrian Franz Xaver Messerschmidt was a court sculptor in Vienna but was later forced to move to Pressburg, now Bratislava, where he worked on a series of over 60 heads, made of either tin alloy or alabaster. The heads have peculiar expressions, but their meaning hasn’t yet been unearthed.

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William Shippen Jr.
(Teacher)
William Shippen Jr.
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 11, 1808
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Simon-Nicolas-Henri Linguet
(Journalist)
Simon-Nicolas-Henri Linguet
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: June 27, 1794
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Molly Brant
(Native American Leader)
Molly Brant
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ohio River, United States
Died: April 16, 1796
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Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé
(Prince)
Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 13, 1818
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Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater
(Earl of Bridgewater)
Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater
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Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England
Died: March 8, 1803
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John Jebb
(Reformer)
John Jebb
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: March 2, 1786
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Nakamura Nakazō I
(Japanese actor)
Nakamura Nakazō I
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 6, 1790
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Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
(Princess)
Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
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Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Schwedt, Germany
Died: March 9, 1798
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John Horne Tooke
(Politician)
John Horne Tooke
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Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 18, 1812