On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1791

  • Apr 9 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), born in County Durham, England (d. 1858)
  • Apr 12 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), born in Abingdon, Virginia (d. 1876)
  • Apr 13 Félix de Mérode, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War and Finance, born in Maastricht, Belgium (d. 1857)

Person of interestJames Buchanan

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 Friedrich von Olivier, German landscape painter, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Apr 24 Nikolaj Bestuzhev, Russian Navy officer, writer and painter (Decembrist revolt), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1855)

Person of interestSamuel Morse

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

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse