Famous People Born In 1737

Discover the most famous people born in 1737. The list includes people like Thomas Paine, John Hancock, Edward Gibbon, Francis Hopkinson, Charles Carroll of Carrollton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, botanists, poets and nutritionists born in 1737. This list includes people from United States, England, France and many more countries.
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Thomas Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)
Thomas Paine
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: June 8, 1809

English-born American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary, Thomas Paine, is credited to have penned some of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. His works inspired the common people of America and motivated them to fight for independence from British rule. He was ostracized for criticizing Christianity and died a lonely man.

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John Hancock
(1st and 3rd Governor of Massachusetts)
John Hancock
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8, 1793

Merchant and statesman, John Hancock, served as the president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, owing to this position. A rich man, he used his wealth to support the colonial cause during the American Revolution. He also used his influence to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788.

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Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
(French Pharmacist and Agronomist)
Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montdidier, France
Died: December 17, 1813

While in prison, in the aftermath of the Seven Years’ War, army pharmacist Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was forced to eat potatoes, which were considered fit only for prison ration and animal feed back then. Parmentier later persuaded the Paris Faculty of Medicine to declare potatoes edible and popularized them in France.

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Luigi Galvani
(Italian Physician, Physicist, Biologist and Philosopher)
Luigi Galvani
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: December 4, 1798

Luigi Galvani was an Italian physician, biologist, physicist, and philosopher. He is credited with the discovery of animal electricity and is considered a pioneer of bioelectromagnetics. He and his wife made one of the first forays into the study of bioelectricity when they discovered that the muscles of dead frogs' legs twitched when struck by an electrical spark.  

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Edward Gibbon
(Historian)
Edward Gibbon
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Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1794

Eighteenth-century historian and author Edward Gibbon is best remembered for his 6-volume historical work The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a narrative that charted events from the 2nd century to the Fall of Constantinople. He had also been an MP, representing Lymington and Liskeard.

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton
(Politician)
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
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Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: November 14, 1832
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Michael Haydn
(Composer of the Classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn)
Michael Haydn
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria
Died: August 10, 1806
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Francis Hopkinson
(Founding Father of the United States)
Francis Hopkinson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 9, 1791
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Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
(Soldier)
Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyutkino, Russia
Died: January 5, 1808
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Princess Augusta of Great Britain
(Princess)
Princess Augusta of Great Britain
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Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St James's Palace, London
Died: March 23, 1813
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John Lindsay
(Royal Navy officer)
John Lindsay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: British
Died: June 4, 1788
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Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
(Writer)
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
Died: January 21, 1814
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Princess Sophie Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
(Princess)
Princess Sophie Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: December 22, 1817
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Rama I
(King of Siam)
Rama I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
Died: September 7, 1809
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Alexander Dalrymple
(Geographer and hydrographer)
Alexander Dalrymple
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Listed In: Geographers
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Hailes, Scotland
Died: June 19, 1808
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Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau
(French Chemist Who Played a Major Part in the Reform of Chemical Nomenclature)
Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: January 2, 1816

Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau initially followed in his father’s footsteps to become a lawyer. He later deviated to chemistry and set up a laboratory at home. He propagated the phlogiston theory and later laid down the first systematic method of naming chemical substances. He also earned the Legion of Honour.

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Johann Friedrich Struensee
(Royal Physician to the Mentally Ill 'King Christian VII' of Denmark)
Johann Friedrich Struensee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: April 28, 1772

Eighteenth-century German physician Johann Friedrich Struensee was the official physician of King Christian VII of Denmark, who was mentally unstable. He later started dominating the court and also began an affair with Queen Caroline Matilda. In spite of introducing several reforms, he was eventually beheaded, following a coup.

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Jonathan Odell
(Poet)
Jonathan Odell
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 25, 1818
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Marie-Louise O'Murphy
(Mistresses)
Marie-Louise O'Murphy
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Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: December 11, 1814
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John Almon
(Journalist)
John Almon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: December 12, 1805
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Josef Mysliveček
(Czech Composer Known for His Friendship and Collaborations With Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Josef Mysliveček
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: February 4, 1781

Josef Mysliveček was a Czech composer who made immense contributions to the development of late 18th-century classicism in music. He is best remembered for his collaborations with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Josef Mysliveček was also close to the Mozart family.

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Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
(Poet)
Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 23, 1801
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Antonio Franconi
(Physician)
Antonio Franconi
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: December 6, 1836
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William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
(Political Leaders)
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: County Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 7, 1805
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Joseph Hilarius Eckhel
(Priest)
Joseph Hilarius Eckhel
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enzesfeld-Lindabrunn, Austria
Died: May 16, 1798
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Sir George Staunton, 1st Baronet
(Botanist, Diplomat)
Sir George Staunton, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1801

Initially a doctor in the West Indies, Sir George Staunton, 1st Baronet later turned to law. He then also worked as an English diplomat in places such as India and China assisting his friend, George, Lord Macartney. He is also said to have released the official account of the Macartney Embassy.

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Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour
(General during the French Revolutionary Wars)
Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Virton, Belgium
Died: July 22, 1806
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Paul Davidovich
(Military personnel)
Paul Davidovich
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Buda, Habsburg Monarchy
Died: February 18, 1814
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Dun Mikiel Xerri
(Patriot)
Dun Mikiel Xerri
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace:  Zebbug, Malta
Died: January 17, 1799
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George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
(Statesman)
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lissanoure, Loughguile, Ballymoney, County Antrim Ireland
Died: May 31, 1806

Remembered as the first British envoy to China, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney had also been the governor of Grenada, Madras and Cape Colony. However, he hardly succeeded in furthering British trade interests in China, which considered itself self-sufficient. He termed the British empire as one on which the sun never sets.

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Joseph Nollekens
(British Sculptor)
Joseph Nollekens
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 23, 1823

Joseph Nollekens was a British sculptor best remembered for his portrait busts. One of the most fashionable portrait sculptors of his generation, Nollekens was also widely regarded as the best English sculptor of the late-18th century. Joseph Nollekens' famous statue Faith in Wetheral Parish Church is considered his finest work.  

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Frances Abington
(Actress)
Frances Abington
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 4, 1815
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Suzanne Curchod
(Writer)
Suzanne Curchod
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Crassier, Switzerland
Died: May 6, 1794
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Maria Caterina Brignole
(Princess)
Maria Caterina Brignole
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Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palazzo Rosso, Genoa, Italy
Died: March 18, 1813
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Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton
(Military officer)
Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England
Died: March 21, 1797
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Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg
(Poet)
Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tønder, Denmark
Died: November 1, 1823