Famous People Born In 1762

Discover the most famous people born in 1762. The list includes people like George IV of the United Kingdom, Gia Long, Spencer Perceval, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Lachlan Macquarie and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, educators, emperors & kings and government officials born in 1762. This list includes people from England, United States, France & Ireland and many more countries.
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Constanze Mozart
(Austrian Singer and Biographer )
Constanze Mozart
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Listed In: Folk Singers
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zell im Wiesental, Germany
Died: March 6, 1842
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George IV of the United Kingdom
(King of the United Kingdom and Hanover (1820 - 1830))
George IV of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 26, 1830

Regarded as the first gentleman of England, King George IV of the United Kingdom saw his empire consolidating its position as the global hegemon, particularly after the Napoleonic Wars. His regency during the illness of his father and then his 10-year reign were marked by royal extravagance. 

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Gia Long
(Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam)
Gia Long
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hue
Died: February 3, 1820

Gia Long was a Vietnamese emperor who is credited with unifying Vietnam in 1802 before founding the Nguyen dynasty. He reigned as the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 until his death in 1820. He also ruled as the emperor of Vietnam from 1804 to 1820. Gia Long is also credited with popularizing Confucianism in Vietnam.

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Spencer Perceval
(Politician, Lawyer)
Spencer Perceval
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: May 11, 1812

Spencer Perceval was an English barrister and statesman who served as the United Kingdom's Prime Minister from 1809 to 1812. The only solicitor-general to have served as UK's prime minister, Perceval was also the only British PM to have been murdered. His assassination inspired poems like Universal sympathy on the martyr'd statesman, which was published in 1812.

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Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
(Commander)
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: November 23, 1833
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Bushrod Washington
(Judge)
Bushrod Washington
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westmoreland County
Died: November 26, 1829
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Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori
(Military officer, Emir who was captured in the Fouta Jallon region of Guinea)
Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Timbo, Guinea
Died: 1829 AD
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Adam Clarke
(Theologian)
Adam Clarke
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Moybeg Kirley
Died: August 16, 1832
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André Chénier
(Poet)
André Chénier
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: July 25, 1794
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Samuel Morey
(Inventor)
Samuel Morey
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hebron, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 17, 1843
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Juan O'Donojú
(Viceroy of New Spain from July 1821 to September 1821)
Juan O'Donojú
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: October 8, 1821

Juan O'Donojú was a Spanish-Irish diplomat and military officer. He is best remembered for his service as the viceroy of New Spain from July 1821 to September 1821. Prior to his service as the last Spanish Jefe Político Superior of New Spain, Juan O'Donojú also served as the Prime Minister of Spain for a brief period in 1813.

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Edmund Ignatius Rice
(Irish Catholic Missionary and Educationalist)
Edmund Ignatius Rice
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: August 29, 1844
Irish businessman Edmund Ignatius Rice was a successful trader of livestock and other supplies. After his wife’s death, he devoted himself to several charitable causes, especially those related to the education and health of the poor. He later founded the Congregation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools of Ireland.
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Ned Young
(Sailor)
Ned Young
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Wells, Norfolk, England
Died: December 25, 1800
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Pierre-André Latreille
(Zoologist)
Pierre-André Latreille
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
Died: February 6, 1833
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Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
(Princess)
Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
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Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: August 17, 1823
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Antoine-Christophe Merlin
(French Revolutionary)
Antoine-Christophe Merlin
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thionville, France
Died: August 31, 1833

Antoine Christophe Merlin was a French politician and a member of many legislative bodies during the French Revolution. He took an active part in the Demonstration of 20 June 1792 and played an important role in the subsequent Insurrection of 10 August 1792. Antoine Christophe Merlin is also remembered for showcasing great courage during the defense of Mainz.

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Herman Willem Daendels
(Politician)
Herman Willem Daendels
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hattem, Netherlands
Died: May 2, 1818
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Victor Hugues
(French politician and colonial administrator during the French Revolution, who governed Guadeloupe from 1794 to 1798)
Victor Hugues
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Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: August 12, 1826
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André Chénier
(Turkish-Born French Poet Who Inspired the Romantic Movement)
André Chénier
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: July 25, 1794

Turkish-born French poet André de Chénier is considered one of the greatest 18th-century French poets. Considered as an inspiration for the Romantic movement, he also worked as a political journalist. His political criticism got him guillotined during the French Revolution, on the orders of Maximilien Robespierre.

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Former Philosopher who became a founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism)
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rammenau, Germany
Died: January 29, 1814
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Susanna Rowson
(Novelist)
Susanna Rowson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: March 2, 1824
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Lachlan Macquarie
(Army officer)
Lachlan Macquarie
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ulva, United Kingdom
Died: July 1, 1824
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Andrew Cherry
(Actor, Songwriter)
Andrew Cherry
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Limerick
Died: February 12, 1812
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Christian August Vulpius
(Novelist)
Christian August Vulpius
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: June 25, 1827
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George Colman the Younger
(Dramatist)
George Colman the Younger
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 17, 1836
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William Lisle Bowles
(Poet)
William Lisle Bowles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kings Sutton, England
Died: April 7, 1850
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Joanna Baillie
(Scottish Poet and Dramatist Best Known by Her Plays on the Passions)
Joanna Baillie
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Scotland
Died: February 23, 1851

Joanna Baillie was a Scottish dramatist and poet who recieved critical acclaim for her works, such as Fugitive Verses and Plays on the Passions. One of her most popular works DeMonfort helped inspire Byron's drama, Manford. Baillie was also known for her philanthropic efforts; she donated half her earnings to charity and took an active part in several philanthropic activities.

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Theroigne de Mericourt
(Singer)
Theroigne de Mericourt
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Listed In: Feminists
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marcourt, Rendeux, Belgium
Died: June 9, 1817
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Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis
(Poet)
Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malans, Switzerland
Died: January 29, 1834
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Sebastian Cornelius Nederburgh
(Statesman)
Sebastian Cornelius Nederburgh
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Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: August 3, 1811
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Egerton Brydges
(English Bibliographer and Genealogist)
Egerton Brydges
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Listed In: Geneticists
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wootton, England
Died: September 8, 1837

British baronet and MP Egerton Brydges was also a significant writer and genealogist, and had edited some major texts of his time, such as Edward Phillips’s Theatrum Poetarum and Arthur Collins’s Peerage of England. He had also formed an affluent bibliophiles’ club named the Roxburghe Club.

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Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
(Statesman)
Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 27, 1834
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Alexander Macdonell
(Bishop)
Alexander Macdonell
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: January 14, 1840
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Stephen Storace
(Composer)
Stephen Storace
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 19, 1796
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Joseph Lakanal
(Politician)
Joseph Lakanal
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serres, France
Died: February 14, 1845