Famous People Born in 1796

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  • Jan 7 Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
  • Jan 21 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
  • Jan 22 Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)
  • Jan 25 William McGillivray, Old Aberdeen, naturalist
  • Feb 1 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • Feb 17 Giovanni Pacini, composer
  • Feb 17 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  • Feb 20 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
  • Feb 22 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician and sociologist (body mass index scale), born in Ghent, French Republic (d. 1874)
  • Feb 22 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • Mar 24 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
  • Apr 10 James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)
  • Apr 12 George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
  • Apr 24 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1840)
  • Apr 26 Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer

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May 4 Horace Mann, American educator, author and editor who pioneered public schools, born in Franklin, Massachusetts (d. 1859)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • May 4 Joseph Pannell Taylor, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1864)
  • May 4 William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
  • May 9 August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
  • May 17 Martinus J Niewindt, bishop of Curacao (advocate for fair treatment and abolition of slavery)
  • May 21 Reverdy Johnson, American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford), born in Annapolis, (d. 1876)
  • Jun 1 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • Jun 14 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (d. 1866)
  • Jun 22 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
  • Jun 25 Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer
  • Jul 3 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]
  • Jul 6 Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55)
  • Jul 15 Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, painter
  • Jul 18 Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
  • Jul 20 Edward Hodges, composer
  • Jul 23 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer
  • Jul 24 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • Jul 24 John Middleton Clayton, U.S. Secretary of State (1849-50) and U.S. Senator from Delaware, born in Dagsboro, Delaware (d. 1856)
  • Jul 26 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • Jul 28 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)

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Jul 29 Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), born in Martinsburg, New York (d. 1859)

Inventor Walter Hunt
Inventor
Walter Hunt
  • Aug 25 James Lick, American land baron in California, born in Stumpstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1876)
  • Sep 19 Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849)
  • Sep 22 Ret Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1880)
  • Sep 25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • Oct 4 John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)
  • Oct 9 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1878)
  • Oct 14 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist (d. 1870)
  • Oct 23 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)
  • Oct 24 August v Platen, writer
  • Nov 6 George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • Nov 19 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer
  • Nov 30 Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer
  • Dec 9 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer
  • Dec 17 Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (d. 1865)
  • Dec 19 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
  • Dec 27 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • Dec 29 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)