Famous People Born in 1755

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Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Stephen Groombridge, Goudhurst Kent, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars)

Person of interestAlexander Hamilton

Jan 11 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • Feb 3 Florido Tomeoni, composer
  • Feb 11 Albert Christoph Dies, composer
  • Feb 13 Francois Alexander Sallantin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1816)
  • Feb 19 Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
  • Mar 2 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
  • Mar 10 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
  • Mar 12 Georges Couthon, French politician
  • Mar 14 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • Mar 24 Rufus King, American politician and framer of US constitution, born in Scarborough, Massachusetts (d. 1827)
  • Apr 1 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • Apr 4 Vincenc Mašek, Bohemian composer, born in Zvíkovec, Czech Republic (d. 1831)
  • Apr 10 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, originator of homeopathy, born in Meissen, Dresden (d. 1843)
  • Apr 11 James Parkinson, English physician (First description of Parkinson's disease) and political activist, born in Shoreditch, London (d. 1824)
  • Apr 16 Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1842)
  • Apr 27 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (Parseval's theorem), born in Rosières-aux-Salines, France (d. 1836)
  • May 19 Gabriele Prota, composer
  • May 21 Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)
  • Jun 1 Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer

Person of interestNathan Hale

Jun 6 Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War patriot, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.", born in Coventry, Connecticut, North American Colonies (d. 1776)

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
  • Jun 15 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
  • Jun 25 Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia, born in Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1776)
  • Jun 30 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
  • Jul 5 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), born in Brecon, Wales (d. 1831)
  • Jul 6 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • Jul 22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • Jul 29 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in Strašice (d. 1815)
  • Aug 1 Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1818)
  • Aug 4 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, French painter and inventor (modern pencil), born in Aunou-sur-Orne, France (d. 1805)
  • Aug 8 Luigi Marchesi, composer
  • Aug 31 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, born in Perutz, Bohemia (d. 1822)
  • Sep 4 Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1810)
  • Sep 9 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (d. 1808)
  • Sep 13 Oliver Evans, American inventor who pioneered high-pressure steam engine, born in Newport, Delaware (d. 1819)

Person of interestJohn Marshall

Sep 24 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • Oct 31 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist, born in Zottergem, Belgium (d. 1846)

Person of interestMarie Antoinette

Nov 2 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Nov 12 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)
  • Nov 15 Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer

Person of interestLouis XVIII

Nov 17 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24), born in Versailles, France (d. 1824)

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • Dec 3 Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (painted Washington)
  • Dec 27 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)