On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1781

  • Jun 5 Christian August Lobeck, German classical scholar, born in Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1860)

Person of interestGeorge Stephenson

Jun 9 George Stephenson, English engineer known as the "Father of Railways" (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Gauge), born in Newcastle, England

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson
  • Jun 10 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, born in Piovà Massaia, Italy (d. 1853)
  • Jun 21 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (the Poisson distribution), born in Pithiviers, France (d. 1840)