Famous People Born in 1762

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
  • Jan 20 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
  • Jan 21 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
  • Jan 23 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
  • Feb 19 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer
  • Mar 7 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, director-general (East Indies Company)
  • Mar 24 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portuguese opera composer (Portogallo)
  • Mar 25 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer
  • Apr 4 Stephen Storace, English composer, born in London (d. 1796)
  • Apr 10 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, born in Bologna (d. 1834)
  • Apr 13 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1827)
  • Apr 13 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
  • Apr 14 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist
  • Apr 29 Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
  • May 19 Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
  • Jun 1 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)

  • Jun 24 Johann Paul Wessely, composer
  • Jul 4 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, born in Camaiore, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1843)
  • Jul 14 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • Jul 20 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d.1826)
  • Jul 21 William G.F. Bentinck, 3rd Count Bentinck and Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht
  • Aug 10 Santiago Ferrer, composer
  • Aug 12 King George IV of the United Kingdom (1820-30)
  • Sep 6 Theodorus F van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), born in Nijmegen, Dutch Republic (d. 1824)
  • Sep 11 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, born in Bothwell, Scotland (d. 1851)
  • Sep 16 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French senator, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1830)
  • Sep 24 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), born in Kings Sutton, England (d. 1850)
  • Oct 4 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, born in Villa S Pedro Pescador, Gerona (d. 1821)
  • Oct 12 Jan Willem Janssens, Dutch Governor-General of Cape colony and Dutch-Indies, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1838)
  • Oct 15 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, born in Boxford, Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • Oct 16 Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
  • Oct 21 Herman W Daendels, Dutch Brigadier-General and Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), born in Hattem, Gelderland, Dutch Republic (d. 1818)
  • Oct 23 Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
  • Oct 27 Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, Dutch count and Minister of Foreign affairs (1813-14), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • Oct 30 André Chénier, French poet killed during French Revolution, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1794)

Person of interestSpencer Perceval

Nov 1 Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1809-12), born in London (d. 1812)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • Nov 16 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • Nov 20 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)
  • Nov 29 Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)
  • Dec 26 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer