What Happened in September 1788

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), born in Berlin (d. 1862)
  • Sep 10 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • Sep 12 Alexander Campbell, Irish-American clergyman and Founder of Disciples of Christ, born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1866)
  • Sep 21 Margaret Taylor, wife of Zachary Taylor and 1st lady of the United States (1849-50), born in Calvert County, Maryland (d. 1852)
  • Sep 22 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
  • Sep 30 FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, British Army officer (commander of the British forces during the Crimean War), born in Badminton, England (d. 1855)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 14 John Penn, US attorney, signed (Declaration of Independence), dies at 47
  • Sep 14 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 26 Francois Bainville, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 30 Matthäus Günther, German painter, dies at 83