Historical Figures Born in 1775

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph SchellingFriedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775-1854)

Jan 27 German philosopher (Views on Christianity), born in Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire

  • 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)

J. M. W. TurnerJ. M. W. Turner (1775-1851)

Apr 23 English landscape painter (Shipwreck, Rain, Steam and Speed), born in Covent Garden, London

  • 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 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician, born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 6 Louis Antoine, French Duke of Angoulême and General of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1844)
  • 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)

Laura SecordLaura Secord (1775-1868)

Sep 13 Canadian heroine of the war of 1812, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay

  • 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 (d. 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)

Jane AustenJane Austen (1775-1817)

Dec 16 English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), born in Steventon, England