Birthdays in History in 1791

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Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
  • Jan 14 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
  • Jan 15 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
  • Feb 12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 12 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
  • Mar 6 Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures
  • Mar 9 George Hayward, American surgeon, 1st to use ether (d. 1863)
  • Mar 15 Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • Apr 9 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), born in County Durham, England (d. 1858)
  • Apr 12 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), born in Abingdon, Virginia (d. 1876)
  • Apr 13 Félix de Mérode, Belgian minister of War and Finance (d. 1857)

Person of interestJames Buchanan

Apr 23 James Buchanan, 15th US President (1857-61), born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Apr 23 Friedrich von Olivier, German landscape painter, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Apr 24 Nikolaj Bestuzhev, Russian Navy officer, writer and painter (Decembrist revolt), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1855)

Person of interestSamuel Morse

Apr 27 Samuel Morse, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1872)

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • May 15 Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance

  • Jun 21 Robert Napier, Scottish marine engineer, born in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1876)
  • Jun 30 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
  • Sep 1 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • Sep 3 Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1862)
  • Sep 20 Sergey Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [NS 10/01]
  • Sep 22 Michael Faraday, English scientist who discovered principle of electric motor, born in Newington Butts, England (d. 1867)
  • Sep 23 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • Sep 23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • Sep 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (The Raft of the Medusa), born in Rouen, Normandy, France (d. 1824)
  • Oct 1 Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [OS 09/20]
  • Oct 26 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1875)
  • Nov 11 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)
  • Dec 12 Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
  • Dec 14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
  • Dec 24 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)

Person of interestCharles Babbage

Dec 26 Charles Babbage, British inventor (calculating machine), born in London, England (d. 1871)

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage