Famous People Born in 1753

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  • Feb 5 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
  • Feb 6 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet
  • Feb 7 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)
  • Feb 12 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer
  • Feb 12 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • Feb 20 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • Mar 9 Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
  • Mar 26 Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
  • Apr 1 Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
  • Apr 28 Franz K Achard, German physicist
  • May 8 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence

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May 8 Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman, born in West Africa (d. 1784)

  • May 13 Lazare Carnot, French politician, engineer and mathematician known as the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Nolay, Côte-d'Or (d. 1823)
  • May 23 Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
  • May 24 Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • May 31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
  • Jun 8 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer
  • Jun 10 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • Jul 4 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
  • Jul 6 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, baptized
  • Jul 9 William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
  • Aug 1 Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
  • Aug 12 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • Aug 17 Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)
  • Aug 22 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
  • Sep 2 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
  • Sep 10 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
  • Sep 11 Friedrich August Baumbach, composer
  • Sep 29 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer
  • Oct 14 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer
  • Nov 3 August G Meissner, German author
  • Nov 3 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer
  • Nov 6 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1823)
  • Nov 6 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1802)
  • Nov 19 Stanislas Champein, composer
  • Nov 25 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer
  • Nov 30 Johann Baptist Schenk, composer
  • Dec 3 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
  • Dec 19 John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
  • Dec 22 Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
  • Dec 28 Johan Wikmanson, composer