Famous People Born In 1738

Discover the most famous people born in 1738. The list includes people like George III of the United Kingdom, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, William Herschel, Ethan Allen, John Singleton Copley and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, philosophers and artists born in 1738. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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George III of the United Kingdom
(King of Great Britain and of Ireland from 1760 to 1801)
George III of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 29, 1820

The King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for almost six decades, George III had a reign that was longer than those of any of his predecessors. His reign was marked by a series of military conflicts. He suffered from mental illness in his later years.

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Ethan Allen
(Revolutionary War Hero)
Ethan Allen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 12, 1789

As a child, Ethan Allen was fond of deciphering passages from the Bible. He grew up to co-establish Vermont and led the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolutionary War. After failing to achieve Vermont’s separation from New York, he tried to unite Vermont with Canada.

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William Herschel
(Astronomer Known for His Discovery of 'Uranus' and 'Infrared Radiation')
William Herschel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: August 23, 1822

William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer. He pioneered the use of astronomical spectrophotometry and discovered infrared radiation. Impressed by his work, King George III appointed him the Court Astronomer. Herschel often collaborated with his sister, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, a fellow astronomer. In 1816, he was made a Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. 

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Túpac Amaru II
(Revolutionary)
Túpac Amaru II
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surimana-Canas, Cuzco, Viceroyalty of Peru
Died: May 18, 1781

Túpac Amaru II  was the leader of a large Andean uprising against the Spanish in Peru. His wife was also a revolutionary and played a key role in the uprising. They were both captured, tortured, and put to death by the Spaniards. Following his death, he became known as a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence. 

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John Singleton Copley
(American Painter Known for His Work ‘Watson and the Shark’)
John Singleton Copley
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 9, 1815
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Cesare Beccaria
(One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment Known for His Treatise 'On Crimes and Punishments')
Cesare Beccaria
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Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 28, 1794

Cesare Beccaria was an 18th-century Italian criminologist, philosopher, jurist, and politician. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is still remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), a pioneering work in the field of penology. He is considered the father of modern criminal law. 

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Arthur Phillip
(1st Governor of New South Wales (1788 - 1792))
Arthur Phillip
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Died: August 31, 1814

British admiral Arthur Phillip was a pioneering leader of the colonization of Australia. He established the first permanent European colonial settlement in Australia. He had also served as the first governor of New South Wales but was unable to establish peace. He was part of the Seven Years' War, too.

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Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
(Physician)
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saintes, France
Died: March 26, 1814
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Benjamin West
(Artist)
Benjamin West
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 11, 1820
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Silas Deane
(Diplomat)
Silas Deane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Groton, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 23, 1789
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John Walter
(Publisher)
John Walter
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 16, 1812
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Aleijadinho
(Brazilian Sculptor and Architect)
Aleijadinho
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: November 18, 1814

Aleijadinho was a Brazilian architect and sculptor best remembered for his works in and on various churches of Brazil. Aleijadinho's works are generally considered some of the finest paradigms of Portuguese colonial architecture. Also among his best-known works are the famous Twelve Prophets, a set of soapstone sculptures at the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus of Matosinhos in Congonhas.

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Claude Michel
(Sculptor)
Claude Michel
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: March 29, 1814
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Richard Montgomery
(Soldier)
Richard Montgomery
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swords, Ireland
Died: December 31, 1775
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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
(One of the Leading British Generals in the American War of Independence)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grosvenor Square, London, England
Died: October 5, 1805

British army general Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis is best remembered for his stints as the governor-general of India and the viceroy of Ireland. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he later started his army career with the Seven Years’ War. He was also part of the American War of Independence.

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Jacques François Dugommier
(French general)
Jacques François Dugommier
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Guadeloupe
Died: November 18, 1794
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Matvey Kazakov
(Architect)
Matvey Kazakov
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 7, 1812
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Nancy Ward
(Political leader)
Nancy Ward
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chota, United States
Died: 1822 AD
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Thomas Nelson Jr.
(Statesman)
Thomas Nelson Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorktown, Virginia, United States
Died: January 4, 1789
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Jonathan Battishill
(Composer)
Jonathan Battishill
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 10, 1801
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Betje Wolff
(Novelist)
Betje Wolff
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vlissingen, Netherlands
Died: November 5, 1804
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John Beresford
(Statesman)
John Beresford
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Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: November 5, 1805
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Rufus Putnam
(Military officer)
Rufus Putnam
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 4, 1824
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William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
(Politician)
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nottinghamshire, England
Died: October 30, 1809
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Jonathan Boucher
(Teacher)
Jonathan Boucher
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Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cumberland, England
Died: April 27, 1804
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Mary Katherine Goddard
(Publisher)
Mary Katherine Goddard
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: August 12, 1816
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Jacques Delille
(Writer)
Jacques Delille
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aigueperse, France
Died: May 1, 1813
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Stanislas de Boufflers
(Writer)
Stanislas de Boufflers
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: January 18, 1815
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Hayashi Shihei
(Scholar)
Hayashi Shihei
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 28, 1793
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John Wolcot
(Satirist)
John Wolcot
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Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Devon, England
Died: January 14, 1819
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James Manning
(Minister)
James Manning
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 29, 1791