Famous People Born In 1751

Discover the most famous people born in 1751. The list includes people like James Madison, Henry Dearborn, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Margaret Corbin, Emanuel Schikaneder and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, playwrights, soldiers and political leaders born in 1751. This list includes people from United States, England, Germany and many more countries.
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James Madison
(4th President of The United States)
James Madison
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia, United States
Died: June 28, 1836

James Madison played an important role in drafting the US Constitution and the US Bill of Rights and is hailed as the Father of the Constitution. He also co-wrote The Federalist Papers, considered to be a seminal work of political science. As president, he led the country into the 1812 war and historians place him as an above-average president.

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Tipu Sultan
(Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore Based in South India)
Tipu Sultan
45
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Died: May 4, 1799
Tipu Sultan, or the “Tiger of Mysore,” ruled the Kingdom of Mysore from 1782 to 1799. Apart from improving his kingdom’s military arrangements, he also established a new calendar, a new land-revenue system, and a coinage system. He died while defending the fort of Seringapatam in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.
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John André
(Head of the British Secret Service During the American Revolutionary War)
John André
9
Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: October 2, 1780

John André was a British military leader who served as a major in the British Army. He played an important role during the American Revolutionary War, serving as the head of the British Army's Secret Service in America. He was executed by the Continental Army on 2 October 1780. John André's life inspired many artworks, including the 1798 play André.

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Maria Anna Mozart
(Musician)
Maria Anna Mozart
2
Listed In: Pianists
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: October 29, 1829
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Caroline Matilda of Great Britain
(Princess)
Caroline Matilda of Great Britain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 10, 1775
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Irish Politician, Playwright and Poet)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 7, 1816

Irish-born playwright and satirist Richard Brinsley Sheridan is remembered for his plays such as The School for Scandal and A Trip to Scarborough. He owned Drury Lane Theatre in London and was known for reviving the Restoration comedy of manners, replete with stock characters and satire.

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Margaret Corbin
(Soldier)
Margaret Corbin
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 16, 1800
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Henry Dearborn
(Former U.S. Congressman)
Henry Dearborn
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 6, 1829
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Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Turin, Turin, Italy
Died: October 6, 1819
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Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
(King)
Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Naples, Naples, Italy
Died: January 4, 1825
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Emanuel Schikaneder
(Impresario)
Emanuel Schikaneder
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Straubing, Germany
Died: September 21, 1812
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Clement Mary Hofbauer
(Moravian Hermit Best Remembered for His Lifelong Work to Improve the Conditions of the Poor)
Clement Mary Hofbauer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tasovice, Czechia
Died: March 15, 1820

Clement Mary Hofbauer was a Moravian hermit and priest of the Redemptorist congregation. He is best remembered for his lifelong work to improve the conditions of the poor during a riotous period that left thousands in destitution in Europe. The Catholic Church has declared him a saint for his service.

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Maria Luisa of Parma
(Queen)
Maria Luisa of Parma
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Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: January 2, 1819

The queen consort of Spain Maria Luisa was the wife of Spanish king Charles IV and the daughter of Duke Philip of Parma. She often served as the muse of Spanish artist Goya. She also started the Order of Queen Maria Luisa to reward noble women. She was later exiled with Charles.

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Ferdinand, Duke of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Ferdinand, Duke of Parma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: October 9, 1802
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James Iredell
(Associate Justice)
James Iredell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lewes, England
Died: October 20, 1799
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Julie Billiart
(Religious leader)
Julie Billiart
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cuvilly, France
Died: April 8, 1816
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Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange
(Princess)
Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange
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Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 9, 1820
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Johan Henric Kellgren
(Poet)
Johan Henric Kellgren
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Floby, Sweden
Died: April 20, 1795
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Timothy Murphy
(American Soldier Who Fought During the Revolutionary War)
Timothy Murphy
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1818 AD

Irish-American sniper of the American Revolutionary War, Timothy Murphy was the man who inspired John Brick's novel The Rifleman. He is best remembered for his bravery at the Second Battle of Saratoga, in which he killed two British generals, aiming at them from a tree.

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Johann Heinrich Voss
(Poet)
Johann Heinrich Voss
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sommersdorf, Germany
Died: March 29, 1826
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Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
(Queen)
Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prenzlau, Germany
Died: February 25, 1805
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Joseph Lange
(Austrian Painter)
Joseph Lange
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: September 17, 1831

Eighteenth-century actor and painter Joseph Lange is also remembered as legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brother-in-law. Mozart, who had married Lange’s wife Aloysia Weber’s sister, appeared in an iconic portrait painted by Lange, which was later affixed to an unfinished artwork. Lange also appeared in Mozart’s operas.

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Richard Payne Knight
(Archaeologist)
Richard Payne Knight
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Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: April 23, 1824
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Judith Sargent Stevens Murray
(Advocate)
Judith Sargent Stevens Murray
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 9, 1820
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George Cabot
(Former U.S. senator)
George Cabot
1
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 18, 1823
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Thomas Sheraton
(Furniture designer)
Thomas Sheraton
0
Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Stockton-on-Tees, England
Died: October 22, 1806
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Nathaniel Brassey Halhed
(Philologist)
Nathaniel Brassey Halhed
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: February 18, 1830
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Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
(Painter)
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haina, Germany
Died: February 26, 1829
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Joshua Humphreys
(Naval Architect)
Joshua Humphreys
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Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 12, 1838
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John Ledyard
(Explorer)
John Ledyard
1
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Groton, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 10, 1789
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Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
(Writer)
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cesvaine, Latvia
Died: June 4, 1792
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Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
(French Naval Architect, Engineer and Inventor of the First Steamboat)
Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
1
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roches-sur-Rognon, France
Died: July 18, 1832

Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans was a French engineer and naval architect. He is credited with inventing the first steamboat, which in turn led to the first industrial revolution. He is also credited with developing a steamship named Palmipède and a paddle steamer called Pyroscaphe. In 1803, Robert Fulton used Jouffroy d'Abbans' ideas to sail a steamship on the Seine.

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Edward Marcus Despard
(Military Officer)
Edward Marcus Despard
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: County Leix, Ireland
Died: February 21, 1803
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John Fenno
(Publisher)
John Fenno
0
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 14, 1798
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Lord George Gordon
(Politician)
Lord George Gordon
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Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 12, 1793
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François Dumont
(Painter)
François Dumont
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lunéville, France
Died: August 27, 1831
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Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto
(Politician)
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: June 21, 1814

While he initially studied law, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto later became a prominent diplomat. Named the governor-general of India, he prevented the invasion of bandit leader Amīr Khan and later signed the Treaty of Amritsar with Ranjit Singh. He also controlled the French in the East Indies.

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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
(Politician)
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: January 13, 1838
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Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki
(Commander)
Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chervonohrad, Ukraine
Died: March 14, 1805
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Elhanan Winchester
(Religious Leader)
Elhanan Winchester
2
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 18, 1797
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Timothy Palmer
(He was also a carpenter and a self-taught architect)
Timothy Palmer
0
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 19, 1821