Birthdays in History in 1746

  • Jan 11 William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
  • Jan 12 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator (Leonard & Gertrude), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1827)
  • Jan 24 Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
  • Feb 4 Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)
  • Feb 16 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • Feb 26 Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
  • Mar 5 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • Mar 8 André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • Mar 27 Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney and father of emperor Napoleon
  • Mar 27 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
  • Mar 30 Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
  • Apr 23 Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
  • May 10 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • Jul 16 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian monk/discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)
  • Jul 25 Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba, 1777-83, Viceroy of New Spain, 1785-6), born in Macharaviaya, Spain (d. 1786)
  • Jul 28 Thomas Heyward, signed Declaration of Independence, born in St. Luke's Parish, South Carolina (d. 1809)
  • Aug 2 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot
  • Aug 7 Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
  • Aug 8 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
  • Sep 4 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
  • Sep 20 Móric Beňovský, Slovak military officer, explorer and self-declared King of Madagascar, born in Verbó, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1786)
  • Sep 28 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist and jurist born in London (d. 1794)
  • Nov 6 Absalom Jones, African-American abolitionist and clergyman, born into slavery in Delaware (d. 1818)
  • Nov 12 Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, Beaugency, French inventor and balloonist who, with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon
  • Nov 14 Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal

Person of interestRobert R. Livingston

Nov 27 Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father who delivered oath of office to George Washington, born in NYC, New York (d. 1813)

American Founding Father Robert R. Livingston
American Founding Father
Robert R. Livingston
  • Nov 27 Increase Sumner, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)