Birthdays in History in 1797

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  • Jan 4 Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
  • Jan 10 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • Jan 12 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
  • Jan 22 Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
  • Jan 30 Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Feb 6 Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
  • Feb 15 Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
  • Feb 22 William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
  • Feb 28 Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 28 W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)
  • Mar 22 Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
  • Mar 24 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
  • Mar 25 John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God
  • Mar 27 Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton)
  • Apr 10 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)
  • Apr 14 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
  • Apr 18 Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France
  • Apr 30 Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (d. 1864)

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • May 18 Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony (1836-54)
  • May 19 Maria Isabel of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1818)
  • Jun 24 John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
  • Jul 10 Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
  • Jul 17 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  • Jul 18 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  • Jul 20 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
  • Jul 25 Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
  • Jul 29 Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
  • Aug 9 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein), born in London, England

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • Sep 6 Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith, Confederacy (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 16 Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
  • Oct 3 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)
  • Oct 4 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], writer (The Black Spider), born in Murten, Switzerland (d. 1854)
  • Oct 13 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet
  • Oct 23 John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)
  • Nov 4 Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author
  • Nov 7 Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 14 Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist (Principles of Geology), born in Kinnordy, Angus, Scotland (d. 1875)

Geologist Charles Lyell
Geologist
Charles Lyell
  • Dec 3 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
  • Dec 11 Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1878)
  • Dec 17 Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism