On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1798

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer and music writer, born in Vienna; (d. 1851)
  • Jan 14 Isaac da Costa, Jewish poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1860)
  • Jan 14 Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • Jan 15 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1854)
  • Jan 19 Auguste Comte, French philosopher & writer (A General View of Positivism), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1857)
  • Jan 20 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1858)
  • Jan 24 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), born in Poland (d. 1880)
  • Jan 24 Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
  • Jan 29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • Jan 31 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer