Famous People Born In 1750

Discover the most famous people born in 1750. The list includes people like Tipu Sultan, John André, Caroline Herschel, Antonio Salieri, Henry Knox and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, social activists, lawyers and soldiers born in 1750. This list includes people from United States, England, Scotland and many more countries.
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Antonio Salieri
(Italian Classical Composer, Conductor, and Teacher)
Antonio Salieri
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Legnago, Italy
Died: May 7, 1825

Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher considered a key figure in the development of late 18th-century opera. He was a protégé of eminent composer Christoph Willibald Gluck. For several years, he served as the director of the Italian opera by the Habsburg court. His works were performed widely across Europe during his lifetime. 

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Caroline Herschel
(Astronomer)
Caroline Herschel
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 9, 1848

Caroline Herschel was a German astronomer who is credited with the discovery of many comets, such as 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which is named in her honor. In 1828, Herschel became the first woman to be honored with a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was also the first female scientist to receive a salary.

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Henry Knox
(Former United States Secretary of War)
Henry Knox
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 25, 1806
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Thomas Pinckney
(Governor)
Thomas Pinckney
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 2, 1828
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Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
(King)
Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: May 5, 1827
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Herman of Alaska
(Russian Orthodox Monk Who Was a Missionary to Alaska)
Herman of Alaska
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Serpukhov, Russia
Died: November 15, 1836

Starting his monastic life at 16, Russian Orthodox monk Saint Herman of Alaska later became a missionary to Alaska. He gained immense respect of the local people in Alaska and also ran a local school, where he taught church subjects and agriculture. He later moved to Spruce Island, where he eventually died.

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Bartolina Sisa
(Revolutionary, Indigenous people)
Bartolina Sisa
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Corregimiento de La Paz
Died: September 5, 1782
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Hugo Kołłątaj
(Polish Roman Catholic Priest, Reformer, Politician and One of the Most Prominent Figures of the Polish Enlightenment)
Hugo Kołłątaj
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Velyki Dederkaly, Ukraine
Died: February 28, 1812

Hugo Kołłątaj was a Polish educationalist and constitutional reformer who played a major role during the Polish Enlightenment. An influential social and political activist, Kołłątaj was one of the authors of the Constitution of 3 May 1791, which aimed at implementing a constitutional monarchy. Hugo Kołłątaj's work also influenced many subsequent reformers.

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Francisco de Miranda
(Venezuelan Revolutionary and Military Leader)
Francisco de Miranda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: July 14, 1816

Francisco de Miranda was a Venezuelan revolutionary and military leader. He is considered a predecessor of Simón Bolívar, who liberated much of South America during the Spanish American wars of independence. Miranda is best remembered for his role in three major political movements of his time: the French Revolution, the American Revolutionary War, and the Spanish American Wars of Independence. 

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John Laurance
(Politician)
John Laurance
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 11, 1810
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Fabre d'Églantine
(Actor)
Fabre d'Églantine
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Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carcassonne, France
Died: April 5, 1794
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Stephen Girard
(American Banker and Philanthropist)
Stephen Girard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: December 26, 1831
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Lady Anne Barnard
(Scottish Travel Writer, Artist and Socialite)
Lady Anne Barnard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Balcarres House, Fife, Scotland
Died: May 6, 1825

Lady Anne Barnard was a Scottish socialite, artist, and travel writer. She is best remembered for her five-year stay in Cape Town, during which she wrote a series of letters to Viscount Melville. Her letters became a prominent source of information about social life in South Africa at the time. She is also remembered for her ballad Auld Robin Gray.

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Leonor de Almeida Portugal, Marquise of Alorna
(Portuguese Noblewoman, Painter, and Poet)
Leonor de Almeida Portugal, Marquise of Alorna
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: São Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: October 11, 1839

Leonor de Almeida Portugal, Marquise of Alorna was a Portuguese noblewoman, poet, and painter. One of the best known exponents of the Portuguese Neoclassic and Neoclassicism, Leonor was recognized as one of Europe's most prominent literary figures at the time. 

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Heshen
(Government Official)
Heshen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: February 22, 1799
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Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa
(Queen)
Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa
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Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: November 14, 1829

Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa was the wife of Archduke Ferdinand, who was the son of Maria Theresa, the Empress of Austria. Her marriage was a political alliance, aiming at strengthening bonds between Austria and Italy. She and Ferdinand formed the House of Austria-Este.

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Joseph Pinetti
(Professor)
Joseph Pinetti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1800 AD
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Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg
(Poet)
Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bramstedt, Germany
Died: December 5, 1819
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Red Jacket
(Orator)
Red Jacket
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Listed In: Public Speakers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 20, 1830
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Aaron Arrowsmith
(British Cartographer, Engraver and Founding Member of the 'Arrowsmith Family' of Geographers)
Aaron Arrowsmith
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Listed In: Geographers
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winston, England
Died: April 23, 1823

Aaron Arrowsmith was an English cartographer, publisher, and engraver. Aaron, who belonged to the famous Arrowsmith family of geographers, is best remembered for producing the maps of Scotland and North America, which are counted among his most celebrated productions.

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Alexander McGillivray
(Creek Leader)
Alexander McGillivray
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Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States
Died: February 17, 1793
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Karl August von Hardenberg
(Statesman)
Karl August von Hardenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lehre, Germany
Died: November 26, 1822
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Simon McTavish
(Businessperson, Philanthropist)
Simon McTavish
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Stratherrick, Inverness, Scotland
Died: July 6, 1804
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Thomas Dundas
(Military personnel, Politician)
Thomas Dundas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England
Died: June 3, 1794
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Robert Fergusson
(Scottish Poet)
Robert Fergusson
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 16, 1774

Robert Fergusson was a Scottish poet whose works had a major impact on contemporary poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Although Fergusson's career was brief, he achieved immense popularity for his work in the Scots language. He died at the age of 24 and the brutal circumstances of his demise inspired the creation of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

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Thomas Spence
(Radical)
Thomas Spence
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: September 8, 1814
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John Philpot Curran
(Orator)
John Philpot Curran
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ireland
Died: October 14, 1817
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Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
(Lawyer)
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 17, 1823
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Tanikaze Kajinosuke
(Japanese Sumo Wrestler)
Tanikaze Kajinosuke
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Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miyagi District, Mutsu Province, Japan
Died: February 27, 1795
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Ignacy Potocki
(Politician)
Ignacy Potocki
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Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Radzyn Podlaski, Poland
Died: August 30, 1809
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Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu
(Geologist)
Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
Died: November 28, 1801
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Christian Konrad Sprengel
(German Botanist and Philologist Known for His Research on Plant Sexuality)
Christian Konrad Sprengel
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Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: April 7, 1816

Initially a schoolmaster, Christian Konrad Sprengel rose to be a prominent botanist in Germany and is now remembered for his contribution to the study of plant fertilization. However, the initial failure of his published work made him decide not to publish any further work. In his later years, he turned to philology.

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Silvestre Vélez de Escalante
(Spanish explorer)
Silvestre Vélez de Escalante
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Spain
Died: 1780 AD
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Cornplanter
(politician)
Cornplanter
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Genesee River
Died: February 18, 1836

John Abeel III, better known as Cornplanter, was a Dutch-Seneca war chief. He played an important role in the American Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War, serving as a chief warrior. He also played a major role during the post-revolutionary war years, serving as a negotiator between the Seneca and the new Americans.

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Johann Martin Miller
(Theologian)
Johann Martin Miller
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Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ulm-Jungingen, Ulm, Germany
Died: June 21, 1814
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Christian Jensen Lofthuus
(Peasant leader)
Christian Jensen Lofthuus
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Risør, Norway
Died: June 13, 1797
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Abraham-Joseph Bénard
(Actor)
Abraham-Joseph Bénard
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chartres, France
Died: March 3, 1822
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Adam Weisweiler
(Cabinetmaker)
Adam Weisweiler
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Korschenbroich, Germany
Died: 1810 AD
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Alexander Placide
(Actor)
Alexander Placide
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: France
Died: 1812 AD

Born to French travelling acrobats, Alexander Placide initially gained fame as a tightrope walker at Louis XVI’s court. A professional dancer and entertainer, he later moved to the U.S. and led the Charleston Theatre. His shows included ballets, pantomime dramas, and fencing tournaments. He later married opera singer Charlotte Wrighten Placide.

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Henri Grégoire
(French Catholic Priest Who Was a Defender of the Constitutional Church)
Henri Grégoire
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vého, France
Died: May 28, 1831

Henri Grégoire, or Abbé Grégoire, was not just a Catholic priest but also a revolutionary. He first gained prominence with his Essay on the Regeneration of the Jews. A radical Jacobin, he was the first priest of the Civil Constitution of the Clergy and also presided over the National Convention.

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Sylvain Maréchal
(Essayist)
Sylvain Maréchal
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 18, 1803
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Franciszek Dionizy Kniaźnin
(Polish Poet, Playwright and Translator)
Franciszek Dionizy Kniaźnin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus
Died: August 25, 1807

One of the court poets of the Czartoryski family, Franciszek Dionizy Kniaźnin wrote everything from lyric and love poems to plays and religious verses. He was also inspired by Belarusian folklore. One of this best-known works remains the poem Bugle Call to the Third of May.

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Abraham Darby III
(British ironmaster)
Abraham Darby III
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Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: near Dudley, England
Died: 1789 AD