Famous People Born In 1755

Discover the most famous people born in 1755. The list includes people like Alexander Hamilton, Marie Antoinette, John Marshall, Louis XVIII of France, Nathan Hale and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, poets and surgeons born in 1755. This list includes people from France, United States, England and many more countries.
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Alexander Hamilton
(American Revolutionary and Founding Father of the United States)
Alexander Hamilton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: July 12, 1804

Known as America’s one of the most influential Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served as the first secretary of the treasury. He also fought in the American Revolutionary War and was considered as a leading votary of the strong central government.

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Marie Antoinette
(Former Queen Consort of France (1774 - 1792))
Marie Antoinette
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Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: October 16, 1793
The last queen of France before the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France and came to be linked with everything that was wrong with the French monarchy including ignorance and extravagance. Her policies aggravated unrest that eventually led to the abolishment of the monarchy and finally the execution of both king and queen.
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Nathan Hale
(American Soldier, Patriot, and Spy for the Continental Army During the American Revolutionary War)
Nathan Hale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coventry, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 22, 1776

Nathan Hale was an American soldier, Patriot, and spy who worked for the Continental Army. He played an important role during the American Revolutionary War, volunteering for an intelligence-gathering mission. Nathan Hale was captured and executed by the British in 1776. Hale is regarded as an American hero for his important contribution during the American Revolutionary War. 

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John Marshall
(Former Chief Justice)
John Marshall
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Listed In: Chief Justices
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Germantown
Died: July 6, 1835

John Marshall was an American lawyer and politician. From 1801 to 1835, Marshall worked as the fourth Chief Justice of the US. He remains the longest-serving chief justice in Supreme Court history and is considered one of the most influential Supreme Court justices of all time. In 2005, a commemorative dollar was minted in his honor.

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Louis XVIII of France
(King of France from 1814 to 1824)
Louis XVIII of France
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: September 16, 1824

Louis XVIII of France was the king of France from 1814 to 1824, except for the duration of the “Hundred Days” in 1815.  He was the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony. He ruled for slightly less than a decade. He was not popular as a king.

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Samuel Hahnemann
(Founder of Homeopathy)
Samuel Hahnemann
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meissen
Died: July 2, 1843

The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann was a qualified physician but disapproved of medical practices such as bloodletting that were used back then. He thus formed his system of alternative medicine. The apathy of his fellow physicians in Leipzig forced him to move first to Köthen and then to Paris.

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Gilbert Stuart
(Portrait painter, Painter)
Gilbert Stuart
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: North Kingstown
Died: July 9, 1828
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Axel von Fersen the Younger
(Swedish Count Who Served as the Minister to the King of France from 1790 to 1793)
Axel von Fersen the Younger
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Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 20, 1810

Axel von Fersen the Younger was a Swedish count who served as the Minister to the King of France from 1790 to 1793. He also served as the Minister to the Emperor of Austria in 1791. A diplomat and statesman, Axel von Fersen the Younger earned the friendship of Marie Antoinette Josèphe Jeanne through his diplomacy.

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James Parkinson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shoreditch
Died: December 21, 1824

The man who lent his name to Parkinson’s disease, which he described as paralysis agitans in Essay on the Shaking Palsy, James Parkinson was a leading English surgeon. An avid paleontologist and geologist too, he often collected specimens and fossils. He and his son also offered the first description of appendicitis.

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Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
(Painter)
Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 30, 1842
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Sarah Siddons
(Welsh Actress)
Sarah Siddons
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brecon, Wales
Died: June 8, 1831

Born to traveling actors, Sarah Siddons began appearing on stage as a child actor. Regarded as one of the finest tragediennes of the time, she added magic to the role of Lady Macbeth, and in her last appearance in Macbeth, the audience didn’t let the play proceed beyond the sleepwalking scene.

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Jan Henryk Dąbrowski
(Military General)
Jan Henryk Dąbrowski
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pierzchów, Poland
Died: July 6, 1818
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James Hoban
(Architect, best known for designing the White House in Washington, D.C)
James Hoban
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: December 8, 1831
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Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
(Prince)
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
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Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe Palace, Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: December 16, 1801
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Gerhard von Scharnhorst
(Military General)
Gerhard von Scharnhorst
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Electorate of Hanover, Germany
Died: June 28, 1813
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John Flaxman
(British Sculptor and Illustrator)
John Flaxman
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Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: York, England
Died: December 7, 1826

John Flaxman was a British sculptor. He was a key figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Largely self-educated, he began his career as a modeler for potter Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He then began sculpting grave monuments and earned a reputation as a prolific maker of funerary monuments. He was married to Anne Denman, who assisted him throughout his career. 

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Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau
(Military commander, the son of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau)
Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 20, 1813
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Nicolas-Jacques Conté
(Painter)
Nicolas-Jacques Conté
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Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aunou-sur-Orne, France
Died: December 6, 1805
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Stanisław Staszic
(Polish Priest, Philosopher, Geologist, Scholar, Poet and Writer)
Stanisław Staszic
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pila, Poland
Died: January 20, 1826

Stanisław Staszic was a Polish philosopher who played a leading role in the Polish Enlightenment. He was also a Catholic priest, geologist, writer, and translator. He supported many reforms in Poland and was the co-founder of the Warsaw Society of Friends of Learning. He later served as the minister of trade and industry in Congress Poland. 

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Alfred Moore
(Judge)
Alfred Moore
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 15, 1810
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Hannah Adams
(Author)
Hannah Adams
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Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 15, 1831
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François René Mallarmé
(French Statesman of the French Revolution)
François René Mallarmé
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 25, 1835

François René Mallarmé was a French statesman and an ardent supporter of Napoleon Bonaparte. Although he initially supported the Reign of Terror, he went on to betray its leaders which led to the downfall of Maximilien Robespierre which in turn ended the Reign of Terror. He went on to support the reactionary régimes that followed the Reign of Terror.

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Thomas Stothard
(Painter)
Thomas Stothard
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 27, 1834
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Anne Grant
(Poet, Historian)
Anne Grant
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: November 7, 1838
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Natalia Alexeievna
(Princess)
Natalia Alexeievna
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Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died: April 26, 1776
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Sultan bin Ahmad
(King)
Sultan bin Ahmad
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Rustoq
Died: 1804 AD
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Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
(Author)
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belley, France
Died: February 2, 1826
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Nicolas Fuss
(Mathematician)
Nicolas Fuss
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 4, 1826

Nicolas Fuss was mathematically gifted and became an assistant to mathematician Leonhard Euler, who needed a secretary after being rendered partially blind due to a surgery. In course of time, he contributed to areas such as spherical trigonometry, differential geometry, and optics. He was also named to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Thomas Charles
(Clergyman)
Thomas Charles
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Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longmoor, Abercywyn, Wales
Died: October 5, 1814
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Charles Cunningham
(Naval officer)
Charles Cunningham
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Eye, Suffolk Eye, Suffolk
Died: March 11, 1834
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Robert Gray
(Explorer)
Robert Gray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States
Died: June 30, 1806
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Rufus King
(Politician)
Rufus King
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scarborough, Maine, United States
Died: April 29, 1827
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Paul Barras
(Politician)
Paul Barras
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fox-Amphoux, France
Died: January 29, 1829
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François Joseph Lefebvre
(Military Commander)
François Joseph Lefebvre
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rouffach, France
Died: September 14, 1820
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Georges Couthon
(Politician)
Georges Couthon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orcet, France
Died: July 28, 1794
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Oliver Evans
(Inventor)
Oliver Evans
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport
Died: April 15, 1819
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John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl
(Lord Lieutenant of Perthshire)
John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl
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Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dunkeld, Scotland
Died: September 29, 1830
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Bertrand Barère
(Politician)
Bertrand Barère
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Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tarbes, France
Died: January 13, 1841
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Giovanni Battista Viotti
(Violinist)
Giovanni Battista Viotti
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fontanetto Po, Italy
Died: March 3, 1824
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Anacharsis Cloots
(Prussian Nobleman Who Was a Significant Figure in the French Revolution)
Anacharsis Cloots
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kleve, Germany
Died: March 24, 1794

Anacharsis Cloots was a Prussian nobleman who played a significant role in the French Revolution. Born into a wealthy family, he spent his youth traveling across the world preaching his revolutionary ideas. He was a world federalist and is believed to be the first person to advocate a world parliament. He was nicknamed "a personal enemy of God." 

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Fausto Elhuyar
(Spanish Chemist)
Fausto Elhuyar
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Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Logroño, Spain
Died: February 6, 1833
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Anthony of Saxony
(King)
Anthony of Saxony
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: June 6, 1836
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George Barrington
(Author)
George Barrington
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Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maynooth, Ireland
Died: December 27, 1804
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Henry Bone
(Painter)
Henry Bone
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Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Truro, England
Died: December 17, 1834
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Nicolas-Antoine Taunay
(Painter)
Nicolas-Antoine Taunay
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 20, 1830
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Ana Gallum
(Senegalese Women)
Ana Gallum
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1840 AD
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Stephen Groombridge
(Astronomer)
Stephen Groombridge
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goudhurst, England
Died: March 30, 1832
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Bunchō
(Artist)
Bunchō
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1790 AD

Japanese ukiyo-e artist Ippitsusai Bunchō is most noted for producing yakusha-e actor prints in narrow hosoban dimensions. He is credited, along with Katsukawa Shunshō, for pioneering realistic depictions of kabuki actors. The two produced the three-volume Ehon butai ōgi that depicted prominent kabuki actors of the day on ōgi hand fans. Bunchō also created bijin-ga prints of female beauties.

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Charles Pictet de Rochemont
(Swiss Diplomat, Statesman, and Farmer)
Charles Pictet de Rochemont
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cartigny, Switzerland
Died: December 28, 1824
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Nanboku Tsuruya
(Dramatist)
Nanboku Tsuruya
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 22, 1829