On This Day

Famous People Born in September 1795

Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

Sep 1 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Sep 4 Friedrich August von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1878)
  • Sep 6 Frances Wright, Scottish writer and lecturer, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1852)
  • Sep 17 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, born in Altamura, Bari, Italy (d. 1870)
  • Sep 20 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • Sep 23 Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born in Corinth Vermont (d. 1857)