Famous People Born In 1765

Discover the most famous people born in 1765. The list includes people like William IV of the United Kingdom, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Nicéphore Niépce, Emma, Lady Hamilton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include inventors, non-fiction writers, spiritual & religious leaders and military leaders born in 1765. This list includes people from United States, England, France and many more countries.
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William IV of the United Kingdom
(King of the United Kingdom (1830 - 1837))
William IV of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 20, 1837
William IV, the third son of George III, was the king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and that of Hanover, from 1830 to 1837. His stint in the Royal Navy earned him the nickname “Sailor King.” He introduced electoral reforms, abolished slavery, and restricted child labor.
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Eli Whitney
(American inventor)
Eli Whitney
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westborough
Died: January 8, 1825
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Robert Fulton
(American engineer & inventor)
Robert Fulton
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Died: February 24, 1815
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Nicéphore Niépce
(Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic Image)
Nicéphore Niépce
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône
Died: July 5, 1833

Nicéphore Niépce revolutionized science by inventing heliography and made the first permanent photographic image. He had initially been part of Napoleon’s army but had to quit due to his failing health. The Niépce Prize is awarded to a photographer every year in France, in his honor.

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Emma, Lady Hamilton
(Model)
Emma, Lady Hamilton
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Listed In: Models
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neston, England
Died: January 15, 1815
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Pyotr Bagration
(Military general)
Pyotr Bagration
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Russia
Died: September 24, 1812
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José María Morelos
(Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement)
José María Morelos
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morelia, Mexico
Died: December 22, 1815
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Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage
(Portuguese Poet)
Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Setúbal, Portugal
Died: December 21, 1805

Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage was a Portuguese poet who also served in the Portuguese Navy. He is best remembered for his modinhas, which are short, rhyming poems often sung with a guitar. He is also remembered for his interesting lifestyle as he had numerous love affairs.

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Pierre Dupont de l'Etang
(French General)
Pierre Dupont de l'Etang
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chabanais, France
Died: March 9, 1840
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Jacques MacDonald
(Military leader)
Jacques MacDonald
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
Died: September 25, 1840
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Daniel Steibelt
(Pianist)
Daniel Steibelt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 20, 1823

Daniel Steibelt was a German composer and pianist who lived and worked in Paris and London. A prolific composer, Steibelt's works became popular throughout Europe. He also contributed immensely to several dramatic operas, such as Romeo et Juliette which was produced in 1793 at the Théâtre Feydeau.

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Andreas Miaoulis
(Greek Revolutionary, Admiral, and Politician Who Commanded Greek Naval Forces During the Greek War of Independence)
Andreas Miaoulis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hydra, Greece
Died: June 11, 1835

Andreas Miaoulis was a Greek revolutionary, politician, and admiral. He is best remembered for playing a major role in the Greek War of Independence where he commanded Greek naval forces. His achievements during the Greek Revolution in 1821 are celebrated every year in Hydra in the form of a festival named Miaoulia.

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Charles Hatchett
(Chemist)
Charles Hatchett
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1847
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Charles Felix of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Felix of Sardinia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Turin, Turin, Italy
Died: April 27, 1831
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Pope Gregory XVI
(Pope)
Pope Gregory XVI
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belluno, Italy
Died: June 1, 1846
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Karl Ludwig Harding
(Astronomer)
Karl Ludwig Harding
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lauenburg/Elbe
Died: August 31, 1834

Karl Ludwig Harding is best remembered for discovering the asteroid or minor planet Juno. The University of Göttingen alumnus later taught at his alma. He catalogued over 120,000 stars in his iconic book Atlas novus coelestis. He was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.

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Henry Luttrell
(Politician)
Henry Luttrell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: December 19, 1851
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James Hemings
(First American to Train as a Chef in France)
James Hemings
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Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1801 AD
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Jean-Antoine Dubois
(Missionary)
Jean-Antoine Dubois
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Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Remeze, France
Died: February 17, 1848
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Paolo Ruffini
(Italian Mathematician and Philosopher)
Paolo Ruffini
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valentano, Italy
Died: May 10, 1822

Paolo Ruffini was at the same time a mathematician and a physician. He was the first to claim that the general quintic equation had no algebraic solution. Ruffini was briefly banned from teaching when he refused to submit to the new republic following the rise of Napoleon.

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James Smithson
(Chemist, Mineralogist)
James Smithson
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 27, 1829
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John Lemprière
(Former Classical scholar, Writer)
John Lemprière
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Jersey
Died: February 1, 1824
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Matthew Murray
(British Engineer Known for Designing and Building the First Commercially Viable Steam Locomotive)
Matthew Murray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: February 20, 1826

After quitting school at 14, Matthew Murray apprenticed to be a blacksmith or a whitesmith. He then worked for a Leeds-based flax spinner and later established his own factory, developing innovations in the domain of steam engines. His locomotives for collieries were the first to be commercially successful.

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Sylvestre Francois Lacroix
(Mathematician)
Sylvestre Francois Lacroix
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 24, 1843
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Franz Xaver von Baader
(German Philosopher and Theologian)
Franz Xaver von Baader
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Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 23, 1841

Roman Catholic philosopher Franz Xaver von Baader followed in his doctor father’s footsteps to study medicine initially but soon switched to mining engineering. He later deviated permanently to politics and religion. Rejecting Western philosophy, he propagated the Scholastic school and penned his thoughts in journals and short essays, using mystical symbols.

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William Hill Brown
(Novelist)
William Hill Brown
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 2, 1793
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James Ivory
(Mathematician)
James Ivory
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1842

James Ivory was a British mathematician and astronomer best remembered for developing Ivory's Theorem. In 1814, he was honored with the prestigious Copley Medal for publishing several important memoirs.

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Simeon North
(Manufacturer)
Simeon North
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 25, 1852
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Betty Zane
(Heroine)
Betty Zane
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States
Died: August 23, 1823

Betty Zane is remembered as the heroine of the second siege of Fort Henry that took place in September 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. She volunteered and thrived in carrying gunpowder from her brother’s home to the fort when the garrison was running low on ammunition, thus allowing them to continue to fight and hold the fort.

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Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon
(French Soldier and a Marshal of France )
Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: January 25, 1844
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Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford
(Politician)
Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford
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Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Woburn, England
Died: March 2, 1802
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Thomas Todd
(Jurist)
Thomas Todd
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: King and Queen, Virginia, United States
Died: February 7, 1826
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Alois von Reding
(Swiss Politician and Military Officer)
Alois von Reding
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schwyz, Switzerland
Died: February 5, 1818
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Antoine Alexandre Barbier
(Librarian)
Antoine Alexandre Barbier
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Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: December 5, 1825