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Birthdays in History in 1775

  • Jan 20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)

Person of interestFriedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

Jan 27 Friedrich von Schelling, German philosopher (Views on Christianity), born in Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1854)

  • Jan 30 Walter Savage Landor, English poet & writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)
  • Feb 5 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
  • Feb 9 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • Feb 10 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), born in London, England (d. 1834)
  • Feb 12 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), born in London (d. 1852)
  • Feb 18 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England
  • Mar 17 Ninian Edwards, American politician (Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809–1813; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818–1824; Governor of Illinois 1826–1830), born in Montgomery County, Maryland (d. 1833)
  • Apr 7 Francis C Lowell, founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • Apr 8 Adam Albert von Neipperg, Austrian general and Napoleon's wife Marie's lover and later husband, born in Vienna (d. 1829)
  • Apr 21 Alexander Anderson, American engraver and illustrator (Shakespeare), born in NYC, New York (d. 1870)
  • Apr 22 Georg Hermes, German philosopher and theologist (Hermenianen), born in Dreierwalde, Münster (d. 1831)

Person of interestJ. M. W. Turner

Apr 23 J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter (Shipwreck, Rain, Steam and Speed), born in Covent Garden, London (d. 1851)

Romantic Painter J. M. W. Turner
Romantic Painter
J. M. W. Turner
  • May 10 Robert Gray, Sea Captain (d. 1806)
  • May 21 Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino and Musignano

  • Jun 12 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1851)
  • Jul 9 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), born in London (d. 1818)
  • Jul 23 Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist (Polarization of light), born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • Jul 24 Eugène François Vidocq, French criminal and police detective, born in Arras, France (d. 1857)
  • Jul 25 Anna Symmes Harrison, 9th 1st lady (1841), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • Aug 6 Louis Antoine, French Duke of Angoulême and General of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1844)
  • Aug 6 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician, born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 26 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • Sep 5 Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado (The Undaunted), Spanish guerrillero, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1825)

Person of interestLaura Secord

Sep 13 Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1868)

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • Oct 12 Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1863)
  • Nov 27 Joachim le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary and publicist, born in Groningen, Netherlands (1847)
  • Dec 14 Philander Chase, American Episcopal Church bishop and founder of Kenyon College, born in Cornish, New Hampshire (d. 1852)
  • Dec 14 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral, born in Annsfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1860)

Person of interestJane Austen

Dec 16 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), born in Steventon, England (d. 1817)

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen