On This Day

Famous People Born in 1747

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Abraham Louis-Breguet, French clock maker, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1823)
  • Jan 15 John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
  • Feb 3 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
  • Feb 17 Narciso Casanovas, composer
  • Feb 28 Justin Morgan, composer

Person of interestCasimir Pulaski

Mar 6 Casimir Pulaski, Polish military leader (called the father of American cavalry), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1779)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
  • Mar 31 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
  • 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)

Person of interestLeopold II

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

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 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, U.S. 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)
  • 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