Famous People Born in 1769

  • Jan 5 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics), born in Lyon, France (d. 1832)
  • Jan 10 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Jan 17 Ole Andreas Lindeman, Norwegian organist (Trondheim Vor Frelsers Kirke, 1799-57), composer, and educator, born in Øye, Surnadal, Norway (d. 1857)
  • Feb 4 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
  • Feb 9 Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
  • Feb 13 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
  • Mar 2 DeWitt Clinton, (Gov/Sen-NY)
  • Mar 4 Muhammad ʿAlī of Egypt, Albanian-born Pasha and viceroy of Egypt (founder of modern Egypt), born in Kaval, Macedonia, Ottoman Empire (d. 1849)
  • Mar 7 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian composer and priest, born in Algund (d. 1851)
  • Mar 10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (Williamson tunnels in Liverpool), born in West Riding, England (d. 1840)
  • Mar 23 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • Mar 23 William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1839)
  • Mar 25 Salvatore Vigano, Italian choreographer, dancer and composer, born in Naples (d. 1821)
  • Mar 29 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 10th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France (d. 1851)
  • Apr 3 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1835)
  • Apr 11 Johann Georg Lickl, Austrian organist, kapellmeister, and composer, born in Korneuburg, Lower Austria (d. 1843)
  • Apr 12 Giovanni Agostino Perotti, Italian composer, born in Vercelli, Italy (d. 1855)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Lawrence, English portrait painter, born in Bristol, England (d. 1830)
  • Apr 25 Marc Isambard Brunel, French-born English engineer (Thames Tunnel), born in Hacqueville, France (d. 1849)
  • May 4 Charles Hague, English composer, born in Tadcaster, Yorkshire (d. 1821)
  • May 6 Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1790-1801), born in Florence (d. 1824)
  • May 7 Giuseppe Farinelli, Italian composer, born in Este, Veneto, Italy (d. 1836)
  • May 10 Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France
  • May 20 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)
  • Jun 1 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
  • Jun 14 Dominique Della-Maria, French Italian composer (The Prisoner), born in Marseilles France (d. 1800)
  • Jul 4 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, French composer, born in Metz, France (d. 1819)
  • Jul 23 Alexey Titov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1827)
  • Aug 14 Friedrich Dülon, German flautist and composer, born in Oranienburg (d. 1826)

Napoléon Bonaparte

Aug 15 Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France (d. 1821)

  • Aug 16 Jean Aimé Vernier, French harpist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1838)
  • Aug 18 Alexandre Stievenard, French composer and musician, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1855)

Georges Cuvier

Aug 23 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, born in Montbéliard, France (d. 1832)

  • Aug 30 Bonifacio Asioli, Italian composer and music writer, born in Correggio, Italy (d. 1832)
  • Sep 9 Cornelis Felix van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807-42), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • Sep 19 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas (d. 1833)

Isaac Brock

Oct 6 Isaac Brock, British Army officer (successfully defended Upper Canada in War of 1812), born in St Peter Port, Guernsey (d. 1812)

  • Oct 7 Solomon Sibley, American politician (d. 1846)
  • Oct 13 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1844)