Famous People Born in 1791

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  • Jan 6 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
  • Jan 8 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
  • Jan 14 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
  • Jan 15 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
  • Feb 1 Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
  • Feb 12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 12 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
  • Feb 20 Carl Czerny, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 6 Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures
  • Mar 9 George Hayward, American surgeon, 1st to use ether
  • Mar 15 Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • Mar 31 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer
  • Apr 9 George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)
  • Apr 12 Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe)
  • Apr 13 Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance

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Apr 23 James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Apr 23 W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist
  • Apr 24 Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russian writer/painter (Account about Holland)

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Apr 27 Samuel Morse, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1872)

Inventor Samuel Morse
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Samuel Morse
  • May 11 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
  • May 15 Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance
  • May 29 Pietro Romani, composer
  • Jun 9 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
  • Jun 21 Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)
  • Jun 30 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
  • Jul 9 Nicolas Ledesma, composer
  • Jul 26 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM
  • Sep 1 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • Sep 5 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German opera composer (Golt Und Die Natur), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)
  • Sep 20 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)
  • Sep 22 Michael Faraday, English scientist who discovered principle of electric motor, born in Newington Butts, England (d. 1867)
  • Sep 23 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • Sep 23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • Sep 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
  • Oct 1 Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
  • Oct 26 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1875)
  • Oct 31 Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1863)
  • Nov 11 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)
  • Dec 4 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer
  • Dec 9 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer
  • Dec 12 Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
  • Dec 14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
  • Dec 24 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)

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Dec 26 Charles Babbage, British inventor (calculating machine), born in London, England (d. 1871)

Inventor Charles Babbage
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Charles Babbage