Historical Figures Born in 1804

George ChildressGeorge Childress (1804-1841)

Jan 8 American lawyer & statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • Jan 13 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish astronomer and educator (University of Glasgow), born in Huntly Hill, Scotland (d. 1859)
  • Jan 13 Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
  • Jan 20 Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
  • Jan 21 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • Jan 31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian poet and critic, born in Szücsi (d. 1858)
  • Feb 6 Regnerus Livius van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1813)

John DeereJohn Deere (1804-1886)

Feb 7 American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company), born in Rutland, Vermont

  • Feb 8 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer, born in Truro, Cornwall (d. 1834)
  • Feb 12 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
  • Feb 14 Otis Tufts, American machinist & inventor who built printing machines, steam engines, firefighting equipment and invented the steam pile driver, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1869)
  • Feb 16 Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Feb 19 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • Feb 19 David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • Mar 8 Alvan Clark, American astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, the largest telescope in the world at the time, born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Mar 17 James Bridger, American scout, fur trader and mountain man par excellence, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1881)
  • Mar 20 Neal Dow, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1897)
  • Apr 23 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium), born in Amsterdam (d. 1869)
  • Apr 24 Thomas Oliver Selfridge, American Navy Officer (d. 1902)
  • Apr 26 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
  • May 1 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, born in Moscow (d. 1860) [NS 13/05]
  • May 5 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1886)
  • May 12 Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904)
  • May 16 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American educator, founder of first English-language kindergarten in the US, born in Billerica, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • May 17 Ottho Gerhard Heldring, Dutch preacher and reformer (Heldring Institutions), born in Zevenaar, Netherlands (d. 1876)
  • May 22 John William Livingston, American Commander (Union Navy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1885)
  • Jun 3 Richard Cobden, English founder of the Anti-Corn-Law League
  • Jun 8 Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1875)
  • Jun 10 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1884)
  • Jun 24 Stephan Endlicher, Austrian botanist, born in Pressburg (Pozsony), Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1849)
  • Jun 24 Willard Richards, American physician and religious leader, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts (d. 1854)
  • Jul 1 George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro), born in Paris, France (d. 1876)
  • Jul 4 Désiré de Haerne, Belgian Catholic priest and Congressional leader, born in Ypres, Belgium (d. 1890)

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Jul 4 American author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), born in Salem, Massachusetts

  • Jul 10 Emma Smith, Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Harmony Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1879)
  • Jul 14 Ludwig von Benedek, Hungarian born Austrian general (battle of Königgrätz), born in Sopron, Kingdom of Hungary Empire (d. 1881)
  • Jul 20 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1892)
  • Jul 22 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), born in Paris (d. 1893)
  • Jul 25 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1880)
  • Jul 28 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
  • Aug 6 Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer and minister of Justice (1856-58), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1863)
  • Sep 8 Eduard Friedrich Mörike, German poet, born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1875)
  • Sep 11 Aleksandr Polezhayev, Russian poet (Sasjka), born in Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1838) [OS 30 Sep]
  • Sep 14 John Gould, British ornithologist and bird artist, born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1881)
  • Sep 14 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, born in Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, France (d. 1882)
  • Sep 23 David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
  • Oct 3 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, born in Lyon, France (d. 1869)
  • Oct 3 Townsend Harris, American diplomat (1st Western consul to reside in Japan), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1878)
  • Oct 5 Robert Parker Parrott, American inventor (developed the rifled cannon known as the Parrott gun), born in Lee, New Hampshire (d. 1877)
  • Oct 18 Rama IV [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)
  • Oct 24 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist, born in Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1891)
  • Oct 26 Lorenzo Thomas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Delaware (d. 1875)
  • Oct 28 Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1849)
  • Nov 13 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • Nov 18 Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (6th Prime Minister of Italy, 1864-66), born in Turin, French Empire (d. 1878)

Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce (1804-1869)

Nov 23 14th President of the United States (Democrat: 1853-57), born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire

  • Dec 10 Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1851)
  • Dec 13 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (3rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1873)
  • Dec 16 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Dec 21 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, born in London

  • Dec 23 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic and writer (Informal Talk), born in Boulogne, France (d. 1869)