On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1756

  • Jan 4 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
  • Jan 29 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General

Person of interestAaron Burr

Feb 6 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1836)

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • Feb 22 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • Feb 23 Joannes van der Linden, Dutch lawyer and judge (Ware Pleiter), born in Zuid-Scharwoude, North Holland (d. 1835)
  • Mar 3 William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • Mar 4 Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
  • Apr 7 Charles Felix, King of Sardina (1821-31)
  • Apr 13 Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, born in Hôtel de Condé, Paris (d. 1830)
  • May 27 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, born in Schwetzingen, Baden (d. 1825)
  • Jun 6 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1843)
  • Jun 8 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch politician, Mayor of Alkmaar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1823)
  • Jun 17 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1820)
  • Jul 2 Christian Gottfried Körner, German lawyer, born in Leipzig (d. 1831)
  • Jul 4 William Rush, American sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1833)
  • Jul 14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • Aug 19 Anthony van Haersolte, Dutch politician and member of Executing Regime, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1830)
  • Aug 29 Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1845)
  • Aug 29 Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer, born in Żnin, Poland (d. 1830)
  • Sep 7 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (Disease of Scientists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)
  • Sep 21 John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder who created macadam road surface (asphalt), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1836)
  • Oct 2 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Dordrecht, Dutch Republic (d. 1815)
  • Nov 4 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch merchant and ship owner, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1850)
  • Nov 27 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist and philosopher (Kant) (d. 1825)