Famous People Born In 1778

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Discover the most famous people born in 1778. The list includes people like Humphry Davy, William Hazlitt, Louis Bonaparte, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Marie Thérèse of France and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, composers and military leaders born in 1778. This list includes people from France, England, Germany and many more countries.
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José de San Martín
(Military Leader, Politician)
José de San Martín
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yapeyú
Died: August 17, 1850
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William Hazlitt
(English Writer & Literary Critic)
William Hazlitt
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England
Died: September 18, 1830
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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
(French Chemist and Physicist Who Discovered That Water is Made of Two Parts Hydrogen and One Part Oxygen)
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, France
Died: May 9, 1850
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Louis Bonaparte
(Former King of Holland (1806 - 1810))
Louis Bonaparte
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: July 25, 1846
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Robert Emmet
(Revolutionary Leader)
Robert Emmet
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 20, 1803
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Johann Nepomuk Hummel
(Composer and virtuoso pianist)
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: October 17, 1837
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Beau Brummell
(Society figure)
Beau Brummell
2
Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 30, 1840
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Giovanni Battista Belzoni
(Explorer, Antiquarian, Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Novelist, Travel writer)
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
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Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Padua
Died: December 3, 1823
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Catherine McAuley
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Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 11, 1841
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Fernando Sor
(Spanish Classical Guitarist and Composer of the Early Romantic Era)
Fernando Sor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: July 10, 1839
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Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
(Gymnastics Educator)
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lanz, Germany
Died: October 15, 1852
William Henry Ashley
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Powhatan County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 26, 1838
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Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême
(Daughter of Queen Marie Antoinette of France and King Louis XVI)
Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême
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Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: October 19, 1851
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 7, 1868
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Abd al-Rahman of Morocco
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
Died: August 28, 1859
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Sophie Blanchard
(Balloonist)
Sophie Blanchard
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Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: July 6, 1819
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Mariano Moreno
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 4, 1811
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John Strachan
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Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: November 1, 1867
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Humphry Davy
(Inventor of Davy Lamp)
Humphry Davy
148
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Penzance, England
Died: May 29, 1829
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Eli Ayers
(Physician)
Eli Ayers
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Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shiloh, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 25, 1822
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Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky
(Former Minister-President of the Austrian Empire)
Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: April 4, 1861
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Joseph Lancaster
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southwark, United Kingdom
Died: October 24, 1838
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James Kirke Paulding
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dutchess, New York
Died: April 6, 1860
 24 
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
(Russian Cartographer, Naval Officer, and Explorer)
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lahetaguse
Died: January 25, 1852
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Isaac Goldsmid
(British political activist)
Isaac Goldsmid
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 27, 1859
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Thomas Brown
(Philosopher)
Thomas Brown
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Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Died: April 2, 1820
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Rembrandt Peale
(Former Painter acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson)
Rembrandt Peale
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 3, 1860
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Mary Anne Talbot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 4, 1808
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Henry Phillpotts
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgwater, England
Died: September 18, 1869
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Clemens Brentano
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz, Germany
Died: July 28, 1842
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Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1792 until he in 1809 was deposed in a coup)
Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 7, 1837
Jacques Joseph Champollion-Figeac
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: May 9, 1867
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Electorate of Hanover, Holy Roman Empire
Died: June 29, 1841
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Marie-Louise Coidavid
(Queen regnant)
Marie-Louise Coidavid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bredou, Ouanaminthe, Saint-Domingue
Died: March 14, 1851
Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac
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Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bordeaux, Gascony, France
Died: April 3, 1832
Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: February 14, 1820
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Marie-Madeleine Lachenais
(The Most Politically Powerful Haitian Woman of All Time)
Marie-Madeleine Lachenais
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Arcahaie, Haiti
Died: July 22, 1843
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Pierre Bretonneau
0
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, France
Died: February 18, 1862
Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: September 9, 1841
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George Bellas Greenough
(Geologist, Politician)
George Bellas Greenough
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 2, 1855
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Quamina
(Civil rights activists)
Quamina
0
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: September 16, 1823
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Ugo Foscolo
(Writer)
Ugo Foscolo
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zakynthos, Greece
Died: September 10, 1827
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Suzanne Douvillier
(French Ballerina, Mime and Choreographer)
Suzanne Douvillier
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: August 30, 1826
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Felix de Andreis
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Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Demonte, Italy
Died: October 15, 1820
Agathon Jean François Fain
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Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 16, 1837
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William O'Bryan
(Preacher)
William O'Bryan
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Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gunwen, England
Died: January 8, 1868
 47 
Ernestine Lambriquet
(Marie Antoinette's Daughter)
Ernestine Lambriquet
1
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: December 31, 1813
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Coenraad Jacob Temminck
0
Listed In: Zoologists
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: January 30, 1858
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Jules Solime Milscent
(Haitian Poet, Fabulist, and Politician)
Jules Solime Milscent
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Grande-Rivière-du-Nord
Died: May 7, 1842
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Honore V
(Politician)
Honore V
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 2, 1841