On This Day

Famous People Born in 1780

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Heinrich Lichtenstein, German physician & explorer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1857)
  • Jan 12 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
  • Jan 14 Francois-Joseph Dizi, Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)
  • Feb 2 Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
  • Feb 9 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
  • Feb 19 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
  • Feb 19 Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)
  • Mar 1 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-general of Neth Indies (1826-30)
  • Mar 10 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • Mar 17 Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister and 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47), born in Anstruther, Scotland (d. 1847)
  • Mar 18 Milos Obrenovic, Leader of The Second Serbian Uprising and Prince of Serbia (d. 1860)
  • Mar 27 August Leopold Crelle, German inventor and mathematician (1st Prussian Railway), born in Eichwerder, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1855)
  • Apr 7 William Ellery Channing, American Unitarian clergyman
  • Apr 13 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (inventor of the screw-pile lighthouse), born in Dublin (d. 1868)
  • Apr 29 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), born in Besançon, France (d. 1844)
  • May 10 Peter Lichtenthal, composer

Person of interestElizabeth Fry

May 21 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • May 22 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer
  • May 28 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • Jun 3 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • Jun 18 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, born in Fulda, Germany (d. 1851)
  • Jul 1 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist, born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia (d. 1831)
  • Jul 25 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, teacher and choir master, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1842)
  • Aug 19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • Aug 21 Jernej Kopitar, Slovene philologist and linguist (Slovenian Grammar), born in Repnje, Slovenia (d. 1844)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), born in Montauban, France (d. 1867)
  • Sep 25 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 1801)
  • Sep 28 Élie, Duke Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician (4th Prime Minister of France), born in Sainte-Martin-de-Laye, France (d. 1860)
  • Oct 10 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, born in Aberdeen (d. 1844)
  • Oct 20 M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla
  • Nov 3 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer
  • Nov 16 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • Nov 22 Conradin Kreutzer, composer
  • Nov 22 Jose Cecilio del Valle, Honduran Politician (d. 1834)
  • Dec 14 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German-Russian diplomat, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1862)
  • Dec 23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • Dec 26 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)