Famous People Born In 1776

Discover the most famous people born in 1776. The list includes people like John Constable, Amedeo Avogadro, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Sophie Germain, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, novelists, philosophers and political leaders born in 1776. This list includes people from Germany, England and many more countries.
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Amedeo Avogadro
(Chemist and Physicist)
Amedeo Avogadro
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 9, 1856

Son of a reputed senator and lawyer in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro was himself a qualified lawyer. However, he later delved into research as a mathematical physicist and is best remembered for laying down the Avogadro’s law, contributing to the molecular theory of gases. The Avogadro constant is named after him.

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E. T. A. Hoffmann
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Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: June 25, 1822

E. T. A. Hoffmann was a German author, jurist, artist, composer, and music critic. His stories served as an inspiration and laid the foundation for The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach. The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is also based on Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Hoffmann is among the most influential authors of the Romantic Movement.

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John Constable
(Romantic Painter)
John Constable
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Bergholt
Died: March 31, 1837
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Sophie Germain
(French Mathematician Known for Her 'Sophie Germain Prime Numbers')
Sophie Germain
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Died: June 27, 1831

French mathematician Sophie Germain had used the pseudonym M. Le Blanc to get hold of notes from the École Polytechnique, as being a woman, she was not allowed to attend the institute. She later contributed to the number theory and also pioneered the elasticity theory. She died of breast cancer.

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Caroline of Baden
(Queen)
Caroline of Baden
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Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: November 13, 1841
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Gabriel Prosser
(Blacksmith)
Gabriel Prosser
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 10, 1800

One of the rare literate slaves of the colonial era, Gabriel Prosser was born into slavery at a tobacco plantation in Virginia. He led one of the first great slave revolutions of the U.S., aspiring to create an all-Black state, with himself as the king. He was eventually hanged.

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Ioannis Kapodistrias
(Former Governor of Greece)
Ioannis Kapodistrias
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Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corfu, Greece
Died: October 9, 1831

Ioannis Kapodistrias was a Greek statesman who served as the first Governor of Greece from 1828 to 1831. One of the most distinguished diplomats and politicians of Europe, Kapodistrias had served as the Foreign Minister of Russia from 1816 to 1822. Considered an architect of Greek independence, Ioannis Kapodistrias is also regarded as the founder of the modern Greek state.

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Simon Fraser
(explorer)
Simon Fraser
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bennington
Died: August 18, 1862
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Johann Friedrich Herbart
(Philosopher, psychologist and founder of pedagogy as an academic discipline)
Johann Friedrich Herbart
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Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: August 14, 1841
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Peter Barlow
(Mathematician)
Peter Barlow
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: March 1, 1862
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Henri Dutrochet
(French Physician, Physiologist, and Botanist Who is Best Known for His Investigation into Osmosis)
Henri Dutrochet
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Néon, France
Died: February 4, 1847

Henri Dutrochet was a French physician, physiologist, and botanist. Dutrochet is best remembered for his investigation into osmosis. He is also credited with discovering cells in plants and cell biology. Henri Dutrochet’s works earned him several awards including the Académie Française's prize for experimental physiology.

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John Vanderlyn
(Painter)
John Vanderlyn
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, New York, United States
Died: September 23, 1852
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Thomas Frognall Dibdin
(Bibliographer)
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
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Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: November 18, 1847
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Friedrich Christoph Schlosser
(Historian)
Friedrich Christoph Schlosser
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Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jever, Germany
Died: September 23, 1861
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Boisrond-Tonnerre
(Writer, Historian)
Boisrond-Tonnerre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torbeck, Haiti
Died: October 24, 1806
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Charles Mathews
(Actor)
Charles Mathews
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 28, 1835
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Hirata Atsutane
(Religious leader)
Hirata Atsutane
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akita, Japan
Died: November 2, 1843
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Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh
(Princess)
Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh
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Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: April 30, 1857
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John Walter
(Politician)
John Walter
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Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battersea, England
Died: July 28, 1847
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Jean-Guillaume, baron Hyde de Neuville
(Diplomat)
Jean-Guillaume, baron Hyde de Neuville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Charité-sur-Loire, France
Died: May 28, 1857
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William Reid Clanny
(Physician)
William Reid Clanny
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland
Died: January 10, 1850
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Pierre-Simon Ballanche
(Writer)
Pierre-Simon Ballanche
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: June 12, 1847
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Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
(Queen of Prussia and the wife of King Frederick William III)
Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: July 19, 1810
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Landgravine Josepha of Fürstenberg-Weitra
(princess consort of Liechtenstein as wife of Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein.)
Landgravine Josepha of Fürstenberg-Weitra
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Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 23, 1848
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Thomas Langlois Lefroy
(MP for the constituency of Dublin University in 1830–1841, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in 1852–1866)
Thomas Langlois Lefroy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: May 4, 1869
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Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg
(Princess)
Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kirchheimbolanden, Germany
Died: February 19, 1841
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Jean-Pierre Boyer
(President of Haiti from 1818 to 1843)
Jean-Pierre Boyer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: July 9, 1850

Jean-Pierre Boyer was a Haitian political leader best remembered for his service as the President of Haiti from 30 March 1818 to 13 February 1843. He is credited with reuniting the north and south of Haiti to form the Republic of Haiti. Jean-Pierre Boyer also annexed Spanish Haiti to bring all of Hispaniola under a single Haitian government by 1822.

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Mary Anne Clarke
(Author)
Mary Anne Clarke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 21, 1852

Mary Anne Clarke was Prince Frederick's mistress. Her memoirs, which documented her relationship with Prince Frederick, were published in 1809. Her life and career inspired the famous novel Mary Anne which was written by her great-great granddaughter Daphne du Maurier.

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Robert Trimble
(Jurist)
Robert Trimble
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Augusta, Virginia, United States
Died: August 25, 1828
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José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
(Mexican Writer and Political Journalist, Best Known as the Author of 'El Periquillo Sarniento' (1816))
José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
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Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 21, 1827

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi was a Mexican political journalist and writer best remembered for his 1816 novel El Periquillo Sarniento. Translated in English as The Mangy Parrot, this work is widely regarded as the first novel to be written by a Mexican and the first novel published in Latin America.

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Barthold Georg Niebuhr
(Danish–German Statesman, Banker, and Historian)
Barthold Georg Niebuhr
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 2, 1831

Barthold Georg Niebuhr was a Danish-German banker, statesman, and historian. A symbol of national spirit in Germany, Barthold Georg Niebuhr helped invigorate a sense of patriotism and nationalism in students at the University of Berlin. 

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Vasily Golovnin
(Naval Officer)
Vasily Golovnin
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ryazan Oblast, Russia
Died: July 11, 1831
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Thomas Rickman
(Architect)
Thomas Rickman
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Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maidenhead, England
Died: January 4, 1841
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Johann Wilhelm Ritter
(Physicist, University teacher)
Johann Wilhelm Ritter
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Silesia
Died: January 23, 1810
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Dániel Berzsenyi
(Hungarian Poet)
Dániel Berzsenyi
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Egyházashetye, Hungary
Died: February 24, 1836

The first Hungarian poet to work with classical themes and meters, Dániel Berzsenyi initially worked on a farm and led an isolated life, till he was discovered by author Ferenc Kazinczy. He quit writing after his only volume of poems was bitterly criticized and he was labeled as a person who copied Horatius.

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Ignaz von Seyfried
(Musician)
Ignaz von Seyfried
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 27, 1841
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Joseph von Görres
(Writer)
Joseph von Görres
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: January 29, 1848
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Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn
(Serial Killer)
Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: March 30, 1836
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James Hingston Tuckey
(British Explorer and a Captain in the Royal Navy)
James Hingston Tuckey
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mallow, Ireland
Died: October 4, 1816

Irish-born British naval officer and explorer James Hingston Tuckey was known for his expeditions, especially the one to Port Philip, where he was commanded by David Collins. Though his expedition to Congo failed, and he died in the middle of it, it helped pave the path for the exploration of Africa.

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Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel
(Botanist)
Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 12, 1854
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Sophie Gay
(Author)
Sophie Gay
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 2, 1852
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George Birkbeck
(Physician)
George Birkbeck
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Settle, England
Died: December 1, 1841
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Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford
(Governor)
Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford
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Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Markethill, Northern Ireland
Died: March 27, 1849
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Ann Griffiths
(Welsh Poet)
Ann Griffiths
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Wales
Died: July 31, 1805

Welsh poet Ann Griffiths is remembered for her scriptural and spiritual themes in her works. It’s believed she would often recite her poems to her maid. Following her death after childbirth at age 29, her maid and the maid’s husband, who was a Calvinistic Methodist minister, published her poems.

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William Blackwood
(Scottish Publisher Who Founded the Firm of William Blackwood and Sons)
William Blackwood
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 16, 1834

William Blackwood was a Scottish publisher and bookseller best remembered for establishing the popular publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. He is also credited with founding the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine, which was renamed Blackwood’s Magazine in 1905. 

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William Crockford
(British Entrepreneur and Equestrian)
William Crockford
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Listed In: Equestrians
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: City of London, England
Died: May 24, 1844
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Robert Townsend Farquhar
(Politician)
Robert Townsend Farquhar
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Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mauritius
Died: March 16, 1830
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Macvey Napier
(Solicitor)
Macvey Napier
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Died: February 11, 1847
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Shehu Ahmadu Lobbo
(Muslim leader)
Shehu Ahmadu Lobbo
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mopti, Mali
Died: April 20, 1845
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Samuel Terry
(Philanthropist)
Samuel Terry
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: February 22, 1838