On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1786

  • Jan 3 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor (d. 1853)
  • Jan 7 John Catron, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1865)
  • Jan 8 Nicholas Biddle, American financier, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1844)
  • Jan 11 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • Jan 12 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
  • Jan 23 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect, born in Trocadéro, Paris (d. 1858)
  • Jan 26 Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)