Famous People Born in 1797

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  • Jan 4th Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
  • Jan 10th Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • Jan 12th Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
  • Jan 22nd Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
  • Jan 30th Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)

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Jan 31st Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony)

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • Feb 6th Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
  • Feb 15th Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
  • Feb 22nd William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
  • Feb 24th Samuel Lover, composer
  • Feb 28th Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 28th W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)
  • Mar 7th Karl Schwencke, composer
  • Mar 22nd Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
  • Mar 24th Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
  • Mar 25th John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God
  • Mar 27th Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton)
  • Apr 10th Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)
  • Apr 14th Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
  • Apr 17th Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor
  • Apr 18th Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France
  • Apr 30th Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra

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May 2nd Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene)

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • May 6th Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)
  • May 12th Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer
  • May 18th Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony (1836-54)
  • May 19th Maria Isabel of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1818)
  • May 30th Johann Christian Lobe, composer
  • Jun 24th John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
  • Jul 10th Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
  • Jul 17th Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  • Jul 18th Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  • Jul 19th Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer
  • Jul 20th Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
  • Jul 21st Franz Schoberlechner, composer
  • Jul 25th Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
  • Jul 29th Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
  • Aug 5th Friedrich August Kummer, composer
  • Aug 9th Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)

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Aug 30th Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein), born in London, England

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • Sep 6th Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith, Confederacy (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 16th Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
  • Oct 3rd Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)
  • Oct 4th J Gotthelf, writer
  • Oct 13th William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet
  • Oct 23rd John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)
  • Nov 4th Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author
  • Nov 7th Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1876)

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Nov 14th Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)

Geologist Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell
  • Nov 23rd Gabor Matray, composer
  • Nov 29th Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer
  • Dec 3rd Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
  • Dec 11th Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1878)
  • Dec 13th Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
  • Dec 17th Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism
  • Dec 19th Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • Dec 26th Hans Skramstad, composer