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

 

1

  • 1659 – Sebastiano Ricci, Italian painter (d. 1734)
  • 1713 – Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (d. 1780)
  • 1714 – Richard Wilson, Welsh painter and academic (d. 1782)
  • 1738 – Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
  • 1744 – Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (d. 1829)
  • 1770 – William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)
  • 1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1843)
  • 1779 – Lorenz Oken, German-Swiss botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (d. 1851)
  • 1809 – William B. Travis, American colonel and lawyer (d. 1836)
  • 1815 – Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1882)
  • 1818 – Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic (d. 1889)
  • 1819 – Herman Melville, American author and poet (d. 1891)
  • 1831 – Antonio Cotogni, Italian opera singer and educator (d. 1918)

2

  • 1672 – Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (d. 1733)
  • 1674 – Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1723)
  • 1696 – Mahmud I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1754)
  • 1702 – Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1769)
  • 1703 – Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1775)
  • 1740 – Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general (d. 1817)
  • 1754 – Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer (d. 1825)
  • 1788 – Leopold Gmelin, German chemist and academic (d. 1853)
  • 1815 – Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet and historian (d. 1894)
  • 1820 – John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and mountaineer (d. 1893)
  • 1828 – Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
  • 1834 – Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (d. 1904)
  • 1835 – Elisha Gray, American businessman, co-founded Western Electric (d. 1901)

 

3

  • 1692 – John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
  • 1734 – Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (d. 1763)
  • 1770 – Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
  • 1803 – Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
  • 1808 – Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)
  • 1811 – Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
  • 1817 – Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (d. 1895)
  • 1832 – Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)

 

4

  • 1701 – Thomas Blackwell, Scottish historian and scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1704 – Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (d. 1752)
  • 1719 – Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1767)
  • 1721 – Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1803)
  • 1755 – Nicolas-Jacques Conté, French soldier and painter (d. 1805)
  • 1792 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1822)
  • 1805 – William Rowan Hamilton, Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1865)
  • 1821 – Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer, founded Louis Vuitton (d. 1892)
  • 1821 – James Springer White, American religious leader, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1881)
  • 1834 – John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1923)
  • 1839 – Walter Pater, English author, critic, and academic (d. 1894)

 

5

  • 1641 – John Hathorne, American merchant and jurist (d. 1717)
  • 1662 – James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (d. 1728)
  • 1694 – Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (d. 1744)
  • 1749 – Thomas Lynch, Jr., American politician (d. 1779)
  • 1797 – Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist and composer (d. 1879)
  • 1802 – Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (d. 1829)
  • 1811 – Ambroise Thomas, French composer (d. 1896)
  • 1813 – Ivar Aasen, Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1896)
  • 1815 – Edward John Eyre, English explorer and politician, Governor of Jamaica (d. 1901)
  • 1827 – Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian politician, 1st President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1828 – Louise of the Netherlands (d. 1871)
  • 1833 – Carola of Vasa (d. 1907)

6

  •  1638 – Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (d. 1715)
  • 1644 – Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)
  • 1656 – Claude de Forbin, French general (d. 1733)
  • 1666 – Maria Sophia of Neuburg (d. 1699)
  • 1697 – Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
  • 1715 – Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (d. 1747)
  • 1765 – Petros Mavromichalis, Greek general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
  • 1766 – William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (d. 1828)
  • 1768 – Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1775 – Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)
  • 1809 – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet and author (d. 1892)
  • 1826 – Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian author (d. 1915)

 

7

  •  1726 – James Bowdoin, American politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1734 – Duchess Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria (d. 1776)
  • 1742 – Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)
  • 1751 – Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
  • 1779 – Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1779 – Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
  • 1783 – Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)

 

8

  •  1673 – John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
  • 1693 – Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
  • 1694 – Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher and academic (d. 1746)
  • 1709 – Hermann Anton Gelinek, German-Italian monk and violinist (d. 1779)
  • 1720 – Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (d. 1796)
  • 1790 – Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet and politician (d. 1838)
  • 1807 – Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)
  • 1814 – Esther Hobart Morris, American jurist (d. 1902)
  • 1824 – Maria Alexandrovna, German-Russian wife of Alexander II of Russia (d. 1880)
  • 1839 – Nelson A. Miles, American general (d. 1925)

 

9

  • 1631 – John Dryden, English poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1700)
  • 1648 – Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
  • 1653 – John Oldham, English poet and translator (d. 1683)
  • 1669 – Eudoxia Lopukhina, Russian wife of Peter the Great (d. 1731)
  • 1674 – František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect, designed the Veltrusy Mansion (d. 1766)
  • 1696 – Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1772)
  • 1722 – Prince Augustus William of Prussia (d. 1758)
  • 1726 – Francesco Cetti, Italian priest, zoologist, and mathematician (d. 1778)
  • 1754 – Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (d. 1825)
  • 1757 – Thomas Telford, Scottish architect and engineer, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (d. 1834)
  • 1776 – Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist and chemist (d. 1856)
  • 1783 – Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
  • 1788 – Adoniram Judson, American missionary and lexicographer (d. 1850)
  • 1797 – Charles Robert Malden, English lieutenant and surveyor (d. 1855)
  • 1805 – Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (d. 1860)

 

10

  •  1645 – Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1737 – Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)
  • 1740 – Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
  • 1744 – Alexandrine Le Normant d'Étiolles, French daughter of Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)
  • 1805 – Ferenc Toldy, German-Hungarian historian and critic (d. 1875)
  • 1809 – John Kirk Townsend, American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851)
  • 1810 – Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1861)
  • 1814 – Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)
  • 1821 – Jay Cooke, American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905)
  • 1823 – Hugh Stowell Brown, English minister (d. 1886)
  • 1827 – Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)
  • 1839 – Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1896)

 

11

  •  1648 – Jeremiah Shepard, American minister (d. 1720)
  • 1667 – Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Italian wife of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1743)
  • 1673 – Richard Mead, English physician and astrologer (d. 1754)
  • 1718 – Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-English general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (d. 1791)
  • 1722 – Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • 1748 – Joseph Schuster, German composer (d. 1812)
  • 1778 – Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Prussian gymnast, educator, and politician (d. 1852)
  • 1794 – James B. Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • 1807 – David Rice Atchison, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1886)
  • 1808 – William W. Chapman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
  • 1825 – István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
  • 1833 – Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1833 – Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • 1836 – Warren Brown, American historian and politician (d. 1919)
  • 1837 – Marie François Sadi Carnot, French politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1894)

 

12

  • 1644 – Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1704)
  • 1647 – Johann Heinrich Acker, German pastor and educator (d. 1719)
  • 1686 – John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • 1696 – Maurice Greene, English organist and composer (d. 1755)
  • 1720 – Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
  • 1762 – George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
  • 1774 – Robert Southey, English poet and author (d. 1843)
  • 1773 – Karl Faber, Prussian historian and academic (d. 1853)
  • 1831 – Helena Blavatsky, Russian theosophist and scholar (d. 1891)

 

13

  • 1662 – Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1748)
  • 1666 – William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)
  • 1700 – Heinrich von Brühl, German politician (d. 1763)
  • 1717 – Louis François, Prince of Conti (d. 1776)
  • 1752 – Maria Carolina of Austria (d. 1814)
  • 1764 – Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
  • 1790 – William Wentworth, Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1792 – Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1849)
  • 1803 – Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1869)
  • 1814 – Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (d. 1874)
  • 1818 – Lucy Stone, American activist (d. 1893)
  • 1819 – Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Anglo-Irish mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)
  • 1820 – George Grove, English musicologist and historian (d. 1900)
  • 1823 – Goldwin Smith, English-Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1831 – Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1902)

 

14

  • 1642 – Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • 1653 – Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (d. 1688)
  • 1688 – Frederick William I of Prussia (d. 1740)
  • 1714 – Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
  • 1727 – Louise Élisabeth of France (d. 1759)
  • 1727 – Princess Henriette of France (d. 1752)
  • 1738 – Leopold Hofmann, Austrian composer (d. 1793)
  • 1740 – Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
  • 1758 – Carle Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1777 – Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
  • 1817 – Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)

 

15

  • 1702 – Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian painter (d. 1788)
  • 1717 – Blind Jack, English engineer (d. 1810)
  • 1736 – Johann Christoph Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1803)
  • 1740 – Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • 1769 – Napoleon, French general and emperor (d. 1821)
  • 1771 – Walter Scott, Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1832)
  • 1785 – Thomas De Quincey, English journalist and author (d. 1859)
  • 1798 – Sangolli Rayanna, Indian warrior (d. 1831)
  • 1813 – Jules Grévy, French politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1891)
  • 1824 – John Chisum, American businessman (d. 1884)

 

16

  • 1650 – Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (d. 1718)
  • 1682 – Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1712)
  • 1744 – Pierre Méchain, French astronomer (d. 1804)
  • 1761 – Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1815 – John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
  • 1820 – Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1892)
  • 1821 – Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1831 – John Jones Ross, Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (d. 1901)
  • 1832 – Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, psychologist, and physiologist (d. 1920)

 

17

  • 1686 – Nicola Porpora, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • 1753 – Josef Dobrovský, Bohemian philologist and historian (d. 1828)
  • 1768 – Louis Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
  • 1786 – Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)
  • 1786 – Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1861)
  • 1794 – Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (d. 1849)
  • 1828 – Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist and physician (d. 1897)

 

18

  • 1657 – Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and painter (d. 1743)
  • 1685 – Brook Taylor, English mathematician (d. 1731)
  • 1692 – Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1740)
  • 1700 – Baji Rao I, Indian emperor (d. 1740)
  • 1720 – Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (d. 1760)
  • 1750 – Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1825)
  • 1754 – François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (d. 1833)
  • 1774 – Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (d. 1809)
  • 1792 – John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
  • 1803 – Nathan Clifford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 19th United States Attorney General (d. 1881)
  • 1819 – Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1876)
  • 1822 – Isaac P. Rodman, American general and politician (d. 1862)
  • 1830 – Franz Joseph I of Austria (d. 1916)
  • 1831 – Ernest Noel, Scottish businessman and politician (d. 1931)
  • 1834 – Marshall Field, American businessman, founded Marshall Field's (d. 1906)
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19

  •  1646 – John Flamsteed, English astronomer and academic (d. 1719)
  • 1686 – Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (d. 1737)
  • 1689 – Samuel Richardson, English author (d. 1761)
  • 1711 – Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (d. 1761)
  • 1719 – Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
  • 1743 – Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1793)
  • 1777 – Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
  • 1819 – Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Luxembourger-Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1894)
  • 1835 – Tom Wills, Australian cricketer and umpire, co-founded Australian rules football (d. 1880)

 

20

  • 1625 – Thomas Corneille, French playwright (d. 1709)
  • 1632 – Louis Bourdaloue, French preacher (d. 1704)
  • 1710 – Thomas Simpson, English mathematician and academic (d. 1761)
  • 1719 – Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer and educator (d. 1783)
  • 1720 – Bernard de Bury, French composer (d. 1785)
  • 1752 – Landgravine Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1782)
  • 1778 – Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean politician, 2nd Supreme Director of Chile (d. 1842)
  • 1779 – Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1848)
  • 1799 – James Prinsep, English orientalist and scholar (d. 1840)
  • 1833 – Benjamin Harrison, American general, lawyer, and politician, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)
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21

  • 1660 – Hubert Gautier, French engineer (d. 1737)
  • 1665 – Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)
  • 1670 – James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1734)
  • 1725 – Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter (d. 1805)
  • 1754 – William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)
  • 1754 – Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
  • 1765 – William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
  • 1789 – Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (d. 1857)
  • 1798 – Jules Michelet, French historian and philosopher (d. 1874)
  • 1800 – Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)
  • 1801 – Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (d. 1876)
  • 1813 – Jean Stas, Belgian chemist and physician (d. 1891)
  • 1816 – Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist and academic (d. 1856)
  • 1823 – Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter, educator and astronomer (d. 1899)
  • 1826 – Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist and educator (d. 1903)

 

22

  •  1624 – Jean Regnault de Segrais, French author and poet (d. 1701)
  • 1647 – Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician, developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
  • 1679 – Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
  • 1760 – Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
  • 1764 – Charles Percier, French architect and interior designer (d. 1838)
  • 1771 – Henry Maudslay, English engineer (d. 1831)
  • 1773 – Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1778 – James Kirke Paulding, American politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1860)
  • 1800 – William S. Harney, American general (d. 1889)
  • 1800 – Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1827 – Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1834 – Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1836 – Archibald Willard, American painter (d. 1918)

 

23

  • 1724 – Abraham Yates, Jr., American lawyer and civil servant (d. 1796)
  • 1741 – Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, French admiral and explorer (d. 1788)
  • 1754 – Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
  • 1757 – Marie Magdalene Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1775)
  • 1769 – Georges Cuvier, French biologist and academic (d. 1832)
  • 1783 – William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (d. 1852)
  • 1785 – Oliver Hazard Perry, American commander (d. 1819)
  • 1805 – Anton von Schmerling, Austrian politician (d. 1893)
  • 1814 – James Roosevelt Bayley, American archbishop (d. 1877)
  • 1829 – Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (d. 1920)
  • 1836 – Marie Henriette of Austria (d. 1902)

 

24

  • 1707 – Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (d. 1791)
  • 1714 – Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)
  • 1732 – Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
  • 1750 – Letizia Ramolino, French wife of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1836)
  • 1758 – Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)
  • 1759 – William Wilberforce, English politician and philanthropist (d. 1833)
  • 1769 -- Georges Cuvier
  • 1772 – William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
  • 1787 – James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)
  • 1824 – Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)
  • 1837 – Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
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25

  • 1624 – François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)
  • 1662 – John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)
  • 1707 – Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)
  • 1719 – Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (d. 1795)
  • 1724 – George Stubbs, English painter (d. 1806)
  • 1741 – Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (d. 1792)
  • 1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
  • 1758 – Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
  • 1767 – Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1776 – Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)
  • 1786 – Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
  • 1796 – James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
  • 1802 – Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet (d. 1850)
  • 1803 – Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (d. 1880)
  • 1817 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
  • 1829 – Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)
  • 1836 – Bret Harte, American author and poet (d. 1902)

 

26

  • 1676 – Robert Walpole, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1745)
  • 1694 – Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and politician (d. 1755)
  • 1695 – Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault, French singer-songwriter (d. 1791)
  • 1728 – Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1777)
  • 1736 – Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1790)
  • 1740 – Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, invented the hot air balloon (d. 1810)
  • 1743 – Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and biologist (d. 1794)
  • 1775 – William Joseph Behr, German publicist and academic (d. 1851)
  • 1789 – Abbas Mirza, Persian prince (d. 1833)
  • 1792 – Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan politician, 4th President of Uruguay (d. 1857)
  • 1819 – Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)
  • 1826 – Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
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27

  • 1637 – Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician, 2nd Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)
  • 1665 – John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
  • 1669 – Anne Marie d'Orléans, French wife of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1728)
  • 1677 – Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian general (d. 1748)
  • 1724 – John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)
  • 1730 – Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher and author (d. 1788)
  • 1770 – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)
  • 1803 – Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1809 – Hannibal Hamlin, American politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
  • 1812 – Bertalan Szemere, Hungarian poet and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1869)
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28

  • 1667 – Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (d. 1721)
  • 1691 – Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (d. 1750)
  • 1694 – Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1715)
  • 1714 – Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick (d. 1774)
  • 1728 – John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
  • 1739 – Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)
  • 1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German author, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
  • 1770 – Johann Karl Simon Morgenstern, German-Livonian philologist and academic (d. 1852)
  • 1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
  • 1789 – Stéphanie de Beauharnais, French wife of Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1860)
  • 1801 – Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)
  • 1814 – Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (d. 1873)
  • 1827 – Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1831 – Lucy Webb Hayes, American wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, 20th First Lady of the United States (d. 1889)
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29

  • 1628 – John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1701)
  • 1632 – John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)
  • 1724 – Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet and author (d. 1803)
  • 1725 – Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767)
  • 1728 – Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony (d. 1797)
  • 1756 – Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1830)
  • 1756 – Count Heinrich von Bellegarde, Austrian general and politician (d. 1845)
  • 1777 – Hyacinth, Russian religious leader, founded Sinology (d. 1853)
  • 1780 – Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter and illustrator (d. 1867)
  • 1792 – Charles Grandison Finney, American minister and author (d. 1875)
  • 1805 – Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
  • 1809 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)
  • 1810 – Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian theorist and diplomat (d. 1884)
  • 1811 – Henry Bergh, American activist, founded the ASPCA (d. 1888)
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  • 1720 – Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded Whitbread (d. 1796)
  • 1748 – Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
  • 1768 – Joseph Dennie, American author and journalist (d. 1812)
  • 1797 – Mary Shelley, English author and playwright (d. 1851)
  • 1808 – Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)
  • 1812 – Agoston Haraszthy, Hungarian-American businessman, founded Buena Vista Winery (d. 1869)
  • 1813 – Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1818 – Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1821 – Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi (d. 1849)
  • 1839 – Gulstan Ropert, French-American missionary (d. 1903)
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  • 1652 – Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (d. 1708)
  • 1663 – Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (d. 1705)
  • 1721 – George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1775)
  • 1741 – Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, French composer and educator (d. 1816)
  • 1748 – Jean-Étienne Despréaux, French ballet dancer, choreographer, composer, and playwright (d. 1820)
  • 1767 – Henry Joy McCracken, Irish activist, founded the Society of United Irishmen (d. 1798)
  • 1775 – Agnes Bulmer, English poet (d. 1836)
  • 1802 – Husein Gradaščević, Bosnian general (d. 1834)
  • 1821 – Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist (d. 1894)
  • 1822 – Galusha A. Grow, American lawyer and politician, 28th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1907)
  • 1834 – Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer and educator (d. 1886)