On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1802

  • Apr 1 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)

Person of interestDorothea Dix

Apr 4 Dorothea Dix, American pioneering nurse and social activist who created the first American mental asylums, born in Hampden, Maine (d. 1887)

Nurse and Social Activist Dorothea Dix
Nurse and Social Activist
Dorothea Dix
  • Apr 12 Francis Libermann, French religious leader (Congregation of Heart), born in Saverne, France (d. 1852)
  • Apr 13 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • Apr 27 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)