Famous People Born in January 1779

  • Jan 1 William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)
  • Jan 5 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
  • Jan 5 Zebulon Pike, brigadier general and explorer (Pike's Peak), born in Lamington, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • Jan 8 John White, English organist and violinist (d. 1831)
  • Jan 15 Jean Coralli, ballet producer/choreographer, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
  • Jan 22 Stefano Pavesi, composer
  • Jan 24 Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)