Famous People Born In 1739

Discover the most famous people born in 1739. The list includes people like George Clinton, Grigory Potemkin, Alexander Henry The Elder, John Rutledge, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, composers and noblemen born in 1739. This list includes people from France, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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George Clinton
(4th Vice President of the United States)
George Clinton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Little Britain, New York, United States
Died: April 20, 1812

George Clinton is one of the pioneers of funk music. He initially released multiple hits with the collective Parliament-Funkadelic and then launched a solo career with the album Computer Games and the singles Loopzilla and Atomic Dog. He has also lent his voice to the TV movie Freaknik: The Musical.

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Grigory Potemkin
(Russian Statesman, Army Officer and Lover of Empress Catherine the Great)
Grigory Potemkin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chizhevo, Russia
Died: October 16, 1791

Grigory Potemkin was a Russian statesman, military leader, and nobleman. A favorite of Catherine the Great, Grigory Potemkin was appointed governor-general of Russia's southern provinces in 1775. An influential personality, Potemkin supervised the construction of several important edifices, such as the Tauride Palace. He is also credited with founding the towns of Ekaterinoslav, Sevastopol, Kherson, and Nikolayev.

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John Rutledge
(Chief Justice)
John Rutledge
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Listed In: Chief Justices
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 23, 1800
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Maria Josepha of Bavaria
(Queen)
Maria Josepha of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 28, 1767
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Charles François Dumouriez
(General)
Charles François Dumouriez
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambrai, France
Died: March 14, 1823
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Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
(French-American Writer, Economist, Publisher and Government Official)
Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 7, 1817

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours was a French-American writer and economist. An ambitious man, he served as French inspector general of commerce under Louis XVI. He moved to America during the French Revolution and was later elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. His son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont founded E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. 

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Alexander Henry The Elder
(Explorer, Pioneer of British-Canadian Fur Trade)
Alexander Henry The Elder
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Brunswick
Died: April 4, 1824

Alexander Henry The Elder was a fur trader and a partner in the North West Company. He was also a founding member and vice-chairman of the Beaver Club. He took an apprenticeship in business as a young man and ventured into the fur trade. He traveled extensively between different continents and pioneered the British-Canadian fur trade. 

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Jean Chalgrin
(Architect)
Jean Chalgrin
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 21, 1811

Best known for designing the Arc de Triomphe, Jean Chalgrin was a proponent of Neoclassical architect. The Prix de Rome winner was one of those responsible for the revival of the basilican style of church building. He died before he could complete the Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon.

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Dositej Obradovic
(Writer)
Dositej Obradovic
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ciacova, Romania
Died: April 7, 1811
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William Bartram
(The First Naturalist Who Penetrated the Dense Tropical Forests of Florida)
William Bartram
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 22, 1823

William Bartram was an American ornithologist, botanist, explorer, and natural historian. He is best remembered for authoring an acclaimed book, which is now known as Bartram's Travels. The book chronicles Bartram's explorations of the British colonies in North America. William Bartram was also one of America's first ornithologists.

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François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé
(Governor of Guadeloupe)
François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mazeyrat-d'Allier, France
Died: November 14, 1800
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Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
(Composer, Violinist)
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 24, 1799
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George Clymer
(Politician)
George Clymer
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Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 23, 1813
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Georges Jacob
(Furniture maker)
Georges Jacob
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cheny, France
Died: July 5, 1814
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Jayi Rajaguru
(Activist)
Jayi Rajaguru
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Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Puri, Odisha, India
Died: December 6, 1806
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Scepan Mali
(Tsar of Montenegro)
Scepan Mali
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dalmatia
Died: September 22, 1773
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Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
(Composer)
Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Died: April 10, 1807
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Ralph Payne, 1st Baron Lavington
(Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands)
Ralph Payne, 1st Baron Lavington
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Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: August 3, 1807
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Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
(Poet)
Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Obersontheim, Germany
Died: October 10, 1791
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James Napper Tandy
(Irish Politician Known For His Role in Attempting to Advance a Republican Insurrection in Ireland With French Assistance)
James Napper Tandy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 24, 1803

Irish revolutionary hero James Napper Tandy, who finds mention in the Irish ballad The Wearing of the Green, was associated with the Society of United Irishmen. Together with the French, he attempted to drive the British out of Ireland. He was eventually captured and sentenced to death but later released and exiled.

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William Hewson
(Surgeon)
William Hewson
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hexham, England
Died: May 1, 1774

Widely regarded as the father of hematology, Copley Medal-winning British physiologist William Hewson studied blood coagulation, the lymphatic system, and red blood cells, and isolated fibrin, which he named coagulable lymph. He was made a Royal Society member and was also named to the American Philosophical Society.

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Jean de Noailles
(General and Chemist)
Jean de Noailles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 20, 1824

French nobleman and scientist Jean-Louis-Paul-François de Noailles, 5th Duke of Noailles, a member of Académie des sciences, was a Knight of Golden Fleece. He became Duc d'Ayen following his grandfather's death, and Duc de Noailles following his father's death. He went into self-imposed exile in Switzerland until the Bourbon Restoration and then took the prestigious position of Peer of France.

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Jean-François de La Harpe
(Playwright)
Jean-François de La Harpe
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Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 11, 1803
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Johann August Eberhard
(Theologian)
Johann August Eberhard
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Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Halberstadt, Germany
Died: January 6, 1809
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Charles-François Lebrun
(Statesman)
Charles-François Lebrun
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, France
Died: June 16, 1824
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Hugh Kelly
(Dramatist)
Hugh Kelly
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Killarney, Ireland
Died: February 3, 1777
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John Avery
(Politician)
John Avery
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Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: -
Died: June 7, 1806