Famous People Born in 1804

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Jan 8 George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • Jan 12 Hippolyte Monpou, composer
  • Jan 13 Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
  • Jan 13 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator
  • Jan 14 John Park, Scottish composer and minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, (d. 1865)
  • Jan 16 Karl August Krebs, composer
  • Jan 20 Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
  • Jan 21 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • Jan 31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
  • Feb 2 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • Feb 5 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
  • Feb 6 Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler

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Feb 7 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company) born in Rutland, Vermont (d. 1886)

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • Feb 8 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
  • Feb 12 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
  • Feb 16 Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Feb 19 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • Feb 19 David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • Mar 8 Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time
  • Mar 14 Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849)
  • Mar 17 James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
  • Mar 20 Neal Dow, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 30 Salomon Sulzer, composer
  • Apr 4 Joseph Fischhof, composer
  • Apr 23 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)
  • Apr 24 Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
  • Apr 26 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
  • May 1 Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
  • May 5 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
  • May 12 Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904)
  • May 16 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten)
  • May 17 Ottho G Heldring, Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions)
  • May 22 John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
  • May 31 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer
  • Jun 1 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer ("Jota Aragonesa", "Ruslan and Ludmilla") [OS=May 20]
  • Jun 3 Richard Cobden, Sussex, founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)
  • Jun 6 Petter Conrad Boman, composer
  • Jun 8 Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC)
  • Jun 10 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • Jun 24 Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist
  • Jun 24 Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • Jul 1 George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
  • Jul 4 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader

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Jul 4 Nathaniel Hawthorne, author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), born in Salem Massachusetts (d. 1864)

  • Jul 10 Emma Smith Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1879)
  • Jul 14 Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general
  • Jul 20 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1892)
  • Jul 22 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), born in Paris (d. 1893)
  • Jul 25 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
  • Jul 28 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
  • Aug 6 Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58)
  • Aug 30 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
  • Sep 8 Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • Sep 11 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS]
  • Sep 14 John Gould, British ornithologist (d. 1881)
  • Sep 14 Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)
  • Sep 23 David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
  • Oct 3 Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
  • Oct 3 Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)
  • Oct 4 "Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht)
  • Oct 5 Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, (d. 1877)
  • Oct 10 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)
  • Oct 18 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)
  • Oct 24 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
  • Oct 26 Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1875)
  • Oct 28 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)
  • Nov 13 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Nov 18 Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878)

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Nov 23 Franklin Pierce, 14th US President (Democrat: 1853-57), born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1869)

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • Nov 27 Julius Benedict, opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dec 10 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • Dec 13 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)
  • Dec 16 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)

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Dec 21 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, born in London (d. 1881)

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Dec 23 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)