Famous People Born in 1802

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  • Jan 3 Feliks Ostrowski, composer
  • Jan 3 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • Jan 6 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • Jan 13 Eduard von Bauernfeld, comedic playwright, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 19 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
  • Jan 22 Richard Upjohn, American gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
  • Jan 31 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • Feb 4 Mark Hopkins, American educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • Feb 6 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • Feb 11 Lydia Maria Child, American author, journalist and abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • Feb 16 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • Feb 19 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • Feb 20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
  • Feb 21 George Douglas Ramsay, Brevet Major general (Union Army), born in Dumfries, Virginia (d. 1882)

Person of interestVictor Hugo

Feb 26 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

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  • Feb 27 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
  • Mar 16 George Archibald McCall, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)
  • Mar 24 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch poet and novelist
  • Apr 1 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)
  • Apr 4 Dorothea Dix, American social activist, born in Hampden, Maine (d. 1887)
  • Apr 12 Francis Libermann, French religious leader (Congregation of Heart), born in Saverne, France (d. 1852)
  • Apr 13 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
  • Apr 27 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)
  • May 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer, artist
  • May 15 Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • May 31 Cesare Pugni, composer
  • Jun 2 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • Jun 12 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1876)
  • Jul 1 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), (d. 1878)
  • Jul 3 Joseph Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Krásno, Czech Republic (d. 1881)
  • Jul 9 Thomas Davenport, American iventor (invented 1st commercial electric motor), born in Williamstown, Vermont (d. 1837)
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • Jul 15 John Barnett, composer
  • Jul 21 David Hunter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1886)

Person of interestAlexandre Dumas

Jul 24 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • Jul 26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • Jul 26 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1855)
  • Jul 27 Benedikt Randhartinger, Austrian composer, born in Ruprechtshofen, Austria (d. 1893)
  • Aug 2 Nicholas Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster (1860-65), born in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1865)
  • Aug 5 Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
  • Aug 13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian-German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser), born in Lenauheim, Banat, Romania (d. 1850)
  • Aug 14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
  • Aug 20 Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • Sep 4 Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon
  • Sep 6 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist, born in Couëron, France (d. 1857)
  • Sep 13 Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880)
  • Sep 19 Louis Kossuth, Hungarian President of Hungary (1849)
  • Sep 24 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
  • Oct 7 Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer
  • Oct 8 Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
  • Oct 16 Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)
  • Oct 25 Joseph Montferrand, French-Canadian logger and strong man, born in St. Lawrence, Montreal (d. 1864)
  • Oct 26 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), born in Palace of Queluz, Sintra, Portugal (d. 1866)
  • Nov 9 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher and abolitionist, born in Albion, Maine (d. 1837)
  • Nov 14 August F Pott, German philologist (Etymology Forschungen)
  • Nov 19 Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)
  • Nov 20 James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1881)
  • Nov 29 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1827)
  • Dec 2 Melancthon Smith Wade, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1868)
  • Dec 15 Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • Dec 27 Thomas Fearnley, Norwegian landscape painter