Famous People Born In 1757

Discover the most famous people born in 1757. The list includes people like William Blake, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Charles X of France, Thomas Telford, Marquis de Lafayette and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, lawyers, soldiers and emperors & kings born in 1757. This list includes people from England, United States, France and many more countries.
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Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
(American Socialite, Philanthropist and Co-Founder of the Private Orphanage ‘Graham Windham’)
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 9, 1854

The better half of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was involved in her husband’s political career during his lifetime and worked towards protecting his legacy after his death. A social worker, she lent support to multiple charitable causes including establishing New York’s first private orphanage.

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Marquis de Lafayette
(French Aristocrat, Freemason and Military Officer Who Fought in the American Revolutionary War)
Marquis de Lafayette
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chavaniac-Lafayette, France
Died: May 20, 1834

Marquis de Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer, who  is remembered for fighting in the American Revolutionary War, as the commander of American troops in several battles. After returning to France, he played key roles in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. Considered a hero in both America and France, he advocated the end of slavery.  

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William Blake
(English Poet Who is Considered a Seminal Figure in the History of the Poetry of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12, 1827
William Blake, author of The Songs of Innocence and of Experience, was a prominent figure of the early phase of the Romantic Age, known as the pre-Romantic era. Known for his visual artistry and poetry, he was also a staunch abolitionist and a forerunner of the "free love" movement.
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Charles X of France
(Former King of France (1824 - 1830))
Charles X of France
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: November 6, 1836

Dauphin Louis had one of the most unpopular reigns as the king of France. Following the fall of Bastille, he became the first royal family member to go into exile. Decisions such as the imposition of the death penalty and press censorship led to the July Revolution and his abdication.

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Thomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)
Thomas Telford
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1834

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford had begun his career as a mason at 14, having lost his father in infancy. A self-taught architect, he was responsible for building many structures, including the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge. Named The Colossus of Roads, he symbolized the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Antonio Canova
(Italian Neoclassical Sculptor Famous for His Marble Sculptures)
Antonio Canova
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Possagno, Italy
Died: October 13, 1822

Antonio Canova was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor widely regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists. He was famous for his marble sculptures. His work was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival. His most notable works include Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss and Perseus Triumphant. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he refused to take in pupils. 

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George Vancouver
(Explorer, Officer)
George Vancouver
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: King's Lynn
Died: May 10, 1798

English navigator and Royal Navy officer George Vancouver was the first to explore the Pacific coast of North America. His explored territories included the Canada’s British Columbia, the US’s Alaska, and Australia’s southwest coast. His 3-volume treatise on his journeys, with a collection of maps, was published posthumously.

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Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf
(Queen)
Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf
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Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 16, 1831
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Charles Pinckney
(Statesman)
Charles Pinckney
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Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: October 29, 1824
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Thomas Rowlandson
(Artist & Caricaturist of the Georgian Era)
Thomas Rowlandson
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Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 21, 1827
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Nathaniel Macon
(Politician)
Nathaniel Macon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 29, 1837
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Jacques Hébert
(French Journalist and Leader)
Jacques Hébert
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: March 24, 1794
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Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
(Chemist)
Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: April 4, 1837
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Ignaz Pleyel
(Composer)
Ignaz Pleyel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lower Austria, Austria
Died: November 14, 1831
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Rigas Feraios
(Greek Writer, Revolutionary and a Pioneer of the Greek War of Independence)
Rigas Feraios
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Velestino, Greece
Died: June 24, 1798

Rigas Feraios was a Greek writer, revolutionary, and political thinker. A front runner of the Greek War of Independence, Feraios is revered as one of the most important national heroes in Greece. Rigas Feraios is also credited with kindling the Greeks' love of freedom.

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Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
(Sovereign)
Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: June 14, 1828
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Samuel Romilly
(British Lawyer and Politician)
Samuel Romilly
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 2, 1818

British lawyer and legal reformer Samuel Romilly is best remembered for bringing about significant reforms in the English criminal law. Known for is campaigns against capital punishment for minor offenses, he was also knighted for his achievements. Unfortunately, distressed at his wife’s death, he committed suicide later.

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Ottobah Cugoano
(Abolitionist, Political Activist)
Ottobah Cugoano
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ajumako, Ghana
Died: 1791 AD
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James Wilkinson
(American Soldier and 1st Governor of Louisiana Territory (1805 - 1807))
James Wilkinson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: December 28, 1825

James Wilkinson served the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and also revealed Aaron Burr’s conspiracy to the U.S. government. While he worked against the Spanish people as part of the U.S. army, he was later revealed to be a Spanish spy, also known as Number Thirteen.

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Francis Peirson
(British Army officer who was serving on Jersey, in the Channel Islands off the coast of France)
Francis Peirson
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 6, 1781
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Ercole Consalvi
(Cardinal)
Ercole Consalvi
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Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: January 24, 1824
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Sheikh Galip
(Ottoman Metaphysical Poet and Mystic)
Sheikh Galip
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: January 3, 1798

Ottoman metaphysical poet and mystic Sheikh Galip, who was also known as Mehmed Esad, was taught by Hodja Neş'et. Known for his poetic works such as Divan and Hüsn ü Aşk, he was known for his use of abstraction and his own vocabulary. He also opposed the prosaic style of poet Nabi.

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Pierre Augereau
(Military commander)
Pierre Augereau
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 12, 1816
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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
(Politician, Military personnel)
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dover
Died: January 23, 1833
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James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez
(Admiral)
James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St Peter Port, Guernsey
Died: October 9, 1836
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John Philip Kemble
(Actor)
John Philip Kemble
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prescot, United Kingdom
Died: February 26, 1823
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Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt
(Swedish Courtier and Diplomat)
Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tarvasjoki, Finland
Died: August 19, 1814

Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt was a Finnish-Swedish-Russian diplomat and courtier. In Finland, he is counted among the greatest statesmen of all time. He is also counted among the fathers of Finnish independence alongside Göran Magnus Sprengtporten; Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt's advice to Russia's Alexander I played an important role in acquiring the Grand Duchy of Finland's autonomy.

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Bahadur Shah
(Prithvi Narayan Shah's son)
Bahadur Shah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gorkha, Nepal
Died: June 24, 1797
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Vladimir Borovikovsky
(Russian Portrait Painter)
Vladimir Borovikovsky
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Myrhorod, Ukraine
Died: April 18, 1825

The son of a painter father, Vladimir Borovikovsky grew up to be a master of ecclesiastic painting and portraits. He was patronized by Empress Catherine II and commissioned to decorate her palace with his works. A 1794 portrait of the empress, drawn by him, was the first instance of sentimentalism in painting.

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Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney
(Philosopher)
Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney
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Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Craon, France
Died: April 25, 1820

Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney was a French abolitionist, philosopher, orientalist, writer, and politician. Volney was one of the first modern writers to champion the Christ myth theory, which suggests that Jesus Christ had no historical existence. Volney argued that Jesus was a mythical character and that Christianity was an amalgam of numerous ancient mythologies. 

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Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein
(Politician)
Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein
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Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nassau, Germany
Died: June 29, 1831
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Alexander Ball
(Admiral)
Alexander Ball
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England
Died: October 20, 1809
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Samuel McIntire
(Architect and craftsman)
Samuel McIntire
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Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts
Died: February 6, 1811
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Royall Tyler
(Jurist)
Royall Tyler
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 26, 1826
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Manuel Tolsá
(Spanish Sculptor and Architect Who Introduced Neoclassical Architecture and Sculpture in Spain and Mexico)
Manuel Tolsá
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Enguera, Spain
Died: December 24, 1816

Spanish-born sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá is credited with introducing Neoclassical art to Mexico, then known as New Spain. His most iconic works include the construction of the College of Mines and the completion of the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. Apart from Neoclassical symmetry, he also used Baroque elements.

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Henry Brockholst Livingston
(Jurist)
Henry Brockholst Livingston
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 18, 1823
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Samuel Bentham
(British Mechanical Engineer and Naval Architect)
Samuel Bentham
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Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England
Died: May 31, 1831

Mechanical engineer and naval architect Samuel Bentham was responsible for Russia’s victory over a Turkish force, using shell guns on warships. He had also visited China to study ship designs and had served as the inspector of English naval works. He was the younger brother of philosopher Jeremy Bentham.

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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
(Politician)
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Holborn
Died: February 15, 1844
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Manuel Quimper
(Spanish Peruvian Cartographer, Explorer, Colonial Official, and Naval Officer)
Manuel Quimper
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: April 2, 1844

Manuel Quimper was a Spanish Peruvian cartographer, explorer, colonial official, and naval officer. He is remembered for his participation in charting the Sandwich Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the late-18th century. He served as a colonial governor in Peru at the start of Peru's fight for independence. After Peru’s independence, Manuel Quimper pursued a literary career.

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Wojciech Bogusławski
(Actor)
Wojciech Bogusławski
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Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glinno, Poland
Died: July 23, 1829
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Caleb Bingham
(Educator)
Caleb Bingham
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Salisbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1817 AD
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Dietrich Heinrich von Bülow
(Soldier)
Dietrich Heinrich von Bülow
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Falkenberg, Germany
Died: 1807 AD
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George Thomson
(Musician)
George Thomson
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife, Scotland
Died: February 18, 1851
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Karl Philipp Moritz
(Novelist)
Karl Philipp Moritz
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hameln, Germany
Died: June 26, 1793
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Louis de Fontanes
(Poet)
Louis de Fontanes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niort, France
Died: March 17, 1821
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Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis
(French Freemason, Physiologist, and Materialist Philosopher)
Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cosnac, France
Died: May 5, 1808

Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis was a French freemason, physiologist, and materialist philosopher. An early proponent of evolution, Cabanis is credited with influencing the work of French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis made a statement on natural selection much before Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

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Bengt Lidner
(Poet)
Bengt Lidner
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: January 4, 1793
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George Rapp
(Religious leader)
George Rapp
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Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iptingen, Wiernsheim, Germany
Died: August 7, 1847

Eighteenth-century mystic George Rapp is best remembered as the founder of the religious sect of Rappites, or Harmonists. Initially a weaver in Germany, he later moved to the U.S. to escape persecution. Following his death, his followers decreased, due to the Harmonists’ vow of celibacy and little or no conversion.

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Doyen Bridel
(Author)
Doyen Bridel
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Begnins, Switzerland
Died: May 20, 1845