Famous People Born In 1773

Discover the most famous people born in 1773. The list includes people like William Henry Harrison, Sally Hemings, Klemens von Metternich, Robert Brown, George Cayley and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, historians, economists and philosophers born in 1773. This list includes people from United States, Germany, England & France and many more countries.
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William Henry Harrison
(The First U.S President to Die in the Office and Had the Shortest Presidency in the U.S. History)
William Henry Harrison
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: April 4, 1841

The ninth president of the US, William Henry Harrison died 31 days into his presidential term, becoming the shortest-serving US president ever. His demise caused a brief constitutional crisis pertaining to the succession to the presidency. Subsequently, Vice President John Tyler became the new president, setting an important precedent in terms of transfer of the presidency in such situations.

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Louis Philippe I
(The Last King and Penultimate Monarch of France)
Louis Philippe I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Domaine National du Palais-Royal, Paris, France
Died: August 26, 1850

Louis-Philippe I of France reigned as the King of the French from 9 August 1830 to 24 February 1848. Although his rule was much loved at the beginning, his popularity suffered when the economic conditions in France declined in 1847. Subsequently, Louis Philippe I was forced to abdicate the throne when the French Revolution broke out in 1848.   

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Klemens von Metternich
(Chancellor of the Austrian Empire from 1821 to 1848)
Klemens von Metternich
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 11, 1859
After being appointed the Austrian ambassador to France, Klemens von Metternich met Napoleon many times and apparently had a brief affair with Napoleon’s sister, Caroline, too. He duped Napoleon into thinking he supported France against Russia, and secretly made an alliance with Russia, Prussia, and Britain, to eventually overthrow Napoleon.
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Robert Brown
(Botanist)
Robert Brown
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montrose, Scotland
Died: June 10, 1858

Copley Medal-winning Scottish botanist Robert Brown is remembered for his detailed descriptions on topics such as the cell nuclei and what later came to be known as the Brownian motion. After studying medicine, he had also served the British Army as a surgeon and also toured the Australian shores aboard The Investigator.

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Thomas Young
(Physician)
Thomas Young
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milverton
Died: May 10, 1829

Often referred as The Last Man Who Knew Everything, British polymath Thomas Young made significant contributions to a wide range of subjects like vision, light, energy, musical harmony etc. Especially famous for Wave Theory of Light, he also made significant contribution in deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Young-Helmholtz theory, Young temperament and Young's Modulus carry his legacy to these days.

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Sally Hemings
(Thomas Jefferson’s Slave)
Sally Hemings
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Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Died: August 28, 1835

A slave woman of mixed race, Sally Hemings was owned by the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Historians say there is evidence to show that Jefferson had a long-term sexual relationship with her and he was the father of Sally’s six children. A DNA study also points to this. However, there are some who do not agree.

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Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
(Prince)
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
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Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: April 21, 1843
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George Cayley
(British Engineer, Inventor and Aviator Known for Designing First Successful Human Glider)
George Cayley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Died: December 15, 1857

British engineer and inventor George Cayley was a pioneer of aeronautics and aviation. He designed the world’s first glider that could successfully carry a human being. He was also a prominent Whig and had contributed to the formation of what is now known as the University of Westminster.

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Friedrich Mohs
(German geologist)
Friedrich Mohs
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gernrode
Died: September 29, 1839

German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs is remembered for inventing a decimal scale used to measure the hardness of minerals, known as the Mohs scale. A professor at the University of Vienna, he later also became the curator of the Imperial Mineralogical Collection. He also laid down a system of classifying crystals.

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William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst
(British Diplomat and Former Governor-General of India)
William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bath, England
Died: March 13, 1857

William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst was initially sent as an ambassador to China but returned without securing any trade relations because of his refusal to show complete subordination. He later became the governor-general of India and annexed major parts of Burma after the First Burmese War.

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Robert Surcouf
(Privateer, Writer, Shipowner, Slave trader)
Robert Surcouf
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Malo
Died: July 8, 1827
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Henri Gatien Bertrand
(General)
Henri Gatien Bertrand
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Châteauroux, France
Died: January 31, 1844
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Amschel Mayer Rothschild
(German Jewish banker)
Amschel Mayer Rothschild
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: December 6, 1855
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Nathaniel Bowditch
(Mathematician, Astronomer, Actuary, Physicist, Sailor)
Nathaniel Bowditch
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salem
Died: March 16, 1838

At 10, Nathaniel Bowditch was forced to quit studies due to poverty and started working, first at his father’s shop and then as a clerk in other shops. During his voyages in merchant ships, he discovered his love for math. He later redefined maritime navigation with his mathematical research.

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Thérésa Tallien
(Society figure)
Thérésa Tallien
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carabanchel, Spain
Died: January 15, 1835
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Maria Stella
(Memoirist)
Maria Stella
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Listed In: Biographers
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
Died: December 23, 1843
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Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
(Judge)
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: January 26, 1850
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Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez
(Insurgent and Supporter of the Mexican War of Independence)
Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez
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Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morelia, Mexico
Died: March 2, 1829
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Prince Louis Charles of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Louis Charles of Prussia
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Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 28, 1796
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Joseph de Villèle
(Statesman)
Joseph de Villèle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: March 13, 1854

Trained for the navy, Joseph de Villèle made voyages to the West and East Indies before becoming the mayor of Toulouse. An ultra-royalist, he was the French prime minister during the reign of King Charles X. He imposed press censorship and also let Catholic elements remove liberal professors from universities.

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Ludwig Tieck
(One of the Most Versatile and Productive Writers of the German Romantic Movement)
Ludwig Tieck
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 28, 1853

Ludwig Tieck was a German poet, writer, and translator. He is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Romantic movement that originated in the late 18th century. He wrote numerous short stories, poems, and plays in the early Romantic tradition. In his later years, he was active as a literary critic. Poet Sophie Tieck was his sister. 

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Andrei Sychra
(Musician)
Andrei Sychra
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 3, 1850
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James Mill
(Historian)
James Mill
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Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Angus, Scotland
Died: June 23, 1836

James Mill was a Scottish economist, historian, philosopher, and political theorist. Mill is credited with co-founding the Ricardian school of economics. He is also credited with writing The History of British India, which classifies Indian history into three parts: British, Muslim, and Hindu. The classification has played an influential role in the field of Indian historical studies.

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Isaac Hull
(Naval commander)
Isaac Hull
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Derby, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 13, 1843
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Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi
(Historian)
Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi
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Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: June 25, 1842
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Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt
(French Diplomat, Military Officer, and Close Advisor to Napoleon Bonaparte)
Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caulaincourt, Aisne, France
Died: February 19, 1827
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Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder
(Author)
Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 13, 1798
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Jakob Friedrich Fries
(Philosopher)
Jakob Friedrich Fries
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Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barby, Germany
Died: August 10, 1843
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Asher Benjamin
(Architect)
Asher Benjamin
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Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartland, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 26, 1845
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Agostino Bassi
(Entomologist)
Agostino Bassi
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Listed In: Zoologists
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mairago, Italy
Died: February 8, 1856
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John Randolph of Roanoke
(Politician)
John Randolph of Roanoke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Died: May 24, 1833
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Louis-Auguste-Victor, Count de Ghaisnes de Bourmont
(General)
Louis-Auguste-Victor, Count de Ghaisnes de Bourmont
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: France
Died: October 27, 1846
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Henrik Steffens
(Norwegian Philosopher and Physicist, Who Combined Scientific Ideas with German Idealist Metaphysics)
Henrik Steffens
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Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Died: February 13, 1845

Born in the then-Dano-Norwegian city of Stavanger, Henrik Steffens grew up to be a fine philosopher. Initially a lecturer in the universities of Kiel and Jena, he later brought German romanticism to Denmark. He also taught mineralogy and physics and combined science and metaphysics. He also supported German nationalism.

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Henry Hunt
(Politician)
Henry Hunt
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Upavon, England
Died: February 15, 1835
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Mihály Csokonai
(Hungarian Poet)
Mihály Csokonai
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary
Died: January 28, 1805

A major figure of the Enlightenment in Hungary, Mihály Csokonai Vitéz was initially a professor of poetry but later lost his job due to conduct issues. He then became a wandering poet, immortalizing his lady love Lilla, through his poems. He died poor, in his native town, at age 31.

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René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt
(French Theatre Director and Playwright Best Known for His Modern Melodramas Such as 'The Dog of Montarges')
René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 27, 1844

Best remembered for melodramatic plays such as The Dog of Montarges and Coelina, theater director and playwright René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt was known for his signature realistic sets. His melodramas set the tone for the theater of the 19th century. He had initially studied law and had then served the army.

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Emmerich Joseph de Dalberg
(German Diplomat)
Emmerich Joseph de Dalberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: April 27, 1833
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Thomas Brisbane
(Officer)
Thomas Brisbane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: January 27, 1860
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Louis I of Etruria
(King)
Louis I of Etruria
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: May 27, 1803
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Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland
(Politician)
Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winterslow, England
Died: October 22, 1840