On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1747

  • Jan 10 Abraham Louis-Breguet, French clock maker, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1823)
  • Jan 15 John Aikin, English doctor and writer, born in Kibworth Harcourt, United Kingdom (d. 1822)
  • Feb 3 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)

Person of interestCasimir Pulaski

Mar 6 Casimir Pulaski, Polish Military Leader (called the father of American cavalry), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1779)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
  • Apr 13 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, born in Château de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1793)

Person of interestLeopold II

May 5 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1765-90) and Holy Roman Emperor (1790-92), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1792)

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • Jul 6 John Paul Jones, U.S. first well-known naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight"), born in Arbigland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (d. 1792)
  • Oct 8 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, born in Colmar, France (d. 1807)