Famous People Born in 1763

  • Jan 3 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • Jan 8 Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • Jan 20 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
  • Jan 24 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • Jan 26 Charles XIV [Jean Bernadotte], King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), Marshall of France, born in Pau, France (d. 1844)
  • Jan 29 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), born in Poserna, Saxony-Anhalt, (d. 1810)
  • Feb 1 Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • Feb 3 Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
  • Feb 9 Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
  • Feb 14 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1813)
  • Feb 20 Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer, born in České Budějovice Bohemia
  • Mar 6 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer
  • Mar 9 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1835)
  • Mar 13 Guillaume Brune, French marshal, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1815)
  • Mar 21 Jean Paul, German romantic writer (Titan), born in Wunsiedel, Franconia (d. 1825)
  • Apr 2 Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, Italian composer, born in Rovereto, Italy (d. 1842)
  • Apr 7 Domenico Dragonetti, composer
  • May 4 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, German composer, born in Steingaden, Germany (d. 1819)
  • May 7 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general and marshal of France, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1813)
  • May 8 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
  • May 11 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • May 16 Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)
  • May 21 Joseph Fouché, French statesman (d. 1820)
  • Jun 1 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • Jun 13 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, born in Santos, São Paulo (d. 1838)
  • Jun 14 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer
  • Jun 15 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)
  • Jun 20 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist
  • Jun 21 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, born in Sompuis, France (d. 1845)
  • Jun 23 Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14), born in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (d. 1814)
  • Jun 26 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, born in London (d. 1804)
  • Jul 2 Peter Ritter, German cellist and composer, born in Mannheim, Palatinate (d. 1809)
  • Jul 17 Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education

Person of interestJohn Jacob Astor

Jul 17 John Jacob Astor [Johann Jakob Astor] German-American businessman (first multi-millionaire in the United States), born in Walldorf, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1848)

Businessman John Jacob Astor
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John Jacob Astor
  • Jul 22 James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), born in Carlisle Pennsylvania (d. 1838)
  • Jul 30 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • Aug 8 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 2 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • Oct 12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • Oct 24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1839)
  • Oct 27 William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1840)
  • Nov 28 Matthaus Fischer, composer
  • Dec 23 John Davy, English composer, born at Creedy Bridge, Devon (d. 1824)
  • Dec 25 Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
  • Dec 28 John Molson, founded Montreal brewery (Molsons)
  • Dec 31 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)