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Birthdays in History in 1762

  • Jan 5 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Zell im Wiesental, Germany (d. 1842)
  • Jan 23 Christian A Vulpius, German novelist & dramatist (Rinaldo Rinaldini), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1827)
  • Mar 7 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, director-general (East Indies Company)
  • Apr 10 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, born in Bologna (d. 1834)
  • Apr 14 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect and archaeologist, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1839)
  • Apr 29 Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal, born in Limoges, France (d. 1833)
  • May 19 Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
  • Jun 1 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • Jul 14 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • Jul 21 William G.F. Bentinck, 3rd Count Bentinck and Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht
  • Aug 12 George IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (1820-30), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1830)
  • Sep 6 Theodorus F. van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), born in Nijmegen, Dutch Republic (d. 1824)
  • Sep 11 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, born in Bothwell, Scotland (d. 1851)
  • Sep 16 Charles de Merode, Earl of Merode, Mayor of Brussels and French senator, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1830)
  • Sep 24 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), born in Kings Sutton, England (d. 1850)
  • Oct 12 Jan Willem Janssens, Dutch Governor-General of Cape colony and Dutch-Indies, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1838)
  • Oct 16 Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
  • Oct 21 Herman W Daendels, Dutch Brigadier-General and Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), born in Hattem, Gelderland, Dutch Republic (d. 1818)
  • Oct 23 Samuel Morey, American inventor (early internal combustion engines and was a pioneer in steamships), born in Hebron, Connecticut (d. 1843)
  • Oct 27 Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, Dutch count and Minister of Foreign affairs (1813-14), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • Oct 30 André Chénier, French poet killed during French Revolution, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1794)

Person of interestSpencer Perceval

Nov 1 Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1809-12), born in London (d. 1812)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • Nov 16 Petronella Moens, Frisian author and feminist, born in Kûbaard, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • Nov 29 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (first detailed classification of crustaceans and insects), born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, France (d. 1833)