Famous People Born In 1798

Discover the most famous people born in 1798. The list includes people like Auguste Comte, Eugène Delacroix, Pedro I of Brazil, Abigail Fillmore, Adam Mickiewicz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, explorers, poets and soldiers born in 1798. This list includes people from United States, France and many more countries.
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Auguste Comte
(French Philosopher and Founder of Sociology and Positivism )
Auguste Comte
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: September 5, 1857
Known as the pioneer of sociology and positivism, philosopher Auguste Comte had an elite schooling at the prestigious École Polytechnique. Though infamous for being egocentric, he was known for his dedication to society and social upliftment. He authored The Positive Philosophy and was influenced by Henri de Saint-Simon.
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Eugène Delacroix
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Maurice, France
Died: August 13, 1863

Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who is widely regarded as the patriarch of the French Romantic school. As a muralist and painter, Delacroix's study of the optical effects of color inspired the work of the Impressionists. In fact, his work inspired a generation of impressionists.

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Pedro I of Brazil
(Former Emperor of Brazil (1822 - 1831))
Pedro I of Brazil
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queluz, Portugal
Died: September 24, 1834

Pedro I of Brazil was the founder of the Empire of Brazil and reigned as its emperor from 1822 to 1831. He also ruled over Portugal before abdicating the throne in favor of Dona Maria II. He is credited with spreading the liberal ideals that enabled Portugal and Brazil to move to representative forms of government from absolutist regimes.

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Adam Mickiewicz
(Best Known as One of Poland's 'Three Bards' & A Primary Figure in European Romanticism)
Adam Mickiewicz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zavosse, Belarus
Died: November 26, 1855

Adam Mickiewicz was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, and political activist. He was a major figure in Polish Romanticism and considered one of Poland's "Three Bards." He has long been regarded as Poland's national poet and is often compared to Byron and Goethe. The vast majority of his work is available only in Polish and has been reprinted numerous times. 

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Giacomo Leopardi
(One of the Most Radical and Challenging Thinkers of the 19th Century)
Giacomo Leopardi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: June 14, 1837

Giacomo Leopardi was one of the greatest lyric poets of the 19th century. Born into a noble family, he mastered several languages and wrote many works by 16, in spite of suffering from a cerebrospinal ailment. Remembered for his iconic works such as A Silvia, he died during a cholera epidemic.

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Jules Michelet
(French Historian and Writer)
Jules Michelet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 9, 1874

Jules Michelet was a French author and historian best remembered for his work on the history and culture of France. Jules Michelet is credited with defining the term renaissance, which was originally used by Italian historian and painter Giorgio Vasari in 1550. The term is currently used to identify the period that followed the Middle Ages in Europe's cultural history.

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Thomas Hodgkin
(Former Physician best known for the first account of Hodgkin's disease, a form of lymphoma and blood disease, in 1832)
Thomas Hodgkin
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Listed In: Pathologists
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentonville, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Died: April 5, 1866
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Abigail Fillmore
(First Lady of America)
Abigail Fillmore
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saratoga County
Died: March 30, 1853
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Alexandra Feodorovna
(Former Empress Consort of Russia (1825 - 1855))
Alexandra Feodorovna
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: November 1, 1860

Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova was the daughter of Frederick William III, King of Prussia, and Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She had a difficult childhood and lost her mother when she was just 12. She married Nicholas I, who later reigned as Emperor of Russia. The couple had a happy marriage that lasted till Nicholas’ death in 1855. 

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Mirabeau B. Lamar
(Politician)
Mirabeau B. Lamar
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Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Georgia, United States
Died: December 19, 1859
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Charles Albert of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Albert of Sardinia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 28, 1849
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Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Baronet
(Brewer)
Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 19, 1868
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Andries Pretorius
(Explorer)
Andries Pretorius
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet
Died: July 23, 1853

Boer leader Andries Pretorius was a chief force behind the creation of the South African Republic. He not only led the Great Trek from British-occupied Cape Colony but also defeated thousands of Zulus in the Battle of Blood. His negotiations with the British led to the Sand River Convention.

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George Moses Horton
(Poet)
George Moses Horton
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Northampton, North Carolina
Died: 1884 AD
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Marie Dorval
(Actress)
Marie Dorval
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lorient, France
Died: May 20, 1849
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Théodore Guérin
(Saint)
Théodore Guérin
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Étables-sur-Mer, France
Died: May 14, 1856
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Albert Barnes
(Theologian)
Albert Barnes
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 1870
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Alexander McDonnell
(Chess player)
Alexander McDonnell
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Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: September 15, 1835
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Elisabeth Dieudonné Vincent
(Businesswoman)
Elisabeth Dieudonné Vincent
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Listed In: Business Women
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Jeremie, Haiti
Died: November 29, 1883
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Allan MacNab
(Politician)
Allan MacNab
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Died: August 8, 1862
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Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera
(4th President of the United States of Colombia (1866 - 1867))
Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popayán, Colombia
Died: October 7, 1878
Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera was a Colombian statesman, diplomat, and soldier. A multi-talented personality, Mosquera was also a geographer, mathematician, and historian who wrote extensively on these subjects. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera is best remembered for his service as the President of the United States of Colombia on three occasions between 1863 and 1867.
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Alonzo Morphy
(Lawyer)
Alonzo Morphy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 22, 1856
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Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia
(Aristocrat)
Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia
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Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russian
Died: September 9, 1849
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William Ewart
(British politician)
William Ewart
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Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: January 23, 1869
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Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
(Prince)
Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
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Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 11, 1869
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James Beckwourth
(American Mountain Man, Fur Trader, and Explorer)
James Beckwourth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 29, 1867

Born to a white man and a mulatto slave woman, Jim Beckwourth was practically born into slavery. While he looked like an American Indian, he was known as a “free Negro” after being released. Known as Bloody Arm, he is credited with exploring the Beckwourth Pass.

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Karl Georg Christian von Staudt
(Mathematician)
Karl Georg Christian von Staudt
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Died: June 1, 1867
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi
(Artist)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: April 14, 1861

Nineteenth-century Japanese painter and printmaker Utagawa Kuniyoshi was one of the major figures behind the ukiyo-e style of woodwork. Born to a silk-dyer, he had started as a print designer. While he initially specialized in warrior prints, he later also worked on landscapes, such as the series Famous Sights of Edo.

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Alexander Dyce
(Literary Historian)
Alexander Dyce
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Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 15, 1869
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Eduard von Feuchtersleben
(Writer)
Eduard von Feuchtersleben
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Listed In: Mining Engineers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1857 AD
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Karl von Holtei
(Poet)
Karl von Holtei
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: February 12, 1880
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Robert Pollok
(Writer, Poet)
Robert Pollok
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Renfrewshire
Died: September 15, 1827
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Levi Coffin
(Abolitionist)
Levi Coffin
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Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina
Died: September 16, 1877
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Charles Wilkes
(Naval Officer)
Charles Wilkes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 8, 1877
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Alexander Gorchakov
(Russian Statesman and Diplomat)
Alexander Gorchakov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haapsalu, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Died: March 11, 1883
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Anson Jones
(Politician)
Anson Jones
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Great Barrington
Died: January 9, 1858
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John Adams Dix
(Governor)
John Adams Dix
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 21, 1879
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James Murray Mason
(Senator)
James Murray Mason
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Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 28, 1871
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Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
(Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1871 – 1872, 1862 - 1866, 1849 - 1853))
Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: June 4, 1872

One of the most significant 19th-century politicians from the Netherlands, Johan Rudolf Thorbecke led the country as its prime minister. The Liberal Party politician began his career as a lecturer. As a prime minister, he encouraged free trade by abolishing excise duties and built many new canals.

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Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Berry
(Princess)
Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Berry
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Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, Italy
Died: April 16, 1870
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Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud
(French Soldier)
Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1854
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August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
(Poet)
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fallersleben, Wolfsburg, Germany
Died: January 19, 1874
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Biddy Early
(Herbalist)
Biddy Early
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Clare, Ireland
Died: 1874 AD
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František Palacký
(A Leading Figure of the 'Czech National Revival' -Revered as the 'Father of the Nation')
František Palacký
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Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hodslavice, Czechia
Died: May 26, 1876

Czech historian-politician František Palacký, called Father of the Nation, was an influential figure of Czech National Revival. He established the Czech publishing house and cultural institution Matice česká, and was involved in founding the Czech National Museum. He is known for his capital work History of the Czech Nation in Bohemia and Moravia and his federalist concept of Austro-Slavism.

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Armand Dufaure
(Politician)
Armand Dufaure
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Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saujon, France
Died: June 28, 1881
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Massimo d'Azeglio
(Statesman)
Massimo d'Azeglio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 15, 1866
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Georg Friedrich Puchta
(Jurist)
Georg Friedrich Puchta
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cadolzburg, Germany
Died: January 8, 1846
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Friedrich Eduard Beneke
(Psychologist)
Friedrich Eduard Beneke
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Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 1, 1854
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Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui
(French Economist)
Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: January 28, 1854

French economist Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui is remembered for his liberalism and for his pathbreaking work History of Political Economy in Europe. He was born to a politician and began his career as an educator. He later chaired the political economy department of Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers.

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Isaac da Costa
(Dutch Poet)
Isaac da Costa
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 28, 1860

Isaäc da Costa was a Jewish poet best known for his association with the famous Dutch poet Bilderdijk. Da Costa is widely regarded as Bilderdijk's successor among Dutch poets. Apart from his 53 shorter and longer poems, Isaäc da Costa also wrote on theological subjects.