On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1790

  • Jan 9 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • Jan 19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
  • Feb 18 Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
  • Mar 14 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver, born in Hanau, Germany (d. 1863)
  • Mar 15 Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)

Person of interestJohn Tyler

Mar 29 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), born in Charles City County, Virginia (d. 1862)

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Mar 30 Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)
  • Apr 30 John Cockerill, English-Belgian industrialist (founded iron, steel, and manufacturing company - John Cockerill & Company), born in Haslingden, Lancs, England (d. 1840)
  • May 12 [Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer
  • May 23 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer and naval officer, born in Condé-sur-Noireau, France (d. 1842)
  • Jun 1 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi/learned (Ereg miliem)
  • Jun 1 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • Jun 13 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), born in Curpa, Portuguesa, Venezuela (d. 1873)
  • Jun 19 John Gibson, British sculptor, born in Conwy, Wales (d. 1866)
  • Jul 4 George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest, born in Gwernvale, Brecknockshire, Wales (d. 1866)
  • Aug 13 William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician, born in Norfolk Island (d. 1872)

  • Aug 19 Edward John Dent, British clockmaker to Queen Victoria and commissioned to make Big Ben, London (completed after his death by his son Frederick Dent), born in London, England (d. 1853)
  • Sep 26 Nassau William Senior, British economist (New Poor Law 1834), born in Compton, Berkshire, England (d. 1864)
  • Oct 3 John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, born in Turkeytown, Alabama (d. 1866)
  • Oct 14 Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian (leader of the historical mutiny on the Bounty), born in Pitcairn Island (d. 1831)
  • Oct 21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
  • Oct 22 Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1861)
  • Oct 23 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • Oct 30 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer and poet, born in Ternaard, Friesland (d. 1859)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Antonio López, 1st President of Paraguay (1844-62), born in Asunción, Paraguay (d. 1862)
  • Nov 12 Letitia Christian Tyler, 1st wife of President Tyler
  • Nov 17 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
  • Dec 16 Leopold I, King of Belgium (1831-65), born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1865)
  • Dec 19 William Parry, English Arctic explorer (Parry Channel), born in Bath, England (d. 1855)
  • Dec 23 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics