On This Day

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 Fürstenau, German flautist and composer, born in Münster (d. 1819)
  • Mar 10 Friedrich von Schlegel, German romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • Mar 27 Giovanni Liverati, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1846)
  • Mar 30 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch organist and composer (Wien Neêrlands Bloed - Dutch national anthem, 1815-1932), baptized in Witzhelden, Germany (d. 1847)
  • Apr 1 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1844)
  • Apr 4 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut, born in Międzybóż, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1810)
  • Apr 7 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • Apr 11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author and poet (El Duque de Viseo), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1857)
  • Apr 15 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist, born in Étampes, France (d. 1844)
  • Apr 19 David Ricardo, English economist (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 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 encyclopedia publisher, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 1823)
  • May 11 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
  • May 20 William Congreve, English artillery officer and inventor who designed fire rockets, born in London (d. 1829)
  • May 22 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer who helped found Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement, born in Radhanagar, British India (d. 1833)
  • Jun 6 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Royal Palace, Naples (d. 1807)
  • Jun 8 Robert Stevenson, Scottish civil engineer (Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1850)
  • Jul 25 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 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 Mauléon, Kingdom of France (d. 1794)
  • Sep 18 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, French musician and composer, born in Dreux, France (d. 1839)
  • Sep 27 Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson the 3rd President of the U.S., born in Monticello, Virginia (d. 1836)
  • Oct 4 François-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

  • Oct 25 Corneille Vander Planken, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1849)
  • Nov 10 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, born in Prague Old Town (d. 1863)
  • Nov 18 Louis Ferdinand, Prussian prince and a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, born in Friedrichsfelde Palace, Berlin (d. 1806)
  • Nov 28 Luke Howard, British manufacturing chemist and meteorologist (nomenclature system for clouds), born in London (d. 1864)
  • Dec 7 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, Bohemian aristocrat and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1816)