Birthdays in History in 1776

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
  • Feb 11 Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
  • Feb 23 John Walter II, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47), born in London, England
  • Mar 10 Luise, Queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
  • Mar 16 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs

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Apr 1 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Sophie Germain
  • Apr 25 Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
  • Apr 26 Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
  • May 4 Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist
  • Jun 11 John Constable, England, landscape painter (Hay Wain)
  • Jul 13 Caroline of Baden, queen of Bavaria (d. 1841)

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Aug 9 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1856)

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Amedeo Avogadro
  • Aug 15 Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)
  • Nov 14 Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis
  • Dec 3 Johann Spurzheim, German neuroscientist (d. 1832)
  • Dec 16 Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)
  • Dec 27 Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)
  • Dec 29 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric