Famous People Born In 1748

Discover the most famous people born in 1748. The list includes people like Jeremy Bentham, Jacques-Louis David, Adam Weishaupt, Charles IV of Spain, Olympe de Gouges and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include government officials, emperors & kings, theologians and priests born in 1748. This list includes people from France, England, United States and many more countries.
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Jeremy Bentham
(British Philosopher, Social Activist and One of the Founders of 'Modern Utilitarianism')
Jeremy Bentham
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 6, 1832
Philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham is remembered as the pioneer of modern utilitarianism. He believed in economic freedoms, women’s rights, animal rights, the separation of the church and the state, and freedom of expression. Bentham wished for his body to be dissected and then to be displayed as an auto-icon.
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Adam Weishaupt
(German Philosopher and Founder of Enlightenment-Era Secret Society 'Illuminati')
Adam Weishaupt
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Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ingolstadt, Germany
Died: November 18, 1830
On a night in 1776, deep within a forest near Ingolstadt, German law professor Adam Weishaupt and four others formed a secret society known as the Illuminati, which was supposed to be a parallel to religion. Since then, many conspiracy theories have held the society responsible for unexplained global events. 
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Jacques-Louis David
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 29, 1825

Jacques-Louis David was a French painter. Widely regarded as the greatest painter of the Neoclassical era, David's works had a strong influence in France in the early-19th century. His works are often linked to the birth of Romanticism. Many of his pupils, such as Antoine-Jean Gros and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, went on to become successful and popular painters.

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William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
(Politician)
William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 29, 1811
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Olympe de Gouges
(French Playwright, Political Activist, and Advocate for Women's Rights)
Olympe de Gouges
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: November 3, 1793

Olympe de Gouges was an 18th-century French playwright and political activist. Her writings on women's rights and abolitionism were popular in various countries. She was an outspoken advocate against the slave trade in the French colonies. She demanded that French women be given the same rights as French men. She was executed during the Reign of Terror.

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Charles IV of Spain
(Former King of Spain (1788 - 1808))
Charles IV of Spain
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portici, Italy
Died: January 20, 1819
Charles IV of Spain reigned as the king of Spain from 1788 to 1808. His reign turned out to be a turning point in the history of Spain for various reasons. His reign is often criticized for allowing Spain to enter a series of unpropitious alliances, which eventually led to his abdication. 
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William V, Prince of Orange
(Prince)
William V, Prince of Orange
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: April 9, 1806

William V, Prince of Orange served as the last stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1751 to 1795. He also ruled the Principality of Orange-Nassau from 1751 until his death on 9 April 1806. 

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Charles XIII of Sweden
(King)
Charles XIII of Sweden
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 5, 1818
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Luther Martin
(Politician)
Luther Martin
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Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Metuchen
Died: July 10, 1826
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Benedict Joseph Labre
(Saints, Beggar)
Benedict Joseph Labre
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amettes, France
Died: April 16, 1783
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Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
(French President of the Conservative Senate (1799 -1800) and Political Writer)
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
Died: June 20, 1836

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, also known as the Abbé Sieyès, was a French Roman Catholic Abbé, clergyman, and political writer. He was a chief political theorist of the French Revolution and held offices in the French Consulate government. He is credited to have coined the term sociologie in an unpublished manuscript. He led a rather uninvolved social life.

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Adamantios Korais
(Scholar)
Adamantios Korais
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smyrna, Greece
Died: April 6, 1833
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Joseph Bramah
(Civil engineer, Engineer)
Joseph Bramah
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Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barnsley
Died: December 9, 1814

Joseph Bramah started his career as a cabinet maker and over time, revolutionized the lock-making industry with his pick-proof locks. Along with blacksmith Henry Maudslay, he changed the course of 19th-century British manufacturing. Best known for his hydraulic press, he also built water closets in Queen Victoria’s home.

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Christian Gottlob Neefe
(Composer)
Christian Gottlob Neefe
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chemnitz, Germany
Died: January 26, 1798
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Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
(Botanist)
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: September 17, 1836
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Dominique, comte de Cassini
(Astronomer)
Dominique, comte de Cassini
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 18, 1845

The son of renowned French astronomer César-François Cassini de Thury, Dominique, comte de Cassini followed in his father’s footsteps to serve as the director of the Paris Observatory. He also completed the map of France that his father had begun. His monarchist ideals got him imprisoned by the revolutionary government.

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John Playfair
(Mathematician)
John Playfair
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Angus council, United Kingdom
Died: July 20, 1819
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Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty
(Poet)
Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mariensee, Germany
Died: September 1, 1776
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Claude Louis Berthollet
(French Chemist Known for His Scientific Contributions to Theory of 'Chemical Equilibria')
Claude Louis Berthollet
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Talloires, France
Died: November 6, 1822

Savoyard-French chemist Claude Louis Berthollet is known for reorganising chemical nomenclature with his colleagues and for introducing the use of chlorine gas as a commercial bleach. He developed a solution of sodium hypochlorite as a modern bleaching agent, first ascertained the elemental composition of ammonia gas, and introduced the reversible reaction concept leading to development of the chemical equilibrium concept.

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Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow
(Statesman)
Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 11, 1827
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John Stevens
(Lawyer)
John Stevens
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Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 1838
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Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood
(Politician, Officer)
Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne
Died: March 7, 1810

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood was a legendary British naval commander known for his heroics at the Battle of Trafalgar. He had been sailing since age 12 and was second in command to Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. His exploits earned him the title of Baron and an annual pension £2,000.

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Hugh Henry Brackenridge
(Writer)
Hugh Henry Brackenridge
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Campbeltown, Scotland
Died: June 25, 1816
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Richard Cecil
(Priest)
Richard Cecil
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 15, 1810
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Asaf-ud-Daula
(Nawab wazir of Oudh)
Asaf-ud-Daula
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faizabad, India
Died: September 21, 1797
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James Henry Craig
(Military officer)
James Henry Craig
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gibraltar
Died: January 12, 1812
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Francisco Luis Héctor de Carondelet, 5th Baron of Carondelet
(Administrator)
Francisco Luis Héctor de Carondelet, 5th Baron of Carondelet
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Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Noyelles-sur-Selle, France
Died: August 10, 1807
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Thomas Day
(Writer, Children's writer)
Thomas Day
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Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: September 28, 1789
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Ludwig Hunersdorf
(German Equestrian)
Ludwig Hunersdorf
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Listed In: Equestrians
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mengsberg, Neustadt, Germany
Died: September 12, 1812
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Elias Hicks
(Quaker minister)
Elias Hicks
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hempstead, New York, United States
Died: February 27, 1830
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William White
(Chaplain)
William White
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 17, 1836
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Rosalie Duthe
(Courtesan)
Rosalie Duthe
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: September 24, 1830