On This Day

Famous People Born in September 1737

  • Sep 5 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Sep 7 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1798)
  • Sep 14 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, born in Rohrau, Austria (d. 1806)
  • Sep 19 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, born in Annapolis, Province of Maryland, British America (d. 1832)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

Sep 21 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson