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

 

  • 1636 – Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
  • 1643 – John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1737)
  • 1661 – Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (d. 1725)
  • 1666 – James Sherard, English botanist and curator (d. 1738)
  • 1720 – Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
  • 1727 – Ivan Shuvalov, Russian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1797)
  • 1757 – Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1822)
  • 1762 – Spencer Perceval, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1812)
  • 1769 – Garlieb Merkel, German author and activist (d. 1850)
  • 1778 – Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
  • 1782 – F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1859)
  • 1808 – John Taylor, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1887)
  • 1831 – Harry Atkinson, English-New Zealand politician, 13th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1892)

 

2

  • 1636 – Edward Colston, English merchant and politician (d. 1721)
  • 1649 – Esmé Stewart, 2nd Duke of Richmond (d. 1660)
  • 1667 – James Louis Sobieski, French-Polish son of John III Sobieski (d. 1737)
  • 1692 – Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and diplomat (d. 1766)
  • 1696 – Conrad Weiser, American soldier, monk, and judge (d. 1760)
  • 1699 – Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
  • 1709 – Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)
  • 1734 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)
  • 1739 – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1799)
  • 1741 – Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (d. 1784)
  • 1754 – Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (d. 1794)
  • 1755 – Marie Antoinette, Austrian-French wife of Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
  • 1766 – Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)
  • 1767 – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (d. 1820)
  • 1777 – Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor (d. 1822)
  • 1795 – James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
  • 1799 – John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (d. 1885)
  • 1799 – Titian Peale, American entomologist and photographer (d. 1885)
  • 1808 – Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (d. 1889)
  • 1815 – George Boole, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1864)
  • 1821 – George Bowen, Irish-English diplomat, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1899)
  • 1833 – Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian physician and academic (d. 1904)
  • 1837 – Émile Bayard, French illustrator (d. 1891)
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  • 1633 – Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician and academic (d. 1714)
  • 1656 – Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1738)
  • 1689 – Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Czech composer (d. 1742)
  • 1749 – Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
  • 1757 – Robert Smith, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)
  • 1777 – Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
  • 1793 – Stephen F. Austin, American businessman and politician (d. 1836)
  • 1794 – William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
  • 1799 – William Sprague III, American politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • 1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)
  • 1801 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (d. 1835)
  • 1815 – John Mitchel, Irish journalist and activist (d. 1875)
  • 1816 – Jubal Early, American general and lawyer (d. 1894)
  • 1816 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (d. 1898)

 

  • 1661 – Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, German son of Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1742)
  • 1740 – Augustus Toplady, English cleric and hymnwriter (d. 1778)
  • 1765 – Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1836)
  • 1809 – Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1874)
  • 1816 – Stephen Johnson Field, American lawyer and jurist 5th Chief Justice of California (d. 1899)
  • 1821 – Thomas Keefer, Canadian engineer (d. 1915)
  • 1836 – Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)

 

  • 1666 – Attilio Ariosti, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1729)
  • 1667 – Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
  • 1701 – Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter and educator (d. 1785)
  • 1705 – Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French violinist and composer (d. 1770)
  • 1715 – John Brown, English author and playwright (d. 1766)
  • 1722 – William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1798)
  • 1739 – Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish composer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire (d. 1819)
  • 1742 – Richard Cosway, English painter (d. 1821)
  • 1789 – William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1816 – Ursula Frayne, Irish-Australian nun and missionary (d. 1885)
  • 1818 – Benjamin Butler, American general, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1835 – Moritz Szeps, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist (d. 1902)

 

6

  • 1661 – Charles II of Spain (d. 1700)
  • 1692 – Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
  • 1753 – Jean-Baptiste Bréval, French cellist and composer (d. 1823)
  • 1753 – Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
  • 1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)
  • 1833 – Jonas Lie, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1835 – Cesare Lombroso, Italian criminologist and physician, founded the Italian school of criminology (d. 1909)
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7

  • 1650 – John Robinson, English bishop and diplomat (d. 1723)
  • 1683 – Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman, author, and translator (d. 1748)
  • 1687 – William Stukeley, English archaeologist and physician (d. 1765)
  • 1706 – Carlo Cecere, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1761)
  • 1728 – James Cook, English captain, navigator, and cartographer (d. 1779)
  • 1750 – Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer (d. 1819)
  • 1800 – Platt Rogers Spencer, American calligrapher (d. 1864)
  • 1805 – Thomas Brassey, English engineer (d. 1870)
  • 1818 – Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician and physiologist (d. 1896)
  • 1832 – Andrew Dickson White, American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918)
  • 1838 – Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French author and playwright (d. 1889)
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8

  • 1656 – Edmond Halley, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
  • 1706 – Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1710 – Sarah Fielding, English author (d. 1768)
  • 1715 – Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (d. 1797)
  • 1723 – John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1786)
  • 1725 – Johann George Tromlitz, German flute player and composer (d. 1805)
  • 1763 – Otto Wilhelm Masing, German-Estonian linguist and clergyman (d. 1832)
  • 1768 – Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1772 – William Wirt, United States Attorney General (d. 1834)
  • 1777 – Désirée Clary, French wife of Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1788 – Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene poet and educator (d. 1853)
  • 1831 – Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India (d. 1880)
  • 1836 – Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)
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9

  • 1664 – Johann Speth, German organist and composer (d. 1719)
  • 1664 – Henry Wharton, English librarian and author (d. 1695)
  • 1697 – Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer (d. 1760)
  • 1719 – Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Italian priest, academic, and theoretician (d. 1796)
  • 1721 – Mark Akenside, English physician and poet (d. 1770)
  • 1723 – Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1787)
  • 1731 – Benjamin Banneker, American farmer, surveyor, and author (d. 1806)
  • 1732 – Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, French businesswoman (d. 1776)
  • 1773 – Thomasine Gyllembourg, Danish writer (d. 1856)
  • 1799 – Gustav, Prince of Vasa (d. 1877)
  • 1801 – Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)
  • 1802 – Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister, journalist, and activist (d. 1837)
  • 1810 – Bernhard von Langenbeck, German general, surgeon, and academic (d. 1887)
  • 1818 – Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (d. 1883)
  • 1825 – A. P. Hill, American general (d. 1865)
  • 1829 – Peter Lumsden, English general (d. 1918)
  • 1832 – Émile Gaboriau, French author and journalist (d. 1873)
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10 

  • 1620 – Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtier and author (d. 1705)
  • 1668 – François Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1733)
  • 1668 – Louis, Prince of Condé (d. 1710)
  • 1695 – John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1697 – William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)
  • 1710 – Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish courtier, politician, and diplomat (d. 1792)
  • 1728 – Oliver Goldsmith, Irish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1774)
  • 1735 – Granville Sharp, English activist and scholar, co-founded the Sierra Leone Company (d. 1813)
  • 1755 – Franz Anton Ries, German violinist and educator (d. 1846)
  • 1759 – Friedrich Schiller, German poet, playwright, and historian (d. 1805)
  • 1801 – Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and author (d. 1872)
  • 1801 – Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (d. 1876)
  • 1810 – George Jennings, English plumber and engineer, invented the flush toilet (d. 1882)
  • 1834 – José Hernández, Argentinian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1886)
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11

  • 1668 – Johann Albert Fabricius, German author and scholar (d. 1736)
  • 1696 – Andrea Zani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1757)
  • 1743 – Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist, entomologist, and psychologist (d. 1828)
  • 1748 – Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819)
  • 1791 – Josef Munzinger, Swiss politician, 3rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)
  • 1792 – Mary Anne Disraeli, Welsh wife of Benjamin Disraeli, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1872)
  • 1821 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian philosopher and author (d. 1881)
  • 1836 – Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and author (d. 1907)
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12

  • 1684 – Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (d. 1757)
  • 1729 – Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1811)
  • 1755 – Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1813)
  • 1780 – Piet Retief, South African ruler (d. 1838)
  • 1790 – Letitia Christian Tyler, American wife of John Tyler, 10th First Lady of the United States (d. 1842)
  • 1793 – Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Livonian physician and botanist (d. 1831)
  • 1795 – Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (d. 1856)
  • 1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)
  • 1817 – Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • 1833 – Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)
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13

  • 1699 – Jan Zach, Czech violinist, organist, and composer (d. 1773)
  • 1710 – Charles Simon Favart, French director and playwright (d. 1792)
  • 1715 – Dorothea Erxleben, German physician (d. 1762)
  • 1732 – John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
  • 1760 – Jiaqing Emperor of China (d. 1820)
  • 1761 – John Moore, Scottish general (d. 1809)
  • 1780 – Ranjit Singh, Pakistani-Sikh emperor (d. 1839)
  • 1782 – Esaias Tegnér, Swedish bishop and educator (d. 1846)
  • 1801 – Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (d. 1877)
  • 1801 – Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1873)
  • 1809 – John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (d. 1870)
  • 1813 – Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Serbian metropolitan, philosopher, and poet (d. 1851)
  • 1814 – Joseph Hooker, American general (d. 1879)
  • 1833 – Edwin Booth, American actor and manager (d. 1893)
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14

  • 1663 – Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German organist and composer (d. 1712)
  • 1719 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787)
  • 1765 – Robert Fulton, American engineer and inventor, invented the steamboat (d. 1815)
  • 1771 – Marie François Xavier Bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (d. 1802)
  • 1776 – Henri Dutrochet, French physician, botanist, and physiologist (d. 1847)
  • 1777 – Nathaniel Claiborne, American politician (d. 1859)
  • 1778 – Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1837)
  • 1779 – Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet and playwright (d. 1850)
  • 1797 – Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist and lawyer (d. 1875)
  • 1803 – Jacob Abbott, American author (d. 1879)
  • 1805 – Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1847)
  • 1812 – Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (d. 1878)
  • 1812 – Maria Cristina of Savoy (d. 1836)
  • 1816 – John Curwen, English minister and educator (d. 1880)
  • 1828 – James B. McPherson, American general (d. 1864)
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15

  • 1607 – Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
  • 1660 – Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)
  • 1661 – Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)
  • 1688 – Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1757)
  • 1692 – Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1708 – William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)
  • 1738 – William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822)
  • 1741 – Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet and physiognomist (d. 1801)
  • 1746 – Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)
  • 1757 – Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)
  • 1784 – Jérôme Bonaparte, French husband of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1860)
  • 1791 – Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1869)
  • 1793 – Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)

 

16

  • 1643 – Jean Chardin, French-English jeweler and explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1648 – Charles Duncombe, English banker and politician (d. 1711)
  • 1715 – Girolamo Abos, Maltese-Italian composer and educator (d. 1760)
  • 1717 – Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1793)
  • 1720 – Carlo Antonio Campioni, French-Italian composer (d. 1788)
  • 1750 – Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (d. 1818)
  • 1753 – James McHenry, Irish-American surgeon and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of War (d. 1816)
  • 1758 – Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish philologist and author (d. 1841)
  • 1806 – Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, American educator and author (d. 1887)
  • 1811 – John Bright, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1889)
  • 1836 – Kalākaua of Hawaii (d. 1891)
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17

  • 1681 – Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian and author (d. 1776)
  • 1685 – Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, Canadian commander and explorer (d. 1749)
  • 1729 – Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain (d. 1785)
  • 1749 – Nicolas Appert, French chef, invented canning (d. 1841)
  • 1753 – Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American clergyman and botanist (d. 1815)
  • 1755 – Louis XVIII of France (d. 1824)
  • 1765 – Jacques MacDonald, French general (d. 1840)
  • 1769 – Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • 1790 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1868)
  • 1793 – Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic (d. 1865)
  • 1816 – August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer and historian (d. 1876)
  • 1827 – Petko Slaveykov, Bulgarian journalist and poet (d. 1895)
  • 1835 – Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (d. 1915)

 

18

  • 1647 – Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and author (d. 1706)
  • 1727 – Philibert Commerson, French physician and explorer (d. 1773)
  • 1736 – Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1800)
  • 1756 – Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1837)
  • 1772 – Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (d. 1806)
  • 1774 – Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • 1785 – David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (d. 1841)
  • 1786 -  Karl Maria von Weber
  • 1787 – Louis Daguerre, French physicist and photographer, developed the daguerreotype (d. 1851)
  • 1789 -  Louis Daguerre 
  • 1804 – Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Italian general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1878)
  • 1810 – Asa Gray, American botanist and academic (d. 1888)
  • 1832 – Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish geologist and explorer (d. 1901)
  • 1836 – W. S. Gilbert, English playwright, poet, and illustrator (d. 1911)

 

19

  • 1700 – Jean-Antoine Nollet, French priest and physicist (d. 1770)
  • 1711 – Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian physicist, chemist, astronomer, and geographer (d. 1765)
  • 1722 – Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)
  • 1722 – Benjamin Chew, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)
  • 1752 – George Rogers Clark, American general (d. 1818)
  • 1770 – Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)
  • 1802 – Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (d. 1866)
  • 1805 – Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat and engineer, developed the Suez Canal (d. 1894)
  • 1808 – Janez Bleiweis, Slovenian journalist, physician, and politician (d. 1881)
  • 1812 – Karl Schwarz, German theologian and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1828 – Rani Lakshmibai, Indian queen (d. 1858)
  • 1831 – James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)
  • 1833 – Wilhelm Dilthey, German psychologist, sociologist, and historian (d. 1911)
  • 1834 – Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist and academic (d. 1924)

 

20

  • 1660 – Daniel Ernst Jablonski, Czech-German theologian and reformer (d. 1741)
  • 1750 – Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
  • 1761 – Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830)
  • 1765 – Thomas Fremantle, English admiral and politician (d. 1819)
  • 1781 – Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German captain and jurist (d. 1854)
  • 1813 – Franc Miklošič, Slovenian linguist and philologist (d. 1891)

 

21

  • 1643 - René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
  • 1692 – Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, Italian poet and academic (d. 1768)
  • 1694 – Voltaire, French historian, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1778)
  • 1718 – Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, German composer, critic, and theorist (d. 1795)
  • 1729 – Josiah Bartlett, American physician and politician, 6th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1795)
  • 1760 – Joseph Plumb Martin, American sergeant (d. 1850)
  • 1761 – Dorothea Jordan, Irish-French actress (d. 1816)
  • 1768 – Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 1834)
  • 1787 – Samuel Cunard, Canadian businessman, founded the Cunard Line (d. 1865)
  • 1811 – Zeng Guofan, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (d. 1872)
  • 1818 – Lewis H. Morgan, American lawyer, anthropologist, and theorist (d. 1881)
  • 1835 – Hetty Green, American businesswoman and financier (d. 1916)

 

22

  • 1690 – François Colin de Blamont, French pianist and composer (d. 1760)
  • 1698 – Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-American soldier and politician, 10th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1778)
  • 1709 – Franz Benda, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1786)
  • 1710 – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1784)
  • 1721 – Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1824)
  • 1722 – Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1794)
  • 1728 – Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1811)
  • 1744 – Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)
  • 1766 – Charlotte von Lengefeld, German author (d. 1826)
  • 1767 – Andreas Hofer, Austrian innkeeper and activist (d. 1810)
  • 1780 – José Cecilio del Valle, Honduran journalist, lawyer, and politician, Foreign Minister of Mexico (d. 1834)
  • 1787 – Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1823)
  • 1808 – Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)
  • 1814 – Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (d. 1893)
  • 1819 – George Eliot, English journalist, author, and poet (d. 1880)
  • 1824 – Georg von Oettingen, Estonian-German physician and ophthalmologist (d. 1916)
  • 1830 – Jhalkaribai, Indian soldier (d. 1858)

 

23

  • 1616 – John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)
  • 1632 – Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (d. 1707)
  • 1641 – Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch politician (d. 1720)
  • 1687 – Jean Baptiste Senaillé, French violinist and composer (d. 1730)
  • 1705 – Thomas Birch, English historian and author (d. 1766)
  • 1715 – Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer and author (d. 1799)
  • 1719 – Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)
  • 1749 – Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)
  • 1760 – François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist and activist (d. 1797)
  • 1781 – Theodor Valentin Volkmar, German politician, 1st Mayor of Marburg (d. 1847)
  • 1785 – Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest, 21st Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1853)
  • 1803 – Theodore Dwight Weld, American author and activist (d. 1895)
  • 1804 – Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
  • 1820 – Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and author (d. 1884)
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24

  • 1632 -  Baruch Spinoza
  • 1690 – Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (d. 1750)
  • 1712 – Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French priest and educator (d. 1789)
  • 1712 – Ali II ibn Hussein, Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)
  • 1713 – Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)
  • 1713 – Laurence Sterne, Irish clergyman and author (d. 1768)
  • 1724 – Maria Amalia of Saxony (d. 1760)
  • 1729 – Alexander Suvorov, Russian field marshal (d. 1800)
  • 1745 – Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1792)
  • 1774 – Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, author, and educator (d. 1857)
  • 1784 – Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
  • 1801 – Ludwig Bechstein, German author and poet (d. 1860)
  • 1806 – William Webb Ellis, English clergyman, created Rugby football (d. 1872)
  • 1811 – Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)
  • 1812 – Xavier Hommaire de Hell, French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)
  • 1815 – Grace Darling, English lighthouse keeper (d. 1842)
  • 1826 – Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)
  • 1833 – Antoine Labelle, Canadian priest (d. 1891)

 

25

  • 1638 – Catherine of Braganza (d. 1705)
  • 1666 – Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, Italian violin maker (d. 1740)
  • 1697 – Maria Karolina Sobieska, Polish daughter of Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg (d. 1740)
  • 1703 – Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
  • 1752 – Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer and critic (d. 1814)
  • 1753 – Robert Townsend, American spy (d. 1838)
  • 1758 – John Armstrong, Jr., American general and politician, 7th United States Secretary of War (d. 1843)
  • 1778 – Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (d. 1856)
  • 1787 – Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)
  • 1814 – Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1815 – William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)
  • 1817 – John Bigelow, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)
  • 1835 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)
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26

  • 1657 – William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)
  • 1678 – Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1703 – Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)
  • 1727 – Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
  • 1731 – William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)
  • 1792 – Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
  • 1827 – Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
  • 1828 – Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1828 – René Goblet, French politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)
  • 1832 – Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)
  • 1832 – Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
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27

  • 1635 – Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, French wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
  • 1701 – Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1744)
  • 1710 – Robert Lowth, English bishop (d. 1787)
  • 1746 – Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)
  • 1746 – Increase Sumner, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
  • 1754 – Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)
  • 1759 – Franz Krommer, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1831)
  • 1779 – Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1865)
  • 1804 – Julius Benedict, German-English conductor and composer (d. 1885)
  • 1809 – Fanny Kemble, English actress, playwright, and poet (d. 1893)
  • 1814 – Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1833 – Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
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28

  • 1661 – Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, English soldier and politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1723)
  • 1681 – Jean Cavalier, French rebel leader (d. 1740)
  • 1700 – Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)
  • 1700 – Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (d. 1770)
  • 1757 – William Blake, English poet and painter (d. 1827)
  • 1772 – Luke Howard, English chemist and meteorologist (d. 1864)
  • 1774 – Maria Antonia of Parma (d. 1841)
  • 1785 – Victor de Broglie, French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)
  • 1792 – Victor Cousin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1867)
  • 1793 – Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish poet, composer, and critic (d. 1866)
  • 1805 – John Lloyd Stephens, American archeologist and explorer (d. 1852)
  • 1810 – William Froude, English engineer and architect (d. 1879)
  • 1820 – Friedrich Engels, German-English philosopher and author (d. 1895)
  • 1829 – Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1894)

 

29

  • 1690 – Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
  • 1705 – Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
  • 1711 – Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1778)
  • 1752 – Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)
  • 1781 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
  • 1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
  • 1798 – Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
  • 1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and educator (d. 1888)
  • 1802 – Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)
  • 1803 – Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)
  • 1803 – Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)
  • 1816 – Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
  • 1818 – George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)
  • 1818 – William Ellery Channing American poet and author (d. 1901)
  • 1823 – La Fayette Grover, American politician and lawyer, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
  • 1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)
  • 1831 – Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)
  • 1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American author and poet (d. 1888)
  • 1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)

 

30

  • 1628* - John Bunyan
  • 1645 – Andreas Werckmeister, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1706)
  • 1667 – Jonathan Swift, Irish priest and poet (d. 1745)
  • 1670 – John Toland, Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)
  • 1683 – Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
  • 1719 – Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (d. 1772)
  • 1722 – Théodore Gardelle, Swiss painter (d. 1761)
  • 1723 – William Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • 1748 – Joachim Albertini, Italian-Polish composer (d. 1838)
  • 1756 – Ernst Chladni, German physicist and author (d. 1827)
  • 1764 – Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)
  • 1768 – Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish physician, chemist, and biologist (d. 1838)
  • 1781 – Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer (d. 1873)
  • 1791 – Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg, Austrian field marshal and politician (d. 1848)
  • 1796 – Carl Loewe, German singer, composer, and conductor (d. 1869)
  • 1810 – Oliver Winchester, American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)
  • 1813 – Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • 1813 – Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (d. 1888)
  • 1817 – Theodor Mommsen, German jurist, historian, and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)
  • 1821 – Frederick Temple, English archbishop and academic (d. 1902)
  • 1825 – William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter and educator (d. 1905)
  • 1835 – Mark Twain, American author and critic (d. 1910)
  • 1836 – Lord Frederick Cavendish, English-Irish politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1882)

 

*Date of baptism According to the Old Style Calendar