Famous People Born in January 1809

  • Jan 1 John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
  • Jan 2 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer

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Jan 4 Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, born in Coupvray, France (d. 1852)

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  • Jan 15 Cornelia Connelly, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 15 Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
  • Jan 18 Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)

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Jan 19 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1849)

  • Jan 20 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
  • Jan 23 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter