Famous People Born in 1774

  • Jan 1 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  • Jan 24 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • Feb 11 Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
  • Feb 15 W G Frederik, prince of Orange
  • Feb 16 Pierre Rode, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (d. 1830)
  • Feb 17 Raphaelle Peale, American painter (After the Rain-1823)
  • Feb 24 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
  • Mar 5 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • Mar 16 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
  • Mar 20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • Apr 17 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer
  • Apr 21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
  • Apr 26 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853)
  • Apr 28 Francis Baily, English Astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse
  • May 7 William Bainbridge, American Commodore (d. 1833)
  • May 27 Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
  • Jun 2 William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
  • Jun 21 Daniel D Tompkins, (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
  • Jun 23 Matthijs Siegenbeek, Dutch linguist (spelling)
  • Jun 24 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • Jul 20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
  • Aug 12 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), born in Bristol, England (d. 1843)

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Aug 18 Meriwether Lewis, American soldier and public administrator (Lewis & Clark Expedition), born in Ivy, Virginia (d. 1809)

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis

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Aug 28 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), born in NYC, New York (d. 1821)

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Sep 8 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet
  • Sep 17 Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist and hyperpolyglot (understood 70 languages), born in Bologna
  • Sep 26 John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], frontier nurseryman
  • Oct 7 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer
  • Oct 14 Hubert M. A. J. van Asch van Wijck, Dutch politician
  • Oct 18 Adolf Muller, German dramatist and critic, born near Weissenfels (d. 1829)
  • Nov 14 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, composer
  • Nov 15 William Horsley, composer
  • Nov 18 Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • Nov 24 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)
  • Dec 20 Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer
  • Dec 30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]