Famous People Born in 1801

  • Jan 11 John Lodge Ellerton, composer
  • Jan 12 Louise Sophie Blussé, Dutch author, born in Leiden, Holland (d. 1896)
  • Jan 21 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • Jan 29 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • Feb 1 Thomas Cole, American romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • Feb 1 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • Feb 7 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • Feb 21 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
  • Feb 21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • Mar 15 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • Mar 21 Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
  • Mar 23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • Apr 7 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Apr 11 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • Apr 12 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar/secession leader
  • Apr 12 Josef Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer/violist
  • Apr 19 Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
  • Apr 26 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
  • May 6 George Sears Greene, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Apponaug, Rhode Island (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)

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May 16 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), born in Florida, New York (d. 1872)

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward
  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)

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Jun 1 Brigham Young, American religious leader (Mormon church), born in Whitingham, Vermont (d. 1877)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • Jun 3 Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer
  • Jun 4 James Pennethorne, architect
  • Jun 14 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)
  • Jun 15 Benjamin Raymond, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
  • Jun 16 Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
  • Jun 23 Daniel Smith Donelson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

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Jul 5 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Jul 12 John Hill Hewitt, composer
  • Jul 14 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • Jul 26 John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • Jul 27 George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal
  • Jul 29 George Bradshaw, British publisher, born in Manchester, England (d. 1853)
  • Aug 10 Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • Aug 21 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman and historian, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1876)
  • Aug 28 Antoine Cournot, French philosopher and mathematician (rule of Cournot), born in Gray, France (d. 1877)
  • Sep 4 Cullen Whipple, American Inventor (pointed screw machine), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Sep 10 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1861)
  • Sep 17 Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
  • Sep 24 Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman, born in Saint-Omer, France (d. 1888)
  • Oct 7 Adolf Muller, composer
  • Oct 12 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1873)
  • Oct 14 Joseph AF Plateau, Belgian physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)
  • Oct 23 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
  • Oct 28 Karl Georg Lickl, composer
  • Nov 3 Karl Baedeker, German published travel books
  • Nov 3 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)

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Nov 9 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • Nov 10 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (d. 1872)
  • Nov 10 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and advocate of education for the blind, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • Nov 13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, queen of Prussia (d. 1873)
  • Nov 13 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • Nov 24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • Nov 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer
  • Dec 7 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • Dec 11 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • Dec 12 Johann (John), King of Saxony (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)
  • Dec 27 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
  • Dec 28 James Barnes, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1869)