Famous People Born in 1761

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  • Jan 17 James Hall, Scotland, geologist
  • Jan 20 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer
  • Jan 23 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • Jan 29 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
  • Feb 1 Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
  • Feb 16 Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • Feb 22 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer
  • Feb 22 Jacob Kimball, composer
  • Mar 6 Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)
  • Mar 23 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • Apr 20 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
  • May 3 August von Kotzebue, German dramatist (d. 1819)
  • May 13 Adrian Loosjes Pzn, publisher/writer (Mauritius Lijnslager)
  • May 16 John Opie, English painter, born in Trevellas, Cornwall (d. 1807)
  • Jun 3 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1842)
  • Jun 7 John Rennie, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)
  • Jun 13 Anton Wranitzky, composer
  • Jul 20 Joseph Lefebvre, composer
  • Jul 25 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
  • Aug 16 Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
  • Sep 4 Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer
  • Sep 12 Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer
  • Sep 14 Pavel Lambert Masek, composer
  • Sep 28 Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
  • Oct 3 Dirk earl van Hogendorp, general/Dutch minister of War [OS]
  • Oct 13 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War [NS]
  • Oct 15 Peter Gronland, composer
  • Oct 21 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general
  • Oct 22 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer
  • Oct 27 Matthew Baillie, Shotts Manse Lanarkshire, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793)
  • Oct 31 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary
  • Nov 1 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer
  • Nov 19 Joseph Supries, composer
  • Nov 20 Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)
  • Nov 21 Dorothy Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)
  • Nov 29 Fridolin Weber, composer

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Dec 1 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • Dec 11 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)
  • Dec 22 Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
  • Dec 24 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)
  • Dec 24 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • Dec 27 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russ minister of War