Famous People Born In 1740

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Discover the most famous people born in 1740. The list includes people like Marquis de Sade, Ivan VI of Russia, James Boswell, Johann van Beethoven, Haym Salomon and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, lawyers and composers born in 1740. This list includes people from England, France, Germany & United States and many more countries.
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Marquis de Sade
(French Writer Whose Perverse Sexual Preferences and Erotic Writings gave Rise to the Term 'Sadism')
Marquis de Sade
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1814
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Ivan VI of Russia
(Emperor of Russia)
Ivan VI of Russia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 16, 1764
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Johann van Beethoven
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Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: December 18, 1792
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James Boswell
(Best Known for His Biography of His Friend and Older Contemporary the English Writer 'Samuel Johnson')
James Boswell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 19, 1795
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Empress Go-Sakuramachi
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Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: December 24, 1813
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Haym Salomon
(Businessman and Principal Financier During the American Revolutionary War)
Haym Salomon
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leszno, Poland
Died: January 6, 1785
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Joseph-Michel Montgolfier
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Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annonay, France
Died: June 26, 1810
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Carl Michael Bellman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1795
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David Bushnell
(Inventor)
David Bushnell
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Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: 1824 AD
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Francis Light
(Explorer)
Francis Light
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dallinghoo, England
Died: October 25, 1794
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J. F. Oberlin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 1, 1826
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Giambattista Bodoni
(Typographer)
Giambattista Bodoni
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saluzzo, Italy
Died: November 30, 1813
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Henry Cort
(Ironmaster)
Henry Cort
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: May 23, 1800
Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: September 11, 1810
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Louis-Sébastien Mercier
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 25, 1814
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Matthias Claudius
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reinfeld, Germany
Died: January 21, 1815
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Philip Francis
(Politician)
Philip Francis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 23, 1818
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Elizabeth Sugrue
(Executioner)
Elizabeth Sugrue
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: County Kerry, Ireland
Died: 1807 AD
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Georg Magnus Sprengtporten
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gammelbacka, Finland
Died: October 13, 1819
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Ali Pasha of Ioannina
(Ottoman Ruler Who Was the Provincial Governor of Janina, or Ioannina)
Ali Pasha of Ioannina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tepelenë, Albania
Died: January 24, 1822
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Isabelle de Charrière
(Dutch-Swiss Writer Best Known for Her Letters and Novels)
Isabelle de Charrière
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: December 27, 1805
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Horace Bénédict de Saussure
(Genevan Geologist and Physicist Who Developed an Improved Hygrometer to Measure Atmospheric Humidity)
Horace Bénédict de Saussure
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: January 22, 1799
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Samuel Arnold
(Composer)
Samuel Arnold
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 22, 1802
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John Frere
(Antiquary)
John Frere
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roydon Hall, England
Died: July 12, 1807
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John Sullivan
(Politician)
John Sullivan
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Somersworth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: January 23, 1795
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Johann Heinrich Jung
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grund, Germany
Died: April 2, 1817
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Philip James de Loutherbourg
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Strasbourg
Died: March 11, 1812
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Giovanni Paisiello
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roccaforzata, Italy
Died: June 5, 1816
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William Paca
(Politician, Lawyer, Judge)
William Paca
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Abingdon
Died: October 23, 1799
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Elias Boudinot
(Politician)
Elias Boudinot
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 24, 1821
Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 23, 1811
Lewis Hallam the Younger
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: November 1, 1808
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John Cartwright
(British politician)
John Cartwright
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marnham, England
Died: September 23, 1824