Born in the 18th Century

Born 4 June 1738: King George III

King George III, the longest-reigning British monarch (until recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II), was born on June 4th, 1738,…

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Born 28 May 1759: William Pitt the Younger

William Pitt, the Younger, a dominant figure in British politics, was born on May 28th, 1759, at Hayes Place in…

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Born 27 April 1759 – Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneering feminist thinker and advocate for women’s rights, blazed a trail in 18th-century England. Born on April…

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Benjamin Franklin

Did you know one of the founding fathers of the United States was born into a family of 17 children?…

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Born 11 April 1770 – George Canning

George Canning (1770-1827) was a British statesman who carved his name in history through his diplomatic prowess and brief stint…

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Lord Horatio Nelson

Have you ever wondered how a small boy from Norfolk became one of Britain’s most celebrated naval heroes?” From humble…

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Born 7 April 1770 – William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770-1850), a titan of English Romanticism, left an indelible mark on the literary world. Born in Cockermouth, Cumbria,…

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Born 29 March 1790 – John Tyler

John Tyler (1790-1862) was a complex and controversial figure who left an indelible mark on American politics. Born on March…

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio on the Mediterranean island of Corsica on 15 August 1769 which came under French…

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Jane Austen

“Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marrying without affection.” – Jane Austen Jane Austen was born during…

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James Madison

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary” – James Madison. James Madison was a pivotal political figure during…

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Sir Robert Peel

“No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion” – Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert Peel was Born in…

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Alexander Hamilton

“A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” – Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton…

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Davy Crockett

“You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas” – Davy Crockett. There is probably not a…

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Charles Babbage

“It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed…

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Thomas Jefferson

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching” – Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Biography Born…

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