Famous People Born In 1768

Discover the most famous people born in 1768. The list includes people like Tecumseh, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Charlotte Corday, Dolley Madison, Joseph Bonaparte and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include emperors & kings, military leaders, soldiers and novelists born in 1768. This list includes people from United States, France, England and many more countries.
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Tecumseh
(Shawnee Chief and Warrior Known for Forming a Native American Confederacy)
Tecumseh
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: October 5, 1813

Tecumseh was a Shawnee chief, diplomat, orator, and warrior. He is best known for promoting resistance to the United States' expansion onto Native American lands. He also promoted tribal unity and is credited with forming a Native American confederacy. He died trying to unite Native Americans and is considered an iconic folk hero in Canadian, Indigenous, and American history.

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Dolley Madison
(Wife of James Madison, the Fourth President of the United States)
Dolley Madison
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County
Died: July 12, 1849
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Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor from 1792 to 1806)
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 2, 1835
Francis II reigned as the last Holy Roman Emperor, from 1792 to 1806, and as the Emperor of Austria (as Francis I), from 1804 to 1835. Francis II fought against Napoleonic France in the Napoleonic Wars and lost at Austerlitz. Eventually, his daughter Marie Louise was married off to Napoleon.
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Joseph Fourier
(Mathematician & Physicist)
Joseph Fourier
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Auxerre, Burgundy, Kingdom of France (now in Yonne, France)
Died: May 16, 1830

Joseph Fourier was a French physicist and mathematician best remembered for commencing the investigation of the Fourier series, which is used widely to solve problems of heat transfer and vibrations. Fourier's law of conduction and Fourier transform are named in his honor. Fourier is also said to have discovered the greenhouse effect.

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Charlotte Corday
(French Revolutionary Who Was Executed for the Assassination of Jacobin Leader Jean-Paul Marat)
Charlotte Corday
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Écorches, Normandy, France
Died: July 17, 1793

Charlotte Corday was an important figure of the French Revolution. She is remembered for murdering Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, for which she was executed by guillotine. Her action changed the political position and role of women at the time. She was also considered a hero by those who opposed the teachings of Jean-Paul Marat.

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Caroline of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Queen of United Kingdom)
Caroline of Brunswick-Lüneburg
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunschweig
Died: August 7, 1821
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Frederick VI of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VI of Denmark
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839
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François-René de Chateaubriand
(French Writer Who Had a Notable Influence on French Literature of the 19th Century)
François-René de Chateaubriand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France
Died: July 4, 1848

François-René de Chateaubriand was a French writer, diplomat, historian, and politician. Chateaubriand had a major influence on 19th-century French literature. François-René de Chateaubriand is also remembered for defending the Catholic faith by writing The Genius of Christianity when most intellectuals were turning against the Church. Chateaubriand was a food enthusiast; it is believed that Chateaubriand steak is named after him.

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Karađorđe
(Serbian Revolutionary and Freedom Fighter)
Karađorđe
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Viševac, Serbia
Died: July 26, 1817

Karađorđe was a Serbian revolutionary and freedom fighter. An important figure during the First Serbian Uprising, Karađorđe is best remembered for leading Serbia's fight for independence from the Ottoman Empire in the early 1800s. He is also credited with founding the Karađorđević dynasty. 

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Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom
(Princess)
Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: September 22, 1840
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Elizabeth Monroe
(First Lady)
Elizabeth Monroe
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: September 23, 1830
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Duncan Phyfe
(Cabinet Maker)
Duncan Phyfe
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Loch Fannich, Scotland
Died: August 16, 1854
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Maria Edgeworth
(Writer)
Maria Edgeworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackbourton, England
Died: May 22, 1849
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Kaʻahumanu
(Queen)
Kaʻahumanu
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Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hana, Hawaii, United States
Died: June 5, 1832
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Joseph Bonaparte
(Older Brother of Napoleon Bonaparte)
Joseph Bonaparte
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corte, France
Died: July 28, 1844

Older brother of Napoleon, Joseph Bonaparte, had been the king of Naples and Spain. After Napoleon’s fall, he was exiled to New Jersey, U.S. Later, in Europe, he lived a lavish life at Point Breeze, surrounded by all the wealth he had inherited, along with a classy collection of paintings.

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Jean-Baptiste Bessières
(General)
Jean-Baptiste Bessières
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prayssac, France
Died: May 1, 1813
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Samuel Slater
(Industrialist)
Samuel Slater
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Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belper, United Kingdom
Died: April 21, 1835
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Joseph Anton Koch
(Painter)
Joseph Anton Koch
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elbigenalp, Austria
Died: January 12, 1839

Austrian painter of Neoclassicism Joseph Anton Koch, who was later influenced by the German Romantic movement, is probably the most noteworthy neoclassical landscape painter. Some of his notable works include Landscape with Abraham and the Three Angels in the Valley of Mambre, Waterfalls at Subiaco, Landscape with Bileam, and the four frescoes in the Dante Room of the Villa Massimi.

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Jacob Jones
(Naval officer)
Jacob Jones
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Smyrna, Delaware, United States
Died: August 3, 1850
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Thomas Creevey
(Politician)
Thomas Creevey
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Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: February 5, 1838
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Louis Desaix
(General)
Louis Desaix
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Auvergne, France
Died: June 14, 1800
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William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford
(Governor)
William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedgebury, England
Died: January 8, 1854
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Lazare Hoche
(French Military Leader)
Lazare Hoche
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: September 19, 1797
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Smith Thompson
(Jurist)
Smith Thompson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amenia, New York, United States
Died: December 18, 1843
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Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise
(General)
Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Died: July 28, 1835
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Friedrich Schleiermacher
(German Theologian, Philosopher and an Early Leader in Liberal Christianity)
Friedrich Schleiermacher
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Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: February 12, 1834

Hailed as an early leader of liberal Christianity, Lutheran philosopher Friedrich Schleiermacher was also an eminent biblical scholar and theologian. Best remembered for his works on hermeneutics and theory of translation, he also had a great impact on the evolution of higher criticism and became known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional Protestant Christianity.

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Alexander John Forsyth
(Inventor)
Alexander John Forsyth
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Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belhevie, Scotland
Died: June 11, 1843
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Joseph Dennie
(Author)
Joseph Dennie
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7, 1812
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Mah Laqa Bai
(Poet)
Mah Laqa Bai
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: July 31, 1824

Born to a courtesan mother in Aurangabad, as Chanda Bibi, Mah Laqa Bai mastered Deccani Kathak. She grew up to be a refined woman, skilled in everything from martial arts to poetry. Remembered for her fine ghazals and Urdu poetry, she was also the courtesan of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

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Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus
(Bishop)
Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mayenne, France
Died: July 19, 1836
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Li Rui
(Mathematician)
Li Rui
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, China
Died: June 30, 1817
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Kageki Kagawa
(Poet)
Kageki Kagawa
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tottori, Tottori, Japan
Died: April 26, 1843
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Astley Cooper
(Surgeon)
Astley Cooper
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooke, England
Died: February 12, 1841
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John Crome
(Artist)
John Crome
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: April 22, 1821
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Bryan Donkin
(Developer)
Bryan Donkin
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sandree, England
Died: February 27, 1855
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John Durang
(Dancer)
John Durang
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 31, 1822
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William George Browne
(Traveler)
William George Browne
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1813 AD