Birthdays in History in April 1794

  • Apr 9 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)

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Apr 10 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1858)

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Apr 11 Edward Everett, Dorchester Mass, (Gov-Mass), statesman/orator
  • Apr 12 Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)
  • Apr 15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • Apr 17 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)