Historical Figures Born 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)

Casimir PulaskiCasimir Pulaski (1747-1779)

Mar 6 Polish Military Leader, known as "the father of American cavalry', born in Warsaw, Poland

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

Leopold IILeopold II (1747-1792)

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

  • Jul 6 John Paul Jones, Scottish-American naval captain and the United States 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)