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Here are the famous people who were born in July. Look down the list and see if the person born on the day of the month matches yours if you were born in July.

 

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  • 1646 – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher 
  • 1663 – Franz Xaver Murschhauser, German composer and theorist 
  • 1723 – Pedro Rodríguez, Conde de Campomanes, Spanish politician 
  • 1725 – Rhoda Delaval, British artist 
  • 1725 – Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French general 
  • 1731 – Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan Scottish-English admiral 
  • 1742 – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic 
  • 1771 – Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer 
  • 1788 – Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer 
  • 1804 – Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist and politician 
  • 1804 – George Sand, French author and playwright 
  • 1807 – Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and educator, founded Clemson University 
  • 1818 – Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian-Austrian physician 
  • 1818 – Karl von Vierordt, German physician
  • 1822 – Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Vietnamese poet 
  • 1834 – Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet and author 
  • 1838 – William Paine Lord, American politician, 9th Governor of Oregon

 

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  • 1647 – Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord President of the Council 
  • 1648 – Arp Schnitger, German organ builder 
  • 1665 – Samuel Penhallow, English-American soldier and historian 
  • 1667 – Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal 
  • 1698 – Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena 
  • 1714 – Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer 
  • 1724 – Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet 
  • 1750 – Thomas Spence, English author 
  • 1819 – Charles-Louis Hanon, French pianist and composer 
  • 1820 – George Law Curry, American publisher and politician, and 5th Governor of the Oregon Territory 
  • 1821 – Charles Tupper, Canadian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada 

 

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  • 1676 – Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau 
  • 1685 – Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, English field marshal and politician 
  • 1728 – Robert Adam, Scottish architect, designed Culzean Castle 
  • 1738 – John Singleton Copley, American-English painter 
  • 1743 – Sophia Magdalena of Denmark 
  • 1789 – Johann Friedrich Overbeck, German-Italian painter and engraver 

 

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  • 1694 – Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist and composer 
  • 1715 – Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet and academic 
  • 1719 – Michel-Jean Sedaine, French playwright 
  • 1790 – George Everest, Welsh surveyor and geographer 
  • 1799 – Oscar I of Sweden 
  • 1804 – Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author 
  • 1807 – Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician 
  • 1816 – Hiram Walker, American businessman, founded Canadian club whiskey 
  • 1826 – Stephen Foster, American songwriter 

 

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  • 1653 – Thomas Pitt, English businessman and politician 
  • 1670 – Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg 
  • 1675 – Mary Walcott, American witness at the Salem witch trials 
  • 1709 – Étienne de Silhouette, French Controller-General of Finances 
  • 1717 – Peter III of Portugal 
  • 1718 – Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 
  • 1745 – Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician 
  • 1755 – Sarah Siddons, Welsh-English actress 
  • 1780 – François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician 
  • 1793 – Pavel Pestel, Russian soldier 
  • 1794 – Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist 
  • 1801 – David Farragut, American admiral 
  • 1802 – Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral 
  • 1805 – Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte, English-American son of Jérôme Bonaparte 
  • 1805 – Robert FitzRoy, English captain, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand 
  • 1810 – P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 
  • 1820 – William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer 
  • 1829 – Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican politician and diplomat, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico 
  • 1832 – Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator 

 

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  • 1678 – Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian cellist and composer 
  • 1686 – Antoine de Jussieu, French biologist 
  • 1736 – Daniel Morgan, American general and politician 
  • 1747 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain 
  • 1766 – Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator 
  • 1781 – Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore 
  • 1782 – Maria Luisa of Spain 
  • 1785 – William Hooker, English botanist and academic 
  • 1789 – María Isabella of Spain 
  • 1796 – Nicholas I of Russia 
  • 1817 – Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist 
  • 1818 – Adolf Anderssen, German chess player 
  • 1829 – Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein 
  • 1831 – Sylvester Pennoyer American educator, attorney and politician, 8th Governor of Oregon 
  • 1832 – Maximilian I of Mexico 
  • 1837 – R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar 
  • 1838 – Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian philologist and scholar 

 

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  • 1752 – Joseph Marie Jacquard, French merchant, invented the Jacquard loom
  • 1766 – Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general 
  • 1833 – Félicien Rops, Belgian painter and illustrator 

 

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  • 1760 – Christian Kramp, French mathematician and academic 
  • 1766 – Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon 
  • 1792 – Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen 
  • 1819 – Francis Leopold McClintock, Irish admiral and explorer 
  • 1830 – Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg 
  • 1830 – Frederick W. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State 
  • 1831 – John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola 
  • 1836 – Joseph Chamberlain, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies 
  • 1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company 
  • 1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company 

 

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  • 1654 – Emperor Reigen of  Japan
  • 1686 – Philip Livingston, American politician 
  • 1689 – Alexis Piron, French playwright 
  • 1721 – Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet 
  • 1753 – William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English admiral and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor Governor of Newfoundland 
  • 1764 – Ann Radcliffe, English author 
  • 1775 – Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright 
  • 1786 – Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France 
  • 1800 – Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist 
  • 1808 – Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and colonel 
  • 1819 – Elias Howe, American inventor, invented the sewing machine 
  • 1825 – Addison Crandall Gibbs, American politician, 2nd Governor of Oregon 
  • 1828 – Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal 
  • 1834 – Jan Neruda, Czech journalist and poet 
  • 1836 – Camille of Renesse-Breidbach 

 

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  • 1625 – Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer 
  • 1638 – David Teniers III, Flemish painter 
  • 1666 – John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic 
  • 1682 – Roger Cotes, English mathematician and astronomer 
  • 1682 – Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German missionary and linguist 
  • 1723 – William Blackstone, English jurist and politician 
  • 1736 – Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh 
  • 1792 – George M. Dallas, American politician, 11th Vice President of the United States 
  • 1802 – Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap 
  • 1804 – Emma Smith, American religious leader 
  • 1809 – Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist 
  • 1823 – Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician 
  • 1830 – Camille Pissarro, Danish-French painter 
  • 1832 – Alvan Graham Clark, American astronomer 
  • 1834 – James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-English painter and illustrator 
  • 1835 – Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer 
  • 1839 – Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch 

 

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  •  (1730) Josiah Wedgwood 

 

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  •  (1723) Sir Joshua Reynolds 

 

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  • (1674) Isaac Watts
  • (1763) John Jacob Astor 

 

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  • (1783) Simon Bolivar  

 

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