Famous People Born in April 1791

  • Apr 3 Anne Lister, English diarist 'the 1st modern lesbian', born in Halifax, England (d. 1840)
  • 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)
  • Apr 23 Friedrich von Olivier, German landscape painter, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1859)

James BuchananJames Buchanan (1791-1868)

Apr 23 15th US President (1857-61), born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania

  • Apr 24 Nikolaj Bestuzhev, Russian Navy officer, writer and painter (Decembrist revolt), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1855)

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse (1791-1872)

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