Historical Figures Born in 1739

  • Jan 4 Henrik Constantijn Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1820)
  • Jan 19 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • Jan 25 Charles François Dumouriez, French general, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1823)
  • Feb 15 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
  • Mar 5 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • Mar 16 George Clymer, American merchant and Founding Father (signed US Declaration of Independence and US Constitution), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1813)
  • Mar 19 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)

George ClintonGeorge Clinton (1739-1812)

Jul 26 American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York

  • Sep 17 John Rutledge, American 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, born in Charleston, South Carolina, British America (d. 1800)
  • Oct 30 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)