Famous People Born In 1752

Discover the most famous people born in 1752. The list includes people like Betsy Ross, John Graves Simcoe, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Frances Burney, George Rogers Clark and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include spiritual & religious leaders, revolutionaries, poets and political leaders born in 1752. This list includes people from United States, England, France and many more countries.
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John Graves Simcoe
(British Army General Who Founded the City of Toronto and Abolished Slavery in Canada)
John Graves Simcoe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotterstock, Oundle, England
Died: October 26, 1806

John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general best remembered for founding York (present-day Toronto, Canada). Simcoe, who served as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, was responsible for introducing institutions like trial by jury, courts of law, freehold land tenure, and English common law. John Graves Simcoe also played a key role in abolishing slavery in Canada.

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Adrien-Marie Legendre
(Mathematician)
Adrien-Marie Legendre
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 10, 1833

Born into an affluent family, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre probably never had to earn a living till the beginning of the French Revolution. Excelling in math and physics, he later contributed to areas such as elliptic functions, developed the least squares method, and lent his name to Legendre polynomials.

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George Rogers Clark
(Military personnel)
George Rogers Clark
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottesville
Died: February 13, 1818
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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
(German Physician & Naturalist Considered to be a Main Founder of 'Zoology' and 'Anthropology' as Comparative, Scientific Disciplines)
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
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Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: January 22, 1840

A pioneer of physical anthropology, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach laid down one of the first racial classification systems for humans after studying human skulls, dividing mankind into five racial groups. Born into a family of academics, he was a prodigy. He was against scientific racism, though his theory promoted the degenerative hypothesis.

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Gouverneur Morris
(Politician)
Gouverneur Morris
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Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Province of New York, United States
Died: November 6, 1816
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Joseph Marie Jacquard
(Inventor)
Joseph Marie Jacquard
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: August 7, 1834
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Betsy Ross
(Woman Who Made The First American Flag)
Betsy Ross
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Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 30, 1836
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Thomas Chatterton
(Former Poet whose best known poem, O synge untoe mie roundelaie was set to a five-part madrigal by Samuel Wesley)
Thomas Chatterton
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: August 24, 1770
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Frances Burney
(Novelist)
Frances Burney
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: King’s Lynn, England
Died: January 6, 1840
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Philip Freneau
(Poet)
Philip Freneau
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 18, 1832
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Gabriel Duvall
(Jurist)
Gabriel Duvall
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 6, 1844
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Public Universal Friend
(American Preacher)
Public Universal Friend
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
Died: July 1, 1819

Jemima Wilkinson was an American preacher who later became known as the Public Universal Friend after becoming a genderless evangelist. The Public Universal Friend preached throughout the northeastern US. The Friend's teachings attracted several followers who became part of the Society of Universal Friends.

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Humphry Repton
(Landscaper)
Humphry Repton
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bury Saint Edmunds, England
Died: March 24, 1818
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Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin
(Former National Archivist of Denmark)
Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hrútafjörður, Iceland
Died: March 4, 1829
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Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres
(General in the British Army)
Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: March 27, 1825
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Maria Carolina of Austria
(Queen consort of Naples)
Maria Carolina of Austria
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Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Died: September 8, 1814

Maria Carolina of Austria, the wife of King Ferdinand IV of Naples, was also the de facto queen of Naples and Sicily. It is believed, she came under the influence of French-born English Sir John Acton and imposed many pro-British and anti-French reforms. She revoked the ban on Freemasonry and enlarged the navy, too.

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Sébastien Érard
(French musical instrument maker)
Sébastien Érard
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Listed In: Pianists
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: August 5, 1831
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Muzio Clementi
(Italian Virtuoso Pianist and Composer Who Developed a Technical Legato Style)
Muzio Clementi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 10, 1832

Muzio Clementi was an Italian virtuoso pianist, composer, conductor, music publisher, editor, pedagogue, and piano manufacturer. He developed a technical legato style and then passed it on to a generation of musicians, including Johann Baptist Cramer, John Field, and Friedrich Kalkbrenner among others. Muzio Clementi also influenced world-renowned musicians like Frédéric Chopin and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Torii Kiyonaga
(Japanese Artist)
Torii Kiyonaga
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: June 28, 1815

Born to a bookseller in Sagami Province, Torii Kiyonaga became of the significant figures of the ukiyo-e movement woodblock prints. His works depict exceptionally tall woman drawn in a realistic fashion. He was largely inspired by kabuki actors and courtesans and mastered the nishiki-e and bijin-ga paintings.

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John Robert Cozens
(Draftsman)
John Robert Cozens
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 14, 1797
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Sir James Lamb, 1st Baronet
(British author, barrister and Member of Parliament)
Sir James Lamb, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gibraltar
Died: October 13, 1824
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John Nash (Architect)
(One of the Foremost British Architects of the Georgian)
John Nash (Architect)
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Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 13, 1835

John Nash was a British architect of the Regency and Georgian eras, during which he designed several prominent areas of London using the picturesque and neoclassical styles. He is best remembered for designing popular edifices like Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, and the Royal Pavilion. Nash also taught many future architects like John Adey Repton and James Pain.

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Colin Campbell
(Astronomer)
Colin Campbell
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
(Composer)
Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: May 5, 1837
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Henriette Campan
(Educator)
Henriette Campan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 16, 1822
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John Marsh
(British composer)
John Marsh
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, England
Died: October 31, 1828
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Johannes von Müller
(Historian)
Johannes von Müller
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: May 29, 1809
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Adolf Franz Friedrich, Freiherr von Knigge
(Writer)
Adolf Franz Friedrich, Freiherr von Knigge
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Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bredenbeck, Germany
Died: May 6, 1796
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Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
(Princess)
Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: May 22, 1782
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Johann Anton Leisewitz
(Lawyer)
Johann Anton Leisewitz
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany
Died: September 10, 1806
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Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
(Writer)
Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: February 25, 1831
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Christian Graf von Haugwitz
(Statesman)
Christian Graf von Haugwitz
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Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Olesnica, Poland
Died: February 9, 1832
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François Cabarrus
(French Spanish Adventurer and Financier)
François Cabarrus
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: April 27, 1810
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Peter Ochs
(Swiss Politician)
Peter Ochs
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Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: June 19, 1821
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Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern
(Princess)
Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern
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Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mons, Belgium
Died: January 29, 1824
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Jane McCrea
(North American colonist)
Jane McCrea
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: July 27, 1777
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Jacques Roux
(French Catholic Priest Who Took an Active Role in Politics During the French Revolution)
Jacques Roux
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pranzac, France
Died: February 10, 1794

Jacques Roux was a French Roman Catholic priest. During the French Revolution, Roux expounded the ideals of the classless society and popular democracy to working class wage earners, Parisian sans-culottes, and shopkeepers, turning ordinary men into a revolutionary force. He is thus remembered as a radical revolutionary who went on to lead a popular far-left in France.

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Karl Mack von Leiberich
(Austrian Soldier Who Commanded Austrian Forces in the 'Battle of Ulm')
Karl Mack von Leiberich
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nenslingen, Germany
Died: December 22, 1828
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Timothy Dwight IV
(Theologian)
Timothy Dwight IV
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 11, 1817
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Samuel Smith
(Politician)
Samuel Smith
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 22, 1839
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Francesco Caracciolo
(Italian Revolutionary and Admiral Who is Remembered for His Role in the 'American War of Independence')
Francesco Caracciolo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: June 30, 1799
Francesco Caracciolo was an Italian revolutionary and admiral. He is best remembered for his role in the American War of Independence, where he fought in the British service against the French at Genoa and against the Barbary pirates.  
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Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
(Theologian)
Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ingelfingen, Germany
Died: June 27, 1827