Famous People Born In 1777

Discover the most famous people born in 1777. The list includes people like Henry Clay, Hans Christian Ørsted, Carl F. Gauss, Alexander I of Russia, Carl Friedrich Gauss and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include chemists, bankers, physicists and political leaders born in 1777. This list includes people from France, Germany and many more countries.
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Carl F. Gauss
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Tim)
Carl F. Gauss
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: February 23, 1855

German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss is remembered for his work in math and science. Known as the Princeps mathematicorum, he laid down tenets such as the Gauss's Law. He had exhibited his talent since an early age and had completed writing Disquisitiones Arithmeticae by 21.

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Henry Clay
(Political Leader)
Henry Clay
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Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 29, 1852

Henry Clay was an American statesman who represented Kentucky in the US House of Representatives as well as US Senate. Considered one of the most important political figures of his era, Clay helped found the Whig Party and the National Republican Party. He is also considered one of the greatest speakers in the history of the US House of Representatives.

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Alexander I of Russia
(Emperor of Russia from 1801 to 1825)
Alexander I of Russia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 1, 1825

Alexander I was the emperor of Russia and the eldest son of Paul I. While he was initially a friend of Napoleon Bonaparte, he later joined hands with his opponents to defeat him. He was also part of the Congress of Vienna and later contributed to the formation of the Holy Alliance.

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Hans Christian Ørsted
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rudkøbing
Died: March 9, 1851

Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish chemist and physicist. He was the first person to discover that electric currents can be used to create magnetic fields. His discovery was the first relationship found between magnetism and electricity. Oersted, the unit of the auxiliary magnetic field H, is named in his honor.

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Désirée Clary
(Queen)
Désirée Clary
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Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: December 17, 1860
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Nathan Meyer Rothschild
(English-German Businessman, Banker, and Financier)
Nathan Meyer Rothschild
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Free City of Frankfurt Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire
Died: July 28, 1836
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Patrick Brontë
(Priest)
Patrick Brontë
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland
Died: June 7, 1861
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Francis I of the Two Sicilies
(King)
Francis I of the Two Sicilies
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: November 8, 1830
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Madame Clicquot Ponsardin
(Businessperson)
Madame Clicquot Ponsardin
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Listed In: Business Women
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: July 29, 1866

Madame Clicquot Ponsardin was a French businesswoman and Champagne producer. Clicquot is best remembered for taking over her husband's business and turning the company into a world-famous Champagne house. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, the company which still bears her name, is credited with inventing a novel technique called riddling which is still used today to make better Champagne.

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Juliette Récamier
(Socialite)
Juliette Récamier
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: May 11, 1849
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William Brown
(military personnel)
William Brown
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foxford
Died: March 3, 1857
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Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
(Writer)
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: January 23, 1843
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Elisa Bonaparte
(Princess)
Elisa Bonaparte
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Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: August 7, 1820
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Guillaume, Baron Dupuytren
(French Military Surgeon and Anatomist Who Became Popular After Treating Napoleon Bonaparte's Hemorrhoids)
Guillaume, Baron Dupuytren
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pierre-Buffière, France
Died: February 8, 1835

Guillaume, Baron Dupuytren was a French military surgeon and anatomist. Although he gained immense popularity after treating Napoleon Bonaparte's hemorrhoids, Dupuytren is best remembered for his description of Dupuytren's contracture. Guillaume, Baron Dupuytren was also an astute diagnostician and a brilliant teacher.

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Philipp Otto Runge
(Painter)
Philipp Otto Runge
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wolgast
Died: December 2, 1810
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Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria
(Archduchess of Austria)
Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria
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Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Florence, Italy
Died: November 15, 1801
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Louis-Jacques Thenard
(French Chemist Who Discovered Thenard’s Blue, a Pigment Used in the Colouring of Porcelain)
Louis-Jacques Thenard
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aube, France
Died: June 21, 1857

French chemist Louis-Jacques Thenard was born to a farm worker and was educated on scholarships. He grew up to teach chemistry and also joined the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a foreign member. He is remembered for his discovery of hydrogen peroxide and Thenard’s blue, used in coloring porcelain.

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Kunwar Singh
(Revolutionary)
Kunwar Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jagdishpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: April 26, 1858
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Matija Nenadović
(Writer)
Matija Nenadović
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brankovina, Serbia
Died: December 11, 1854
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Joseph Hume
(Scottish Surgeon and Radical MP)
Joseph Hume
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montrose, United Kingdom
Died: February 20, 1855
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Thomas Campbell
(Poet)
Thomas Campbell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 15, 1844

Scottish poet Thomas Campbell is best known for his emotional war poems and songs, such as Ye Mariners of England. He was also one of the men behind the formation of University College London. Though he initially intended to study law, he later ended up writing some of the best patriotic lyrics.

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Edward Greene Malbone
(Painter)
Edward Greene Malbone
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: May 7, 1807
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John Ross
(Navy Officer)
John Ross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balsarroch, Scotland
Died: August 30, 1856
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Alojzy Fortunat Żółkowski
(Actor)
Alojzy Fortunat Żółkowski
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Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: near Nowogrodek, Poland
Died: September 11, 1822
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Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
(Princess)
Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: May 27, 1848
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Roger B. Taney
(5th Chief Justice of the United States)
Roger B. Taney
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calvert County, Maryland, United States
Died: October 12, 1864
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Count Moritz von Fries
(Nobleman, banker and patron of the arts)
Count Moritz von Fries
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 26, 1826
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Tanoa Visawaqa
(Chieftain who held the title 5th Vunivalu of Bau)
Tanoa Visawaqa
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bau, Fiji
Died: December 8, 1852
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Benjamin D'Urban
(General)
Benjamin D'Urban
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halesworth, England
Died: May 25, 1849
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Bernard Courtois
(French Chemist Known for First Isolating 'Iodine')
Bernard Courtois
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: September 27, 1838

Bernard Courtois was a French chemist. He is credited with isolating iodine and morphine. Interested in chemistry from a young age, he learned how to make potassium nitrate for gunpowder for the French Revolution. He later found work at the École Polytechnique in Paris. Later in life, he went into manufacturing high-quality iodine and its salts. 

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Casimir Pierre Périer
(Former Prime Minister of France (1931 - 1932) and Banker)
Casimir Pierre Périer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: May 16, 1832

Casimir Pierre Périer was a prominent French banker, mine owner, and politician. As a highly successful businessman, he made major contributions to the economic development of France in the initial phases of industrialization. In politics, he led the liberal-conservative Resistance Party in support of the monarchy. He became the minister of interior in 1831. Sadly, he died the following year.   

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Heinrich von Kleist
(One of the Leading Lights of German Literary Romanticism)
Heinrich von Kleist
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
Died: November 21, 1811

Dissatisfied with his army career, Heinrich von Kleist had also studied law and math but quit studies later to devote himself to writing. Part of German Romanticism, he penned iconic plays such as The Schroffenstein Family and Hermann’s Battle. He eventually shot himself and his lover Henriette in a murder-suicide.

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Filippo Taglioni
(Dancer)
Filippo Taglioni
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: February 11, 1871
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William Martin Leake
(Diplomat)
William Martin Leake
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 6, 1860
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Hezekiah Niles
(Editor)
Hezekiah Niles
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Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 2, 1839
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Charles Caleb Colton
(Known for His Eccentricities)
Charles Caleb Colton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: April 28, 1832
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Tanomura Chikuden
(Painter)
Tanomura Chikuden
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Japan
Died: October 20, 1835

Edo period Japanese painter Tanomura Chikuden initially wanted to be a Confucian scholar but later started training under the bunjin-ga style of painting. His melancholic tones in his paintings, visible in works such as The Recluse’s Tattle, defined a new style. He also led a few unsuccessful agrarian revolts.