On This Day

Famous People Born in 1765

  • Mar 4 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • Mar 6 Jan Kops, Dutch agronomist/vicar
  • Mar 7 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
  • Mar 18 David H Chasse, Dutch baron/general (fought Napoleon at Waterloo)
  • Mar 21 Henry Fagel, Dutch/English baron/diplomat
  • Mar 27 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologist, born in Munich (d. 1841)
  • Apr 1 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
  • Apr 28 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1834)
  • May 28 Jean Baptiste Cartier, French musician and composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1841)
  • Jun 1 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Jun 1 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen (d. 1831)
  • Jun 6 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Dwingelandij), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • Jun 13 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1807)
  • Jun 15 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (d. 1831)
  • Aug 21 William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-37), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1837)
  • Sep 18 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)

  • Sep 18 Oliver Holden, American composer, born in Shirley, Massachusetts (d. 1844)
  • Sep 22 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • Sep 30 José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)
  • Oct 8 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1831)
  • Oct 16 Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer
  • Oct 22 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)
  • Nov 4 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), born in Caen, France (d. 1836)

Person of interestRobert Fulton

Nov 14 Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania (d. 1815)

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • Nov 17 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • Nov 20 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1814)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer, born in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Thomas Attwood, composer

Person of interestEli Whitney

Dec 8 Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1825)

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • Dec 10 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, born in Vught, Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • Dec 15 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1821)
  • Dec 22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)
  • Dec 25 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer