On This Day

Famous People Born in 1748

  • Jan 1 Giovanni Furno, composer
  • Jan 9 Stefan Paluselli, Austrian choirmaster, composer, and monk, born in Kurtatsch, South Tyrol (d. 1805)
  • Jan 22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • Jan 26 Emmanuel Aloys Förster, Bohemian composer and music teacher, born in Niederstaina, Saxony (d. 1823)
  • Feb 2 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • Feb 5 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Beethoven, born in Shimnitz, Saxony (d. 1798)
  • Feb 6 Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher & founder of the Order of the Illuminati, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)
  • Feb 9 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • Feb 15 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher/originator (Utilitarian), born in London, England
  • Mar 5 William Shield, composer
  • Mar 5 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • Mar 8 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1806)
  • Mar 10 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
  • Apr 7 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
  • Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), born in Lyon, France (d. 1836)
  • Apr 20 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, born in Plön, Germany (d. 1831)

  • Apr 20 Guillaume Albert Teniers, Flemish composer, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1820)
  • Apr 27 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, born in Smyrna, Anatolia (d. 1833)
  • Apr 28 Lorenz Justinian Ott, German composer, born in Dietfurt, Germany (d. 1805)

Person of interestOlympe de Gouges

May 7 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), born in Montauban, France (d. 1793)

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • May 16 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
  • Jun 30 Jean-Dominique, comte de Cassini, French astronomer, born in Paris (d. 1845)
  • Jul 21 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, born in Saint Cloud, Paris (d. 1782)
  • Jul 31 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • Aug 3 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1797)
  • Aug 4 Maximilian Stadler, Austrian pianist and composer and Benedictine monk, born in Melk, Austria (d. 1833)
  • Aug 6 Bernhard Haltenberger, German composer, born in Schongau, Bavaria (d. 1780)
  • Aug 11 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • Aug 13 Pieter L. van de Kasteele, Dutch politician and patriot, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1810)
  • Aug 30 Jacques-Louis David, French Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat), born in Paris (d. 1825)
  • Aug 31 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1820)
  • Sep 14 Johann Paul Schulthesius, German composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1816)
  • Sep 17 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
  • Sep 24 Philipp Meissner, German composer, born in Burgpreppach, Bavaria (d. 1816)
  • Sep 28 Johann Michael Demmler, German composer, born in Hiltenfingen, Swabia, Germany (d. 1785)
  • Oct 7 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)
  • Oct 8 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1806)
  • Nov 1 Christoph Rheineck, German composer, born in Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1797)
  • Nov 11 Carlos IV (English: Charles], King of Spain (1788-1808), born in Portici, Italy (d. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Etienne Joseph Floquet, French opera composer, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1785)
  • Dec 9 Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, born in Talloires, Savoy, France (d. 1822)
  • Dec 16 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, Flemish harpsichordist, organist and composer, baptized in Brussels (d. 1809)
  • Dec 27 William Marshall, Scottish fiddle composer (strathspeys The Marchioness of Huntly), born in Fochabers, Scotland (d. 1833)