Famous People Born In 1759

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Discover the most famous people born in 1759. The list includes people like Robert Burns, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Friedrich Schiller and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, playwrights, poets and revolutionaries born in 1759. This list includes people from England, France, Scotland & Germany and many more countries.
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William Wilberforce
(Abolitionist)
William Wilberforce
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull
Died: July 29, 1833
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Robert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.)
Robert Burns
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: July 21, 1796
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Mary Wollstonecraft
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Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 10, 1797
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Georges Danton
(French Lawyer and a Leading Figure in the French Revolution)
Georges Danton
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Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arcis-sur-Aube, France
Died: April 5, 1794
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Friedrich Schiller
(Playwright and Poet Known for His Works 'The Robbers', 'Don Carlos' and 'Mary Stuart')
Friedrich Schiller
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Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Died: May 9, 1805
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William Pitt the Younger
(The Youngest & Last Prime Minister of Great Britain and the First Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
William Pitt the Younger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bromley, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 23, 1806
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Maria Feodorovna
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Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
Died: November 5, 1828
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Joseph Fouché
(Statesman)
Joseph Fouché
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Le Pellerin, France
Died: December 26, 1820
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Adrienne de La Fayette
(Daughter of Jean de Noailles)
Adrienne de La Fayette
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hôtel de Noailles, Paris, Kingdom of France
Died: December 24, 1807
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William Playfair
(Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician)
William Playfair
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dundee
Died: February 11, 1823
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William Kirby
(Founder of Entomology)
William Kirby
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Listed In: Entomologists
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Witnesham, Suffolk, England
Died: July 4, 1850
Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Turin, Turin, Italy
Died: January 10, 1824
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Maximilian von Montgelas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: June 14, 1838
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Alexander Chalmers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: December 29, 1834
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Nathan Read
(Former United States Representative, Engineer and Inventor of the High-Pressure Steam Engine)
Nathan Read
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Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warren, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 20, 1849
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Al-Shawkani
(Islamic jurist, Theologian)
Al-Shawkani
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Yemen
Died: 1839 AD
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Ferenc Kazinczy
(Former author, poet, translator, neologist, the most indefatigable agent in the regeneration of the Hungarian language and literature at the turn of the 19th century)
Ferenc Kazinczy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: imian, Romania
Died: August 23, 1831
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Dean Mahomed
(Traveller, surgeon, entrepreneur, and one of the most notable early non-European immigrants to the Western World)
Dean Mahomed
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: February 24, 1851
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Pierre-Joseph Redouté
(Belgian Painter Known for His Watercolours of Roses, Lilies and Other Flowers at the 'Château de Malmaison')
Pierre-Joseph Redouté
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Hubert, Belgium
Died: June 19, 1840
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William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
(Former British Prime Minister)
William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: January 12, 1834
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Mason Locke Weems
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Listed In: Biographers
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Died: May 23, 1825
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Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein from 18 August 1781 until his death in 1805)
Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 24, 1805
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François Hanriot
(French Sans-Culotte Leader, Street Orator, and Commander of the Garde Nationale During the French Revolution)
François Hanriot
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nanterre, France
Died: July 28, 1794
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JLudwig Yorck von Wartenburg
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: October 4, 1830
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Charles Simeon
(Clergyman)
Charles Simeon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, England
Died: November 13, 1836
Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 5, 1794
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William Thornton
(British-American Physician, Inventor, Painter and Architect Who Designed the 'United States Capitol')
William Thornton
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, England
Died: March 28, 1828
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John Jamieson
(Lexicographer, Philologist)
John Jamieson
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Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: July 12, 1838
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Louise d'Aumont
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Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 13, 1826
Maria Theresia von Paradis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 1, 1824
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William Jackson
(Political Leader)
William Jackson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cumberland, England
Died: December 17, 1828
James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale
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Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ratho, Scotland
Died: September 10, 1839
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Mark Wilks
(Governor for three years of Saint Helena since 1813)
Mark Wilks
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Isle of Man
Died: September 19, 1831
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Richard Porson
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Ruston, England
Died: September 25, 1808
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Paul Cuffe
(Businessman)
Paul Cuffe
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Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 7, 1817
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Friedrich August Wolf
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hainrode, Südharz, Germany
Died: August 8, 1824
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Carl Erik Mannerheim
(Swedish–Finnish Statesman and Soldier)
Carl Erik Mannerheim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Säter, Sweden
Died: January 15, 1837
John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden
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Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: near Chislehurst, England
Died: October 8, 1840
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Thomas Andrew Knight
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Herefordshire, England
Died: May 11, 1838
Matsudaira Sadanobu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 14, 1829
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William Cockerill
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lancashire, England
Died: 1832 AD
August Wilhelm Iffland
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany
Died: September 22, 1814
Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 14, 1846
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Adrien Duport
(Politician)
Adrien Duport
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 6, 1798
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Thomas Thorild
(Swedish Poet and Critic Who Opposed the Influence of French Classicism on Swedish Culture)
Thomas Thorild
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Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bohuslän, Sweden
Died: October 1, 1808
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François Andrieux
(Playwright)
François Andrieux
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: May 9, 1833