Famous People Born in 1801

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 (Felix Meritis)
  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Feb 21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • 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 T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
  • Apr 26 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
  • May 6 George Sears Greene, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Apponaug, Rhode Island (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)

Person of interestWilliam 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)

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward
  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)

Person of interestBrigham Young

Jun 1 Brigham Young, American religious leader (Mormon church), born in Whitingham, Vermont (d. 1877)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 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 (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)

Person of interestDavid Farragut

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

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 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 (d. 1881)
  • Sep 12 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1861)
  • Sep 17 Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
  • 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, composer
  • Oct 28 Karl Georg Lickl, composer
  • Nov 3 Karl Baedeker, German published travel books
  • Nov 3 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)

Person of interestGail Borden

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

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 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, composer
  • 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)