Famous People Born in 1783

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  • Jan 12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • Jan 20 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (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 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
  • Feb 9 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • Feb 10 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
  • Feb 11 Jarena Lee, African American travelling minister
  • Feb 15 Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer
  • 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 Van Buren, NY, wife of pres Martin (1837-41), (d. 1819)
  • Mar 26 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer

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

  • Apr 8 John Claudius, horticulturist, born in London, England
  • Apr 10 Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • Apr 29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)
  • May 9 Alexander Ross, Canadian pioneer/fur trader
  • May 10 Niccola Benvenuti, composer
  • May 22 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer
  • May 25 Philip Pendleton Barbour, Virginia politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)
  • Jun 8 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • Jun 19 Thomas Sully, US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
  • Jun 29 August Alexander Klengel, composer

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

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Aug 7 John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)
  • Aug 7 Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)
  • Aug 9 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
  • Aug 23 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1852)
  • Sep 8 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • Sep 17 Samuel Prout, water-color painter

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

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • Oct 13 Frantiszek Soltyk, composer
  • Dec 11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet
  • Dec 12 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
  • Dec 14 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
  • Dec 19 Charles-Julien Brianchon, French mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • Dec 28 Robert Gallenberg, composer