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Birthdays in History in 1764

  • Jan 1 John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
  • Jan 18 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1815)
  • Feb 4 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
  • Feb 11 Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Caïus Gracchus), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1811)
  • Feb 15 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
  • Feb 28 Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist

Person of interestCharles Grey

Mar 13 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), born in Fallodon, Northumberland, England (d. 1845)

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
  • Apr 3 John Abernethy, English surgeon, born in London, England (d. 1831)
  • Apr 12 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, Regent of Holland, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1819)
  • Apr 13 Laurent, 1st Marquis of Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal, born in Toul, Three Bishoprics, France (d. 1830)
  • May 1 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American architect (completed U.S. Capitol), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1820)
  • May 3 Élisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, born in Versailles, France (d. 1794)
  • May 5 Robert Craufurd, British general, born in Newark Castle, Ayrshire (d. 1812)
  • May 20 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
  • May 28 Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman, born in Columbia County, New York (d. 1836)
  • Jun 19 John Barrow, 1st Baronet, English statesman and founder of the Royal Geographical Society, born in Ulverston, Lancashire, England (d. 1848)
  • Jun 19 Jose Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan revolutionary leader and national hero who is regarded as the father of Uruguayan independence, born in Montevideo (d. 1850)
  • Jun 21 Sidney Smith, British admiral, born in Westminster, London (d. 1840)
  • Jul 9 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)
  • Aug 13 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general, born in Paris (d. 1813)
  • Aug 20 Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies
  • Aug 22 Charles Percier, French architect, born in Paris (d. 1838)
  • Sep 17 John Goodricke, English deaf astronomer (first to notice that some variable stars were periodic), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1786)

Person of interestFletcher Christian

Sep 25 Fletcher Christian, English sailor who led the mutiny on the HMS Bounty, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. ~1790-93)

  • Nov 5 Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist and mathematician (known as "Dutch Isaac Newton"), born in Diemermeer (d. 1794)
  • Nov 22 Barbara Juliane, baroness von Krüdener, Baltic German religious mystic, author, and Pietist Lutheran theologian, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1824)
  • Dec 3 Mary Lamb, British author (Tales from Shakespeare), born in London, England (d. 1847)
  • Dec 7 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, born in Lamarche, France (d. 1841)