On This Day

Famous People Born in 1739

  • Jan 4 Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
  • Jan 19 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • Jan 25 Charles François Dumouriez, French general, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1823)
  • Feb 7 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • Feb 15 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
  • Mar 5 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • Mar 16 George Clymer, American merchant (signed US Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • Mar 19 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
  • Mar 20 Eligio Celestino, composer
  • May 12 Johann Baptist Wanhal [Jan Krtitel], Czech composer (d. 1813)
  • Jul 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, born in Wörlitz, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1796)

Person of interestGeorge Clinton

Jul 26 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1812)

US Vice President George Clinton
US Vice President
George Clinton
  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • Aug 27 Michel-Richard Delalande, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • Sep 7 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • Sep 13 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • Sep 17 John Rutledge, American 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, born in Charleston, South Carolina, British America (d. 1800)
  • Oct 27 Franz Ignaz Kaa, German composer, born in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1818)
  • Oct 30 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)
  • Nov 2 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)