On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1750

  • Jan 1 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (d. 1801)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1823)
  • Jan 24 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician, patriot, and journalist
  • Jan 31 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • Feb 28 Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
  • Mar 5 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • Mar 16 Caroline Herschel, German astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
  • Mar 28 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • Apr 17 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure, born in Saffais, France (d. 1828)
  • Apr 24 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1840)
  • May 2 John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, born in London (d. 1780)
  • May 20 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
  • Jun 21 Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist, born in Le Havre, France (d. 1818)
  • Jun 23 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
  • Jul 25 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1806)
  • Jul 28 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • Aug 24 Letizia Ramolino, Italian noble and mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, born in Ajaccio, France (d. 1836)
  • Sep 5 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scottish poems), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1774)
  • Sep 18 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), born in La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands of Spain (d. 1791)
  • Sep 26 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (d. 1810)
  • Oct 31 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, born in São Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1839)
  • Nov 7 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, born in Bad Bramstedt, Germany (d. 1819)
  • Nov 20 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, born in Devanahalli, Bangalore, India (d. 1799)
  • Dec 23 Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)