Famous People Born in April 1794

  • Apr 9 Aristide Farrenc, French flautist, music publisher, and musicologist (TrĂ©sor des pianistes), born in Marseilles, France (d. 1865)
  • Apr 9 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1881)

Matthew C. PerryMatthew C. Perry (1794-1858)

Apr 10 Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, born in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Apr 11 Edward Everett, American statesman and orator, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1865)
  • Apr 12 Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry), born in Paris (d. 1847)
  • Apr 15 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist, born in Maureilhan, France (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. 1857)