Famous People Born in 1771

  • Jan 17 Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
  • Jan 21 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
  • Jan 26 Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
  • Feb 9 Daniel Belknap, American composer, born in born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1815)
  • Feb 18 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe
  • Feb 24 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • Feb 28 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
  • Mar 1 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer
  • Mar 10 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • Mar 22 Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
  • Apr 13 Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)
  • Apr 13 Richard Trevithick, Cornwall, inventor (steam locomotive)
  • Apr 18 Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (d. 1820)
  • Apr 19 Giuseppe Cartufo, composer
  • Apr 29 Matthaus Stegmayer, composer
  • May 1 George Guest, English organist and composer, born in Broseley, England (d. 1831)
  • May 14 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
  • May 26 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
  • Jun 1 Ferdinando Paer, composer
  • Jun 3 Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
  • Jun 3 Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
  • Jun 5 Ernst Augustus I, Duke of Cumberland/King of Hanover (1837-51)
  • Jun 5 Willem F, count of Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • Jun 12 Patrick Gass, Falling Springs PA, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Jun 19 Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • Jun 20 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
  • Jun 24 E I Du Pont, French chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • Aug 15 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake), born in College Wynd, Edinburgh Scotland (d. 1832)
  • Aug 22 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
  • Aug 22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (metal lathe), born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)
  • Sep 5 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1847)
  • Sep 11 Mungo Park, Scottish explorer (first westerner to travel the central Niger River in Africa), born in Selkirkshire, Scotland (d. 1806)
  • Sep 14 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (d. 1829)
  • Sep 17 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • Sep 23 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
  • Oct 1 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
  • Oct 9 Frederik Willem, Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Oct 23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • Nov 6 Alois Senefelder, German actor and inventor (lithography), born in Prague (d. 1834)
  • Nov 11 Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

Nov 14 Marie François Xavier bichat, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris, France (d. 1802)

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • Nov 17 Jonathan Huntington, composer
  • Nov 22 Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/St-Eustatius/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies
  • Dec 25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet and diarist, brother of William Wordsworth, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1855)
  • Dec 26 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
  • Dec 26 Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)