Famous People Born in 1772

  • Jan 4 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • Jan 12 Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)
  • Feb 18 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Bassano del Grappa, Italian Geologist
  • Feb 22 Joseph Lipavsky, composer
  • Feb 22 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer
  • Feb 26 Caspar Furstenau, composer
  • Mar 10 Friedrich von Schlegel, German romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • Mar 27 Giovanni Liverati, composer
  • Mar 30 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer
  • Apr 1 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1844)
  • Apr 4 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
  • Apr 7 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • Apr 11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)
  • Apr 15 √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • Apr 19 David Ricardo, economist
  • May 2 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), born in Oberwiederstedt, Saxony (d. 1801)
  • May 4 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
  • May 11 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
  • May 20 William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)
  • May 22 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (founded Brahmo Sabha), born in Radhanagar, British India (d. 1833)
  • Jun 6 Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Holy Roman Empire Empress consort (d. 1807)
  • Jun 8 Robert Stevenson, civil engineer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 25 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
  • Aug 11 Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general
  • Aug 24 William I Frederick, King of the Netherlands (1815-40) and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • Aug 30 Henri de La Rochejacquelin, French Royalist Army leader, born in Maul√©on, Kingdom of France (d. 1794)
  • Sep 18 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer
  • Sep 27 Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836)
  • Oct 4 Francois-Louis Perne, composer

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Oct 21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Oct 25 Corneille Vander Planken, composer
  • Nov 10 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, born in Prague Old Town (d. 1863)
  • Nov 18 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
  • Nov 28 Luke Howard, British meteorologist (d. 1864)
  • Dec 7 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer