Historical Figures Born in 1800

  • Jan 6 Willem A. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, born in Doesburg, Netherlands (d. 1872)

Millard FillmoreMillard Fillmore (1800-1874)

Jan 7 13th President of the United States (Whig: 1850-53), born in Moravia, New York

  • Jan 10 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist & founder of Laestadianism, born in Jäckvik, Arjeplog, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • Jan 11 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • Jan 24 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer (Poor law reform, sanitation movement), born in Manchester, England (d. 1890)

William Henry Fox TalbotWilliam Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877)

Feb 11 English photographic pioneer, born in Dorset, England

  • Feb 14 Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (1854-55), born in Leicester, Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • Feb 15 Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
  • Feb 21 John Henry Winder, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Somerset County, Maryland (d. 1865)
  • Mar 2 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • Mar 3 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
  • Mar 12 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
  • Mar 14 James Bogardus, American inventor and builder (made cast-iron buildings), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1874)
  • Mar 16 Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • Mar 25 Paulin Paris, French scholar and historian, born in Avenay, France (d. 1881)
  • Apr 15 James Clark Ross, British Royal Navy explorer (British Antarctic), born in London (d. 1862)
  • Apr 16 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British army officer (Charge of the Light Brigade), born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • Apr 16 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), born in Peebles, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • May 1 Thomas Aloysius Dornin, American naval officer, born in Ireland (d. 1874)
  • May 5 Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette), born in Rethel, Ardennes, France (d. 1864)
  • May 6 Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general, born in Volhynia (d. 1881)

John BrownJohn Brown (1800-1859)

May 9 American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), born in Torrington, Connecticut

  • May 30 Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach), born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1834)
  • Jun 1 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)
  • Jun 23 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and social activist (d. 1846)
  • Jul 9 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, born in Fürth, Bavaria (d. 1885)
  • Jul 19 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)
  • Aug 6 Catherine Beecher, American educator (championed higher education for women), born in East Hampton, New York (d. 1878)
  • Aug 21 Hiram Walden, American politician, born in Pawlet, Vermont (d. 1880)
  • Aug 22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1865)
  • Aug 22 William S. Harney, U.S. general, born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 1889)
  • Sep 11 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator, born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1866)
  • Sep 17 Franklin Buchanan, American first superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1874)
  • Sep 19 William McKean, American naval officer (Union Navy), born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (d. 1865)
  • Sep 23 William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  • Sep 30 Decimus Burton, British architect (Hyde Park, Palm House Kew Gardens), born in London, England (d. 1881)

Nat TurnerNat Turner (1800-1831)

Oct 2 American leader of a major slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831, born in Southampton County, Virginia

George BancroftGeorge Bancroft (1800-1891)

Oct 3 American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts

  • Oct 25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1859)
  • Oct 26 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1891)
  • Oct 27 Benjamin Franklin Wade, American politician, US Senator from Ohio (1851-69), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • Nov 23 Michail Pogodin, Russian historian and author (Povesti), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1875)
  • Dec 3 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici), born in Vrba, Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1849)
  • Dec 4 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1831)
  • Dec 17 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian-Czech poet and translator (Great Hung dictionary), born in Andód (d. 1866)
  • Dec 21 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), (d. 1876)

Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear (1800-1860)

Dec 29 American chemist and manufacturing engineer who invented the vulcanization process for rubber, born in New Haven, Connecticut