Famous People Born in 1803

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  • Jan 2 Gugliemo Libri, [della Somaia], Ital/Fren mathematician/book collector
  • Jan 3 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • Jan 6 Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1888)
  • Jan 9 Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) (d. 1888)
  • Jan 15 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
  • Jan 29 James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
  • Feb 2 Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Feb 15 John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist (New Helvetia Ca, Sutter Mill)
  • Feb 20 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
  • Mar 22 Anthonie Waldrop, Dutch painter/lithographer
  • Apr 2 Franz Paul Lachner, composer
  • Apr 7 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, born in Paris (d. 1844)
  • Apr 7 James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
  • Apr 14 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter
  • Apr 18 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61)
  • Apr 21 Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
  • Apr 23 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice
  • Apr 27 Alfred Julius Becher, composer

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Apr 29 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), born in Bandel, near Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1868)

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • Apr 30 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
  • May 7 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer
  • May 8 Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
  • May 12 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist (agricultural chemics)
  • May 17 Robert Smith Surtees, novelist
  • May 24 Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino/Musignano
  • May 24 Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (d. 1866)

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May 25 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Jun 4 Gabriel James Rains, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • Jun 10 Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)
  • Jun 24 George James Webb, composer
  • Jun 29 John Newton Brown, American publisher (d. 1868)
  • Jun 30 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
  • Jul 12 Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
  • Jul 20 Jakob Zeugheer, composer
  • Jul 23 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
  • Jul 24 Alexander Jackson Davis, US, architect (gothic revivalist)
  • Jul 31 John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor
  • Aug 3 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace), born in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire (d. 1865)
  • Aug 13 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
  • Aug 15 James Douglas, father of British Columbia
  • Aug 18 Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
  • Aug 25 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader
  • Aug 27 Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)
  • Sep 1 Jacobus T Abels, Dutch painter
  • Sep 3 Alexander L'vovich Gurilyov, composer
  • Sep 3 Prudence Crandall, founder (School for "young ladies of colour")
  • Sep 4 Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849)
  • Sep 12 Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer
  • Sep 19 Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1884)
  • Sep 27 Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • Sep 28 Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
  • Sep 29 Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)
  • Sep 29 Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)
  • Oct 3 John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)
  • Oct 6 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • Oct 11 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen)
  • Oct 21 George Wright, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1865)
  • Oct 25 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poetess (Daisies)
  • Nov 14 Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet

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Nov 29 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (Doppler effect), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1853)

  • Nov 29 Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)
  • Dec 4 Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
  • Dec 5 Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)
  • Dec 7 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (d. 1829)
  • Dec 11 Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
  • Dec 15 August Freyer, composer
  • Dec 18 William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)
  • Dec 22 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Dec 27 John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer, Member of Dutch 2nd parliament (1848-75)