On This Day

Famous People Born in 1756

  • Jan 4 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
  • Jan 22 Vincenzo Righini, composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan 27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (Figaro), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1791)

  • Jan 28 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
  • Jan 29 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General
  • Jan 30 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist & composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)

Aaron Burr

Feb 6 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1836)

  • Feb 9 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, born in Cítoliby, Czech Republic (d. 1785)
  • Feb 22 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • Feb 23 Joannes van der Linden, Dutch lawyer and judge (Ware Pleiter), born in Zuid-Scharwoude, North Holland (d. 1835)
  • Mar 3 William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • Mar 4 Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
  • Mar 5 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • Mar 18 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • Apr 7 Charles Felix, King of Sardina (1821-31)
  • Apr 8 Joseph Gehot, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1820)
  • Apr 13 Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, born in Hôtel de Condé, Paris (d. 1830)
  • Apr 17 Dheera Chinnamalai, Indian Polygar (governor) and freedom fighter, born in Melapalayam, Kongu Nadu (now Tamil, India) (d. 1805)
  • Apr 23 Alexander Reinagle, English-American composer, born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1809)
  • May 13 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer, and Chopin's first piano teacher, born in Mšeno, Bohemia (d. 1842)
  • May 23 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • May 27 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, born in Schwetzingen, Baden (d. 1825)
  • Jun 6 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1843)
  • Jun 8 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch politician, Mayor of Alkmaar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1823)
  • Jun 17 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1820)
  • Jun 20 Joseph Martin Kraus, German composer, born in Miltenberg am Main, Bavaria (d. 1792)
  • Jul 2 Christian Gottfried Körner, German lawyer, born in Leipzig (d. 1831)
  • Jul 4 William Rush, American sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1833)
  • Jul 14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter, cartoonist and etcher, born in London, England (d. 1827)
  • Aug 19 Anthony van Haersolte, Dutch politician and member of Executing Regime, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1830)
  • Aug 20 Bernardo Bittoni, Italian composer, born in Fabriano, Italy (d. 1829)
  • Aug 29 Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1845)
  • Aug 29 Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer, born in Żnin, Poland (d. 1830)
  • Sep 7 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (Disease of Scientists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)
  • Sep 8 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • Sep 21 John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder who created macadam road surface (asphalt), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1836)
  • Oct 2 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Dordrecht, Dutch Republic (d. 1815)
  • Oct 2 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, born in Benešov, Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • Oct 28 ALF [Gordon Shumway], fictional Melmacian Alien Life Form from the American sitcom "ALF"
  • Nov 4 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch merchant and ship owner, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1850)
  • Nov 27 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist and philosopher (Kant) (d. 1825)
  • Nov 30 Ernst Chladni, German physicist and musician (Estimating the speed of sound Chladni's law), born in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1827)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Anton Kunz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1830)
  • Dec 30 Paul Wranitzky [Pavel Vranicky], Moravian-Austrian composer, born in Neureisch (Nová Říše) in Habsburg Moravia (now Czechia) (d. 1808)