Birthdays in History in 1798

  • Jan 14 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • Jan 14 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
  • Jan 15 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
  • Jan 19 Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
  • Jan 20 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)
  • Jan 24 Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
  • Jan 29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Charles Mynn Thruston, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • Mar 4 John Joseph Abercrombie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1877)
  • Mar 13 Abigail Fillmore, American 1st lady (1850-53), born in Stillwater, New York (d. 1853)
  • Apr 2 H v Fallersleben, writer

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Apr 3 Charles Wilkes, American Antarctic explorer and naval officer (Union Navy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1877)

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes
  • Apr 8 Dionysios Solomos, poet
  • Apr 11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)
  • Apr 17 √Čtienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)
  • Apr 19 Heinrich Maria von Hess, historical painter
  • Apr 26 Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
  • Apr 26 James Beckwourth, American explorer (d. 1867)
  • May 14 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian
  • May 18 Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1870)
  • Jun 12 Samuel Cooper, Sect of War/General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jun 21 Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)
  • Jun 29 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)
  • Jul 13 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)
  • Jul 15 Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1875)
  • Jul 24 John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • Aug 15 Sangolli Rayanna, prominent Indian warrior, born in Karnataka, India
  • Aug 21 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
  • Aug 28 Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 1 Richard Delafield, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1873)
  • Sep 2 Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) (d. 1865)
  • Sep 11 Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist
  • Sep 17 Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat
  • Sep 25 Henri Scheffer, painter
  • Sep 25 JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist
  • Oct 7 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)
  • Oct 12 A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal
  • Oct 12 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49)
  • Nov 1 Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor
  • Nov 3 Mason James Murray, (Confederacy), (d. 1871)
  • Nov 5 Carolina F L duchess of Berry, daughter of crown prince of Naples
  • Nov 29 Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)
  • Dec 4 Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)
  • Dec 24 Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)