Famous People Born in 1802

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  • Jan 3 Feliks Ostrowski, composer
  • Jan 3 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • Jan 6 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • Jan 13 Eduard von Bauernfeld, comedic playwright, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 19 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
  • Jan 22 Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
  • Jan 31 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • Feb 4 Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • Feb 6 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • Feb 11 Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
  • Feb 16 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • Feb 19 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • Feb 20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
  • Feb 21 George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), (d. 1882)

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Feb 26 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

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  • Feb 27 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
  • Mar 16 George Archibald McCall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Mar 24 Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP
  • Apr 1 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)
  • Apr 4 Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
  • Apr 12 Francois MP Liberman, French relig leader (Congregation of Heart)
  • Apr 13 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
  • Apr 27 Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer
  • May 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer, artist
  • May 15 Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • May 31 Cesare Pugni, composer
  • Jun 2 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • Jun 12 Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
  • Jul 1 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), (d. 1878)
  • Jul 3 Joseph Labitzky, composer
  • Jul 9 Thomas Davenport, invented 1st commercial electric motor
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer
  • Jul 15 John Barnett, composer
  • Jul 21 David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)

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Jul 24 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • Jul 26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • Jul 26 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1855)
  • Jul 27 Benedikt Randhartinger, composer
  • Aug 2 Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster
  • Aug 5 Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
  • Aug 13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
  • Aug 14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
  • Aug 20 Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • Sep 4 Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon
  • Sep 6 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (d. 1857)
  • Sep 13 Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880)
  • Sep 19 Louis Kossuth, Hungary, President of Hungary (1849)
  • Sep 24 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
  • Oct 7 Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer
  • Oct 8 Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
  • Oct 16 Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)
  • Oct 25 Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864)
  • Oct 26 King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
  • Nov 9 Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
  • Nov 14 August F Pott, German philologist (Etymology Forschungen)
  • Nov 19 Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)
  • Nov 20 James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1881)
  • Nov 29 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1827)
  • Dec 2 Melancthon Smith Wade, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Dec 15 Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • Dec 27 Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter