Historical Figures Born in 1789

  • Jan 3 Carl Gustav Carus, German physiologist & painter, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1869)
  • Jan 4 Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
  • Jan 17 August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)
  • Feb 9 Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
  • Mar 4 Pavel Gagarin, Russian politician (d. 1872)

Georg OhmGeorg Ohm (1789-1854)

Mar 16 German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), born in Erlangen, Bavaria

  • May 25 Simon Paap, Dutch dwarf (71 cm/28 inches tall) cabaret artist, born in Zandvoort, Holland (d. 1828)
  • May 28 Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange), born in Torkilstrup, Denmark (d. 1862)
  • Jun 15 Josiah Henson, American slave and settlement founder (d. 1883)
  • Jun 30 Horace Vernet, French painter of battles and Orientalist subjects, born in Paris (d. 1863)
  • Jul 6 María Isabella of Spain, Queen of the Two Sicilies (1825-30), born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1848)
  • Jul 19 John Martin, English painter and engraver, born in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England (d. 1854)
  • Aug 21 Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • Aug 26 Abbas Mirza, Crown Prince of Qājār dynasty of Iran, introduced Western military techniques, born in Nava, Mazandaran (d. 1833)
  • Aug 28 Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden, born in Versailles, France (d. 1860)
  • Sep 9 William Cranch Bond, American astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion), born in Falmouth, Maine (d. 1859)

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

Sep 15 1st major American novelist (The Last of the Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey

  • Sep 28 Richard Bright, English physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis), born in Bristol, England (d. 1858)
  • Oct 3 Francis Gregory, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1866)
  • Oct 8 John Ruggles, American politician, born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1874)
  • Oct 8 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, born in Newington, London (d. 1855)
  • Oct 14 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, born in Geraardsbergen, Belgium (d. 1865)
  • Oct 16 William Burton, Governor of Delaware (1859-63) (d. 1866)
  • Oct 24 Jean Chrétien Baud, Dutch gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1859)