Famous People Born in 1736

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Jan 19 James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1819)

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt
  • Jan 19 Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
  • Jan 25 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Turin, Italy, mathematician and astronomer
  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer

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Feb 29 Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England (d. 1784)

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee
  • Mar 23 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 1785)
  • May 24 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer

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May 29 Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, born in Studley, Colony of Virginia, British America (d. 1799)

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • Jun 5 Corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp
  • Jun 7 Karl Frieberth, composer
  • Jun 13 Henryk Klein, composer
  • Jun 14 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)
  • Jul 10 Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1807)
  • Aug 15 Johann Christoph Kellner, composer
  • Aug 26 Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
  • Sep 4 Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer
  • Sep 8 Bernardo Ottani, composer
  • Sep 10 Carter Braxton, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Sep 15 Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)
  • Sep 16 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
  • Nov 3 Christian Brunings, Dutch hydraulic engineer
  • Nov 11 Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver
  • Nov 18 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer
  • Nov 26 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)