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Birthdays in History

Person of interestAnthony Wayne

Jan 1 Anthony Wayne, American military leader (Legion of the United States), born in Easttown Township, Province of Pennsylvania (d. 1796)

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne
  • Jan 6 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)
  • Jan 7 Johann Christian Fabricius, Tønder, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species)
  • Jan 9 Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • Jan 23 William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)

Person of interestAlessandro Volta

Feb 18 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy (d. 1827)

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • Feb 20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • Mar 10 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
  • Apr 20 Philippe Pinel, French physician (the father of modern psychiatry), born in Jonquières, France (d. 1826)
  • Apr 29 Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800)
  • Jun 8 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, born in Vestby, Norway (d. 1818)
  • Jul 13 Robert Calder, British naval officer, born in Kent, England (d. 1818)
  • Jul 17 Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Russian general, born in Haljala Parish, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia (d. 1826)
  • Jul 28 Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
  • Sep 16 Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal, born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1813)
  • Sep 23 John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
  • Nov 24 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)

Person of interestJohn Jay

Dec 12 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, born in NYC, New York (d. 1829)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • Dec 24 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Declaration of Independence)