Famous People Born in 1752

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Jan 1 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], American seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1836)

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • Jan 2 Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
  • Jan 19 James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
  • Jan 23 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
  • Jan 30 Joseph Matthias Kracher, composer
  • Jan 31 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
  • Feb 12 Josef Reicha, Czech composer
  • Feb 17 Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
  • Feb 20 Charles Broche, composer
  • Feb 25 John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
  • Mar 19 Jose Mauricio, composer
  • Mar 22 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer
  • Mar 29 Edward Jones, composer
  • Apr 4 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)
  • Apr 5 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
  • Apr 6 Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer
  • May 2 Ludwig August Lebrun, composer
  • May 3 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer
  • May 4 John Brooks, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • May 11 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • May 14 Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • May 14 Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)
  • Jun 13 Fanny Burney, England, author (Camille, Evelina)
  • Jun 16 Meingosus Gaelle, composer
  • Jul 7 Joseph-Marie Jacquard, invented programmable loom
  • Jul 27 Samuel Smith, American politician, Senator and Representative from Maryland, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d. 1839)
  • Aug 13 Marie Caroline of Austria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1814)
  • Aug 27 Herman Muntinghe, Dutch theologist (History of Mankind)
  • Sep 8 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • Sep 9 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer
  • Sep 18 Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
  • Sep 18 Johann Anton Sulzer, composer
  • Sep 21 Louise MC, countess of Albany
  • Sep 30 Justin Heinrich Knecht, composer
  • Oct 2 Samuel Story, Dutch admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • Oct 22 Ambrogio Minoja, composer
  • Nov 17 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 1841)
  • Nov 19 George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War
  • Nov 20 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)
  • Nov 25 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
  • Nov 29 Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (d. 1819)
  • Dec 3 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer
  • Dec 6 Gabriel Duvall, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1844)
  • Dec 27 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer