On This Day

Famous People Born in 1747

  • Jan 10 Abraham Louis-Breguet, French clock maker, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1823)
  • Jan 15 John Aikin, English doctor and writer, born in Kibworth Harcourt, United Kingdom (d. 1822)
  • Feb 3 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
  • Feb 17 Narciso Casanovas, Spanish keyboard player, composer, and Benedictine monk, born in Sabadell, Spain (d. 1799)
  • Feb 28 Justin Morgan, American composer and horse breeder, born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1798)

Casimir Pulaski

Mar 6 Casimir Pulaski, Polish Military Leader, known as "the father of American cavalry', born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1779) [some source give date as March 4]

  • Mar 31 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (The Moon Has Risen), born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1800)
  • Apr 13 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, born in Château de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1793)
  • Apr 23 Abbé Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, French composer and painter, born in Paris (d. 1828)

Leopold II

May 5 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1765-90) and Holy Roman Emperor (1790-92), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1792)

  • Jun 24 Johann Melchior Dreyer, German composer, born in Röttingen, Württemberg (d. 1824)
  • Jun 26 Leopold Koželuch, Czech composer, born in Velvary, Czech Republic (d. 1818)
  • Jul 6 Coelestin Jungbauer, German composer, born in Grattersdorf, Bavaria (d. 1823)
  • Jul 6 John Paul Jones, Scottish-American naval captain and the United States first well-known naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight"), born in Arbigland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (d. 1792)
  • Jul 30 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1832)
  • Aug 13 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, Flemish composer, born in Brussels (d. 1830)
  • Sep 14 José Joaquim dos Santos, Portuguese organist and composer, born in Obidos, Portugal (d. 1801)
  • Oct 8 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, German composer (d. 1819)
  • Oct 8 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, born in Colmar, France (d. 1807)
  • Oct 11 Marian Paradeiser, Austrian composer, born in Riedenthal, Austria (d. 1775)
  • Nov 24 Felice Alessandri, composer