Famous People Born In 1770

Discover the most famous people born in 1770. The list includes people like Ludwig van Beethoven, William Wordsworth, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, William Clark, George Canning and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, composers and poets born in 1770. This list includes people from Germany, England and many more countries.
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Ludwig van Beethoven
(One of the Most Admired Composers and Pianists in the History of Western Music)
Ludwig van Beethoven
60
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: March 26, 1827

German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music even two centuries after his death. Born into a musical family, he was initially tutored by his father. He found success early as a pianist and went on to become an admired composer despite suffering from hearing-impairment.

William Wordsworth
77
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850

English poet William Wordsworth, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, released Lyrical Ballads in 1798, which set the tone for the Romantic Age of English Literature. Wordsworth was known for his poems I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, The Prelude, and The Solitary Reaper. He also served as the Poet Laureate.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(One of the Most Important Figures in German Idealism)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
26
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: November 14, 1831
German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel worked on ideas such as absolute idealism; the philosophy of spirit, or Geist; and the master–slave dialectic. His views influenced later thinkers and intellectuals, such as Karl Popper and Karl Marx, with the latter using Hegel’s views on the civil society.
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William Clark
(Explorer)
William Clark
13
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caroline County
Died: September 1, 1838

Frontiersman William Clark is remembered for his iconic expedition to the Pacific Northwest along with Meriwether Lewis, in what is known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He had also been a US Army soldier and the governor of Missouri Territory. He named his first-born after Lewis.

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Charles Adams
(Son of the Second United States President, John Adams)
Charles Adams
3
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States
Died: November 30, 1800
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George Canning
(Former British Prime Minister)
George Canning
3
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: August 8, 1827
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Friedrich Hölderlin
(German Poet and Philosopher Best Known for His Novel 'Hyperion')
Friedrich Hölderlin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lauffen am Neckar, Germany
Died: June 7, 1843

German lyric poet and dramatist Friedrich Hölderlin was a significant figure of German Romanticism. Initially pushed to join a Christian ministry by his mother, he later ditched the idea and was inspired by Greek mythology. He later suffered from schizophrenia and spent 36 years in a tower, later named the Hölderlinturm.

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Manuel Belgrano
(Argentine Public Servant, Economist, Politician and Journalist)
Manuel Belgrano
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 20, 1820

Manuel Belgrano was an Argentine lawyer, politician, economist, journalist, and military leader. Widely regarded as one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina, Belgrano played a prominent role in the Argentine Wars of Independence and is credited with creating the Flag of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the history of Argentina.

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Alexandre Pétion
(First President of Haiti)
Alexandre Pétion
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: March 29, 1818

Alexandre Pétion was a Haitian political leader best remembered for his service as the first President of Haiti from 9 March 1807 until his death on 29 March 1818. Today, Alexandre Pétion is revered as one of the founding fathers of Haiti.

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David Thompson
(Canadian Fur Trader, Surveyor and Cartographer)
David Thompson
0
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westminster, England
Died: February 10, 1857

David Thompson was a British-Canadian explorer, fur trader, and surveyor. He was known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer". He traveled over 90,000 kilometers (56,000 mi) across North America over the course of his career and established a successful fur trade. He was married to a Metis woman and had numerous children. 

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Sequoyah
(Inventor)
Sequoyah
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Cherokee Nation
Died: July 31, 1843
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Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
(Princess)
Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: January 10, 1840
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Louis-Nicolas Davout
(Military commander)
Louis-Nicolas Davout
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Annoux, France
Died: June 1, 1823
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Adam Jerzy Czartoryski
(Statesman)
Adam Jerzy Czartoryski
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 15, 1861
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Theodoros Kolokotronis
(Greek General and The Greatest Leader of the 'Greek Revolution of 1821')
Theodoros Kolokotronis
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramovouni, Greece
Died: February 4, 1843

Theodoros Kolokotronis was a Greek general and the greatest leader of the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire. He is credited with defeating Mahmud Dramali Pasha's Ottoman army at the Battle of Dervenakia, which is widely regarded as Kolokotronis' greatest success. Today, Theodoros Kolokotronis is ranked among the most important figures in the Greek War of Independence.

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Jean Maximilien Lamarque
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)
Jean Maximilien Lamarque
1
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Sever
Died: June 1, 1832
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Bertel Thorvaldsen
(Danish Sculptor and Medalist)
Bertel Thorvaldsen
1
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 24, 1844

Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor and medallist. He was internationally famous and spent most of his life in Italy. He received his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and initially worked with his father, a woodcarver. He went on to become a famous sculptor and worked in a heroic neo-classicist style. He received many awards. 

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Adam Johann von Krusenstern
(Explorer)
Adam Johann von Krusenstern
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hagudi, Estonia
Died: August 24, 1846
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Princess Carolina of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Princess Carolina of Parma
1
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ducal Palace of Colorno, Parma
Died: March 1, 1804
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James Hogg
(Poet, Writer, Novelist, Biographer, Songwriter)
James Hogg
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ettrick, Scotland
Died: November 21, 1835
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Benjamin Wright
(American Civil Engineer Who Was Chief Engineer of the Erie Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal)
Benjamin Wright
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 24, 1842

Benjamin Wright was an American civil engineer best remembered for his work as a chief engineer. He is credited with overseeing the design and construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Erie Canal. In 1969, Benjamin Wright was declared the Father of American Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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Ferdinando Carulli
(Former composer for classical guitar and the author of the influential Méthode complète pour guitare ou lyre, op. 27 (1810))
Ferdinando Carulli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: February 17, 1841
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Thomas Johann Seebeck
(Baltic German Physicist)
Thomas Johann Seebeck
1
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: December 10, 1831
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Joseph Jacotot
(Teacher)
Joseph Jacotot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: July 30, 1840
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Étienne Pivert de Senancour
(Essayist)
Étienne Pivert de Senancour
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 10, 1846
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Alexandre Brongniart
(French Mineralogist and Geologist Who First Arranged the Geologic Formations of the Tertiary Period in Chronological Order)
Alexandre Brongniart
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 7, 1847

Best known for exploring the geology of the Tertiary Period, Alexandre Brongniart initially taught natural history and then became a professor of mineralogy. He also worked for the development of porcelain enameling in France. His other works include a classification of reptiles and the introduction of geologic dating.

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John M. Mason
(Preacher)
John M. Mason
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 26, 1829

John M. Mason was an American theologian and preacher who served as the Provost of Columbia College in the 1810s. In the early-1820s, he also served as the president of Dickinson College. An excellent orator, John M. Mason served as a pastor for 17 years.

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Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
(Politician)
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 4, 1828
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Frederick William III of Prussia
(King of Prussia (1797 - 1840))
Frederick William III of Prussia
3
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 7, 1840

The son of Frederick William II, Prussian king Frederick William III mostly kept himself aloof from important decisions. He also hampered Prussia’s image by maintaining neutrality in the Wars of the Second and Third Coalitions. He mostly remained under the shadow of his wife, Queen Louise.

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Charles Colville
(Military officer)
Charles Colville
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: March 27, 1843
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François, Gérard
(French painter)
François, Gérard
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: January 11, 1837
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Omar ibn Said
(Islamic scholar, Author of slave narratives)
Omar ibn Said
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1864 AD
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Anton Reicha
(Educator)
Anton Reicha
1
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: May 28, 1836
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William Huskisson
(Statesman)
William Huskisson
2
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Birch Moreton, England
Died: September 15, 1830
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Louis-Gabriel Suchet, duke d'Albufera da Valencia
(Marshal)
Louis-Gabriel Suchet, duke d'Albufera da Valencia
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 3, 1826
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Paul Storr
(English Goldsmith and Silversmith Working in the Neoclassical)
Paul Storr
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 18, 1844

Paul Storr was an English goldsmith and silversmith. He worked predominantly in the Neoclassical style in vogue in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One of the most prominent silversmiths of his era, he created several magnificent sculptural pieces for royalty. He collaborated with John Mortimer to found their joint venture, Storr and Mortimer, in 1822. 

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Mike Fink
(Frontiersman)
Mike Fink
3
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1823 AD
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Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
(Missionary)
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
1
Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: May 6, 1840
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Vincenzo Cuoco
(Historian)
Vincenzo Cuoco
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Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Molise, Italy
Died: December 14, 1823
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Karl Schulmeister
(Austrian Double Agent for France During the Reign of 'Napoleon I')
Karl Schulmeister
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Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freistett, Rheinau, Germany
Died: May 8, 1853

Initially a shepherd, Karl Schulmeister later became a businessman and a smuggler. He eventually became a spy, working for Napoleon I. He had also served as the commissioner of police for Vienna. He spent his final days in poverty, working as a tobacconist after the end of Napoleon’s reign.

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Dominique Vandamme
(Military Officer)
Dominique Vandamme
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cassel, France
Died: July 15, 1830
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Friedrich Karl Forberg
(Philosopher)
Friedrich Karl Forberg
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meuselwitz, Germany
Died: January 1, 1848
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Francis Burdett
(Politicians)
Francis Burdett
1
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wiltshire, England
Died: January 23, 1844
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Thomas W. Dyott
(Glassmaker)
Thomas W. Dyott
1
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: January 17, 1861