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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), born in Montauban, France (d. 1793)

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • May 16 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • Jun 30 Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
  • Jul 21 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, born in Saint Cloud, Paris (d. 1782)
  • 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, French Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat), born in Paris (d. 1825)
  • Aug 31 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1820)
  • 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, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 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