Famous People Born in 1758

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  • Jan 24 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer
  • Feb 4 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • Feb 7 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
  • Feb 12 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer
  • Feb 17 John Pinkerton, Scottish historian
  • Mar 9 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology)
  • Mar 12 Leopold earl of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician [or March 22]
  • Mar 26 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer
  • Apr 4 John Hoppner, portrait painter
  • Apr 4 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, born in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire (d. 1823)

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Apr 28 James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-25), born in Monroe Hall, Virginia (d. 1831)

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Apr 29 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820).
  • May 6 Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)
  • May 17 John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (d. 1839)
  • Jun 2 Cornelis R T Krayenhoff, Dutch fortress engineer/cartographer
  • Jun 18 Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch jurist/patriot
  • Jul 25 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • Jul 29 Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
  • Aug 9 Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer
  • Aug 14 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
  • Aug 24 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794)
  • Aug 25 Franz Teyber, composer
  • Sep 1 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant
  • Sep 10 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • Sep 21 Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
  • Sep 26 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires.

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Sep 29 Horatio Nelson, British admiral and hero of Trafalgar, born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk (d. 1805)

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Oct 5 Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • Oct 7 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
  • Oct 11 Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta)

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Oct 16 Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • Oct 26 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer
  • Nov 7 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker/politician
  • Nov 16 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • Dec 3 Josef Gelinek, composer
  • Dec 11 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
  • Dec 20 Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer
  • Dec 23 Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York