Birthdays in History in 1755

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  • Jan 7 Stephen Groombridge, Goudhurst Kent, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars)

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Jan 11 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • Feb 19 Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
  • Mar 12 Georges Couthon, French politician
  • Mar 24 Rufus King, framer of US constitution
  • Apr 1 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • Apr 10 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy
  • Apr 11 James Parkinson, English physician geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (d. 1824)
  • Apr 16 Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
  • Apr 27 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)
  • May 21 Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)

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Jun 6 Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War patriot, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.", born in Coventry, Connecticut, North American Colonies (d. 1776)

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
  • Jun 15 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
  • Jun 25 Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
  • Jun 30 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
  • Jul 6 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • Jul 22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • Aug 4 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)
  • Sep 4 Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
  • Sep 9 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (d. 1808)
  • Sep 13 Oliver Evans, pioneered high-pressure steam engine

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Sep 24 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • Oct 31 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist

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Nov 2 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Nov 12 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)
  • Nov 15 Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer

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Nov 17 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24), born in Versailles, France (d. 1824)

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • Dec 3 Gilbert Stuart, US, portrait painter (painted Washington)
  • Dec 27 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)