On This Day

Famous People Born in 1800

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Sydney Nelson, composer
  • Jan 1 Vaclav Horak, composer
  • Jan 6 Willem A. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, born in Doesburg, Netherlands (d. 1872)

Person of interestMillard Fillmore

Jan 7 Millard Fillmore, 13th US President (Whig: 1850-53), born in Moravia, New York (d. 1874)

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • Jan 10 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist & founder of Laestadianism, born in Jäckvik, Arjeplog, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • Jan 11 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • Jan 14 Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist, born in Krems an der Donau, Austria (d. 1877)
  • Jan 24 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer

Person of interestWilliam Henry Fox Talbot

Feb 11 William Henry Fox Talbot, English photographic pioneer, born in Dorset, England (d. 1877)

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot
  • Feb 14 Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (1854-55), born in Leicester, Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • Feb 15 Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
  • Feb 21 John Henry Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Mar 2 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • Mar 3 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
  • Mar 12 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
  • Mar 14 James Bogardus, American inventor and builder (made cast-iron buildings), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1874)

  • Mar 16 Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • Mar 25 Paulin Paris, French historian
  • Apr 15 James Clark Ross, British Royal Navy explorer (British Antarctic), born in London (d. 1862)
  • Apr 16 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1876)
  • Apr 16 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), born in Peebles, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • Apr 16 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British army officer (Charge of the Light Brigade), born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • May 1 Thomas Aloysius Dornin, American naval officer, born in Ireland (d. 1874)
  • May 5 Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette), born in Rethel, Ardennes, France (d. 1864)
  • May 6 Ferdinand Marcucci, Italian harpist and composer, born in Florence (d. 1871)
  • May 6 Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general, born in Volhynia (d. 1881)

Person of interestJohn Brown

May 9 John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), born in Torrington, Connecticut (d. 1859)

Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown
  • May 10 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer
  • May 17 Carl Friedrich Zöllner, German composer, born in Mittelhausen, Germany (d. 1860)
  • May 30 Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach), born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1834)
  • Jun 1 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)
  • Jun 23 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and social activist (d. 1846)
  • Jul 9 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, born in Fürth, Bavaria (d. 1885)
  • Jul 19 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)
  • Aug 6 Catherine Beecher, American educator (championed higher education for women), born in East Hampton, New York (1878)
  • Aug 21 Hiram Walden, American politician, born in Pawlet, Vermont (d. 1880)

  • Aug 22 William S. Harney, U.S. general, born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 1889)
  • Aug 22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1865)
  • Sep 11 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator, born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1866)
  • Sep 16 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Koryciska, Przysucha County, Poland (d. 1865)
  • Sep 17 Franklin Buchanan, American first superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1874)
  • Sep 19 William McKean, American naval officer (Union Navy), born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (d. 1865)
  • Sep 23 William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  • Sep 30 Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)

Person of interestNat Turner

Oct 2 Nat Turner, American leader of a major slave rebellion in 1831, born in Southampton County, Virginia (d. 1831)

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner

Person of interestGeorge Bancroft

Oct 3 George Bancroft, American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1891)

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • Oct 25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1859)
  • Oct 26 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1891)
  • Oct 27 Benjamin Franklin Wade, American politician, US Senator from Ohio (1851-69), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • Nov 4 Eduard Brendler, Swedish composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1831)
  • Nov 6 Eduard Grell, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1886)
  • Nov 14 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer
  • Nov 15 George Rodwell, English composer, born in London (d. 1852)
  • Nov 23 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
  • Dec 3 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
  • Dec 4 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1831)
  • Dec 17 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian-Czech poet and translator (Great Hung dictionary), born in Andód (d. 1866)
  • Dec 21 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • Dec 23 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1878)
  • Dec 27 John Goss, English organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), (d. 1880)

Person of interestCharles Goodyear

Dec 29 Charles Goodyear, US chemist and manufacturing engineer (vulcanized rubber), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear