Famous People Born in 1750

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  • Jan 1 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (d. 1801)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
  • Jan 11 Johann Jakob Walder, composer
  • Jan 24 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician/patriot/journalist
  • Jan 25 Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer
  • Jan 31 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • Feb 10 Stanislao Mattei, composer
  • Feb 28 Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
  • Mar 5 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • Mar 16 Caroline Herschel, pioneering female astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
  • Mar 23 Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer
  • Mar 28 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas
  • Mar 30 John Stafford Smith, composer
  • Apr 17 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (d. 1828)
  • Apr 24 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician
  • Apr 28 Paul Ignaz Kurzinger, composer
  • May 2 John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
  • May 8 Elias Mann, American composer, born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • May 20 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
  • Jun 3 Frederic Thieme, composer
  • Jun 17 Michel Woldemar, composer
  • Jun 21 Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist (d. 1818)
  • Jun 23 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
  • Jul 19 Alessio Prati, composer
  • Jul 25 Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
  • Jul 28 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • Aug 10 Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer

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Aug 18 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tatare), born in Legnago, Republic of Venice (d. 1825)

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  • Aug 24 Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1836)
  • Sep 2 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, born in Kalmar (d. 1842)
  • Sep 5 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)
  • Sep 18 Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)
  • Sep 26 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
  • Oct 31 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
  • Nov 7 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)
  • Nov 20 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
  • Nov 27 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer
  • Dec 3 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer
  • Dec 10 Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
  • Dec 23 Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)
  • Dec 25 John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer