Famous People Born in 1748

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  • Jan 1 Giovanni Furno, composer
  • Jan 9 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • Jan 22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • Jan 26 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
  • Feb 2 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • Feb 5 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
  • Feb 6 Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
  • Feb 9 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • Feb 15 Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
  • Mar 5 William Shield, composer
  • Mar 5 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • Mar 8 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic
  • Mar 10 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
  • Apr 7 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
  • Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
  • Apr 20 Georg Michael Telemann, composer
  • Apr 20 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer
  • Apr 27 Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (d. 1833)
  • Apr 28 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer
  • May 7 Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
  • May 16 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • Jun 30 Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
  • Jul 21 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer
  • Jul 31 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • Aug 3 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer
  • Aug 4 Maximilian Stadler, composer
  • Aug 6 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer
  • Aug 11 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • Aug 13 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
  • Aug 30 Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • Aug 31 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
  • Sep 14 Johann Paul Schulthesius, composer
  • Sep 17 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
  • Sep 24 Philipp Meissner, composer
  • Sep 28 Johann Michael Demmler, composer
  • Oct 7 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)
  • Oct 8 Franz Seydelmann, composer
  • Nov 1 Christoph Rheineck, composer
  • Nov 11 King Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819) Reigned 1788-1808
  • Nov 12 Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808)
  • Nov 23 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer
  • Dec 9 Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
  • Dec 16 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer
  • Dec 27 William Marshall, composer