Full Name: Stephen F. Austin
Profession: Founder of Texas
Why Famous: Founded and helped colonize the US state of Texas
- 1821-01-17 Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen
- 1823-01-03 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
- 1834-01-03 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.