On This Day

Famous People Born in 1801

  • Jan 11 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), born in Cheshire, England (d. 1873)
  • Jan 12 Louise Sophie Blussé, Dutch author, born in Leiden, Holland (d. 1896)
  • Jan 21 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • Jan 29 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (Felix Meritis Society, 1829-57), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1857)
  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Swedish lieder and classical composer, born in Skänninge, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • Feb 1 Thomas Cole, American romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • Feb 1 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • Feb 7 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • Feb 21 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1866)
  • Feb 21 John Henry Newman, British thologian (Tract 90), educator, poet (Dream of Gerontius), Anglican priest, Catholic priest, cardinal and saint, born in London, England (d. 1890)
  • Mar 15 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • Mar 21 Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
  • Mar 23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • Apr 7 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Apr 11 Claude Tillier, French journalist and writer (My Uncle Benjamin), born in Clamecy, Nièvre, France (d. 1844)
  • Apr 12 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar and secession leader, born in Veendam, Groningen, the Netherlands (d. 1842)
  • Apr 12 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer and violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • Apr 19 Gustav Fechner, German philosopher and physicist (Weber–Fechner law), born in Żarki Wielkie, Poland (d. 1887)
  • Apr 26 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat, born in Hanover Courthouse, Virginia (d. 1889)
  • May 6 George Sears Greene, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Apponaug, Rhode Island (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, English mezzotint engraver, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1887)
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)

William H. Seward

May 16 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), born in Florida, New York (d. 1872)

  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1877)
  • Jun 3 František Jan Škroup, Czech composer (Kde domov můj? - Czech national anthem), born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1862)
  • Jun 4 James Pennethorne, English architect and planner, born in Worcester, Pennethorne (d. 1871)
  • Jun 14 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (Church of the Latter Day Saints), born in Sheldon, Vermont (d. 1868)
  • Jun 15 Benjamin Raymond, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
  • Jun 16 Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
  • Jun 23 Daniel Smith Donelson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

David Farragut

Jul 5 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

  • Jul 11 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • Jul 14 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • Jul 26 John Drake Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (Union Navy), born in Sloatsburg, New York (d. 1867)
  • Jul 27 George Biddell Airy, English mathematician and 7th Astronomer Royal, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 1892)
  • Jul 29 George Bradshaw, British publisher, born in Manchester, England (d. 1853)
  • Aug 10 Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • Aug 21 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch statesman and historian, born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 1876)
  • Aug 28 Antoine Cournot, French philosopher and mathematician (rule of Cournot), born in Gray, France (d. 1877)
  • Sep 4 Cullen Whipple, American inventor (pointed screw machine), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1868)
  • Sep 10 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner, born in French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1881)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1861)
  • Sep 17 Edward William Lane, British lexicographer and translator (One Thousand & One Nights), born in Hereford, England (d. 1876)
  • Sep 24 Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist and mathematician, born in Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman, born in Saint-Omer, France (d. 1888)
  • Oct 7 Adolf Muller, composer
  • Oct 12 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1873)
  • Oct 14 Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (Plateau's Law), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1883)
  • Oct 23 (Gustav) Albert Lortzing, German Spieloper composer and actor (Zar und Zimmerman), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1851)
  • Oct 28 Karl Georg Lickl, Austrian pianist, physharmonica (type of harmonium) player, and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1877)
  • Nov 3 Karl Baedeker, German publisher (known for guidebooks for tourists), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Nov 3 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1835)

Gail Borden

Nov 9 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

  • Nov 10 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer, born in Lugansk, Russian Empire (d. 1872)
  • Nov 10 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and advocate of education for the blind, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • Nov 13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • Nov 13 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • Nov 24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • Nov 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1848)
  • Dec 7 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • Dec 11 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • Dec 12 John, King of Saxony (1854-73) and translated Divina Commedia, born in Dresden, Germany
  • Dec 15 August Freyer, Polish musician and composer, born in Saxony (d. 1883)
  • Dec 27 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
  • Dec 28 James Barnes, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1869)