Famous People Born In 1783

Discover the most famous people born in 1783. The list includes people like Washington Irving, Stendhal, Agustín de Iturbide, Simon Bolivar, Johann Heinrich von Thünen and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include inventors, poets, military leaders and non-fiction writers born in 1783. This list includes people from England, United States, France and many more countries.
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Simon Bolivar
(Revolutionary & Military Leader)
Simon Bolivar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: December 17, 1830
After losing his parents as a child, Simon Bolivar also lost his Spanish wife to yellow fever later and thus decided to devote himself to politics. He was the first president of Gran Colombia and Bolivia, and also led Peru and Venezuela in their fight for freedom, against Spain.
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Washington Irving
(Author, Historian, Diplomat)
Washington Irving
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 28, 1859

Widely known as the first American man of letters, Washington Irving penned the legendary tales of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which are also called the first short stories by an American author. He had also had a brief stint as a lawyer.

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Stendhal
(French Writer Best Known for His Novels 'The Red and the Black' and 'The Charterhouse of Parma')
Stendhal
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: March 23, 1842
French author Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pseudonym, Stendhal, had used a number of other pseudonyms, too. He had lost his mother early in life and had also served in the French army briefly. He is remembered for novels such as The Red and the Black.
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Agustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico (1822 - 1823))
Agustín de Iturbide
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morelia, Mexico
Died: July 19, 1824

Agustín de Iturbide was a Mexican politician and army general who played a key role during the Mexican War of Independence. During the war, Agustín built a successful military and political coalition that brought the entire Mexico City under its control on 27 September 1821, thus playing an important role in gaining independence for Mexico.

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Hugh Glass
(19th Century American Fur Trapper and Hunter Who Survived a Deadly Grizzly Bear Attack)
Hugh Glass
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1833 AD

Fur-trader and explorer Hugh Glass is part of local folklore now. After being left battered by a grizzly bear on the legendary 1823 expedition of General Ashley that was supposed to explore parts of Missouri, Glass was left to die by his teammates, but ended up surviving by treating his own wounds.

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Hannah Van Buren
(Wife of Martin Van Buren)
Hannah Van Buren
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kinderhook, New , United States
Died: February 5, 1819
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Pattimura
(Soldier)
Pattimura
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haria, Indonesia
Died: December 16, 1817
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Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
(Polymath)
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
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Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Galata, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: September 18, 1840
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Johann Heinrich von Thünen
(German Economist Known for His Theory of The Isolated State)
Johann Heinrich von Thünen
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wangerland, Germany
Died: September 22, 1850

Johann Heinrich von Thünen was a German economist best remembered for his two-volume treatise The Isolated State. An influential and important 19th-century economist, Thünen is also credited with popularizing Location theory, which has become an important part of regional science, economic geography, and spatial economics.

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William Sturgeon
(Physicist, Inventor)
William Sturgeon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whittington
Died: December 4, 1850

William Sturgeon was an English physicist and inventor. He invented the first practical English electric motor and made the first electromagnets. A self-taught genius, he became a lecturer at the East India Company's Military Seminary at Addiscombe, Surrey. Along with John Peter Gassiot and Charles Vincent Walker, he was instrumental in founding the London Electrical Society in 1837. 

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Catharina of Wurttemberg
(Queen consort)
Catharina of Wurttemberg
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Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 29, 1835
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Thomas Macdonough
(Naval officer)
Thomas Macdonough
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Trap, Delaware
Died: November 10, 1825
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Gabriele Rossetti
(Poet)
Gabriele Rossetti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vasto, Italy
Died: April 24, 1854
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Vasily Zhukovsky
(Russian Poet)
Vasily Zhukovsky
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mishenskoe, Russia
Died: April 24, 1852

Born as an illegitimate son of a Russian landowner father and a Turkish slave mother, Vasily Zhukovsky had initially been the tutor of Tsar-Liberator Alexander II. He later co-founded the Arzamas society, which opposed classicism in poetry. With his poems and translations, he brought the Romantic Movement to Russia.

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Hortense de Beauharnais
(Queen)
Hortense de Beauharnais
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 5, 1837
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François Magendie
(French physiologist and a Pioneer of Experimental Physiology)
François Magendie
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Listed In: Physiologists
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: October 7, 1855

François Magendie was a French physiologist and a pioneer of experimental physiology. He is perhaps best remembered as a notorious vivisector who often shocked his contemporaries and general public with live dissections at public lectures. Many scholars and scientists have criticized him for needlessly torturing animals in the name of experiments.

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Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
(Prince)
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
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Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: July 8, 1853
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Philip P. Barbour
(Jurist)
Philip P. Barbour
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Listed In: Chief Justices
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gordonsville, Virginia, United States
Died: February 25, 1841
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Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
(British Physiologist and Surgeon Who Pioneered Research Into Bone and Joint Disease)
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Winterslow, England
Died: October 21, 1862

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet, was an English surgeon and physiologist best remembered for his pioneering research into joint and bone disease. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1810 where he published many papers describing investigations in physiology. From 1858 to 1861, Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie served as the 29th President of the Royal Society.

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John Blenkinsop
(British Engineer Mining Engineer and an Inventor of 'Steam Locomotives')
John Blenkinsop
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 22, 1831

John Blenkinsop was an English inventor and mining engineer. He is credited with inventing steam locomotives and designing the first practical railway locomotive. At a time when inventors were content with locomotives drawing up to four times their weight, Blenkinsop continued working on engines that could draw up to 18 times their weight and eventually succeeded in building better locomotives.

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Nanmadaw Me Nu
(Queen)
Nanmadaw Me Nu
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Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pha Lan Gon, Myanmar, Burma
Died: May 12, 1840
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Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
(Painter)
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aabenraa Municipality Blåkrog, Denmark
Died: July 22, 1853

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg was a Danish painter. Known as the Father of Danish Painting, Eckersberg laid the foundation for the period of art, which came to be known as the Danish Golden Age. Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg is also credited with teaching and mentoring many future painters like Wilhelm Bendz, Ditlev Blunck, and Carl Dahl among others.  

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Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria
(Politician)
Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: January 16, 1853
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María Dolores Bedoya
(Activist)
María Dolores Bedoya
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Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Escuintla, Guatemala
Died: July 9, 1853
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Thomas Sully
(Portrait Painter)
Thomas Sully
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horncastle, England
Died: November 5, 1872
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N. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish Bishop and Founder of 'Grundtvigianism', a Theological Movement That Revitalized the Danish Lutheran Church)
N. F. S. Grundtvig
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Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark
Died: September 2, 1872

N. F. S. Grundtvig was a Danish author, pastor, poet, historian, teacher, philosopher, and politician. By the end of the 19th century, Grundtvig's philosophy had given rise to a new sense of nationalism, for which he is often counted among the most influential Danish people of all time. He is also remembered for promoting values like compassion, wisdom, and equality.

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John Crawfurd
(Diplomat)
John Crawfurd
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Islay, Scotland
Died: May 11, 1868
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Thomas Attwood
(Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom, Banker and Economist)
Thomas Attwood
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halesowen, Shropshire, England
Died: March 6, 1856

British banker, economist, political-campaigner Thomas Attwood is best-remembered as a leader in the electoral reform movement. He founded the Birmingham Political Union and emerged as a prominent figure of the underconsumptionist Birmingham School and during the public campaign for Great Reform Act of 1832. After the act was passed, Attwood and Joshua Scholefield became the first two Members of Parliament for Birmingham.

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José de la Riva Agüero
(1st President of Peru)
José de la Riva Agüero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: May 21, 1858

José de la Riva Agüero was a Peruvian politician, soldier, and historian. He is best remembered for his service as the first President of Peru from 28 February 1823 to 23 June 1823. An important politician, José de la Riva Agüero also served as the second President of North Peru from 1 August 1838 to 24 January 1839.

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Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tsarskoye Selo, Russia
Died: March 16, 1801
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Erik Gustaf Geijer
(Swedish Writer, Philosopher and Composer)
Erik Gustaf Geijer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ransäter, Sweden
Died: April 23, 1847

One of the founding members of the Swedish Geatish Society, which tried to arouse nationalism through historical study, Erik Gustaf Geijer was a historian, philosopher, poet, political and social theorist all rolled into one. A professor of history at the Uppsala University, he had authored number of books and wrote music for many of his poems, chamber works, choirs etc.

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Gaspard Gourgaud
(Soldier)
Gaspard Gourgaud
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: July 25, 1852
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Guglielmo Pepe
(Italian Patriot and General)
Guglielmo Pepe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Squillace, Italy
Died: August 8, 1855

Guglielmo Pepe was an Italian patriot and general. He joined the army at an early age and went on to serve with distinction in several campaigns as part of Napoleon's army. After taking part in several battles, including the Battle of Tolentino and the Peninsular War, Guglielmo Pepe died in exile in Turin on 8 August 1855.

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John Heathcoat
(British Inventor of Lace-Making Machinery)
John Heathcoat
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Duffield, Derbyshire, England
Died: January 18, 1861

John Heathcoat was an English inventor who improved the construction of the warp-loom in order to produce better-looking mitts. In 1808, he invented the machine to produce an exact imitation of handmade pillow lace. It was by far the most complex and expensive textile apparatus.

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Jean Baptiste Julien d'Omalius d'Halloy
(Geologist)
Jean Baptiste Julien d'Omalius d'Halloy
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: January 15, 1875
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Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 28, 1851
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Julius Klaproth
(German Historian and Linguist Who Played an Important Role in Categorizing East Asian Studies as Scientific Disciplines)
Julius Klaproth
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Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 28, 1835

Julius Klaproth was a German historian, linguist, author, ethnographer, explorer, and orientalist. Along with Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, Klaproth played an important role in categorizing East Asian Studies as scientific disciplines. As an Asiatologist, Julius Klaproth was well-versed in several Asian languages, such as Sanskrit, Manchu, Mongolian, Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Chinese.

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John Claudius Loudon
(Scottish Landscape Gardener and Architect Who Was the First to Use the Term 'Arboretum' in Writing)
John Claudius Loudon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: December 14, 1843

Scottish gardener and landscape artist John Claudius Loudon was also an influential horticultural journalist who wrote extensively on gardens, parks, and home architecture. Known for introducing the Gardenesque style of décor and popularizing the concept of arboretum, he also penned the widely popular The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion.

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Charles Julien Brianchon
(French Mathematician Who Derived ‘Brianchon’s Theorem’)
Charles Julien Brianchon
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sèvres, France
Died: April 29, 1864

Known for his invaluable contribution to geometry, Charles Julien Brianchon laid down the Brianchon’s theorem. The French mathematician was a student of Gaspard Monge and had also been part of Napoleon’s artillery. He later moved away from math and began teaching at the Artillery School in Vincennes.

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Claude-Louis Mathieu
(French Mathematician and Astronomer Who Tried to Determine the Distance of the Stars)
Claude-Louis Mathieu
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mâcon, France
Died: March 5, 1875

Claude-Louis Mathieu was a French astronomer and mathematician. He worked at the Paris Observatory and also taught astronomy at the Collège de France. He was honored with the prestigious Lalande Prize in 1808 and 1815.

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John Gully
(British Politician and Boxer)
John Gully
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wick, England
Died: March 9, 1863
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James Biddle
(Naval officer)
James Biddle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 1, 1848