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Notable Birthdays - 1774

1774Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, solider and public administrator (Lewis & Clark Expedition), (d. 1809)

1774Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), (d. 1821)

1774 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860) 
Jan 24
Karl Moser, composer 
Feb 11
Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847) 
Feb 15
W G Frederik, prince of Orange 
Feb 16
Pierre Rode, composer 
Feb 17
Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823) 
Feb 24
Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850) 
Mar 5
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer 
Mar 5
C.E.F. Weyse, Magic Lighter 
Mar 16
Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia) 
Mar 20
John Braham, composer 
Apr 17
Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer 
Apr 21
Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist) 
Apr 25
Jean Itard, The Wild Child 
Apr 26
Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853) 
Apr 28
Francis Baily, English Astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse 
May 7
William Bainbridge, American Commodore (d. 1833) 
May 18
Gaetano Rossi, Semiramide 
May 27
Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale) 
Jun 2
William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850) 
Jun 21
Daniel D Tompkins, (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25) 
Jun 23
Matthijs Siegenbeek, Dutch linguist (spelling) 
Jun 24
François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838) 
Jul 20
Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852) 
Aug 12
Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson 
Aug 12
Robert Southey, Nelson 
Aug 18
Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, solider and public administrator (Lewis & Clark Expedition), (d. 1809) 
Aug 28
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), (d. 1821) 
Sep 8
Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet 
Sep 17
Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist (understood 70 languages) 
Sep 26
John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], frontier nurseryman 
Oct 7
Ferdinando Orlandi, composer 
Oct 14
Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, Dutch politician 
Oct 18
Adolfs Muller, writer 
Nov 14
Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, composer 
Nov 14
Gasparo Spontini, Philadelphia 
Nov 15
William Horsley, composer 
Nov 18
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837) 
Nov 24
Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857) 
Dec 20
Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer 
Dec 30
Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31] 
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