Famous People Born in September 1797

  • Sep 6 William "Extra Billy" Smith, American lawyer, politician (Governor of Virginia, 1846-49 and 1864-65; US Representative from Virginia, 1853-61), and oldest General in the Confederate Army, born in Marengo, Virginia (d. 1887)
  • Sep 16 Anthony Panizzi, Italian librarian at British Museum, born in Brescello, Italy (d. 1879)