Famous People Born in 1782

Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster (1782-1852)

Jan 18 US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer, born in Salisbury, New Hampshire

  • Jan 20 Archduke John of Austria, Austrian general and Regent of Germany (1848), born in Florence (d. 1859)
  • Jan 29 Daniel François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), born in Caen, Normandy, France (d. 1871)
  • Jan 29 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish violinist, composer, conductor, and teacher, born in Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland (d. 1846)
  • Mar 4 Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folklorist and writer (Swiss Family Robinson), born in Bern (d. 1830)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Hart Benton, American politician, born in Harts Mill, North Carolina (d. 1858)

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun (1782-1850)

Mar 18 US Vice President (1825-32), born in Abbeville, South Carolina

  • Mar 24 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • Mar 25 Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839) and sister of Napoleon
  • Apr 14 Carlo Coccia, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1873)
  • Apr 26 Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, French queen as wife of Louis Phillip of Austria, born in Caserta Palace, Naples (d. 1866)
  • May 16 John Sell Cotman, English water color artist, born in Norwich, England (d. 1842)
  • May 26 Joseph Drechsler, Czech composer, born in Vlachovo Březí, Czech Republic (d. 1852)
  • May 28 Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1810)
  • Jun 3 Charles Waterton, English naturalist and pioneering conservationist, born in Wakefield, England (d. 1865)
  • Jun 10 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1866)
  • Jun 19 Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, French Catholic priest and writer (L'avenir), born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France (d. 1854)
  • Jun 19 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess) (d. 1822)
  • Jun 21 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general, born in Olkhovatsky District, Russia (d. 1852)
  • Jul 6 Luis Brión, Curacao military officer who fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence, born in Plantage Rozentak, Curaçao (d. 1821)
  • Jul 19 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)
  • Jul 26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)

Vicente GuerreroVicente Guerrero (1782-1831)

Aug 9 Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829), born in Cuilapan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Charles NapierCharles Napier (1782-1853)

Aug 10 British soldier and Major General of the Bombay Army who conquered Sindh and became its Governor (1843-47), born in Whitehall Palace, London

  • Aug 15 Henri de Mérode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1847)
  • Sep 7 Bernardus Johannes Dibbets, Dutch baron and general-major (Maastricht), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • Sep 16 Daoguang, 8th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Forbidden City, Beijing, China (d. 1850)
  • Sep 23 Jacques-Fereol Mazas, French violinist, composer, and conductor, born in Lavaur, France (d. 1849)
  • Sep 25 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1824)
  • Oct 9 Lewis Cass, American military officer and politician (U.S. Senator-Michigan), born in Exeter, New Hampshire (d. 1866)
  • Oct 11 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • Oct 25 Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and 13th Governor of Massachusetts (1825-34), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • Oct 27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)
  • Nov 1 F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1827-28), born in Skelton-on-Ure, Yorkshire, England (d. 1859)
  • Nov 13 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (Frithjof's Saga), born in Kyrkerud, Sweden (d. 1846)

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren (1782-1862)

Dec 5 8th President of the United States (Democrat: 1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York

  • Dec 26 Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)