Famous People Born In 1763

Discover the most famous people born in 1763. The list includes people like Joséphine de Beauharnais, Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Jean Paul, John Jacob Astor, Charles XIV John of Sweden and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, revolutionaries, political leaders and diplomats born in 1763. This list includes people from France, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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John Jacob Astor
(Entrepreneur)
John Jacob Astor
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Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Walldorf, Germany
Died: March 29, 1848
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Joséphine de Beauharnais
(Empress Consort of the French from 1804 to 1810)
Joséphine de Beauharnais
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Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
Died: May 29, 1814
Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais spent her initial years in poverty and was shunned by her first husband for her lack of manners. She eventually learned the ways and means of the Parisian high society and married a young Napoleon Bonaparte. She survived a rocky marriage but enjoyed a lavish lifestyle.
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Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St James's Palace, London, England
Died: January 5, 1827
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Wolfe Tone
(Irish Revolutionary Figure and One of the Founding Members in Belfast and Dublin of the 'United Irishmen')
Wolfe Tone
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 19, 1798

Initially a lawyer, Wolfe Tone later ditched his practice to co-establish the Society of United Irishmen, aimed at ending the British reign in Ireland. A prominent face of the Irish Rebellion, he led French forces into Ireland during the 1798 rebellion. Sentenced to be hanged, he later slit his own throat and died.

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Józef Poniatowski
(Polish General, Minister of War and Army Chief)
Józef Poniatowski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 19, 1813

Polish military general Józef Antoni Poniatowski was initially part of the Austrian army and was later drafted into the Polish army on the instructions of his uncle, King Stanisław II August Poniatowski. Best remembered for his exploits in the Napoleonic Wars, he was later made a marshal but drowned after being wounded.

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Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
(Naval Officer)
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valensole, France
Died: April 22, 1806
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Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen
(Nobleman)
Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bad Dürkheim, Germany
Died: July 4, 1814
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José Bonifácio de Andrada
(Brazilian Statesman Known for His Role in Brazil’s Attainment of Independence From Portugal)
José Bonifácio de Andrada
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: April 6, 1838

José Bonifácio de Andrada was a Brazilian statesman. He was also a naturalist, mineralist, and professor. He was a significant proponent of Brazilian independence and also spearheaded the abolition project in Brazil. He was of the opinion that a new national capital should be created in Brazil's underdeveloped interior. As a naturalist, he discovered four new minerals. 

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James Kent
(Jurist)
James Kent
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dutchess County, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 1847
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John W. Beschter
(Priest)
John W. Beschter
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Duchy of Luxembourg
Died: January 6, 1842
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William Cobbett
(Journalist)
William Cobbett
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Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Farnham, Surrey, England
Died: June 18, 1835
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Bill Richmond
(Boxer)
Bill Richmond
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond, New York, United States
Died: December 28, 1829
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Lord Edward Fitzgerald
(Rebel)
Lord Edward Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Kildare, Ireland
Died: June 4, 1798
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Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano
(Statesman)
Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: May 13, 1839
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Louis Nicolas Vauquelin
(French Chemist Who was the Discoverer of Both Chromium and Beryllium)
Louis Nicolas Vauquelin
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Andre-d’Hebertot, France
Died: November 14, 1829

Louis Nicolas Vauquelin was a French chemist and pharmacist. He is best known for his discoveries of chromium and beryllium. He worked as an assistant in the laboratory of chemist  A. F. Fourcroy and later obtained the post of laboratory assistant at the Jardin du Roi. He eventually became a  professor at the University of Paris. 

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Charles Bulfinch
(Architect)
Charles Bulfinch
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Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States
Died: April 15, 1844

Best known for designing government buildings, Charles Bulfinch was also the first American-born architect. Educated at Harvard, he was later influenced by Neoclassical art. His designs included the Massachusetts State House and the Maine Capitol. He was also one of the architects of the United States Capitol.

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Samuel Rogers
(Poet)
Samuel Rogers
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: December 18, 1855
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Fyodor Rostopchin
(Statesman)
Fyodor Rostopchin
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Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oryol Governorate
Died: January 30, 1826
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François de Charette
(French Soldier and Politician)
François de Charette
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Couffe, France
Died: March 29, 1796

François de Charette was a Breton soldier and politician who played an important role during the American Revolutionary War, serving in the French Royal Navy. He was one of the leaders of the War in the Vendée and fought against the revolutionary regime. His life inspired the creation of Le Dernier Panache at a theme park named Puy du Fou.

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Étienne Méhul
(Composer)
Étienne Méhul
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Givet, France
Died: October 18, 1817
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Hezekiah Frith
(Successful shipowner during the 1780s and 1790s)
Hezekiah Frith
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bermuda
Died: 1848 AD
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George Morland
(Painter)
George Morland
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 29, 1804
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Franz Danzi
(Cellist)
Franz Danzi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schwetzingen, Germany
Died: April 13, 1826
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Pierre Gaspard Chaumette
(French Politician of the Revolutionary Period)
Pierre Gaspard Chaumette
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nevers, France
Died: April 13, 1794

Pierre Gaspard Chaumette was a French politician who played a prominent role during the French Revolution. Chaumette played a key role in the inception of the Reign of Terror during which he was serving as the president of the Paris Commune. A vehement critic of Christianity, Chaumette led the dechristianization of France during the revolution.

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François-Joseph Talma
(Actor)
François-Joseph Talma
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 19, 1826
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Jean Germain Drouais
(Painter)
Jean Germain Drouais
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 15, 1788
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Jean Paul
(German Romantic Writer Best Known for His Humorous Novels and Stories)
Jean Paul
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wunsiedel, Germany
Died: November 14, 1825

Jean Paul was a German writer best remembered for his humorous stories and novels. While many of his fans hold him in high regard, his critics treat his work with indifference. Due to such a disparity, Paul holds an unusual position in German literary history. Robert Schumann admired Jean Paul's works, which served as an inspiration to the former's Papillons

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Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard
(Statesman)
Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sompuis, France
Died: September 4, 1845
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James Geddes
(Engineer)
James Geddes
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 17, 1838

James Geddes was an American engineer, surveyor, and U.S. Congressman. Geddes is credited with conceiving many canals in the United States, including the Erie Canal. He also played a key role in the development of Syracuse's salt industry at Onondaga Lake. Salina, New York, where James Geddes passed away, was renamed the Town of Geddes in his honor.

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Johann Philipp Stadion, Count von Warthausen
(Statesman)
Johann Philipp Stadion, Count von Warthausen
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Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: May 15, 1824
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Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
(French Engineer and a Politician During and After the French Revolution)
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Côte-d'Or, France
Died: August 11, 1832
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois, was a French engineer and politician during and after the French Revolution. He was also a member of the Committee of Public Safety, which ruled Revolutionary France during the Jacobin dictatorship. Commonly known as Prieur de la Côte-d'Or, Prieur set up a wallpaper factory in Paris and received a pension from Napoleon’s government in 1811.
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Elizabeth Satchell
(Actress)
Elizabeth Satchell
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 20, 1841
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Tani Bunchō
(Japanese Painter)
Tani Bunchō
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 6, 1841

Born to a poet, literati painter and poet Tani Bunchō was initially trained in the Kanō school of art. After learning the Hoku-ga, Nan-ga, and Yamato-e traditions, he established the Nanboku gōitsu school of art, stressing on Western principles. His works mostly consisted of landscapes and portraits.

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Kobayashi Issa
(Japanese Poet and Buddhist Priest of the Jōdo Shinshū Known for His Haiku Poems and Journals)
Kobayashi Issa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Near Shinano-machi, Shinano Province, Japan
Died: January 5, 1828

Nineteenth-century Japanese haiku poet Kobayashi Issa, or Issa, who had penned more than 20,000 haiku, remains one of the Great Four haiku masters of his country. Known for his simple and lucid language, he mostly wrote about the common man. He is also said to have originated the Japanese I novel.

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Johann Baptist Allgaier
(German-Austrian Chess Master and Theoretician)
Johann Baptist Allgaier
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Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bad Schussenried, Germany
Died: January 3, 1823
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János Batsányi
(Hungarian Poet Best Known for His Poem ‘The Magyar Valor')
János Batsányi
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tapolca, Hungary
Died: May 12, 1845

Known for his patriotic poems, János Batsányi was stripped of his job of a treasury clerk and thrown into jail for his association with the conspiracy of Ignác Martinovics. A supporter of Napoleon, he was interned in Austria after Napoleon’s fall. On the Changes in France remains his best-known work.

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Charles XIV John of Sweden
(King of Sweden and Norway)
Charles XIV John of Sweden
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pau, France
Died: March 8, 1844
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Edmond-Charles Genêt
(Former Ambassador of France to the United States)
Edmond-Charles Genêt
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Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: July 14, 1834

Edmond-Charles Genêt was a French diplomat sent to the United States of America during the French Revolution. His activities upon his arrival in USA led to the major political incident which came to be known as the Citizen Genêt Affair. He married the daughter of an American politician and became a gentleman farmer. He never returned to France. 

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Jean Victor Marie Moreau
(General)
Jean Victor Marie Moreau
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morlaix, France
Died: September 2, 1813
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Benedict Joseph Flaget
(Bishop)
Benedict Joseph Flaget
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Contournat, France
Died: February 11, 1850
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Claude Chappe
(Inventor)
Claude Chappe
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brûlon, Sarthe, France
Died: January 23, 1805
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John Molson
(Entrepreneur)
John Molson
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Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moulton, England
Died: January 11, 1836
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Joshua Johnson
(Painter)
Joshua Johnson
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1878 AD
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Prince Joseph of Monaco
(Prince)
Prince Joseph of Monaco
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hôtel Matignon, Paris, France
Died: June 28, 1816
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Joseph Fesch
(Diplomat)
Joseph Fesch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 13, 1839
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Lê Văn Duyệt
(Military officer)
Lê Văn Duyệt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dinh Tuong , Vietnam
Died: July 30, 1832
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Jean-Baptiste Drouet
(Politician)
Jean-Baptiste Drouet
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Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sainte-Menehould, France
Died: April 11, 1824
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Simon Mayr
(Composer)
Simon Mayr
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: December 2, 1845