Famous People Born in 1794

  • Jan 6 Kaspar Masek, composer
  • Jan 25 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • Feb 12 Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • Feb 20 William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • Feb 21 Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, born in Xalapa, Veracruz (d. 1876)
  • Feb 25 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
  • Mar 5 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • Mar 5 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • Mar 16 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
  • Mar 26 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
  • Mar 31 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)
  • Apr 9 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 10 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1858)

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Apr 11 Edward Everett, Dorchester Mass, (Gov-Mass), statesman/orator
  • Apr 12 Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)
  • Apr 15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • Apr 17 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)
  • May 13 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • May 17 Anna Brownell Jameson, writer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 23 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer
  • May 24 William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science)
  • May 27 Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
  • May 29 Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (d. 1874)
  • Jun 18 George Grote, British historian
  • Jun 28 Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal
  • Jul 3 Eberhard F Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt)
  • Jul 5 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)
  • Jul 12 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist
  • Jul 14 John G Lockhart, [Scorpion], biographer (Life of Sir Walter Scott)
  • Jul 24 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
  • Aug 10 Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry)
  • Aug 11 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • Aug 15 Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum)
  • Aug 17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest (d. 1849)
  • Aug 28 Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands)
  • Sep 9 William Lonsdale, Bath, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral)
  • Sep 29 William Michael Rooke, composer
  • Oct 10 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
  • Oct 13 Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer
  • Oct 18 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer
  • Oct 23 Joseph Panny, composer
  • Oct 24 Friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant
  • Oct 26 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
  • Nov 3 William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis)
  • Nov 17 John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • Nov 23 Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction)
  • Dec 10 James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • Dec 14 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)