Historical Figures Born in 1769

  • Jan 5 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics), born in Lyon, France (d. 1832)
  • Jan 10 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Feb 4 Samuel Wiselius, Dutch lawyer, patriot and writer (helped dismantle Dutch East India Co), born in Amsterdam (d. 1845)
  • Feb 9 Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
  • Feb 13 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
  • Mar 2 DeWitt Clinton, American politician (Senator, Governor and Mayor of New York, had Erie Canal constructed), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1828)
  • Mar 4 Muhammad ʿAlī of Egypt, Albanian-born Pasha and viceroy of Egypt (founder of modern Egypt), born in Kaval, Macedonia, Ottoman Empire (d. 1849)
  • Mar 10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (Williamson tunnels in Liverpool), born in West Riding, England (d. 1840)
  • Mar 23 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • Mar 23 William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1839)
  • Mar 29 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 10th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France (d. 1851)
  • Apr 3 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1835)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Lawrence, English portrait painter, born in Bristol, England (d. 1830)
  • Apr 25 Marc Isambard Brunel, French-born English engineer (Thames Tunnel), born in Hacqueville, France (d. 1849)

Arthur WellesleyArthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

May 1 Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • May 6 Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1790-1801), born in Florence (d. 1824)
  • May 10 Jean Lannes, French military commander (Marshal of the Empire and friend of Napoleon Bonaparte), born in Lectoure, France (d. 1809)
  • May 20 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)

Napoléon BonaparteNapoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Aug 15 French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier (1769-1832)

Aug 23 French naturalist and zoologist, born in Montbéliard, France

  • Sep 9 Cornelis Felix van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807-42), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1846)

Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)

Sep 14 German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany

  • Sep 19 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas (d. 1833)

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock (1769-1812)

Oct 6 British army officer who successfully defended Upper Canada in War of 1812, born in St Peter Port, Guernsey

  • Oct 7 Solomon Sibley, American politician (d. 1846)
  • Oct 13 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1844)