Famous People Born In 1784

Discover the most famous people born in 1784. The list includes people like Zachary Taylor, Angelica Hamilton, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Leigh Hunt, Allan Cunningham and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, prime ministers, composers and emperors & kings born in 1784. This list includes people from England, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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Zachary Taylor
(12th President of the United States (1849-50))
Zachary Taylor
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Listed In: Presidents
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barboursville, Virginia, United States
Died: July 9, 1850
Zachary Taylor was the 12th U.S. president, from March 1849 till his death in July 1850, thus spending just 16 months in office. His heroism in the Mexican–American War had earned him the title of major general. A novice in political affairs, he was the last president who owned slaves.
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Angelica Hamilton
(Daughter of Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton)
Angelica Hamilton
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
Died: February 6, 1857

Angelica Hamilton was the daughter of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America. She is said to have suffered a mental breakdown in 1801 when her brother Philip was killed in a duel. It is said that she could never recover from the shock and the incident was the main reason for her lifelong mental health issues.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
(Politician)
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: October 18, 1865
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Leigh Hunt
(English Essayist, Poet & Critic)
Leigh Hunt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southgate, London, England
Died: August 28, 1859

Known for poems such as Abou Ben Adhem, 19th-century English poet, critic, and essayist Leigh Hunt had founded the newspaper The Examiner, with his brother. Apart from critiquing the politics, theater, and art of his time, he also criticized Prince Regent George, an act that put him behind bars briefly.

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Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1806 - 1826))
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: January 29, 1844

Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha reigned as the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld from 9 December 1806 to 12 November 1826. He oversaw the construction of many projects, including a court theatre, in Coburg. Ernest is also remembered for the educational, constitutional, and economic development of his territories.

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Jérôme Bonaparte
(King of Westphalia)
Jérôme Bonaparte
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: June 24, 1860
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William Buckland
(English Theologian, Palaeontologist, and Geologist Who Wrote the First Full Account of a Dinosaur Fossil)
William Buckland
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Axminster, Devon, England
Died: August 14, 1856

William Buckland was an English theologian, palaeontologist, and geologist. He is best remembered for his service as the Dean of Westminster. He is credited with writing the first full account of a dinosaur fossil, which he named Megalosaurus. William Buckland pioneered the usage of fossilized faeces to reconstruct ecosystems. Buckland was the recipient of the prestigious Copley Medal.

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Friedrich Bessel
(German Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, and Geodesist)
Friedrich Bessel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Germany
Died: March 17, 1846

Friedrich Bessel was a German mathematician, astronomer, geodesist, and physicist. He was the first astronomer to use the method of parallax in order to determine the distance of a star from the sun. Bessel was a much-respected figure during his time. He was honored with the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
(Swiss Traveller, Geographer and Orientalist)
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: October 15, 1817
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Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 24, 1803
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Moses Montefiore
(Financier)
Moses Montefiore
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 28, 1885
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Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily
(Princess)
Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily
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Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, Italy
Died: May 21, 1806
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Bagyidaw
(King)
Bagyidaw
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amarapura, Mandalay city, Myanmar
Died: October 15, 1846
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François Rude
(French Sculptor)
François Rude
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: November 3, 1855

François Rude was a French sculptor best remembered for sculpting the Departure of the Volunteers on the Arc de Triomphe, which is counted among the most prominent monuments in Paris. His work often expressed the transition from neo-classicism to romanticism. François Rude is also credited with mentoring Charles-Auguste Lebourg and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, who became prominent sculptors in their own right.

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Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet
(Official)
Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: September 19, 1854
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Allan Cunningham
(Poet, Author)
Allan Cunningham
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dalswinton, Scotland
Died: October 30, 1842

Allan Cunningham was a Scottish author and poet best remembered for his immense contribution to the London Magazine during its salad days in the 1820s. A prolific songwriter, Cunningham also contributed to Eugenius Roche's Literary Recreations. In addition to his poems and songs, Allan Cunningham also wrote novels and biographies of popular figures like Sir Joshua Reynolds and William Blake.

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Thomas Robert Bugeaud
(Marshal of France)
Thomas Robert Bugeaud
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: June 10, 1849
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Ferdinand VII of Spain
(Former King of Spain (1813 - 1833))
Ferdinand VII of Spain
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Died: September 29, 1833

Ferdinand VII of Spain reigned as the king of Spain during the 19th century. Widely regarded as despotic and incompetent, Ferdinand is often criticized by historians and scholars for having failed to disallow the disintegration of the Spanish territories in the Americas. Thus, he is often blamed for the termination of the Spanish rule in the Americas.

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Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
(Writer)
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: June 7, 1838
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Peter von Cornelius
(Painter)
Peter von Cornelius
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Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: March 6, 1867
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John Fielden
(Industrialist)
John Fielden
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Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Todmorden, England
Died: May 29, 1849
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Tom Molineaux
(Boxer)
Tom Molineaux
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: August 4, 1818
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Joseph Emerson Worcester
(Lexicographer)
Joseph Emerson Worcester
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Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 27, 1865
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Ferdinand Ries
(Composer)
Ferdinand Ries
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: January 13, 1838

Ferdinand Ries was a German composer best remembered for his association with Ludwig van Beethoven. He studied under Beethoven before going on to become his secretary. Ries is credited with helping Beethoven with the premieres of the latter's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies which were used in the Beethoven concert of 22 December 1808. 

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John Oxley
(Explorer)
John Oxley
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Westow, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 25, 1828
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Louise Lehzen
(Governess)
Louise Lehzen
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Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingdom of Hanover
Died: September 9, 1870
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Marie-Antoine Carême
(French Chef)
Marie-Antoine Carême
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Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 12, 1833
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George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
(Former British Prime Minister)
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
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Listed In: Prime Ministers
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: December 14, 1860
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Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker
(Classical philologist)
Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker
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Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grünberg, Germany
Died: December 17, 1868
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François-Joseph Fétis
(Belgian Musicologist)
François-Joseph Fétis
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mons, Belgium
Died: March 26, 1871

François-Joseph Fétis was a Belgian composer, musicologist, and teacher. He is also counted among the 19th century's most influential music critics. Apart from musicology, Fétis had a profound influence on music theory as well. As a writer, François-Joseph Fétis is also known for his massive compilation of biographical data which remains a prominent source of information today.

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Louis Spohr
(Former violinist, composer, and conductor whose compositions illustrate an early aspect of the Romantic period in German music)
Louis Spohr
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: October 22, 1859
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Richard Church
(Military officer)
Richard Church
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: March 20, 1873
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Nancy Lincoln
Nancy Lincoln
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Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia
Died: October 5, 1818
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Peter De Wint
(Artist)
Peter De Wint
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stone, England
Died: January 30, 1849
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Carlo Filangieri
(Soldier)
Carlo Filangieri
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cava de' Tirreni, Italy
Died: October 9, 1867
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Christopher Hansteen
(Norwegian Geophysicist, Astronomer and Physicist Best Known for His Mapping of 'Earth’s Magnetic Field')
Christopher Hansteen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: April 11, 1873

Christopher Hansteen was a Norwegian astronomer, physicist, and geophysicist. He is best remembered for his research on terrestrial magnetism and his mapping of the geomagnetic field. Christopher Hansteen also served as the director of the Norwegian Mapping Authority from 1817 to 1872.

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George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
(Governor)
George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beckenham, Kent, England
Died: January 1, 1849
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Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet
(Irish Geologist and Civil Engineer Who Completed the First Complete Geological Map of Ireland)
Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1878

The son of an Irish MP, Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet initially served the Irish Artillery but later devoted himself to mining and geology. Known as the father of Irish geology, he was the first to create a geological map of Ireland and also wrote a land valuation survey of the country.

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Ludwig Devrient
(Actor)
Ludwig Devrient
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 30, 1832
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Robert Hoe
(American Businesspeople)
Robert Hoe
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: January 4, 1833

First generation English emigrant Robert Hoe began his career with co-founding a printer’s equipment manufacturing unit called Smith, Hoe and Company, changing its name to R. Hoe & Company when upon the death of his partners he became its sole proprietor. A skilled technician, he improved upon existing printing press designs, successfully flooding the US market with his own products.  

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Rafael del Riego
(Spanish Military General Who Led the Liberal Triennium)
Rafael del Riego
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tuña, Spain
Died: November 7, 1823

Spanish military general Rafael del Riego led the Liberal Triennium in Spain. His early military career was spent fighting the French invading forces during the Peninsular War. His revolt against Ferdinand VII was against the king’s treatment of the army and his American campaign and restored the constitution for 3 years.

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Julie Guicciardi
(Countess)
Julie Guicciardi
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Przemyśl, Poland
Died: March 22, 1856
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Leo von Klenze
(Architect)
Leo von Klenze
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schladen, Germany
Died: January 26, 1864
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Peter Vivian Daniel
(Jurist)
Peter Vivian Daniel
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Died: May 31, 1860
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Anders Danielsson
(Swedish politician)
Anders Danielsson
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bondarp, Sweden
Died: April 22, 1839

Anders Danielsson was a Swedish politician and farmer. Best remembered for his strong will, Danielsson played an important role in almost all Riksdag meetings from early 1800s until his demise in 1839. Anders Danielsson also served as a representative of 27 districts.