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Notable Birthdays - 1787

1787Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Cormeilles-en-Parisis France, inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

1787Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist

1787 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 5
John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage) 
Jan 8
Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer 
Jan 13
John Davis, 14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854) 
Feb 13
James P Carrell, composer 
Feb 16
Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer 
Feb 23
Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame) 
Mar 6
Joseph von Fraunhofer, Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum) 
Mar 8
Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery 
Mar 10
William Etty, English painter (nudes) 
Mar 11
Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852) 
Mar 16
Georg Simon Ohm, Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, German physicist (discovered Ohm's Law) 
Mar 17
George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law) 
Apr 13
John Robertson, U.S. politician (d. 1873) 
Apr 19
Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary (d. 1837) 
Apr 26
Ludwig Uhland, writer 
May 7
Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (d. 1858) 
Jun 4
Constant Prévost, French geologist (d. 1856) 
Jun 27
Thomas Say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology 
Jun 28
Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces 
Jun 28
Sir Henry George Wakelyn (Harry) Smith, Wittlesea England, governor at the Cape Colony 
Aug 15
Alexander Aliabiev, composer 
Aug 24
James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea) 
Sep 1
John Bake, classical composer 
Sep 5
Fran├žois Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850) 
Sep 10
John Jordan Crittenden, MC (Union), died in 1863 
Sep 18
Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist 
Oct 4
Francois P G Guizot, French historian/politician 
Oct 30
Karl Guhr, composer 
Nov 4
Edmund Kean, England, actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career) 
Nov 17
Michele Carafa, composer 
Nov 18
Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist 
Nov 18
Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Cormeilles-en-Parisis France, inventor and photographer (d. 1851) 
Nov 21
Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line) 
Nov 25
Franz Xavier Gruber, Austria, organist/composer (Silent Night) 
Nov 25
Franz Gruber, Forrest Gump 
Nov 27
Christian Rummel, composer 
Nov 27
Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland 
Dec 1
Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer 
Dec 9
John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865) 
Dec 10
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf 
Dec 14
Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816) 
Dec 15
Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic 
Dec 16
Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855) 
Dec 22
Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar 
Dec 28
Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao 
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