Famous People Born In 1782

Discover the most famous people born in 1782. The list includes people like Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Philip Hamilton, Daniel Webster, Vicente Guerrero and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, military leaders and presidents born in 1782. This list includes people from United States and many more countries.
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Philip Hamilton
(Eldest Son of the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton)
Philip Hamilton
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1801

The eldest child of Alexander Hamilton—one of the founding fathers of the USA—Philip Hamilton was an intelligent student and the pride of his father. His young life came to end following a deadly duel with lawyer, George Eacker, who made offensive remarks about Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton, himself, lost his life in a similar manner three years later.

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Martin Van Buren
(8th President of the United States (1837-1841))
Martin Van Buren
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, United States
Died: July 24, 1862

Martin Van Buren was an American statesman credited with co-founding the Democratic Party, one of the world's oldest and contemporary political parties. He served as the eighth president of the US and later became a prominent anti-slavery abolitionist leader. He also played a key role in forming the two-party system in the US.

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Niccolo Paganini
(Italian Violinist and Composer Best Known for His Work '24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1')
Niccolo Paganini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa
Died: May 27, 1840
Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Niccolò Paganini established himself as one of the key figures of modern violin technique. Son of a trader-turned-street musician, he started his stint with music by learning to play the mandolin. Some of his most celebrated compositions were the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1.
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John C. Calhoun
(7th Vice President of the U.S.A)
John C. Calhoun
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Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abbeville
Died: March 31, 1850

John C. Calhoun was an American political theorist and statesman. From 1825 to 1832, he served as the seventh vice president of the US. Before becoming the vice president, Calhoun served as secretary of war, a position which he used to modernize and reorganize the United States Department of War. He was played by Arliss Howard in the film Amistad.

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Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
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Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 24, 1852
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Friedrich Froebel
(Pedagogue)
Friedrich Froebel
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oberweißbach, Germany
Died: June 21, 1852
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Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
(Queen Consort of the French (1830 - 1848))
Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caserta Palace, Naples, Italy
Died: March 24, 1866

The wife of French king Louis Philippe I, Marie-Amélie de Bourbon was the last queen of France. Least interested in politics, she spent most of her life raising her 8 children. She also shunned public life for fear of a new revolution after Louis Philippe became the king following the July Revolution.

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Faustin Soulouque
(President of Haiti from 1847 to 1849)
Faustin Soulouque
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Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petit-Goave, Haiti
Died: August 3, 1867

Faustin Soulouque was a Haitian military commander and politician. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Haiti from 1 March 1847 to 25 August 1849. He then acquired autocratic powers and declared himself the Emperor of Haiti. Faustin Soulouque went on to reign as the Emperor of Haiti from 26 August 1849 to 15 January 1859.

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John Field
(Pianist, composer and teacher.)
John Field
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: January 23, 1837
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Maha Bandula
(Burmese Military Leader Who Played an Important Role in the 'First Anglo-Burmese War')
Maha Bandula
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dabayin, Burma
Died: April 1, 1825

Maha Bandula was a military leader best remembered for his association with the Royal Burmese Armed Forces, where he served as the  commander-in-chief from 1821 until his demise in 1825. He played an important role in the First Anglo-Burmese War. Maha Bandula is widely regarded as a national hero for his resistance against the British.

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Daniel Auber
(Composer)
Daniel Auber
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caen, France
Died: May 12, 1871
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Archduke John of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Archduke John of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: May 11, 1859
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Robert Morrison
(Scottish Protestant Missionary Preacher)
Robert Morrison
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Listed In: Pastors
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 1, 1834

Better known as the pioneer of Protestant missionary work in China, Robert Morrison was the first missionary from the London Missionary Society to visit China. Apart from translating the Bible into Chinese, he also enriched Anglo-Chinese literature with his dictionaries and books on Chinese grammar.

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Caroline Bonaparte
(Queen)
Caroline Bonaparte
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Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 18, 1839
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Marcellin Marbot
(General)
Marcellin Marbot
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Altillac, France
Died: November 16, 1854
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Orest Kiprensky
(Poet)
Orest Kiprensky
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Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nezhnovo, Yamburgsky Uyezd, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russia
Died: October 17, 1836

Orest Kiprensky was a Russian portraitist best remembered for his portrait of Russian poet and playwright, Alexander Pushkin. Renowned for his association with Romanticism, Orest Kiprensky worked on the portraits of several influential people like Count Sergey Semionovich Uvarov, Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky, and Konstantin Nikolayevich Batyushkov.

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Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov
(Statesman)
Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 18, 1856
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Robert Sale
(Military personnel)
Robert Sale
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sir Robert Henry Sale
Died: December 21, 1845
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Esaias Tegnér
(Swedish Writer Who was Considered the Father of Modern Poetry in 19th Century Sweden)
Esaias Tegnér
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyrkerud, Värmland, Sweden
Died: November 2, 1846

Esaias Tegnér was a Swedish writer, professor, and bishop. He was considered the father of modern poetry in 19th century Sweden. Referred to as Sweden's first modern man, Esaias Tegnér is best remembered for his national romantic epic Frithjof's Saga, which has been translated into many languages including English and German.

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Daoguang Emperor
(Former Emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1820 - 1850))
Daoguang Emperor
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Died: February 26, 1850

Daoguang Emperor reigned as the emperor of the Qing dynasty from 1820 to 1850. His reign not only witnessed the First Opium War but also the commencement of the Taiping Rebellion. Over the years, he has been portrayed by several actors in TV series, such as The Rise and Fall of Qing Dynasty, Sigh of His Highness, and Succession War.    

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William Allan
(Painter)
William Allan
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: February 23, 1850
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Amable Guillaume Prosper Brugière, baron de Barante
(Statesman)
Amable Guillaume Prosper Brugière, baron de Barante
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riom, France
Died: November 20, 1866
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Jesse Ketchum
(Canadian Tanner and Politician)
Jesse Ketchum
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Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spencertown, New York, United States
Died: September 7, 1867
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Lewis Cass
(Former United States Senator)
Lewis Cass
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 17, 1866
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Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca
(Regent)
Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca
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Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Segovia, Spain
Died: March 13, 1824

The daughter of Spanish king Charles IV, Maria Luisa, married Louis, Hereditary Prince of Parma, who was her first cousin, at age 13. While Louis later became the king of Etruria, following his death, Maria acted as a regent to their son. After the dissolution of Etruria, she became the duchess of Lucca.

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Michel Bibaud
(Author)
Michel Bibaud
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cotes des Neiges, Canada
Died: August 3, 1857
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Madame Swetchine
Madame Swetchine
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Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 30, 1905
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Anthimus VI of Constantinople
(Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople)
Anthimus VI of Constantinople
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kutali Island, Turkey
Died: December 7, 1877
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William Miller
(American Baptist Minister)
William Miller
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 20, 1849

Baptist preacher William Miller launched the movement Millerism, which propagated the idea of the advent of Christ. Millerism paved the way for groups such as the Seventh-day Adventists. He and his followers believed the Second Coming was to happen on October 22, 1844, but it never did.

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Charles James Napier
(Military General)
Charles James Napier
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of Whitehall, London, England
Died: August 29, 1853
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Ōkubo Tadazane
(7th daimyō of Odawara Domain)
Ōkubo Tadazane
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Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: April 4, 1837
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Vicente Guerrero
(2nd President of Mexico)
Vicente Guerrero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tixtla, Mexico
Died: February 14, 1831

A prominent figure of the Mexican War of Independence, Vicente Guerrero later also served as the president of Mexico. However, he was overthrown within 8 months of presidency. He was later convicted of treason and executed by a firing squad. He remains popular as Mexico’s "greatest man of color."

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F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
(Politician)
F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Skelton-on-Ure, England
Died: January 28, 1859
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Billy Caldwell
(American Indian leader)
Billy Caldwell
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Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canada
Died: September 28, 1841
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John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer (1830 - 1834))
John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St James's, Middlesex, England
Died: October 1, 1845

John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer had earned the nickname Honest Jack for his spotless reputation while with the Whigs. He had a major role in the passage of the 1832 Reform Bill and later also sponsored the 1833 Factory Act, which aimed at reducing the employment of children in textile factories.

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Angelo Mai
(Priest, philologist)
Angelo Mai
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Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schilpario, Italy
Died: September 8, 1854
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Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow
(Military General)
Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 6, 1834
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John Sell Cotman
(British painter)
John Sell Cotman
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Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: May 24, 1842
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Steen Steensen Blicher
(Author)
Steen Steensen Blicher
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vium, Denmark
Died: March 26, 1848
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Ivan Fyodorovich Paskevich
(Military leader)
Ivan Fyodorovich Paskevich
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: February 1, 1856
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James Justinian Morier
(Diplomat)
James Justinian Morier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smyrna, Turkey
Died: March 19, 1849
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Antoine Dupré
(Poet, Playwright)
Antoine Dupré
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: 1816 AD
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Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
(German Naturalist, Explorer, and Ethnologist, Known for His Expeditions to Brazil and North America)
Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
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Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Neuwied, Germany
Died: February 3, 1867

German naturalist, ethnologist, and explorer Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied is remembered for his pioneering expeditions to Brazil and to the American West. In the latter journey, he was accompanied by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, who drew illustrations supporting Maximilian’s notes about the tribal culture and life there.

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Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
(Novelist)
Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 5, 1854
 45 
Johann Rudolf Wyss
(Swiss Author and Folklorist Who Wrote the Words to the Former Swiss National Anthem 'Rufst Du, mein Vaterland')
Johann Rudolf Wyss
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: March 21, 1830

Swiss folklorist and writer Johann Rudolf Wyss is best remembered for editing his father’s 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson. While he initially taught philosophy and then worked as a librarian, he later devoted himself to collecting folk tales. He also penned Rufst du, mein Vaterland, the previous Swiss national anthem.

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Charles Maclaren
(Journalist)
Charles Maclaren
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Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ormiston, Scotland
Died: September 10, 1866
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Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais
(philosopher)
Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France
Died: February 27, 1854
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Carl Henrik Anckarsvärd
(Swedish Politician Who was the Leader of the 1809 coup d’état)
Carl Henrik Anckarsvärd
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sveaborgs fortress, Sweden
Died: January 25, 1865

Carl Henrik, Count Anckarsvärd was a Swedish Nobleman best remembered for playing an important role in the 1809 coup d'etat that overthrew Swedish king Gustav IV from power. Carl Henrik was an ardent advocate of liberal political, social, and economic causes in 19th century.

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Jonas Anton Hielm
(Politician)
Jonas Anton Hielm
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: March 30, 1848
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Aizawa Seishisai
(Japanese Samurai and Philosopher)
Aizawa Seishisai
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Died: August 27, 1863

Nationalist thinker Aizawa Yasushi was from the Mito fief of Japan and was strongly against the Westernization of Japan. He believed Japan’s pride law in the fact that its emperors were descendants of the sun goddess. He is remembered for his works such as Shinron, or New Proposals.