On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1794

  • 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 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. 1856)