Famous People Born In 1741

Discover the most famous people born in 1741. The list includes people like Benedict Arnold, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Samuel Chase, Joseph Warren, Henry Fuseli and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, lawyers, emperors & kings and botanists born in 1741. This list includes people from United States, France, England & Switzerland and many more countries.
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Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790)
Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 20, 1790

Joseph II reigned as the Holy Roman Emperor from 1765, and as the sole ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780, until 1790. Son of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I, and brother of Marie Antoinette, he laid down policies now known as Josephinism. He died without heirs.

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Benedict Arnold
(American Military Officer Who Served During the Revolutionary War)
Benedict Arnold
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 14, 1801

Benedict Arnold was an American military officer who betrayed his country when he joined the British forces in 1780. Because of his betrayal, his name became synonymous with traitory in the United States. His story of betrayal has been depicted in popular culture and he has been portrayed by actors like Owain Yeoman and Ciarán Owens.

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Angelica Kauffman
(Swiss Neoclassical Painter and One of 18th-Century Europe’s Most Famous Portraitists)
Angelica Kauffman
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chur, Switzerland
Died: November 5, 1807

One of the two women founder members of London’s Royal Academy, Angelica Kauffman was born to a painter father in Switzerland and was quite a prodigy, who mastered several languages and the arts of music and painting quite quickly. The history painter is best remembered for her landscapes and portraits.

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Henry Fuseli
(Swiss Painter Whose Paintings are Among the Most Dramatic, Original, and Sensual Works of His Time)
Henry Fuseli
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: April 17, 1825

Swiss artist Henry Fuseli is remembered for the drama and sensuality showcased in his paintings. Though born to a landscape and portrait painter, he was initially taught theology. After leaving the country due to political risks, he made it to Britain and Italy. He later contributed to the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery.

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Princess Isabella of Parma
(Princess)
Princess Isabella of Parma
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Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died: November 27, 1763
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Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse
(French Naval Officer and Explorer Known for His Scientific Expedition Around the Globe)
Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: 1788 AD

Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse served the French Navy for over three- decades and participated in several wars including Seven Years' War and American Revolutionary War. He was inducted to lead a scientific expedition across the world which saw him sailing to places like Chile, California, Japan, Russia, and Australia, before his ships wrecked on reefs of Vanikoro island.  

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Charles Willson Peale
(American Painter)
Charles Willson Peale
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chester, Maryland, United States
Died: February 22, 1827
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Hester Thrale
(Author)
Hester Thrale
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Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wales
Died: May 2, 1821

A close associate of Samuel Johnson, Hester Thrale was married to an affluent brewer named Henry Thrale but, following Henry’s death, got married to her daughter’s Italian music teacher. A renowned diarist, she released volumes of letters and anecdotes of Samuel Johnson after Johnson’s death.

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Emperor Momozono
(Emperor)
Emperor Momozono
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

The first son of Emperor Sakuramachi, Emperor Momozono was known as Toohito before he took over the Chrysanthemum Throne. He witnessed the Hōreki Scandal, in which a lot of young nobles were punished for supporting the restoration of direct Imperial rule. He died at the tender age of 22.

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Joseph Warren
(Physician, Military Leader)
Joseph Warren
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 17, 1775
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Samuel Chase
(Founding Father of the United States and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1796 - 1811))
Samuel Chase
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Somerset County, Maryland, United States
Died: June 19, 1811

Samuel Chase was one of the founding fathers of the USA. From 1796 to 1811, he served as the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence.

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William Withering
(British Botanist, Geologist, Chemist and Physician Best Known for His Use of Extracts of Foxglove to Treat Dropsy)
William Withering
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wellington, Shropshire, England
Died: October 6, 1799

Born to a surgeon, William Withering followed in his father’s footsteps to become a physician, though he also had immense knowledge of botany, geology, and chemistry. He not only treated edema, or dropsy, with the help of the foxglove plant but also studied scarlet fever and suggested rum as a medical substitute.

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Étienne de Boré
(1st Mayor of New Orleans)
Étienne de Boré
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Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaskaskia, Illinois, United States
Died: February 1, 1820

Étienne de Boré was a Creole French planter best remembered for producing Louisiana's first granulated sugar. His innovation encouraged planters to cultivate sugar cane in large quantities as it helped make sugar cane profitable as a commodity.

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Pierre Pigneau de Behaine
(Priest)
Pierre Pigneau de Behaine
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Origny-Sainte-Benoite, France
Died: October 9, 1799
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Edmund Malone
(Scholar and editor)
Edmund Malone
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 25, 1812
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John Langdon
(politician from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a Founding Father of the United States)
John Langdon
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Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 18, 1819
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José Cadalso
(Spanish Military Officer and Writer Best Known for His ‘Cartas Marruecas’, an Epistolary Novel)
José Cadalso
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: February 26, 1782

José Cadalso was a colonel of the Royal Spanish Army in the 18th century. He was also a well-known author, playwright, poet, and essayist. As an army man, he traveled through Italy, Germany, England, France, and Portugal and studied the literature of these countries. He is credited to have made massive contributions to Spanish Enlightenment literature. 

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Peter Simon Pallas
(German Naturalist Who Explored the Geology of Russia)
Peter Simon Pallas
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8, 1811

German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas was born to a professor of surgery and had, by age 15, formulated classifications of several animal groups. He chiefly worked in and around Russia, and is remembered for his 3-volume geological study, Journey Through Various Provinces of the Russian Empire.

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Carl Friedrich Bahrdt
(Theologian)
Carl Friedrich Bahrdt
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bischofswerda, Germany
Died: April 23, 1792
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Augustin Barruel
(Priest)
Augustin Barruel
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villeneuve-de-Berg, Ardèche, France
Died: October 5, 1820
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Aagje Deken
(Dutch Poet and Novelist)
Aagje Deken
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amstelveen, Netherlands
Died: November 14, 1804

Aagje Deken was a Dutch writer best remembered for her association with famous novelist Betje Wolff. Deken and Wolff lived together and published many popular epistolary novels like Willem Levend and Sara Burgerhart.

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Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Poet, Philosopher, Physiognomist and Theologian)
Johann Kaspar Lavater
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Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: January 2, 1801

Best known for his research on physiognomy, Johann Kaspar Lavater was also a theologian and an author. He had penned books such as Aussichten in die Ewigkeit and several epic and lyric poems. He died of a grenade wound during the French occupation of Switzerland.

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Jean-Antoine Houdon
(French Neoclassical Sculptor)
Jean-Antoine Houdon
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: July 15, 1828

Jean-Antoine Houdon was a French sculptor best remembered for his statues and portrait busts of philosophers, political figures, and inventors. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his sculptures were used as a reference for imprinting portraits of prominent personalities on various U.S. postage stamps.

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André Ernest Modeste Grétry
(French Composer)
André Ernest Modeste Grétry
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: September 24, 1813
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Said bin Ahmad
(Imam of Oman (1783-1786))
Said bin Ahmad
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sohar, Oman
Died: 1803 AD
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John Penn
(Politician)
John Penn
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caroline County, Virginia, United States
Died: September 14, 1788
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George Dance, the Younger
(Architect)
George Dance, the Younger
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Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chiswell Street, London, England
Died: January 14, 1825
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Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
(Former Writer best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) (1782))
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: September 5, 1803
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William Brodie
(Criminal, Politician)
William Brodie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 1, 1788

William Brodie was a Scottish cabinet-maker, Edinburgh city councilor, and deacon of a trades guild. Brodie was also a housebreaker, a secret which he maintained almost all his life. He used the stolen money to fund his gambling habit and to maintain the household of his two mistresses. He was captured in 1788 and was sentenced to death by hanging.

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John Murray
(Minister)
John Murray
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: September 3, 1815
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Philipp, count von Cobenzl
(Statesman)
Philipp, count von Cobenzl
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: August 30, 1810
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Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel the Elder
(Writer)
Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel the Elder
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Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Prussia
Died: April 23, 1796
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Johann Heinrich Merck
(Author)
Johann Heinrich Merck
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: June 27, 1791
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Franciszek Karpiński
(One of the Most Original Polish Writers of The Early Partitions)
Franciszek Karpiński
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Holoskiv, Ukraine
Died: September 16, 1825

Polish lyric poet of the Enlightenment era, Franciszek Karpiński is best remembered for his religious hymns and patriotic verses. Initially a court poet, he later retired to his farm. The Polish Christmas carol God is Born remains one of his best works. He mentioned a certain Justina in many of his poems.

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Samuel Kirkland
(Presbyterian Missionary and Minister)
Samuel Kirkland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 28, 1808
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Nicolas Chamfort
(Writer)
Nicolas Chamfort
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: April 13, 1794
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Arthur Young
(English writer)
Arthur Young
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 12, 1820

English agriculturist Arthur Young was a prolific English writer, particularly on agriculture. He earned repute for views he expressed as an agricultural improver, social observer and political economist. Young was a prominent opponent of British reformers. Some of his notable books are Annals of Agriculture, Tour in Ireland and Travels in France. The latter includes descriptions of the French Revolution.    

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André Grétry
(French Composer)
André Grétry
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: September 24, 1813

André Grétry was a composer best remembered for his opéras comiques. Although he was born in present-day Belgium, Grétry took French nationality and worked in France for most part of his life. While he was still alive, a commemorative statue was commissioned by Hippolyte, comte de Livry in 1804. The statue is now part of the Met in New York.

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Fyodor Grigoryevich, Count Orlov
(Statesman)
Fyodor Grigoryevich, Count Orlov
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Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyutkino, Russia
Died: May 28, 1796