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 Emanuel Aloys Förster, Bohemian composer and music teacher, born in Niederstaina, Kingdom of Prussia (now Ścinawka Dolna, Poland) (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, social reformer and founder of modern utilitarianism, born in London (d. 1832)
  • Mar 5 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • Mar 5 William Shield, composer
  • Mar 8 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1806)
  • Mar 10 John Playfair, Scottish clergyman, geologist and mathematician, born in Benvie, Scotland (d. 1819)
  • 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)

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May 7 French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), born in Montauban, France

  • 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, German composer, born in DresdenSaxony (now Germany) (d. 1812)
  • 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 (The Marchioness of Huntly; The Nameless Lassie), music publisher (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), and clockmaker, born in Fochabers, Scotland (d. 1833)