Famous People Born In 1769

Discover the most famous people born in 1769. The list includes people like Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, artists and naturalists born in 1769. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French (1804-1814))
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 5, 1821
French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte ruled as the French emperor from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He strengthened France’s position in Europe through the Napoleonic Wars and extended his kingdom. However, he was eventually defeated by the Seventh Coalition at the Battle of Waterloo and sent to exile. 
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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1828 - 1830, 1834))
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 14, 1852
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, served as the British prime minister twice. He also served as the governor of Seringapatam and Mysore, and won the Battle of Assaye. He led the Hundred Days War and along with the Prussian army, won the Battle of Waterloo, defeating Napoleon.
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Alexander von Humboldt
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Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: May 6, 1859

As a child, Alexander von Humboldt was sickly and a bad student. After failing to shine in economics and engineering, he grew up to revolutionize the domain of geography. He is remembered for his research on magnetic storms and his treatise on nature, Kosmos. He also spoke about climate change.

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Michel Ney
(French Military Commander and Marshal of the Empire)
Michel Ney
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saarlouis, Germany
Died: December 7, 1815

Michel Ney was a French military commander. One of the 18 Marshals of the Empire inaugurated by Napoléon Bonaparte, Michel Ney played important roles in the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolutionary Wars. Nicknamed the Bravest of the Brave by Napoleon himself, Ney was renowned for his valor in wars. 

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Muhammad Ali of Egypt
(Ottoman Governor of Egypt)
Muhammad Ali of Egypt
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Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kavala, Greece
Died: August 2, 1849

Muhammad Ali of Egypt was the de facto ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1848. He was also the Albanian Ottoman governor and is considered the founder of modern Egypt. He implemented drastic reforms in the military, economic and cultural spheres in Egypt. He established the Muhammad Ali dynasty that ruled Egypt until the revolution of 1952.

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Georges Cuvier
(French Naturalist and Zoologist Known for Establishing the Field of 'Comparative Anatomy' and 'Paleontology')
Georges Cuvier
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Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Doubs, France
Died: May 13, 1832

Georges Cuvier was a French zoologist and naturalist. A major figure in the early 19th century's research of natural sciences, Cuvier played an important role in establishing the fields of comparative paleontology and anatomy by comparing fossils with living animals, for which he is sometimes regarded as the founding father of paleontology.

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Isaac Brock
(Military Officer)
Isaac Brock
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St Peter Port, Guernsey
Died: October 13, 1812
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Thomas Lawrence
(Painter)
Thomas Lawrence
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: January 7, 1830
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Ivan Krylov
(Fabulist)
Ivan Krylov
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Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 21, 1844
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Lotf Ali Khan
(Ruler)
Lotf Ali Khan
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 1794 AD
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Jean Lannes
(War General)
Jean Lannes
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lectoure, France
Died: May 31, 1809
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Marc Isambard Brunel
(French-British Engineer Who Constructed the 'Thames Tunnel')
Marc Isambard Brunel
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hacqueville, Normandy, France
Died: December 12, 1849

French-British engineer Marc Isambard Brunel is best known for constructing the Thames Tunnel and had been the chief engineer of New York City. He had also spent time in a debtor’s prison for his association with loss-making projects. He was the father of renowned engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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William Smith
(Pioneering British Geologist Who Created the World's First Detailed Country Map)
William Smith
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Churchill, England
Died: August 28, 1839

British geologist William Smith, who is regarded as the Father of English Geology, is remembered for developing the science of stratigraphy. His geologic map of England and Wales was the world’s first nationwide and detailed geologic map. He was also the recipient of the first Wollaston Medal.

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Hudson Lowe
(Soldier)
Hudson Lowe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
Died: January 10, 1844
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Ernst Moritz Arndt
(Historian)
Ernst Moritz Arndt
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Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rügen, Germany
Died: January 29, 1860
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André-Jacques Garnerin
(Inventor, Balloonist)
André-Jacques Garnerin
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 18, 1823
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Amelia Opie
(Novelist and poet)
Amelia Opie
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: December 2, 1853
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Rose Philippine Duchesne
(Sister)
Rose Philippine Duchesne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: November 18, 1852
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Edward Daniel Clarke
(Naturalist)
Edward Daniel Clarke
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Willingdon, Sussex, England,
Died: March 9, 1822
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François Séverin Marceau
(General)
François Séverin Marceau
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chartres, France
Died: September 21, 1796
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Mother Teresa Lalor
(Nun)
Mother Teresa Lalor
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: County Laois, Ireland
Died: September 9, 1846

Irish-born Mother Teresa Lalor co-founded the first monastery of the Visitation Order in the US, with Leonard Neale, the first Catholic bishop of the US. She had also assisted him in charitable activities during the 1797-98 yellow fever epidemic. She was also the first superior of the Visitation Order.

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Magdeleine-Marie Desgarcins
(Actress)
Magdeleine-Marie Desgarcins
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mont Dauphin, France
Died: October 27, 1797
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Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, Baronet
(British naval officer)
Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, Baronet
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portisham, England
Died: September 20, 1839
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DeWitt Clinton
(Politician)
DeWitt Clinton
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Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Little Britain, New York Little Britain, Province of New York New York, British America
Died: February 11, 1828
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Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
(Statesman)
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
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Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 12, 1822
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Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
(Politician)
Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 18, 1824
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George Howe
(Poet, printer, and editor of the first Australian newspaper, the Sydney Gazette)
George Howe
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saint Kitts
Died: May 11, 1821
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Jean-de-Dieu Soult
(Military leader)
Jean-de-Dieu Soult
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France
Died: November 26, 1851
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Anne Newport Royall
(Travel writer)
Anne Newport Royall
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1, 1854
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Aleksey Andreyevich, Graf Arakcheyev
(Military general)
Aleksey Andreyevich, Graf Arakcheyev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Died: May 3, 1834
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Barthélemy Catherine Joubert
(General)
Barthélemy Catherine Joubert
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pont-de-Vaux, France
Died: August 15, 1799
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Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
(Duchess)
Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: May 14, 1818
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John Hookham Frere
(Diplomat)
John Hookham Frere
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 7, 1846
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Utagawa Toyokuni
(Japanese Artist)
Utagawa Toyokuni
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: February 24, 1825

One of the best-known ukiyo-e wood-block printers, Utagawa Toyokuni was the son of a puppet maker and grew up to be one of the leaders of the Utagawa school of Japanese art. He specialized in nishiki-e prints such as Portraits of Actors in Their Various Roles and also often drew women.

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Jane Marcet
(Writer)
Jane Marcet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 28, 1858
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Thomas Hope
(Author)
Thomas Hope
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 3, 1831
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Ivan Kotliarevsky
(Writer)
Ivan Kotliarevsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: November 10, 1838
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Satō Nobuhiro
(Japanese Political Scientist Who is Considered the Founder of the 'Greater East Asia' Concept)
Satō Nobuhiro
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nishimonai, Japan
Died: February 17, 1850

Satō Nobuhiro was a Japanese political scientist who is credited with founding the Greater East Asia concept. An early supporter of Japanese Westernization, Satō Nobuhiro made attempts to synthesize Western science with Japanese philosophical and political thought.

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Salvatore Viganò
(Choreographer)
Salvatore Viganò
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 10, 1821
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Ann Brunton Merry
(Actress)
Ann Brunton Merry
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Covent Garden, London, England
Died: June 28, 1808
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Thomas Middleton
(Bishop)
Thomas Middleton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kedleston, England
Died: July 8, 1822
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Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
(Diplomat)
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sens, France
Died: February 7, 1834
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Christian Günther von Bernstorff
(Statesman)
Christian Günther von Bernstorff
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1835