Birthdays in History in 1785

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 4 Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)

Author Jacob Grimm
Jacob Grimm
  • Jan 23 Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
  • Feb 12 Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • Feb 15 Claude Louis Marie Navier
  • Feb 21 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
  • Feb 22 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)
  • Mar 7 Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • Mar 11 John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1861)
  • Mar 27 Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95)
  • Apr 1 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter
  • Apr 9 Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch physician/chemist (electric car 1835)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 26 John James Audubon, American bird watcher and artist, born in Les Cayes, Haiti (d. 1851)

Ornithologist John James Audubon
John James Audubon
  • May 6 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller
  • May 9 James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
  • May 18 John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
  • Jul 6 William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)
  • Jul 14 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)
  • Jul 20 Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer
  • Aug 15 Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
  • Aug 19 Seth Thomas, American pioneer in mass production of clocks
  • Aug 23 Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
  • Sep 28 David Walker, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Jose Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • Oct 20 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • Oct 31 George F Kersting, German painter
  • Nov 18 David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 21 William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

  • Nov 23 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
  • Nov 28 Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)