On This Day

Birthdays in History 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 P Gagarin, Russ monarch
  • Mar 16 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), born in Erlangen, Bavaria (d. 1854)
  • 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, Prince of Persia (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)

Person of interestJames Fenimore Cooper

Sep 15 James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (Last of 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)