Famous People Born In 1754

Discover the most famous people born in 1754. The list includes people like Louis XVI of France, Paul I of Russia, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, William Bligh, Benjamin Tallmadge and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include diplomats, military leaders, emperors & kings and philosophers born in 1754. This list includes people from France, England, United States and many more countries.
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Louis XVI of France
(King of France)
Louis XVI of France
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: January 21, 1793

Louis XVI of France reigned as the last king of France from 1774 to 1792 before the French Revolution, which ended the monarchy in France. During his reign, Louis made attempts to remove land and labor tax, abolish serfdom, and improve tolerance toward non-Catholics. However, the proposed reforms were opposed by the French nobility.

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William Murdoch
(Scottish Engineer and Inventor Who Was the First to Make Extensive Use of Coal Gas for Illumination)
William Murdoch
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lugar, Scotland
Died: November 15, 1839

Scottish engineer William Murdoch initially worked for the firm of Matthew Boulton and James Watt. He later made a host of inventions and was the first to use coal gas for illumination. He was also known for his work on steam energy and invented the oscillating engine and the D slide valve.

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Benjamin Tallmadge
(Military Leader)
Benjamin Tallmadge
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Setauket, Brookhaven, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 1835
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William Bligh
(Military Leader)
William Bligh
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Died: September 7, 1817
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Banastre Tarleton
(Former Lieutenant Colonel at the End of the American Revolution)
Banastre Tarleton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: January 15, 1833

Banastre Tarleton was a British politician and general. He served in the American Revolutionary War where he was a lieutenant colonel. An iconic figure, Tarleton has been portrayed in several films, such as Sweet Liberty, The Patriot, and Amazing Grace. He has also been depicted in many TV series and novels.   

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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
(Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom from 1830 1834)
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
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Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 17, 1838

While his clubfoot prevented him from joining the army and also earned him the nickname The Lame Devil, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord later became the bishop of Autun. Known for his womanizing ways, he also went down in history as an opportunist who changed sides.

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Pierre Charles L'Enfant
(French-American Military Engineer Who Designed the Basic Plan for Washington, D.C.)
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 14, 1825
Born to a famous French painter in Paris, Pierre Charles L'Enfant later joined the rebels in American Revolutionary War. While working as a military engineer in the U.S., he changed his name from Pierre to Peter. He was hired by George Washington to design the L'Enfant Plan for establishing Washington D.C.
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Seraphim of Sarov
(Saint)
Seraphim of Sarov
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kursk, Russia
Died: January 15, 1833
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Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
(Politician)
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 17, 1838

French diplomat and bishop Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord is counted among the most pragmatic and prominent diplomats in European history. He served King Louis XVI and thereafter changed sides several times, serving at highest levels of successive French governments of Napoleon I, Louis XVIII and Louis Philippe I. He served as the first Prime Minister of France under Louis XVIII.

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Mary Hays
(Woman Who Fought in the American War of Independence at the Battle of Monmouth)
Mary Hays
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 22, 1832

Mary Ludwig Hays, an American brave heart who is considered to have fought at the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778 during the American War of Independence, is mostly identified as the woman behind the legend of Molly Pitcher. She reportedly took her husband's place working a gun after he was wounded and brought water to troops at the battle  

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Georg Forster
(German Explorer Who Established Travel Literature as a Genre in Germany)
Georg Forster
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Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mokry Dwór, Poland
Died: January 10, 1794
German ethnologist, explorer, and travel writer Georg Forster established travel literature as a prominent genre in the German literary circle. Both he and his naturalist father, Johann Reinhold Forster, accompanied Capt. James Cook on his second voyage around the world. He also taught at several universities, before becoming a librarian.
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Antoine Destutt de Tracy
(Philosopher)
Antoine Destutt de Tracy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 9, 1836
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Madame Roland
(French Revolutionary, Salonnière and Writer)
Madame Roland
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 8, 1793

The wife of Jean-Marie Roland, Madame Roland was a leading French revolutionary and often hosted significant political meets at her salon. She often directed her husband’s political actions and was responsible for creating a rift between the Jacobin and Girondin factions. She was later arrested and guillotined.

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Joseph Proust
(French Chemist Best Known for His Discovery of the Law of Definite Proportions)
Joseph Proust
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Angers, France
Died: July 5, 1826

Initially training to be an apothecary like his father, Joseph Proust later deviated to pharmacy and then to chemistry. He is best remembered for developing the law of definite proportions, also known as the Proust's law, which states that pure chemical compounds always consist of constant proportions of constituent elements.

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Claude François de Malet
(General)
Claude François de Malet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: October 29, 1812
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Nicolas Baudin
(French Explorer, Cartographer and Hydrographer)
Nicolas Baudin
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France
Died: September 16, 1803
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Joseph Joubert
(Philosopher, Essayist, Writer)
Joseph Joubert
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Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montignac
Died: May 4, 1824
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Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron
(Politician)
Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 15, 1802
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Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon
(Marshal)
Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grenade, France
Died: December 25, 1818
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Jean, Baron de Batz
(Businessman)
Jean, Baron de Batz
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Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goutz, France
Died: January 10, 1822
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Louis de Bonald
(Philosopher)
Louis de Bonald
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Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Millau, France
Died: November 23, 1840
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Alexander Shishkov
(Statesman)
Alexander Shishkov
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Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 21, 1841
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Usman dan Fodio
(Founder and the First Caliph of Sokoto Caliphate)
Usman dan Fodio
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Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gobir, Nigeria
Died: April 20, 1817

Fulani scholar, Sunni Islamic religious teacher, philosopher and revolutionary Usman Ɗan Fodio became the founder and first Sultan of Sokoto Caliphate in West Africa after defeating the Hausa Kingdoms in the Fulani War. Usman encouraged literacy and scholarship for both men and women. He is viewed as a Mujaddid by Muslims and considered the most significant reforming leader of Africa. 

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Paul I of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1796 - 1801))
Paul I of Russia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 24, 1801
Paul I ruled as the Russian emperor from 1796 till his assassination in 1801. He was officially the son of Peter III and Catherine the Great, but it is believed he was sired by Catherine’s lover, Sergei Saltykov. Paul established the law of succession to the throne of Russia.
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Anna Maria Lenngren
(Swedish Poet and Women’s Rights Activist)
Anna Maria Lenngren
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: March 8, 1817
Anna Maria Lenngren was a Swedish poet best remembered for her 1794 poem, Advice to my dear daughter, if I had one. One of the most popular poets in Swedish history, Lenngren enjoyed great success and her works are widely read even today! She is also remembered for her fight against male double standards prevalent during her time.
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Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
(Governor-Genera)
Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Died: November 28, 1826
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Juan Meléndez Valdés
(Poet)
Juan Meléndez Valdés
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ribera de Fresno, Spain
Died: May 24, 1817
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Antoine Beauvilliers
(French Restaurateur Who Opened the First Grand Restaurant in Paris)
Antoine Beauvilliers
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Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 31, 1817
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Julius Soubise
(Actor)
Julius Soubise
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: August 25, 1798
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Philippe d'Auvergne
(Naval officer and the adopted son of Godefroy de La Tour d'Auvergne the sovereign Duke of Bouillon)
Philippe d'Auvergne
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jersey, Channel Islands
Died: September 18, 1816
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Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este
(Emperor)
Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Died: December 24, 1806
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Frederick I of Württemberg
(Ruler of Württemberg from 1797 to 1816)
Frederick I of Württemberg
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trzebiatów, Poland
Died: October 30, 1816
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Jacques Pierre Brissot
(Former Member of the French National Convention for Eure-et-Loir (1792 - 1793))
Jacques Pierre Brissot
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chartres, France
Died: October 31, 1793

Jacques Pierre Brissot was a French journalist and publisher. He was one of the most important members of the Girondins, who played a prominent role during the French Revolution. Brissot is also credited with founding the Society of the Friends of the Blacks, an abolitionist society, which aimed at abolishing the institution of slavery.

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George Crabbe
(British Poet, Surgeon and Clergyman Best Known for His Early Use of the Realistic Narrative Form)
George Crabbe
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Died: February 3, 1832

George Crabbe was an English surgeon, poet, and clergyman. He began his career as a doctor's apprentice in the 1770s and later become a surgeon. After a few years, he pursued a living as a poet and also served as a clergyman in various capacities. He wrote poetry mainly in the form of heroic couplets. He was also a coleopterist. 

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Thomas Bowdler
(English Physician Known for Publishing 'The Family Shakespeare')
Thomas Bowdler
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Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Died: February 24, 1825

Best known for publishing The Family Shakespeare volumes, which made Shakespeare’s plays appealing to children, Thomas Bowdler was also a qualified doctor. His technique of diluting Shakespeare’s works gave rise to the word bowdlerize, which describes the over-simplification of books, films, or series, for making them family-friendly.

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Benjamin Waterhouse
(Physician)
Benjamin Waterhouse
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: October 2, 1846
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Vicente Martín y Soler
(Composer)
Vicente Martín y Soler
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: January 30, 1806
 38 
Franz Xaver von Zach
(Astronomer)
Franz Xaver von Zach
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 2, 1832
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Isaac René Guy le Chapelier
(Former Member of the National Assembly of France)
Isaac René Guy le Chapelier
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rennes, France
Died: April 22, 1794

Isaac René Guy le Chapelier was a French politician and jurist of the Revolutionary period. He oversaw the abolition of feudalism in France, which was later added to the Constitution of 1791, a majority of which was drafted by him. Le Chapelier is also remembered for introducing a motion in the National Assembly which forbade trade unions, guilds, and compagnonnage.

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Frédéric-César de La Harpe
(Swiss Writer, Political Leader, and Journalist)
Frédéric-César de La Harpe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rolle, Switzerland
Died: March 30, 1838
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Nikolay Rumyantsev
(Statesman)
Nikolay Rumyantsev
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Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 3, 1826
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Joel Barlow
(Poet, Diplomat, Writer)
Joel Barlow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Redding
Died: December 26, 1812
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Asmus Jacob Carstens
(One of the Most Committed Artists of German Neoclassicism)
Asmus Jacob Carstens
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: May 25, 1798

Asmus Jacob Carstens was a Danish-German painter, counted among the most famous artists of German Neoclassicism. Apprenticed to a cooper (barrel-maker) for five years, he quit his apprenticeship to pursue painting. He had a difficult personality and his behavior was often erratic, which made it difficult for him to establish himself successfully despite being immensely talented. 

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Vincenzo Monti
(Poet)
Vincenzo Monti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alfonsine, Italy
Died: October 13, 1828
 45 
William Marsden
(British historian and linguist)
William Marsden
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Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
Died: October 6, 1836
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Pedro Romero
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Pedro Romero
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Listed In: Bullfighters
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ronda, Spain
Died: February 10, 1839
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Philippe-Antoine Merlin de Douai
(Politician)
Philippe-Antoine Merlin de Douai
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arleux, France
Died: December 26, 1838
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André Boniface Louis Riqueti de Mirabeau
(Navy officers)
André Boniface Louis Riqueti de Mirabeau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 15, 1792

André Boniface Louis Riqueti de Mirabeau was a French soldier who served as a reactionary leader at the beginning of the French Revolution. As a colonel, he commanded the Touraine Regiment under Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur in the American Revolution. He was part of many sea fights with the British, including the famous Battle of Yorktown in 1781.

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Charles de Talleyrand-Périgord
(Politician)
Charles de Talleyrand-Périgord
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 17, 1838
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Eve Frank
(Religious leader)
Eve Frank
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nikopol, Bulgaria
Died: 1816 AD