Birthdays in History in 1759

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  • Jan 5 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • Jan 17 Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/African American nationalist
  • Jan 21 Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot

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Jan 25 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)

  • Feb 15 Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)
  • Mar 22 Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
  • Apr 27 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)
  • May 1 Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor
  • May 6 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician
  • May 20 William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Washington, D.C.)
  • May 26 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley

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May 28 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), born in Hayes, Kent, England (d. 1806)

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • Jun 2 Jan Ekels, the Young, Dutch painter
  • Jun 8 Thomas Dunham Whitaker, British topographer, born in Rainham, Norfolk
  • Jun 21 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (d. 1817)
  • Jul 19 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)
  • Jul 24 Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21)

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Aug 24 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1833)

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • Sep 19 William Kirby, English entomologist (d. 1850)
  • Sep 26 Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen
  • Oct 4 Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)
  • Oct 13 Ecco Epkema, Dutch linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian)
  • Oct 20 Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (d. 1815)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 25 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1834)

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • Oct 25 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
  • Oct 26 Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice