Plato II or Platon II (29 June 1737 – 11 November 1812) was the Metropolitan of Moscow from 1775 to 1812. He personifies the Age of Enlightenment in the Russian Orthodox Church. He was born at Chashnikovo near Moscow as Platon Levshin in the family of a psalmodist, and was educated at the seminary and the Slavic Greek Latin Academy of Moscow. In 1757 he was appointed instructor in Greek and rhetoric at the latter institution, and became distinguished as a pulpit orator.
Henry Berry, (1719, England - 1812) was Liverpool's second dock engineer succeeding Thomas Steers and being succeeded by Thomas Morris. Berry Street in Liverpool may be named after Berry who lived in a house at the junction with Duke Street, where the White Horse pub stands. He built Salthouse Dock, George's Dock and King's Docks in Liverpool. He designed Queen's Dock for the Hull Dock Company which opened Tuesday 22 September 1778.
John Blaquiere, 1st Baron de Blaquiere, KCB, PC (Ire) (15 May 1732 – 27 August 1812), known as Sir John Blaquiere, 1st Baronet from 1784 to 1800, was a British soldier and politician of French descent. Blaquiere was the fifth son of Jean de Blaquiere, a French merchant who had emigrated to England in 1732, and his wife Marie Elizabeth de Varennes. He at first served in the Army, in the 18th Dragoons (later the 17th Dragoons), where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir (usually Duncan Ban MacIntyre in English; 20 March 1724 – 14 May 1812) is one of the most renowned of Scottish Gaelic poets and formed an integral part of one of the golden ages of Gaelic poetry in Scotland during the 18th century.
Yakov Petrovich Kulnev (6 August 1763 – 1 August 1812) was, along with Pyotr Bagration and Aleksey Yermolov, one of the most popular Russian military leaders at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Suvorov's admirer and participant of 55 battles, he lost his life during Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
William Cavendish (10 January 1783 – 15 January 1812) was an English politician, the son of Lord George Cavendish, later Earl of Burlington. He married Louisa O'Callaghan (d. 1863), daughter of Cornelius O'Callaghan, 1st Baron Lismore, on 18 July 1807. They had four children: Lady Fanny Cavendish (d.
Louis Lorimier (March 1748 - June 26, 1812) was born in the Etienne parish of Montréal, Quebec, Canada. He is considered to the founder and first European settler of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he later served as the Spanish Land Commandant. Lorimier is also responsible for the founding of at least two Missouri counties: Cape Girardeau County, and Bollinger County, the next county to the west.
Stanisław Trembecki (1739–1812) was a Polish Enlightenment poet, well known for his poems Na dzień siódmy września and Nadgrobek hajduka, which are said to have started a new trend in Polish political lyric poetry.
Joachim Albertini or Gioacchino Albertini (30 November 1748, Pesaro - 27 March 1812, Warsaw) was an Italian-born composer, who spent most of his life in Poland. His opera Don Juan albo Ukarany libertyn (Don Juan, or the Libertine Penalized) was performed in the 1780s with both Italian and Polish libretti.
King Payne (died 1812) was a son of Seminole high chief Cowkeeper and succeeded him as leading chief of the Seminoles upon his death in 1783. He led his people against the Spanish and Americans from Georgia and established a number of towns and villages, including Paynes Town in Paynes Prairie, both of which are named for him. Paynes Prairie is in present-day Alachua County, Florida, between Gainesville and Micanopy. U.S. Route 441 and Interstate 75 cut through the prairie.
Juan José Castelli (July 19, 1764 – October 12, 1812) was an Argentine politician who participated in the 1810 May Revolution, leading to Argentine independence. Castelli was born in Buenos Aires and attended the Colegio Real de San Carlos and the Colegio Monserrat in the city of Córdoba. He later became a lawyer in the University of Charcas. He was a cousin of Manuel Belgrano who got him a position in the public administration in the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata.
Joseph Bryan (August 18, 1773 – September 12, 1812) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was born Savannah, Georgia. He was educated by private tutors and attended Oxford University in England. He traveled in France during the American Revolutionary War. He engaged in agricultural pursuits on Wilmington Island, Georgia. Bryan was elected as a Republican to the 8th and 9th United States Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his resignation in 1806.
Winamac or Winnemac may refer to any of the three different Potawatomi chiefs with this name. Coming from Winmég, the name means "Catfish" in the Potawatomi language. Winamac was a signer of the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, in which Great Lakes tribes surrendered the site of Chicago to the U.S. government. Winamac and his people fought with the British in the War of 1812, and the warrior died during the fighting. Winamac is the name of at least two chiefs during the American period.
George Leer (1748 at Hambledon, Hampshire – 1 February 1812 at Petersfield, Hampshire) was a famous English cricketer who played for Hampshire in the time of the Hambledon Club. Leer began playing in the 1760s. His name has become almost synonymous with the now archaic long stop fielding position (i.e. , directly behind the wicket-keeper) that was deemed so necessary in underarm days.
Admiral Sir Richard Hughes, 2nd Baronet (c. 1729 – 5 January 1812) was a British naval commander. Hughes was probably born in London, England, and entered the Portsmouth Naval Academy in 1739. He served on a number of ships in various locations during his naval career, including HMS Boreas from 1763 to 1766. It is known that Hughes was in Canada in 1778, as he was appointed resident commissioner of the Halifax dockyard.
Count Andrei Yakovlevich Budberg (August 10, 1750 – September 1, 1812) was a Russian diplomat who served as Foreign Minister in 1806-07. His ancestors moved to Russia in the 16th century from Westphalia. Budberg was born in Riga and entered the military service in 1759. He participated in the Russo-Turkish war 1768-1774. In 1783 Budberg was promoted to podpolkovnik. The same year Riga governor-general George Browne recommended Budberg to the Empress Catherine II as a diplomat.
Giacomo Filippo Durazzo III (1719–1812) was the head of the wealthiest 18th century family in Genoa, Italy, and a notable naturalist and bibliophile. He was instrumental in organizing the natural history collections in the University of Genoa and the city's Civic Museum of Natural History. Durazzo was the son of Marcello Durazzo (1703–1787) and Clelia Durazzo (1709–1782). His descendents include Clelia Durazzo Grimaldi and Ignazio Alessandro Pallavicini, both naturalists in their own right.
Pierre-Florent Baillairgé, (29 June 1761 – 9 December 1812), was from Quebec, the son of Jean Baillairgé, and did spend some time in the wood carving and joinery end of his father's business. His brother, François, already was there and the three did decorative wood-carving for several churches in the region. Pierre-Florent was a craftsman rather than an artist; he conformed to the French style the family had brought to Lower Canada.
Phanuel Bishop (September 3, 1739 – January 6, 1812) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Rehoboth, he attended the common schools, was an innkeeper, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1787 to 1791. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1792, 1793, 1797, and 1798, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixth through Ninth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1807.
Johann Michael Nathanael Feneberg, born in Oberdorf, Allgau, Bavaria, February 9, 1751; died October 12, 1812. He studied at Kaufbeuren and in the Jesuit gymnasium at Augsburg, and in 1770 entered the Society of Jesus, at Landsberg, Bavaria. When the Society was suppressed in 1773, he left the town, but continued his studies, was ordained in 1775 and appointed professor in the gymnasium of St. Paul at Ratisbon.
For similarly named people, including several Congressmen, see John Allen John Allen (June 12, 1763 – July 31, 1812) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, he attended the common schools and studied at the Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1786 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Connecticut; he was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1793 to 1796 and served as clerk in 1796.