Famous People Born in 1740

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • Feb 7 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • Feb 12 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, born in VilĂ©mov (d. 1817)
  • Feb 15 Ernst Eichner, composer
  • Feb 16 Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
  • Feb 17 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist
  • Mar 6 Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • Mar 19 Johann Georg Roser, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist
  • Mar 24 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • Apr 2 Armand-Gaston Camus, French Chairman of Council of 500), born in Paris (d. 1804)
  • Apr 4 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer

Person of interestHaym Salomon

Apr 7 Haym Salomon, Polish-born American broker who helped finance the American Revolution, born in Leszno, Poland (d. 1785)

Financier Haym Salomon
Financier
Haym Salomon
  • Apr 18 Francis Baring, banker/merchant
  • May 2 Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and patriot, President of the Continental Congress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1821)
  • May 7 Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)

  • May 9 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville)

Person of interestMarquis de Sade

Jun 2 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name., born in Paris, France

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • Jun 8 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, born in Quinzano d'Oglio, Italy (d. 1809)
  • Jun 11 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • Jun 18 Karel van Poucke, Flemish sculptor
  • Jun 21 Hendrik van Wijn, Dutch histrorian and archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1831)
  • Jul 27 Jeanne BarĂ©, French explorer, born in Loire Valley, France (d. 1803)
  • Aug 10 Samuel Arnold, composer
  • Aug 14 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
  • Aug 15 Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • Aug 23 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1764)
  • Aug 26 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French aeronaut (ballooning)
  • Sep 7 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1814)
  • Sep 12 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), born in Hilchenbach, Germany (d. 1817)
  • Sep 23 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)
  • Oct 8 Michel-Julien Mathieu, French composer, born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1777)
  • Oct 14 Joannes Siberg, Dutch Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1801-05), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1817)
  • Oct 20 Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Three Women), born at Castle Zuylen near Utrecht (d. 1805)
  • Oct 26 Ernest Louis Muller, composer
  • Oct 29 James Boswell, Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson and diarist, born in Edinburgh (d. 1795)
  • Oct 31 William Paca, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Abingdon, Maryland (d. 1799)
  • Nov 4 Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn "Rock of Ages" (d. 1778)
  • Nov 14 Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven's father and first teacher (d. 1792)
  • Nov 24 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • Dec 13 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
  • Dec 30 Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Wales (d. 1759)