Historical Figures Born in 1760

  • Jan 3 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • Jan 19 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, Irish showman, first known eight-foot-tall person (stood 8 foot 1 inch (246cm)), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1806) [1]
  • Feb 14 Richard Allen, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1831)
  • Mar 1 François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • Mar 2 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • Mar 28 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1846)
  • May 10 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), born in Basel (d. 1826)
  • Jun 5 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), born in Turku, Finland (d. 1852)
  • Jun 26 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1836)
  • Jul 8 Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
  • Aug 22 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), born in Genga, Marche, Italy (d. 1829)
  • Sep 15 Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg (d. 1824)
  • Sep 21 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet, born in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • Oct 1 William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek), born in Soho Square, London (d. 1844)
  • Oct 27 August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal, born in Schildau, Saxony (d. 1831)
  • Nov 8 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau, Dutch general, born in Brussels, Austrian Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • Nov 13 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1820)
  • Nov 23 Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple) (d. 1797)
  • Dec 2 John Breckinridge, American lawyer (5th United States Attorney General) and politician (U.S. Senator from Kentucky), born in Augusta County, Virginia (d. 1806)
  • Dec 18 Knud Lyne Rahbek, Danish literary figure (Om sku skuespillerkunsten) (d. 1830)