On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1751

  • Jan 12 Ferdinand I, king of Sicily & Naples. (d. 1825)
  • Jan 12 Jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)
  • Feb 19 Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician and patriot
  • Feb 20 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)

Person of interestJames Madison

Mar 16 James Madison, 4th US President (1809-17), born in Port Conway, Virginia (d. 1836)

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • May 24 Charles Emanuel IV, King of Sardinia (1796-1802), born in Turin (d. 1819)
  • Jun 4 John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, British barrister and politician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland (d. 1838)
  • Jul 11 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Leicester House, London, England (d. 1775)
  • Aug 7 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1767-1806), born in Berlin (d. 1820)
  • Aug 23 Louis-Francois Beffara, French lexicographer, born in Nonancourt, France (d. 1838)
  • Sep 13 Henry Kobell, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1779)
  • Oct 16 Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • Oct 20 Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch politician
  • Oct 30 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright (The Rivals, The School for Scandal) and Whig MP, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • Dec 7 Jurriaan François de Friderici, governor-general of Suriname, born in Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1812)
  • Dec 9 Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Charles IV of Spain, born in Parma (d. 1819)
  • Dec 10 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, born in Bierton, Buckinghamshire (d. 1813)
  • Dec 26 Clement Hofbauer, Austrian missionary and saint (d. 1820)