Famous People Born in 1775

  • Jan 20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
  • Jan 21 Manuel Garcia, Spanish opera singer and composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1832)

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775-1854)

Jan 27 German philosopher (Views on Christianity), born in Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire

  • Jan 30 Walter Savage Landor, English poet & writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)
  • Feb 5 Margaretha Jacoba de Neufville, Dutch author (De Schildknaap - 1st Dutch historical novel) (d. 1856)
  • Feb 9 Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician known for his work on the foundations of geometry and the parallel axiom (Wallace–Bolyai–Gerwien theorem), born in Bolya, Grand Principality of Transylvania (d. 1856)
  • Feb 10 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), born in London, England (d. 1834)
  • Feb 12 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), born in London (d. 1852)
  • Feb 18 Thomas Girtin, English artist, watercolorist and etcher ("The White House, Chelsea"), born in London (d. 1802)
  • Mar 17 Ninian Edwards, American politician (Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809–1813; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818–1824; Governor of Illinois 1826–1830), born in Montgomery County, Maryland (d. 1833)
  • Apr 7 Francis Cabot Lowell, American mill owner (founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1817)
  • Apr 8 Adam Albert von Neipperg, Austrian general and Napoleon's wife Marie's lover and later husband, born in Vienna (d. 1829)
  • Apr 11 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • Apr 21 Alexander Anderson, American engraver and illustrator (Shakespeare), born in NYC, New York (d. 1870)
  • Apr 22 Georg Hermes, German philosopher and theologist (Hermenianen), born in Dreierwalde, Münster (d. 1831)

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851)

Apr 23 English landscape painter (Shipwreck, Rain, Steam and Speed), born in Covent Garden, London

  • May 1 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, Flemish composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1836)
  • May 21 Lucien Bonaparte, Corsician-French politician and Prince of Canino and Musignano (younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte), born in Ajaccio, Corsica (d. 1840)
  • Jun 12 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal, born in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1851)
  • Jun 13 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician, cellist, and composer, born in Vilnius, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now Lithuania) (d. 1833)
  • Jul 5 William Crotch, English composer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1847)
  • Jul 9 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), born in London (d. 1818)
  • Jul 17 August Harder, German composer, born in Schönerstädt, Electorate of Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1813)
  • Jul 23 Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist (Polarization of light), born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • Jul 24 Eugène François Vidocq, French criminal and police detective, born in Arras, France (d. 1857)
  • Jul 25 Anna Symmes Harrison, 9th 1st lady (1841), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • Aug 2 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • Aug 6 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician, born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 6 Louis Antoine, French Duke of Angoulême and General of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1844)
  • Aug 17 Philippe Libon, Spanish composer, born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1838)
  • Aug 26 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • Aug 28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • Aug 31 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1849)
  • Sep 5 Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado (The Undaunted), Spanish guerrillero, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1825)

Laura Secord (1775-1868)

Sep 13 Canadian heroine of the war of 1812, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay

  • Oct 12 Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1863)
  • Oct 15 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Swedish-Finnish composer, born in Uusikaupunki, Finland (d. 1838)
  • Oct 21 Guiseppi Baini, Italian priest, conductor, and sacred music composer, born in Rome (d. 1844)
  • Oct 27 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1831)
  • Nov 15 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, born in Paris (d. 1847)
  • Nov 27 Joachim le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary and publicist, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1847)
  • Dec 6 Nicolas Isouard, French composer, born in Porto Salvo, Valletta, Malta (d. 1818)
  • Dec 14 Philander Chase, American Episcopal Church bishop and founder of Kenyon College, born in Cornish, New Hampshire (d. 1852)
  • Dec 14 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral, born in Annsfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1860)
  • Dec 16 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, French opera composer known as 'the French Mozart' (La dame blanche - The White Lady), born in Rouen, France (d. 1834)

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Dec 16 English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), born in Steventon, England

  • Dec 25 Antun Sorkocevic, Ragusan composer and diplomat, born in Dubrovnik, Republic of Ragusa (no Croatia) (d. 1841)
  • Dec 30 Heinrich Carl Ebell, German composer, born in Neu-Rippon, Germany (d. 1824)