Famous People Born in 1749

  • Jan 12 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
  • Jan 13 Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)
  • Jan 16 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • Jan 19 Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • Jan 29 King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • Feb 22 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
  • Mar 9 Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
  • Mar 10 Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
  • Mar 19 Princess Louisa Anne of Wales (d. 1768)
  • Mar 23 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
  • Mar 23 Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
  • Mar 24 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • Mar 26 William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)
  • Apr 13 Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
  • Apr 21 Johann Michael Malzat, composer
  • May 5 Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
  • May 15 Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • May 17 Edward Jenner, England, physician, discovered vaccination
  • Jun 15 George Joseph Vogler, composer
  • Jun 19 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
  • Jun 23 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, born in Haigerloch (d. 1810)
  • Jun 26 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
  • Aug 5 Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Aug 26 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer

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Aug 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Aug 31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • Sep 8 Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)

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Sep 19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), born in Amiens, France (d. 1822)

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • Oct 4 Jean-Louis Duport, composer
  • Nov 3 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Dec 17 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)
  • Dec 23 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer