Birthdays in History in 1799

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  • Jan 6 Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
  • Jan 7 Daniel Tyler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Jan 22 Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852)
  • Feb 4 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
  • Feb 5 John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
  • Feb 11 Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873)
  • Feb 26 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
  • Mar 7 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • Mar 8 Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), (d. 1889)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1871)

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • Mar 20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • Mar 22 F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
  • Mar 28 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 29 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • Apr 12 Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855)
  • Apr 22 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)
  • May 11 John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
  • May 20 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
  • May 21 Mary Anning, Lyme Regis, Dorset, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset)
  • Jun 6 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)
  • Jun 18 William Lassell, discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
  • Jun 23 John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
  • Jul 4 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
  • Jul 25 David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
  • Jul 26 Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings
  • Aug 11 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • Aug 20 Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
  • Sep 19 René Caillé, French explorer (d. 1838)
  • Oct 1 Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)
  • Oct 5 Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
  • Oct 30 Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)
  • Nov 3 William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • Nov 9 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877)
  • Nov 17 Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • Nov 29 Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)
  • Dec 12 Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)