Birthdays in History in 1786

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Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 John Catron, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1865)
  • Jan 8 Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
  • Jan 11 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • Jan 12 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
  • Jan 23 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • Jan 26 Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
  • Feb 2 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
  • Feb 16 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)

Person of interestWilhelm Grimm

Feb 24 Wilhelm Grimm, German story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales), born in Hanau, Hesse-Cassel, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1859)

  • Feb 24 Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
  • Feb 28 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
  • Mar 25 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist
  • Apr 7 William Rufus DeVane King, American politician, 13th US Vice President (1853), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1853)
  • Apr 15 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1876)
  • Apr 16 John Franklin, English rear admiral and explorer (Arctic), born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1847)
  • May 6 Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1837)

  • May 8 Thomas Hancock, British engineer, founded British rubber industry, born in Malborough, Wilshire (d. 1865)
  • May 8 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, born in Dardilly, Lyonnais, Kingdom of France (d. 1859)
  • May 15 General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)
  • Jun 13 Winfield Scott, American army general (Union) and presidential candidate, born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1866)
  • Jun 20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
  • Jul 9 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1787)
  • Jul 24 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, born in Cluses, Savoy, France (d. 1843)
  • Aug 1 Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1861)

Person of interestDavy Crockett

Aug 17 Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, born in Greene County, Tennessee (d. 1836)

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • Aug 17 Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria (d. 1861)
  • Aug 25 [Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)
  • Sep 10 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
  • Sep 10 William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)
  • Sep 18 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1862)
  • Sep 18 Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • Sep 29 Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
  • Oct 7 Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)
  • Oct 11 Stevenson Archer, American judge and Congressmen from Maryland, born in Churchville, Maryland (d. 1848)
  • Oct 30 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)
  • Nov 12 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
  • Dec 4 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • Dec 5 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader
  • Dec 12 William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)