Famous People Born in 1741

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBenedict Arnold

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

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
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 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, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [OS=May 6]

  • May 23 Andrea Lucchesi, composer
  • May 29 Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer
  • Jun 11 Joseph Warren, American physician and soldier, born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1775)
  • Jun 19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • Jun 22 Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer
  • Jul 27 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1808)
  • Aug 15 Thomas Norris, composer
  • 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 painter
  • Nov 2 Joan Derk, Baron van der Capellen tot den Pol, Leader of democratic Patriots, born in Tiel, Netherlands (d. 1784)
  • Nov 15 Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher
  • 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)