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Birthdays in History in 1757

  • Jan 11 Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
  • Jan 16 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
  • Jan 19 Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • Feb 6 Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar & statesman, born in Skoki, Poland (d. 1841)
  • Feb 20 John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
  • Mar 16 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)

Person of interestHenry Addington

May 30 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1801-04), born in London (d. 1844)

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington
  • Jun 5 Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist, born in Cosnac, Corrèze, France (d. 1808)
  • Jun 8 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1824)
  • Jun 18 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician and 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1833)
  • Jun 22 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
  • Jul 20 Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician, born in Georgia (d. 1811)
  • Jul 24 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, born in Myrhorod (now Ukraine) (d. 1825)
  • Aug 9 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (designed and constructed Menai Bridge, Wales in 1819-26), born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1834)

Person of interestMarquis de Lafayette

Sep 6 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot and French revolutionary, born in Chavaniac, France (d. 1834)

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • Sep 22 Herman H Vitringa, politician (National Meetings)
  • Oct 9 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1836)
  • Oct 10 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens), born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 1819)
  • Oct 21 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (d. 1816)
  • Oct 26 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1823)
  • Nov 1 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, born in Possagno, Republic of Venice (d. 1822)
  • Nov 12 Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch poet, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1786)
  • Nov 15 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (research work in malacology), born in Glückstadt, Holstein, Germany (d. 1830)

Person of interestWilliam Blake

Nov 28 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), born in London, England (d. 1827)

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake
  • Dec 25 Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d. 1839)