Birthdays in History in 1781

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  • Jan 20 Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
  • Jan 26 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • Jan 30 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • Feb 9 Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)
  • Feb 17 René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)
  • Feb 18 Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
  • Mar 4 Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)
  • Mar 12 Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Karl F Schinkel, German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)
  • Mar 17 Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies
  • Mar 17 Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
  • Apr 2 Bhagwan Swaminarayan, religious leader (d. 1830)
  • May 4 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher (d. 1832)
  • May 14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian
  • May 25 Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)
  • Jun 5 Christian August Lobeck, German scholar (d. 1860)
  • Jun 9 George Stephenson, Newcastle England, inventor (RR locomotive)
  • Jun 21 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore, born in off the coast of Port Morant, Jamaica (d. 1826)

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • Aug 12 Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
  • Sep 3 Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Josephine de Beauharnais (d. 1824)
  • Sep 23 Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)
  • Oct 1 James Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")
  • Oct 5 Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
  • Nov 20 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian
  • Nov 29 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
  • Nov 30 Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)
  • Dec 11 David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)