Famous People Born In 1785

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Discover the most famous people born in 1785. The list includes people like John James Audubon, Lady Caroline Lamb, Mahmud II, Thomas De Quincey, Louis XVII of France and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, educators and composers born in 1785. This list includes people from England, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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John James Audubon
(Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist)
John James Audubon
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Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Les Cayes
Died: January 27, 1851
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Mahmud II
(Sultan of Ottoman Empire)
Mahmud II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: July 1, 1839
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Jacob Grimm
(Discoverer of ‘Grimm’s Law of Linguistics' and Co-author of the Largest German Dictionary 'Deutsches Wörterbuch')
Jacob Grimm
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Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: September 20, 1863
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Lady Caroline Lamb
(Aristocrat and Novelist Best Known for Her Gothic Novel ‘Glenarvon’)
Lady Caroline Lamb
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 25, 1828
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Oliver Hazard Perry
(Former U.S. naval officer who became a national hero when he defeated a British squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812)
Oliver Hazard Perry
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Died: August 23, 1819
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Karl Drais
(Inventor, Forester)
Karl Drais
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: December 10, 1851
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Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: August 27, 1851
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David Wilkie
(Painter)
David Wilkie
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cults, Scotland
Died: June 1, 1841
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Gesche Gottfried
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Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: April 21, 1831
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Shah Shujah Durrani
(Emir of the Durrani Empire)
Shah Shujah Durrani
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: April 5, 1842
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Louis XVII
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: June 8, 1795
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Lin Zexu
(Official)
Lin Zexu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fuzhou, China
Died: November 22, 1850
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Thomas De Quincey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: December 8, 1859
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William Beaumont
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 25, 1853
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Thomas Love Peacock
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weymouth, England
Died: January 23, 1866
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John McLean
(Jurist and politician)
John McLean
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 4, 1861
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Seth Thomas
(Clockmaker)
Seth Thomas
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 29, 1859
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William Jackson Hooker
(British Botanist and Botanical Illustrator Best Known for Expanding and Developing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew)
William Jackson Hooker
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: August 12, 1865
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Charles Joseph, comte de Flahaut
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 1, 1870
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William Prout
(Chemist)
William Prout
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horton, England
Died: April 9, 1850
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Florestan, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 20, 1856
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Claude-Louis Navier
(physicist, economist, mathematician, engineer of roads and bridges)
Claude-Louis Navier
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Burlada
Died: August 21, 1836
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Zwangendaba
(African king)
Zwangendaba
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Not known
Died: 1848 AD
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Pierre Louis Dulong
(French Physicist and Chemist Who Helped Formulate the 'Dulong–Petit Law' of Specific Heats)
Pierre Louis Dulong
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: July 19, 1838
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Friedrich Kalkbrenner
(First Pianist to Introduce Long and Rapid Octave Passages in Both Hands)
Friedrich Kalkbrenner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: near Kassel, Germany
Died: June 10, 1849
Prince Paul of Württemberg
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Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 16, 1852
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Jean Charles Athanase Peltier
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ham, France
Died: October 27, 1845
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Henry Miller Shreve
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6, 1851
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Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany
Died: December 5, 1860
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Edward Bransfield
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ballinacurra, County Cork, Ireland
Died: October 31, 1852
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August Immanuel Bekker
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 7, 1871
Hans Karl von Diebitsch
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wielka Lipa, Poland
Died: June 10, 1831
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Diponegoro
(Prince)
Diponegoro
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Died: January 8, 1855
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Alessandro Manzoni
(Poet, Novelist and Philosopher.)
Alessandro Manzoni
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: May 22, 1873
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Jean-Louis Michel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saint-Domingue
Died: 1865 AD
William Francis Patrick Napier
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland
Died: February 12, 1860
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James Pollard Espy
(Meteorologist)
James Pollard Espy
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Listed In: Meteorologists
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westmorland County, Canada
Died: January 24, 1860
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Thomas Barnes
(Journalist)
Thomas Barnes
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Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 7, 1841
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 4, 1879
Étienne Constantin de Gerlache
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgium
Died: February 10, 1871
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Bettina von Arnim
(Former Writer most famously wrote the 1835 work, Goethes Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde (Goethe's correspondence with a child))
Bettina von Arnim
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: January 20, 1859
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Jonker Afrikaner
(Politician)
Jonker Afrikaner
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: August 18, 1861
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Adam Sedgwick
(Geologist)
Adam Sedgwick
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Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dent
Died: January 27, 1873
Alphonse Bérenger de la Drôme
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valence, France
Died: March 1, 1866
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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
(Former Governor-General of India)
Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wrotham, England
Died: September 24, 1856
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José Miguel Carrera
(Chilean General & One of the Founding Fathers of the Nation)
José Miguel Carrera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chile
Died: September 4, 1821
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Dorothea Lieven
(Diplomat)
Dorothea Lieven
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: January 27, 1857
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Peter Cartwright
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst County, Virginia, United States
Died: September 25, 1872
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Charles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe
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Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: September 5, 1846
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Victor de Broglie
(Politician)
Victor de Broglie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 25, 1870