Famous People Born In 1760

Discover the most famous people born in 1760. The list includes people like Katsushika Hokusai, Peggy Shippen, James Armistead Lafayette, Thomas Clarkson, Akbar II and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include composers, political leaders, playwrights and poets born in 1760. This list includes people from France, United States, England and many more countries.
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Katsushika Hokusai
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: May 10, 1849

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese printmaker, ukiyo-e painter, and artist of the Edo period. He is best known as the creator of the monumental Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, a series of landscape prints, which includes the iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He is credited with transforming the ukiyo-e art form to include a much broader style of art.

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James Armistead Lafayette
(American Spy Who Worked as a Double Agent During the American Revolutionary War)
James Armistead Lafayette
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Kent County, Virginia, or Elizabeth City
Died: August 9, 1830

James Armistead Lafayette was an enslaved African American. He is best remembered for his service in the Continental Army during the famous American Revolutionary War, where he worked under the command of a French aristocrat and military officer named Lafayette. He worked as a double agent, feeding the British with wrong information and disclosing accurate information to the Americans.

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Jiaqing Emperor
(6th Emperor of the Qing dynasty (1796 - 1820))
Jiaqing Emperor
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing, China
Died: September 2, 1820

Jiaqing served as the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty from 1796 to 1820. He was also the fifth Qing emperor to reign over the Eighteen Provinces. Jiaqing's reign is remembered for the prosecution of a corrupt official named Heshen. He made several attempts to curb the smuggling of opium into his dynasty and to restore order within the empire.

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Thomas Clarkson
(Abolitionist)
Thomas Clarkson
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Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wisbech, England
Died: September 26, 1846
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Richard Allen
(American Clergyman Who was the First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church)
Richard Allen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 26, 1831

Born to slave parents, American clergyman Richard Allen became a Methodist convert at 22. He later founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church and served as its first bishop. Apart from establishing the first church for Blacks in the U.S., he worked on various aspects to improve the lives of Blacks.

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Deborah Sampson
(Military woman)
Deborah Sampson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Died: April 29, 1827
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William Temple Franklin
(Diplomat)
William Temple Franklin
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Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 25, 1823
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Luigi Cherubini
(Composer)
Luigi Cherubini
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 15, 1842
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Maria Cosway
(Artist)
Maria Cosway
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 5, 1838
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Veerapandiya Kattabomman
(Revolutionary)
Veerapandiya Kattabomman
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Panchalankurichi, Tamil nadu, India
Died: October 16, 1799
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Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein)
Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 20, 1836
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John Breckinridge
(American politician)
John Breckinridge
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1806
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Johan Gadolin
(Finnish Physicist, Chemist, and Mineralogist Who Achieved Popularity for His Description of Yttrium)
Johan Gadolin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: August 15, 1852

Johan Gadolin was a Finnish physicist, chemist, and mineralogist. He achieved popularity for his description of yttrium, the first rare-earth element. Johan Gadolin is also remembered for his service as a professor at the Royal Academy of Turku, where he became one of the first chemists to give laboratory exercises to students.

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August, Count Neidhardt von Gneisenau
(Military officer)
August, Count Neidhardt von Gneisenau
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schildau, Belgern-Schildau, Germany
Died: August 23, 1831
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Pope Leo XII
(Pope)
Pope Leo XII
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Genga, Italy
Died: February 10, 1829
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François-Noël Babeuf
(French Revolutionary and Journalist)
François-Noël Babeuf
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin
Died: May 27, 1797
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Jean-Baptiste Louvet
(French Novelist, Journalist, and Playwright)
Jean-Baptiste Louvet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 25, 1797
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Alexandre, count de Lameth
(Soldier)
Alexandre, count de Lameth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 18, 1829
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Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
(Politician)
Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
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Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dangan Castle, Ireland
Died: September 26, 1842
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William Garrow
(Judge, Politician, Barrister, Lawyer)
William Garrow
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: September 24, 1840
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Aloysia Weber
(German Soprano)
Aloysia Weber
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Listed In: Soprano Singers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Zell im Wiesental, Germany
Died: June 8, 1839
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Peggy Shippen
(The Highest Paid Spy in the American Revolution)
Peggy Shippen
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 24, 1804

Peggy Shippen was a spy who was active during the American Revolution. She was the highest-paid spy and worked alongside her husband General Benedict Arnold, who started conspiring with the British in the late-1770s. Peggy Shippen's role in the conspiracy was exposed in September 1780, when British Major John André was captured by the Americans.

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Camille Desmoulins
(French Journalist and Politician)
Camille Desmoulins
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guise, France
Died: April 5, 1794
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Henri de Saint-Simon
(French Political, Economic and Socialist Theorist and and One of the Chief Founders of Christian Socialism)
Henri de Saint-Simon
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Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 19, 1825

Henri de Saint-Simon was a French political, economic, and socialist theorist and businessman. His ideology was the inspiration behind the political and economic movement known as Saint-Simonianism. He left a major influence in the fields of politics, economics, sociology, and philosophy of science. His ideas also inspired and influenced the concept of utopian socialism.  

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Ndvungunye
(King of Swaziland from 1780 until his death in 1815)
Ndvungunye
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Swaziland
Died: 1815 AD
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Alexandre de Beauharnais
(Political figure)
Alexandre de Beauharnais
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort-Royal, Martinique, France
Died: July 23, 1794
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Akbar II
(Emperor)
Akbar II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maratha Empire
Died: September 28, 1837
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Jonathan Dayton
(Politician)
Jonathan Dayton
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Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 9, 1824
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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
(Army Officer)
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lons-le-Saunier, France
Died: June 26, 1836
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Jan Ladislav Dussek
(Prominent Czech Composer-Pianist During the Mid-18th to Early-19th Century)
Jan Ladislav Dussek
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Čáslav, Czechia
Died: March 20, 1812

Composer-pianist Jan Ladislav Dussek remained instrumental in representing Czech music globally, travelling widely across Europe and performing at courts and concert venues. Noted for technical prowess, Dussek played a significant role in extending the size of the pianoforte. His compositions for the harp are regarded as standard repertoire for all harpists, while the ones for piano are highly valued by many teachers.

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Henry Thornton
(Economist)
Henry Thornton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1815

Born to a well-known merchant and evangelist, Henry Thornton too followed in his father’s footsteps to become part of the evangelical Clapham Sect. A monetory theorist, he later became the first to explain the difference between nominal and real interest rates. The noted economist had also been a parliamentarian.

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Leandro Fernández de Moratín
(Spanish Dramatist, Translator and Neoclassical Poet)
Leandro Fernández de Moratín
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: June 21, 1828

Neoclassical poet and dramatist Leandro Fernández de Moratín, the son of poet and playwright Nicolás Fernández de Moratín, was one of the most significant figures of the Spanish Enlightenment. He was best known for his works such as The New Comedy and The Maiden’s Consent and mostly lived in France.

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Jean-François Le Sueur
(Composer)
Jean-François Le Sueur
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Drucat, France
Died: October 6, 1837
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Guillaume Guillon-Lethière
(Painter)
Guillaume Guillon-Lethière
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, France
Died: April 22, 1832
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Georg Adlersparre
(Swedish Army Commander and Politician Who Was a Leader of the 1809 coup d’état)
Georg Adlersparre
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berg Municipality, Sweden
Died: September 23, 1835

Georg Adlersparre was a Swedish politician, army commander, and writer. A close associate of King Gustav III, Adlersparre received a secret commission from the king in 1791 to excite the Norwegians to rebellion. Georg Adlersparre started focusing on science after the demise of Gustav III. From 1810 to 1824, he served as the governor of Skaraborg County.

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Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
(German composer and conductor)
Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sachsenflur, Germany
Died: January 27, 1802
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Saint Chŏng Yak-jong
(Roman Catholic martyr)
Saint Chŏng Yak-jong
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: South Korea
Died: April 8, 1801
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Jager Afrikaner
(Politician)
Jager Afrikaner
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tulbagh, South Africa
Died: 1823 AD
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Anne Parrish
(Philanthropist)
Anne Parrish
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 26, 1800