Historical Figures Born in 1770

  • Jan 25 Francis Burdett, British politician, born in Derbyshire, United Kingdom (d. 1844)
  • Feb 5 Alexandre Brongniart, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 2 Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French nobleman (Duke of Albufera), and military commander (Marshal of the Empire), born in Lyon, France (d. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Daniel Lambert, English gaol keep and famous for his unusually large size (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death), born in Blue Boar Lane, Leicester (d. 1809)
  • Mar 20 Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • Mar 28 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1806)
  • Apr 3 Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general and leader of the Greek War of Independence (1821-29), born in Ramοvouni, Messenia, Ottoman Empire (d. 1843)

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Apr 7 English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland

  • Apr 9 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (Seebeck effect), born in Tallinn, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1831)

George CanningGeorge Canning (1770-1827)

Apr 11 British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, born in London, England

  • Apr 25 Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian statesman, born in Nærøy, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway (d. 1850)
  • Apr 28 Nikita P. Panin, Russian diplomat and minister of Foreign affairs, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1837)
  • Apr 30 David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (Columbia River), born in Westminster, England (d. 1857)
  • May 10 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • May 22 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, 7th child and 3rd daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1840)

Manuel BelgranoManuel Belgrano (1770-1820)

Jun 3 Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Robert JenkinsonRobert Jenkinson (1770-1828)

Jun 7 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), born in London

  • Jun 20 Moses Waddel, American educator, minister and bestselling author (Memoirs of the Life of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Smelt), born in Rowan County, North Carolina (d. 1840)
  • Jul 13 Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman, born in Moscow (d. 1837)

William ClarkWilliam Clark (1770-1838)

Aug 1 American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia

  • Aug 3 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1840)
  • Aug 27 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), born in Stuttgart, Württemberg (d. 1831)
  • Oct 1 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), born in Civitacampomarano, Molise, Italy (d. 1823)
  • Nov 16 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French author (Obermann), born in Paris (d. 1846)
  • Nov 19 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)
  • Nov 28 Princess Louise of Orange-Nassau, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1819)
  • Dec 26 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)