Famous People Born in 1745

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne (1745-1796)

Jan 1 American military leader (Legion of the United States), born in Easttown Township, Province of Pennsylvania

  • Jan 6 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor and pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon), born in Annonay, France (d. 1799)
  • Jan 7 Johann Christian Fabricius, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species), born in Tønder, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1808)
  • Jan 9 Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • Jan 17 Nicolas Roze, French composer, born in Mercurey, France (d. 1819)
  • Jan 23 William Jessop, English canal engineer, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom (d. 1814)

Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta (1745-1827)

Feb 18 Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy

  • Feb 20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • Feb 20 Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, composer, conductor, and musical promoter (Hadyn), baptized in Bonn, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Feb 22 João de Sousa Carvalho, Portuguese composer and music teacher to the royal family, born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1798)
  • Feb 27 Silverius Muller, Austrian composer, priest, and educator, born in Oberhöflein, Holy Roman Empire (now Austria) (d. 1812)
  • Mar 10 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
  • Mar 16 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1833)
  • Mar 17 Nicolas Séjan, French organist and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1819)
  • Mar 25 Nicolas Etienne Framery, French composer and lyricist, born in Rouen, France (d. 1810)
  • Apr 7 Georg Druschetzky [Jiří Družecký], Czech composer, oboist, and timpanist, born in Jemníky, Lands of the Bohemian Crown (now Czech Republic) (d. 1819)
  • Apr 20 Philippe Pinel, French physician (the father of modern psychiatry), born in Jonquières, France (d. 1826)
  • Apr 29 Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800), born in Windsor, Connecticut, British America (d. 1807)
  • May 8 Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1801)
  • Jun 8 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, born in Vestby, Norway (d. 1818)
  • Jun 27 Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer, born in Vinařice, Czech Republic (d. 1801)
  • Jul 13 Robert Calder, British naval officer, born in Kent, England (d. 1818)
  • Jul 28 Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Baltic German courtier, general and military governor of St Petersburg, born in Palmse, Estonia (d. 1826)
  • Aug 18 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, Bohemian composer, born in Litoměřice (d. 1807)
  • Aug 26 François Guichard, French guitarist and composer, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1807)
  • Sep 16 Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (Battle of Borodino), born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1813)
  • Sep 23 John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
  • Nov 24 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Palace of San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain (d. 1792)
  • Nov 27 Boniface Stoeckl, German composer, born in Pilsting, Germany (d. 1784)

John JayJohn Jay (1745-1829)

Dec 12 US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, born in NYC, New York

  • Dec 24 Benjamin Rush, American physician & politician (signed the Declaration of Independence), born in Byberry, Philadelphia (d. 1813)