Famous People Born In 1758

Discover the most famous people born in 1758. The list includes people like James Monroe, Kamehameha I, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Noah Webster, Horatio Nelson and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, emperors & kings, political leaders and poets born in 1758. This list includes people from United States, France, England & Germany and many more countries.
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James Monroe
(One of the Founding Fathers Who Served as the 5th President of the United States)
James Monroe
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States
Died: July 4, 1831

James Monroe, a Founding Father of the U.S., served as the American president from 1817 to 1825. He opposed European colonialism and issued the Monroe Doctrine. He had also been a U.S. secretary of state, the Virginia governor, a U.S. Senate member, and the American ambassador to Britain and France.

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Horatio Nelson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burnham Thorpe
Died: October 21, 1805

Horatio Nelson was a British flag officer whose inspirational leadership brought about several British naval victories, especially during the Napoleonic Wars. Regarded as one of Britain's heroic figures, Horatio Nelson's legacy remains influential and several monuments, including the Nelson Monument and Nelson's Column, have been created in his memory.

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Maximilien de Robespierre
(French Lawyer and Statesman & One of the Most Influential Figures of the 'French Revolution')
Maximilien de Robespierre
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arras, France
Died: July 28, 1794
Maximilien de Robespierre was a leading left-wing lawyer and leader during the Reign of Terror. He led the Committee of Public Safety and was part of the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club. He was accused of establishing a dictatorship and was guillotined in 1794, thus beginning the Thermidorian Reaction.
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Kamehameha I
(King of Hawaii)
Kamehameha I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kohala, Hawaii
Died: May 8, 1819
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines
(Haitian General)
Jean-Jacques Dessalines
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Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guinea
Died: August 17, 1806

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was an important figure and leader of the Haitian Revolution. He went on to rule an independent Haiti, which became the first country to abolish slavery permanently. Considered one of Haiti's founding fathers, Dessalines reigned as the emperor of Haiti from 1804 until his murder in 1806. Today, he is regarded as an icon of Haitian nationalism.

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Noah Webster
(Lexicographer)
Noah Webster
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Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 28, 1843

Noah Webster was an American textbook pioneer, lexicographer, political writer, English-language spelling reformer, author, and editor. Dubbed the Father of American Scholarship and Education, Webster's books have been credited with teaching the art of spelling and reading to five generations of American children. Thanks to his work as a spelling reformer, his name became synonymous with dictionary in the US.

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Emperor Go-Momozono
(Emperor , Sovereign)
Emperor Go-Momozono
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: December 16, 1779

Emperor Go-Momozono was the Emperor of Japan who reigned from 1771 until his death in 1779 at the age of 21. His reign was marked by a series of natural disasters that resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and the destruction of several properties. Emperor Go-Momozono became ill and adopted a son named Morohito on his deathbed.

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Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier
(Chemist)
Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montbrison, France
Died: February 10, 1836

At 13, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier had married lawyer and chemist Antoine Lavoisier. Her mastery of English helped her assist her husband communicate with his collaborators. She also illustrated her husband’s books and eventually negotiated with Joseph Priestley, on his behalf, over the naming of oxygen, which Priestley had discovered.

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Maria Anna Thekla Mozart
(Homekeeper)
Maria Anna Thekla Mozart
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: January 25, 1841
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John Armstrong Jr.
(Statesman)
John Armstrong Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 1, 1843
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Franz Joseph Gall
(Physician, Neuroscientist)
Franz Joseph Gall
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Listed In: Neuroscientists
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tiefenbronn
Died: August 22, 1828

German neuroanatomist and physiologist Franz Joseph Gall was the founding father of cranioscopy, or the determination of intelligence and personality traits from the shape of a person’s skull, now known as phrenology. He was also the first to separate the gray matter of the brain from the white matter.

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Fisher Ames
(Politician)
Fisher Ames
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4, 1808
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Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité
(Politician)
Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité
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Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Léogâne, Saint-Domingue
Died: August 8, 1858
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Frances Nelson
(Best known as the wife of Horatio Nelson)
Frances Nelson
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: May 4, 1831
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Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz
(Polish Poet, Playwright and Statesman)
Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Skoki, Poland
Died: May 21, 1841

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz is remembered as the first author from Poland to have studied English literature minutely and also translated the works of various English authors, such as John Dryden and John Milton. His 3-volume Jan of Tęczyn brought the genre of the historical novel to Poland.

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Carle Vernet
(Painter)
Carle Vernet
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: November 17, 1836
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Vincenzo Dandolo
(Chemist)
Vincenzo Dandolo
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: December 12, 1819
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Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers
Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Germany
Died: March 2, 1840

Apart from being an astronomer, Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers was also a qualified physician. He converted a portion of his house into an observatory and spent a considerable part of his life attempting to discover a planet between Jupiter and Mars. He is best known for introducing his idea of Olbers' paradox.

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Marguerite-Élie Guadet
(Former 3rd President of the National Convention of France)
Marguerite-Élie Guadet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Émilion, France
Died: June 19, 1794

Marguerite-Élie Guadet was a French politician who played an important role during the Revolutionary period. During the French Revolution, Guadet led the Girondin faction of working-class revolutionaries. An ardent supporter of the democratic monarchy, Marguerite-Élie Guadet opposed the ministers of Louis XVI.

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Stephen Kemble
(Theatre actor)
Stephen Kemble
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Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kington, Herefordshire, England
Died: June 5, 1822
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Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
(Writer)
Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Horringer, England
Died: March 30, 1824
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Peter Andreas Heiberg
(Author)
Peter Andreas Heiberg
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vordingborg, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1841
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André Masséna
(French Military Commander)
André Masséna
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: April 4, 1817
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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
(Painter)
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
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Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Abbaye de Cluny, Cluny, France
Died: February 16, 1823
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Watkin Tench
(Marine Officer)
Watkin Tench
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: May 7, 1833
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John Hoppner
(Painter)
John Hoppner
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Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Whitechapel, London, England
Died: January 23, 1810
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Hannah Webster Foster
(Novelist)
Hannah Webster Foster
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 17, 1840
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Carl Friedrich Zelter
(Composer)
Carl Friedrich Zelter
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 15, 1832
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Nicolas François, Count Mollien
(Financier)
Nicolas François, Count Mollien
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: April 20, 1850
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Honoré IV
(Prince)
Honoré IV
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 16, 1819
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Ryōkan
(Buddhist Monk)
Ryōkan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Echigo Province, Japan
Died: February 18, 1831
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Anna Warner Bailey
(Patriot)
Anna Warner Bailey
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Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Groton, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 10, 1851