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Notable Birthdays - 1758

1758Noah Webster, West Hartford, Connecticut, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), (d. 1843)

1758Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar)

1758 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 24
Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer 
Feb 4
Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer 
Feb 7
Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer 
Feb 12
Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer 
Feb 17
John Pinkerton, Scottish historian 
Mar 9
Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology) 
Mar 12
Leopold earl of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician [or March 22] 
Mar 26
Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer 
Apr 4
John Hoppner, portrait painter 
Apr 4
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman best known for his allegorical paintings and portraits 
Apr 4
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Phrosine and Meledore 
Apr 9
Fisher Ames, 'Manos' the Hands of Fate 
Apr 28
James Monroe, Monroe Hall Virginia, 5th US President (1817-25) 
Apr 28
James Monroe, The Monroe Doctrine 
Apr 29
Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820). 
May 6
Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781) 
May 17
John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (d. 1839) 
Jun 2
Cornelis R T Krayenhoff, Dutch fortress engineer/cartographer 
Jun 18
Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch jurist/patriot 
Jul 21
Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration) 
Jul 29
Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment) 
Aug 9
Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer 
Aug 14
Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer 
Aug 24
Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794) 
Aug 25
Franz Teyber, composer 
Sep 1
Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant 
Sep 10
Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840) 
Sep 21
Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827) 
Sep 26
Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires. 
Sep 29
Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar) 
Oct 5
Thomas Greatorex, composer 
Oct 7
Paul Anton Wineberger, composer 
Oct 11
Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta) 
Oct 16
Noah Webster, West Hartford, Connecticut, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), (d. 1843) 
Oct 26
Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer 
Nov 7
Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker/politician 
Nov 16
Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841) 
Dec 3
Josef Gelinek, composer 
Dec 11
Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer 
Dec 20
Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer 
Dec 23
Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York 
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