On This Day

Famous People Born in 1783

  • Jan 12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • Jan 20 (Justus Johann) Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist (Dresden Court Orchestra, 1821-50), composer, and teacher, born in Haselrieth, Germany (d. 1860)
  • Jan 23 Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle], French writer (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1842)
  • Jan 29 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian folk poet and translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9], born in Mishenskoe, Tula Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1852)
  • Feb 9 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • Feb 11 Jarena Lee, African American travelling minister
  • Feb 15 Johann Nepomuk Poissl, Bavarian composer, born in Rattiszell, Bavaria (d. 1865)
  • Feb 21 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (VP: Imperial Academy of Arts 1828-68), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1873)
  • Feb 21 Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)
  • Mar 8 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, born in Sulza, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1846)
  • Mar 8 Hannah Hoes, future wife of U.S. President Martin Van Buren (1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1819)
  • Mar 26 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer and clergyman, born in Hahnbach, Bavaria (d. 1852)

Washington Irving

Apr 3 Washington Irving, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), born in NYC, New York (d. 1859)

  • Apr 8 John Claudius Loudon, Scottish horticulturist, born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1843)
  • Apr 10 Hortense de Beauharnais, French Queen of Holland (1806-10), born in Paris (d. 1837)
  • Apr 29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1856)
  • May 9 Alexander Ross, Canadian fur trader, born in Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1856)
  • May 10 Niccola Benvenuti, composer
  • May 22 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, English composer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1866)
  • May 25 Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice, born in Gordonsville, Virginia (d. 1841)
  • Jun 8 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • Jun 19 Thomas Sully, American portrait painter (Queen Victoria), born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1872)
  • Jun 29 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)

Simón Bolívar

Jul 24 Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), born in Caracas (d. 1830)

  • Aug 7 John Heathcoat, English inventor of lace-making machinery, born in Duffield, Derbyshire (d. 1861)
  • Aug 7 Princess Amelia, youngest child of King George III of United Kingdom, born in Royal Lodge, Windsor (d. 1810)
  • Aug 9 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, daughter of Emperor Paul I of Russia, born in Tsarskoye Selo, Russian Empire (d. 1801)
  • Aug 23 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1852)
  • Sep 8 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, born in Udby, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1872)
  • Sep 17 Samuel Prout, British water color painter, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1852)

Agustín de Iturbide

Sep 27 Agustin I de Iturbide, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23), born in Valladolid, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1824)

  • Oct 13 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, born in Piastów, Poland (d. 1865)
  • Dec 11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 1817)
  • Dec 12 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician, born in New Jersey (d. 1865)
  • Dec 14 Johann Christoph Kienlen, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1829)
  • Dec 19 Charles-Julien Brianchon, French mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • Dec 28 Robert Gallenberg, composer