Birthdays in History in 1791

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  • Jan 8 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
  • Jan 14 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
  • Jan 15 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
  • Feb 12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 12 Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
  • Mar 6 Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures
  • Mar 9 George Hayward, US, surgeon, 1st to use ether
  • Mar 15 Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • Apr 9 George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)
  • Apr 12 Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe)
  • Apr 13 Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance

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Apr 23 James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Apr 23 W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist
  • Apr 24 Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)

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Apr 27 Samuel Morse, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1872)

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • May 15 Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance
  • Jun 21 Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)
  • Jun 30 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
  • Sep 1 Lydia Sigourney, US, religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • Sep 20 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)
  • Sep 22 Michael Faraday, discovered principle of electric motor
  • Sep 23 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • Sep 23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • Sep 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
  • Oct 1 Sergey Aksakov, Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
  • Oct 26 Charles Sprague, banker/poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 11 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)
  • Dec 12 Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
  • Dec 14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
  • Dec 24 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26 Charles Babbage, British inventor (calculating machine), born in London, England (d. 1871)

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage