Famous People Born In 1747

Discover the most famous people born in 1747. The list includes people like John Paul Jones, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Eugenio Espejo, Timothy Dexter, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, educators and emperors & kings born in 1747. This list includes people from France, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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John Paul Jones
(United States' First Well-Known Naval Commander in the American Revolutionary War)
John Paul Jones
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: July 18, 1792
John Paul Jones was an American Revolutionary War naval commander. Named the Father of the American Navy, he was part of the Continental Navy against the Kingdom of Great Britain. He later joined the Imperial Russian Navy and became a rear admiral. His life later inspired an Alexandre Dumas novel.
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Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
(Duke)
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Domaine de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France
Died: November 6, 1793
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Timothy Dexter
(Businessman)
Timothy Dexter
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Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 23, 1806
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Eugenio Espejo
(Writer & Medical Pioneer)
Eugenio Espejo
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Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito, Spanish Empire
Died: December 28, 1795

Eugenio Espejo was a medical pioneer, writer, and lawyer. He was of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. He inspired the separatist movement in Quito and is regarded as a key figure in colonial Ecuador. He spread enlightened ideas in the Royal Audiencia and wrote about sanitary conditions in colonial Ecuador. He aspired to awaken a rebellious spirit in the people.

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Abraham-Louis Breguet
(Horologist)
Abraham-Louis Breguet
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Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: September 17, 1823

Abraham-Louis Breguet was a French horologist who made several innovations in watchmaking in the course of his illustrious career. Widely regarded as the leading watchmaker of his generation, Breguet's clients included members of the European nobility and leading public figures in France. Counted among the greatest horologists of all time, Abraham-Louis Breguet is credited with founding the popular Breguet company.

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Johann Bode
Johann Bode
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: November 23, 1826

Johann Bode was a German astronomer best remembered for popularizing the Titius–Bode law. He is also credited with determining the orbit of planet Uranus and also suggested the name Uranus. He also served as the director of the Berlin Observatory.

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Anna Seward
(Writer, Poet, Literary critic)
Anna Seward
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lichfield, United Kingdom
Died: March 25, 1809
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Józef Wybicki
(Polish jurist)
Józef Wybicki
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Będomin, Poland
Died: March 10, 1822

Remembered for his song Mazurek Dąbrowskiego, which later became the Polish national anthem, author Józef Wybicki had begun his career as a court official. He also worked as a diplomat, as an advisor of the Confederacy. He was also part of the Kościuszko Uprising and presided over the Supreme Court of Congress Poland.

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Leopold Koželuch
(Czech Composer Who Created Almost 400 Compositions, Mostly Ballet, Symphonies, and Operas)
Leopold Koželuch
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Velvary, Czechia
Died: May 7, 1818

Though Czech composer Leopold Koželuch had planned to study law, he later switched his focus to music. He began his career as a piano instructor and later rose to be one of the finest composers of ballet and operas. He also served as a court composer in Vienna.

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Shiba Kōkan
(Japanese Painter)
Shiba Kōkan
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 19, 1818

A noted painter and printmaker of the Japanese Tokugawa period, Shiba Kōkan began his career with traditional Japanese and Chinese style of painting and woodwork before coming under the influence of Western realistic painting. Eventually he introduced the Western style of oil painting and copperplate engraving in Japan, illustrating Nicolaus Copernicus’ heliocentric theory of the solar system through his art.

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Thomas Coke
(Priest)
Thomas Coke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brecon, Wales
Died: May 2, 1814
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Gustavus Conyngham
(Naval officer)
Gustavus Conyngham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland
Died: November 27, 1819
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Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 1, 1792

Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor reigned as king of Archduke of Austria, emperor of the Romans, and king of Hungary and Bohemia from 1790 until his death in 1792. From 1765 to 1790, he served as Grand Duke of Tuscany, during which he abolished capital punishment in Tuscany, making it the first nation to abolish capital punishment in modern history.

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Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse
(Naval officer and Politician)
Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auch, France
Died: July 24, 1812
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Peter de Havilland
(Bailiff of Guernsey from 1810 to 1821)
Peter de Havilland
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
Died: March 31, 1821
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Anne Pépin
(Business person)
Anne Pépin
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1837 AD
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Vivant Denon
(Artist)
Vivant Denon
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Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Died: April 27, 1825
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Gottfried August Bürger
(Poet)
Gottfried August Bürger
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Molmerswende, Mansfeld, Germany
Died: June 8, 1794
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François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
(Educator)
François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: France
Died: March 27, 1827
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Armand Louis de Gontaut
(French Politician and Soldier)
Armand Louis de Gontaut
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 31, 1793
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Sir Uvedale Price, 1st Baronet
(Author)
Sir Uvedale Price, 1st Baronet
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Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: England
Died: September 14, 1829
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Alexander Bezborodko
(Chancellor)
Alexander Bezborodko
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hlukhiv, Ukraine
Died: April 6, 1799
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Namiki Gohei I
(Actor)
Namiki Gohei I
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Died: February 27, 1808
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Johann Peter Melchior
(Sculptor)
Johann Peter Melchior
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lintorf, Ratingen, Germany
Died: June 13, 1825
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