Historical Figures Born in 1765

  • Mar 6 Jan Kops, Dutch agronomist/vicar
  • Mar 7 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
  • Mar 18 David H Chasse, Dutch baron/general (fought Napoleon at Waterloo)
  • Mar 21 Henry Fagel, Dutch/English baron/diplomat
  • Mar 27 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologist, born in Munich (d. 1841)
  • Apr 1 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
  • Apr 28 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1843)
  • Jun 1 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Jun 5 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician, born in Simmozheim (d. 1831)
  • Jun 6 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Dwingelandij), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • Aug 21 William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-37), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1837)
  • Sep 18 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
  • Sep 22 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • Sep 30 José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)
  • Oct 8 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1831)
  • Nov 4 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), born in Caen, France (d. 1836)

Robert FultonRobert Fulton (1765-1815)

Nov 14 American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania

  • Nov 17 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer, born in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1819)

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney (1765-1825)

Dec 8 American inventor (Cotton Gin), born in Westborough, Massachusetts

  • Dec 10 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, born in Vught, Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • Dec 22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)