Famous People Born in 1766

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  • Jan 10 Louis Massonneau, composer
  • Jan 25 Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king Willem I
  • Feb 13 Thomas Malthus, British economist and demographer (Law of Malthus), born in Guildford, England (d. 1834)
  • Feb 24 Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
  • Mar 4 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Emmeline)
  • Apr 15 Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
  • Apr 22 Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
  • Apr 24 Robert Bailey Thomas, founder (Farmer's Almanac)
  • Jun 19 Edmund Weber, composer
  • Jul 6 Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born naturalist (d. 1813)
  • Jul 8 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
  • Jul 9 J Schopenhauer, writer
  • Jul 9 Jacob Perkins, Newburyport Massachusetts, American Inventor
  • Jul 18 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer
  • Jul 20 Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat
  • Aug 1 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Wyatville, architect
  • Aug 22 Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
  • Sep 6 John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter, born in Eaglesfield, England (d. 1844)
  • Sep 13 Samuel Wilson, possible namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854)
  • Sep 25 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), born in Paris (d. 1822)
  • Oct 9 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • Oct 22 Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king
  • Oct 23 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • Nov 2 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech field marshal, born in Sedlčany, Czech Republic (d. 1858)
  • Nov 16 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • Nov 20 John Wall Calcott, composer
  • Nov 24 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
  • Dec 1 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)