Famous People Born in 1780

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  • Jan 10 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • Jan 12 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
  • Jan 14 Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer
  • Feb 2 Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
  • Feb 9 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
  • Feb 15 Carel Asser, Dutch jurist
  • Feb 19 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
  • Feb 19 Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)
  • Mar 1 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-general of Neth Indies (1826-30)
  • Mar 10 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • Mar 17 Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
  • Mar 18 Milos Obrenovic, Leader of The Second Serbian Uprising and Prince of Serbia (d. 1860)
  • Mar 27 August L Crelle, German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)
  • Apr 7 William Ellery Channing, US, Unitarian clergyman
  • Apr 13 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)
  • Apr 29 Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • May 10 Peter Lichtenthal, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • May 22 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer
  • May 28 Joseph Frohlich, composer
  • Jun 3 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • Jun 18 Michael Henkel, composer
  • Jul 1 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist
  • Jul 25 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
  • Aug 19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • Aug 21 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)
  • Sep 25 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)
  • Sep 28 Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • Oct 10 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)
  • Oct 20 M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla
  • Nov 3 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer
  • Nov 16 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • Nov 22 Conradin Kreutzer, composer
  • Nov 22 Jose Cecilio del Valle, Honduran Politician (d. 1834)
  • Dec 14 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Dec 23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • Dec 26 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)