Birthdays in History in 1799

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Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
  • Jan 7 Daniel Tyler, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, Connecticut (d. 1882)
  • Jan 22 Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852)
  • Feb 4 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
  • Feb 5 John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
  • Feb 11 Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873)
  • Feb 26 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
  • Mar 7 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • Mar 8 Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War (Union), born in Maytown, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)

Person of interestAnna Atkins

Mar 16 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1871)

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • Mar 20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • Mar 22 F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
  • Mar 28 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1854)

Person of interestEdward Smith-Stanley

Mar 29 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • Apr 12 Henri Druey, Swiss politician and a founding father of constitutional democracy in Switzerland, born in Faoug, Switzerland (d. 1855)
  • Apr 22 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)

  • May 11 John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
  • May 20 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (La Comédie Humaine), born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France (d. 1850)
  • May 21 Mary Anning, Lyme Regis, Dorset, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset)
  • Jun 6 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • Jun 18 William Lassell, discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
  • Jun 23 John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
  • Jul 4 Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway (1844-59), born in Paris (d. 1859)
  • Jul 25 David Douglas, Scottish botanist, born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1834)
  • Jul 26 Isaac Babbitt, American goldsmith who invented babbitt's metal for bearings, born in Taunton, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • Aug 11 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • Aug 20 Heinrich von Gagern, German liberal politician, born in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • Sep 19 René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, born in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, Deux-Sèvres, France (d. 1838)
  • Oct 1 Rufus Choate, American lawyer (Hall of Fame), born in Ipswich, Massachusetts (d. 1859)
  • Oct 5 Anthony Gerhard Alexander van Rappard, Dutch politician, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1869)
  • Oct 30 Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)
  • Nov 3 William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • Nov 9 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1877)
  • Nov 17 Titian Ramsey Peale, American artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • Nov 29 Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)
  • Dec 12 Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)