Famous People Born in 1741

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Jan 14 Benedict Arnold, US general turned traitor (American Revolutionary War), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1801)

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • Jan 27 Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)
  • Feb 8 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer
  • Feb 9 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
  • Feb 10 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer
  • Mar 13 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90) (d. 1790)
  • Mar 20 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
  • Mar 28 Johann Andre, composer
  • Apr 8 Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
  • Apr 14 Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)
  • Apr 15 Charles Willson Peale, American painter remembered for his portraits of leading figures of the American Revolution (George Washington), born in Chester, Province of Maryland (d. 1827)
  • Apr 17 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer
  • Apr 17 Samuel Chase, judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • May 10 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer
  • May 17 John Penn, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [OS=May 6]
  • May 23 Andrea Lucchesi, composer
  • May 29 Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer
  • Jun 11 Joseph Warren, American doctor and soldier (d. 1775)
  • Jun 19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • Jun 22 Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer
  • Jul 27 Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer
  • Aug 15 Thomas Norris, composer
  • Aug 23 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer, born in Albi, France (d. 1788)
  • Aug 25 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, born in Bischofswerda, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Aug 31 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, born in Freystadt, Germany (d. 1816)
  • Aug 31 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, born in Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1834)
  • Sep 11 Johann J Angel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark)
  • Sep 22 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist (Siberia/Krim)
  • Sep 25 Vaclav Pichl, Czech composer, born in Bechyně, Czech Republic (d. 1805)
  • Oct 18 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • Oct 30 Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss painter
  • Nov 2 Joan Derk van Capellen, leader of Neth Democratic Patriots
  • Nov 15 Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher
  • Nov 25 Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer
  • Nov 27 Jean-Pierre Duport, composer
  • Dec 8 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
  • Dec 10 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • Dec 30 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer
  • Dec 31 Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763)