Famous People Born In 1771

Discover the most famous people born in 1771. The list includes people like Walter Scott, Robert Owen, Richard Trevithick, Mungo Park, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, inventors and explorers born in 1771. This list includes people from England, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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Walter Scott
(Novelist and Poet known for his Works Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake)
Walter Scott
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832

Walter Scott was a Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and playwright. Scott's ability as a writer and his knowledge of history made him a pioneering figure in the formation of the historical novel genre. An influential writer, many of his works remain classics of Scottish as well as English-language literature. Scott was admired by other prominent writers like Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

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Robert Owen
(Welsh Philanthropist and a Founder of 'Utopian Socialism' and the 'Cooperative' Movement)
Robert Owen
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Died: November 17, 1858
While working as an apprentice to a clothes manufacturer, Robert Owen often spent hours reading at his employer’s library. He later explored the textile industry and led a Manchester firm. Remembered as a pioneer of the co-operative movement and utopian socialism, he improved the working conditions of factory workers.
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Richard Trevithick
(Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport)
Richard Trevithick
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Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tregajorran, Cornwall, England
Died: April 22, 1833

Richard Trevithick was a British mining engineer and inventor. A pioneer of rail transport and steam-powered vehicles, Trevithick is credited with developing the first working railway steam locomotive and the first high-pressure steam engine. He was a highly respected figure in the fields of engineering and mining during the peak of his career.

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Mungo Park
(Explorer)
Mungo Park
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Selkirkshire, Scotland
Died: July 19, 1806
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Éleuthère Irénée du Pont
(French-American Chemist and Industrialist)
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 31, 1834

Éleuthère Irénée du Pont was the founder of the American gunpowder company E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and the patriarch of the famous du Pont family of businessmen. Born in France, du Pont had escaped to the U.S. with his family during the French Revolution. 

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Ephraim McDowell
(American Physician and Pioneer Surgeon Known for First Successful Ovariotomy)
Ephraim McDowell
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 25, 1830

Considered the founder of operative gynecology, Ephraim McDowell was also the first person to perfect lithotomy, a surgical technique for removing stones obstructing urinary bladder. He came to limelight when he successfully removed a 20-pound tumor from Jane Todd Crawford’s ovary, later performing twelve more ovariotomies, out of which seven were successful, thus demonstrating the viability of elective abdominal surgery.

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Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
(King of Hanover)
Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 18, 1851
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Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
(Austrian Field-Marshal and Third Son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II)
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 30, 1847

Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, son of Emperor Leopold II, was a major force behind strengthening the Austrian army in early 19th century. He is remembered for his exploits in the French Revolutionary Wars. Though initially successful in the Napoleonic Wars, he was defeated in the Battle of Wagram.

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Henry Maudslay
(English Machine Tool Innovator, Tool and Die Maker Who is Considered a Founding Father of Machine Tool Technology)
Henry Maudslay
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Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, England
Died: February 14, 1831

While he initially apprenticed under a lock maker, he later joined the factory of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, where he invented scores of machines, the most notable of them being the metal lathe. He also developed plane surfaces to aid his workmen at his factory. He was married to inventor Joseph Bramah's housemaid.

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Major Ridge
(tribal chief)
Major Ridge
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tennessee
Died: June 22, 1839
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Princess Louise Augusta of Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Louise Augusta of Denmark
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Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hirschholm Palace, Hørsholm, Denmark
Died: January 13, 1843
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George Bass
(British Naval Surgeon and Explorer of Australia)
George Bass
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1803 AD

British naval surgeon George Bass is best remembered for his exploratory voyage to Australia, aboard the Reliance. He explored areas such as the Sydney coastline, Tasmania, and New South Wales. However, he was declared lost at sea after disappearing on a commercial voyage to South America.

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James Montgomery
(Poet)
James Montgomery
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Irvine, United Kingdom
Died: April 30, 1854
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Mikhail Miloradovich
(Governor General of Saint Petersburg)
Mikhail Miloradovich
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 27, 1825
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Antoine-Jean Gros
(Painter)
Antoine-Jean Gros
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 25, 1835
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Francis Place
(British Social Reformer)
Francis Place
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 1, 1854

Initially a leather breeches manufacturer, social reformer Francis Place participated in various working-class movements, before launching his tailoring shop. His socialist streak pushed him into politics, and he successfully campaigned against the Combination Acts that prohibited trade unions. He also became a Malthusian at one point.

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Rahel Varnhagen
(Writer)
Rahel Varnhagen
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Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 7, 1833
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Alois Senefelder
(Actor and playwright who invented the printing technique of lithography in the 1790s)
Alois Senefelder
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: February 26, 1834
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Johann Baptist Cramer
(British Pianist and Composer)
Johann Baptist Cramer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: April 16, 1858

Johann Baptist Cramer was an English pianist, music publisher, and composer of German origin. The son of Wilhelm Cramer, Johann studied under Muzio Clementi and went on to become one of the greatest pianists of his time. Renowned for its technical perfection, Johann Cramer's playing style earned praises from popular pianists around the world, including Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Fra Diavolo
(Guerrilla leader)
Fra Diavolo
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Itri, Italy
Died: November 11, 1806
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Sydney Smith
(Cleric, Journalist)
Sydney Smith
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodford, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 22, 1845
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Hosea Ballou
(Former Universalist clergyman, theological writer)
Hosea Ballou
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 6, 1852
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Miguel Larreynaga
(Philosopher)
Miguel Larreynaga
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nicaragua
Died: April 28, 1847
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Georg Friedrich von Reichenbach
(Instrument maker)
Georg Friedrich von Reichenbach
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Durlach, Germany
Died: May 21, 1826
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Emmanuel Halgan
(Navy officer and admiral)
Emmanuel Halgan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Donges, France
Died: April 20, 1852
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Jean-Andoche Junot
(General)
Jean-Andoche Junot
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bussy-le-Grand, France
Died: July 29, 1813
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Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
(Austrian Field Marshal and One of the Most Successful Allied Commanders in the Napoleonic Wars)
Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 15, 1820

Austrian field marshal Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, is best remembered for his exploits in the Napoleonic Wars. He was a prominent part of the Allied forces that defeated Napoleon in the Battle of Leipzig and led to his abdication. He had also been Austria’s ambassador to Russia.

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Laskarina Bouboulina
(Naval commander)
Laskarina Bouboulina
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: May 22, 1825
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Dorothy Wordsworth
(Author)
Dorothy Wordsworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cockermouth, England
Died: January 25, 1855
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Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk
(Philanthropist)
Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Mary’s Isle, Scotland
Died: April 8, 1820
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Hendrik George de Perponcher Sedlnitsky
(Diplomat, Military personnel)
Hendrik George de Perponcher Sedlnitsky
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hague
Died: November 29, 1856
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Charles Brockden Brown
(Novelist)
Charles Brockden Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22, 1810
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Xavier Bichat
(Medical doctor)
Xavier Bichat
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thoirette, France
Died: July 22, 1802
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John Quilliam
(Royal Navy officer who served as first lieutenant on HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar)
John Quilliam
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Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marown, Isle of Man
Died: October 10, 1829
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Julie Clary
(Queen)
Julie Clary
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Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: April 7, 1845

Known for her short stature, plain appearance, and loving nature, Julie Clary was the wife of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoléon’s elder brother, and thus the queen of Naples and Spain. Joseph later fled to America, leaving her alone in Italy. She reunited with Joseph in her final years.

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Józef Chłopicki
(Military general)
Józef Chłopicki
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Volhynia, Poland
Died: September 30, 1854
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Ferdinando Paer
(Composer)
Ferdinando Paer
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: May 3, 1839
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Georg Friedrich Creuzer
(Archaeologist)
Georg Friedrich Creuzer
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Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany
Died: February 6, 1858
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David Wilkinson
(Engineer)
David Wilkinson
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Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 3, 1852

Born to a blacksmith, David Wilkinson grew up to be a skilled machine parts manufacturer. A mechanical engineer, he built a lathe for turning iron and brass, which helped the U.S. government manufacture firearms. He is also said to have built the first steamboat in the U.S.

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Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg
(Educationalist)
Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: November 21, 1844
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William Johnson
(Judge)
William Johnson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 4, 1834
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Népomucène Lemercier
(Poet)
Népomucène Lemercier
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 7, 1840