Famous People Born in 1794

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Kaspar Masek, composer
  • Jan 25 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • Feb 12 Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • Feb 20 William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • Feb 21 Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, born in Xalapa, Veracruz (d. 1876)
  • Feb 25 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
  • Mar 5 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • Mar 5 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • Mar 16 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
  • Mar 26 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and designer who figured importantly in the German Nazarene movement, born in Leipzig, Saxony (d. 1872)
  • Mar 31 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)
  • Apr 9 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1881)

Person of interestMatthew C. Perry

Apr 10 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1858)

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Apr 11 Edward Everett, American statesman and orator, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1865)
  • Apr 12 Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)
  • Apr 15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)

  • Apr 17 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist and explorer, born in Erlangen, Germany (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and geographer of Qing Dynasty, born in Shaoyang, China (d. 1856)
  • May 13 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • May 17 Anna Brownell Jameson, writer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 23 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1870)
  • May 24 William Whewell, English polymath and philosopher (History of Inductive Science), born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England (d. 1866)
  • May 27 Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
  • May 29 Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (d. 1874)
  • Jun 18 George Grote, British historian
  • Jun 28 Allen Frances Gardiner, British naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal, born in Basildon, Berkshire, England (d. 1851)
  • Jul 3 Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt), born in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1872)
  • Jul 5 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)
  • Jul 14 John G Lockhart, [Scorpion], biographer (Life of Sir Walter Scott)
  • Jul 24 Heinrich Christian Pander, Baltic German biologist and embryologist, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1865)
  • Jul 26 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist, born in Husum, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • Aug 10 Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry)
  • Aug 11 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • Aug 15 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), born in Femsjö, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • Aug 17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest (d. 1849)
  • Aug 28 Johannes Zwijsen, Dutch archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands), born in Kerkdriel, Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • Sep 9 William Lonsdale, Bath, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral)
  • Sep 29 William Michael Rooke, composer
  • Oct 10 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in New Milford, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • Oct 13 Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1868)
  • Oct 18 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer
  • Oct 23 Joseph Panny, composer
  • Oct 24 Friedrich Balduin von Gagern, German-Dutch army commandant, born in Weilburg, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Oct 26 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (Grand Kremlin Palace), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1881)
  • Nov 3 William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis)
  • Nov 17 John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • Nov 23 Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction)
  • Dec 10 James Wolfe Ripley, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Windham County, Connecticut (d. 1870)
  • Dec 14 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)