Birthdays in History in 1771

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
  • Jan 21 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
  • Jan 26 Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
  • Feb 28 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
  • Mar 10 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • Mar 22 Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
  • Apr 13 Frans Adam van der Duyn van Maasdam, Dutch governor (South Holland), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1848)
  • Apr 13 Richard Trevithick, English inventor (steam locomotive), born in Tregajorran, England (d. 1833)
  • Apr 18 Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1820)
  • May 14 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
  • May 19 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German literary hostess, born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1833)
  • Jun 3 Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
  • Jun 3 Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
  • Jun 5 Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1837-51), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1851)
  • Jun 5 Willem Frederik van Bylandt, Dutch military officer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1855)
  • Jun 12 Patrick Gass, sergeant of Lewis & Clark Expedition, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)

  • Jun 19 Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • Jun 20 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
  • Jun 24 E I Du Pont, French chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • Aug 15 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake), born in College Wynd, Edinburgh Scotland (d. 1832)
  • Aug 22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)
  • Sep 5 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1847)
  • Sep 11 Mungo Park, Scottish explorer (first westerner to travel the central Niger River in Africa), born in Selkirkshire, Scotland (d. 1806)
  • Sep 14 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1829)
  • Sep 17 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • Sep 23 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
  • Oct 9 Frederik Willem, Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Oct 23 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • Nov 11 Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

Nov 14 Marie Fran├žois Xavier bichat, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris, France (d. 1802)

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • Nov 22 Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/St-Eustatius/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies
  • Dec 25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet and diarist, brother of William Wordsworth, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1855)
  • Dec 26 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
  • Dec 26 Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)