Famous People Born in January 1779

  • Jan 1 William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)
  • Jan 5 Stephen Decatur, American naval hero (War of 1812), born in Sinepuxent, Maryland (d. 1820)
  • Jan 5 Zebulon Pike, American brigadier general and explorer (Pike's Peak), born in Lamington, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • Jan 15 Jean Coralli, French ballet producer & choreographer (Giselle), born in Paris, France (d. 1854)

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget (1779-1869)

Jan 18 British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), born in London

  • Jan 22 Stefano Pavesi, Italian opera composer (Ser Marcantonio), born in Casaletto Vaprio (d. 1850)
  • Jan 24 Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian Tsarina (d. 1826)