Famous People Born In 1749

Discover the most famous people born in 1749. The list includes people like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edward Jenner, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Christian VII of Denmark, Charles James Fox and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, playwrights and inventors born in 1749. This list includes people from United States, France, England & Germany and many more countries.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Novelist Best Known for 'The Sorrows of Young Werther', the First Novel of The Sturm Und Drang Movement)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 22, 1832

Regarded as the greatest literary figure in Germany's modern era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a statesman and writer. Apart from writing poetry and prose, he also wrote treatises on color, anatomy, and botany. Thanks to his literary genius, Goethe was made part of the Duke's privy council in Weimar and he implemented several reforms at the University of Jena.

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Edward Jenner
(Physicians)
Edward Jenner
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkeley, England
Died: January 26, 1823

Edward Jenner was an English scientist and physician. Referred to as the father of immunology, Jenner is credited with pioneering the concept of vaccines. Jenner's work laid the foundation for subsequent discoveries in the field of immunology; his work is believed to have saved more lives than any other work. In 2002, Jenner was included in BBC’s Greatest Britons list.

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Pierre-Simon Laplace
(French Mathematician and Astronomer Who was Best Known for His Investigations into the Stability of the Solar System)
Pierre-Simon Laplace
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaumont-en-Auge, France
Died: March 5, 1827

Though French scholar Pierre-Simon Laplace is primarily known for his work on the solar system, his research extended to areas such as mathematics and physics, apart from astronomy. Widely known as the Newton of France, he escaped being executed during the French Revolution, owing to his lack of political views.

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Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
(Former Member of the French Constituent Assembly)
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
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Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Le Bignon-Mirabeau, France
Died: April 2, 1791

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau was the son of renowned economist Victor Riqueti. A bout of small pox disfigured his face permanently but that didn’t stop him from rising as a leader of the French Revolution. However, posthumously, he was proved to be a royalist.

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William Blount
(Politician)
William Blount
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Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Windsor, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 21, 1800
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Daniel Rutherford
(Scottish Physician, Chemist and Botanist Known for the Isolation of Nitrogen)
Daniel Rutherford
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 15, 1819

Best known for discovering nitrogen gas, Scottish chemist Daniel Rutherford was also initially a practicing physician. A skilled botanist, he also taught botany at the University of Edinburgh. His other inventions include the maximum and minimum thermometers. He also co-founded the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Yolande de Polastron
(Duchess of Polignac)
Yolande de Polastron
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Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 9, 1793
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Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
(Painter)
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 24, 1803
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Jacques Mallet du Pan
(Journalist)
Jacques Mallet du Pan
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Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Céligny, Switzerland
Died: May 10, 1800
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Auguste Chouteau
(Politician)
Auguste Chouteau
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Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: February 24, 1829
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Edward Rutledge
(Politician)
Edward Rutledge
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Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 23, 1800
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Lorenzo Da Ponte
(Former poet and librettist best known for his collaboration with Mozart)
Lorenzo Da Ponte
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Died: August 17, 1838
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Thomas Earnshaw
(Watchmaker)
Thomas Earnshaw
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Died: March 1, 1829
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Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois
(French Actor, Dramatist, Essayist, and Revolutionary.)
Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 8, 1796

Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois was a French actor, essayist, dramatist, and revolutionary. He played an important role during the Reign of Terror, serving as one of the most important members of the Committee of Public Safety. Although he is credited with saving Madame Tussaud from the Guillotine, Collot d'Herbois oversaw the execution of over 2,000 people in Lyon.

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George Walton
(Politician)
George Walton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cumberland County, Virginia, United States
Died: February 2, 1804
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Nicolas Appert
(French Confectioner and Inventor)
Nicolas Appert
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Died: June 1, 1841
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Charlotte Smith
(Writer)
Charlotte Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 24, 1806
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Domenico Cimarosa
(Composer)
Domenico Cimarosa
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aversa, Italy
Died: January 11, 1801
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Abraham Gottlob Werner
(German Geologist Who Established the 'Neptunist School')
Abraham Gottlob Werner
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Osiecznica, Poland
Died: June 30, 1817

German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner is known as the founder of the Neptunist school that stated that all rocks an aqueous origin. He also rejected uniformitarianism of geological evolution. He also coined the term geognosy. Not too fond of reading mail, he learned of his membership of the Académie des Sciences from a journal.

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Vittorio Alfieri
(Dramatist)
Vittorio Alfieri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Asti, Italy
Died: October 8, 1803
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Matthew Lyon
(Former politician, who served as a United States Representative from both Vermont and Kentucky.)
Matthew Lyon
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
Died: August 1, 1822
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Alexander Radishchev
(Author)
Alexander Radishchev
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 24, 1802
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Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite
(Monk)
Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Náxos, Greece
Died: July 14, 1809
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Christian VII of Denmark
(Monarch)
Christian VII of Denmark
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 13, 1808
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Gilbert Blane
(Physician)
Gilbert Blane
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Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blanefield, Scotland
Died: June 26, 1834

Gilbert Blane was a Scottish physician best remembered for his association with the Royal Navy. Initially appointed as Lord Rodney's physician aboard HMS Sandwich, Blane worked hard to ameliorate the health of sailors by introducing health reform in the Navy; he revamped the diet and ensured the fleet took proper sanitary precautions.

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Johann Nikolaus Forkel
(Musician)
Johann Nikolaus Forkel
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Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Meeder, Germany
Died: March 20, 1818
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Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
(Operatic Soprano)
Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: January 20, 1833
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John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare
(Attorney)
John FitzGibbon, 1st Earl of Clare
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1802
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Jeanbon Saint-André
(Politician)
Jeanbon Saint-André
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Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: December 10, 1813
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Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe
(Noblewoman)
Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: September 3, 1792
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James Peale
(Painter)
James Peale
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chestertown, Maryland, United States
Died: May 24, 1831
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Camillo Federici
(Dramatist)
Camillo Federici
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Garessio, Italy
Died: December 23, 1802
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Charles James Fox
(Politician)
Charles James Fox
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Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westminster, England
Died: September 13, 1806
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Thomas Chippendale, the younger
(Artist)
Thomas Chippendale, the younger
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: 1822 AD
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Tadeusz Brzozowski
(Polish Priest)
Tadeusz Brzozowski
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malbork, Poland
Died: February 5, 1820

Polish scholar, teacher, administrator and Jesuit priest Tadeusz Brzozowski was the first world-wide general of the restored Society of Jesus. When Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus across the globe, he elected Brzozowski as the twentieth Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Brzozowski translated Claude-Adrien Nonnotte’s work Dictionnaire philosophique de la religion into Polish.

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Robert Colling
(Stock breeder)
Robert Colling
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Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newton Ketton, England
Died: March 7, 1820
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Kishi Ganku
(Japanese Painter of Kyoto and Founder of the Kishi School of Painting)
Kishi Ganku
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kanazawa, Japan
Died: January 19, 1839

A renowned Japanese painter of the late Tokugawa period and founder of the Kishi School of Painting, Kishi Ganku is noted for his realistic solid style. Beginning his education with the Kano style, he later studied Maruyama-Shijō school and also from Chinese painter Shen Nan-p’in. Mostly noted for his paintings of tigers, he also painted portraits, landscapes, flowers, and birds.  

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Thomas Lynch Jr.
(Politician)
Thomas Lynch Jr.
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Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Georgetown County
Died: April 22, 1779
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Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
(French Mathematician and Astronomer Who Prepared Tables That Plot the Location of 'Uranus')
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: August 19, 1822

It is believed Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre had acquired his habit of reading from his fear of losing his eyesight. He later became a professor of astronomy and served Paris Observatory as its director. He also penned significant works such as Histoire de l'astronomie. His name remains engraved on the Eiffel Tower.