Birthdays in History in 1801

  • Feb 1 Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • Feb 1 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • Feb 7 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • Feb 21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • Mar 15 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • Mar 21 Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
  • Mar 23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • Apr 7 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Apr 11 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • Apr 12 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar/secession leader
  • Apr 19 Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
  • Apr 26 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
  • May 6 George Sears Greene, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
  • May 16 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre (d. 1872)
  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)

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Jun 1 Brigham Young, American religious leader (Mormon church), born in Whitingham, Vermont (d. 1877)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • Jun 4 James Pennethorne, architect
  • Jun 14 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)
  • Jun 15 Benjamin Raymond, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
  • Jun 16 Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
  • Jun 23 Daniel Smith Donelson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

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Jul 5 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Jul 14 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • Jul 26 John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • Jul 27 George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal
  • Jul 29 George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
  • Aug 10 Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • Aug 21 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
  • Aug 28 Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
  • Sep 4 Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)
  • Sep 10 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing-teacher
  • Sep 17 Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
  • Sep 24 Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)
  • Oct 12 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss statesman (d. 1873)
  • Oct 14 Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)
  • Nov 3 Karl Baedeker, Germany, published travel books
  • Nov 9 Gail Borden, Norwich New York, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk
  • Nov 10 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (d. 1872)
  • Nov 13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, queen of Prussia (d. 1873)
  • Nov 13 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • Nov 24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • Dec 11 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • Dec 12 Johann (John), King of Saxony (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)
  • Dec 27 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
  • Dec 28 James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)