On This Day

Famous People Born in 1741

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBenedict Arnold

Jan 14 Benedict Arnold, American general and turncoat (American Revolutionary War), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1801)

US General and Turncoat Benedict Arnold
US General and Turncoat
Benedict Arnold
  • Jan 27 Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)
  • Feb 8 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer
  • Feb 9 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
  • Feb 10 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer
  • Mar 13 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90), born in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1790)
  • Mar 20 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
  • Mar 28 Johann Andre, German composer, born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1799)
  • Apr 10 Basílio da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai), born in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Colony of Brazil (d. 1795)
  • Apr 14 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1762)
  • Apr 15 Charles Willson Peale, American painter remembered for his portraits of leading figures of the American Revolution (George Washington), born in Chester, Province of Maryland (d. 1827)
  • Apr 17 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, born in Blasewitz, Dresden, Germany (d. 1801)
  • Apr 17 Samuel Chase, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Somerset County, Maryland (d. 1811)
  • May 5 John Archer, American Congressman who received the 1st medical diploma issued on US continent (1768), born near Churchville, Maryland (d. 1810)
  • May 10 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer
  • May 17 John Penn, American attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1788)

  • May 23 Andrea Lucchesi, Italian composer, born in Motta di Livenza, Italy (d. 1801)
  • May 29 Johann Gottfried Krebs, German composer, born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1814)
  • Jun 11 Joseph Warren, American physician and soldier, born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1775)
  • Jun 19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, born in Amsterdam (d. 1816)
  • Jun 22 Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer
  • Jul 27 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1808)
  • Aug 15 Thomas Norris, English composer (d. 1790)
  • Aug 23 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer, born in Albi, France (d. 1788)
  • Aug 25 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, born in Bischofswerda, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Aug 31 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, born in Freystadt, Germany (d. 1816)
  • Aug 31 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, born in Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1834)
  • Sep 11 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), born in Parchim, Germany (d. 1802)
  • Sep 22 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist (Siberia/Krim)
  • Sep 25 Vaclav Pichl, Czech composer, born in Bechyně, Czech Republic (d. 1805)
  • Oct 18 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • Oct 30 Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss Neoclassical painter, born in Chur, League of God's House (now Switzerland) (d. 1807)
  • Nov 2 Joan Derk, Baron van der Capellen tot den Pol, Leader of democratic Patriots, born in Tiel, Netherlands (d. 1784)
  • Nov 15 Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss writer, philosopher and founder of physiognomics, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1801)
  • Nov 25 Johann Christian Frischmuth, German composer, born in Schwabhausen, Germany (d. 1790)
  • Nov 27 Jean-Pierre Duport, composer
  • Dec 8 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
  • Dec 10 Aagje Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands (d. 1804)
  • Dec 30 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer
  • Dec 31 Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1763)