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Notable Birthdays - 1759

1759Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)

1759William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

1759 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
Maria Rosa Coccia, composer 
Jan 5
Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader 
Jan 17
Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist 
Jan 21
Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot 
Jan 25
Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796) 
Jan 25
Robert Burns, The Homesman 
Jan 31
Francois Devienne, composer 
Feb 15
Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena) 
Feb 27
Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer 
Mar 2
Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer 
Mar 22
Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818) 
Apr 18
Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer 
Apr 27
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader) 
May 1
Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor 
May 6
Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician 
May 15
Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer 
May 18
Charles Duquesnoy, composer 
May 20
William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) 
May 22
Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer 
May 23
Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer 
May 26
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley 
May 28
William Pitt, the Younger (C), English PM (1783-1801, 1804-06) 
Jun 2
Jan Ekels, the Young, Dutch painter 
Jun 5
Theodor Zwetler, composer 
Jun 8
Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Rainham Norfolk UK, topographer 
Jun 21
Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (d. 1817) 
Jul 10
Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer 
Jul 19
Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833) 
Jul 24
Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21) 
Aug 24
William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade 
Sep 19
William Kirby, English entomologist (d. 1850) 
Sep 26
Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen 
Oct 4
Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803) 
Oct 12
Frantisek Vaclav Tomes, composer 
Oct 13
Ecco Epkema, Dutch linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian) 
Oct 20
Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (d. 1815) 
Oct 25
Baron Grenville, (Whig) British PM (1806-07) 
Oct 25
Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828) 
Oct 26
Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice 
Oct 27
Ferenc Kazinczy, A bor lelke 
Nov 10
Frederich von Schiller, Germany, poet/lyricist (Ode to Joy) (d. 1805) 
Nov 10
Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlos 
Nov 13
Timothy Olmstead, composer 
Nov 20
Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer 
Nov 27
Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer 
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