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Notable Birthdays - 1791

1791Charles Babbage, London, British inventor (calculating machine), (d. 1871)

1791James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)

1791 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 6
Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer 
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) 
Jan 15
Franz Grillparzer, Klostret i Sendomir 
Jan 28
Ferdinand Hérold, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 
Jan 28
Louis Joseph Hérold, Les Girls 
Feb 1
Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder 
Feb 12
Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam) 
Feb 12
Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union) 
Feb 20
Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen) 
Feb 20
Carl Czerny, Vitus 
Mar 6
Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures 
Mar 9
George Hayward, US, surgeon, 1st to use ether 
Mar 10
Duque de Rivas, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino 
Mar 15
Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873) 
Mar 31
Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer 
Apr 9
George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory) 
Apr 12
Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe) 
Apr 13
Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance 
Apr 23
James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61) 
Apr 23
W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist 
Apr 24
Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland) 
Apr 27
Samuel Morse, Charlestown, Massachusetts, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter 
May 11
Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer 
May 15
Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance 
May 29
Pietro Romani, composer 
Jun 9
John Howard Payne, US, author/actor/diplomat (Home Sweet Home) 
Jun 9
John Howard Payne, The Family Stone 
Jun 21
Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876) 
Jun 30
Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart) 
Jul 9
Nicolas Ledesma, composer 
Jul 26
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM 
Sep 1
Lydia Sigourney, US, religious author (How to Be Happy) 
Sep 5
Giacomo Meyerbeer, Vogelsdorf Germany, composer (Golt Und Die Natur) 
Sep 20
Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika) 
Sep 22
Michael Faraday, discovered principle of electric motor 
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 (d. 1824) 
Oct 1
Sergey Aksakov, Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family) 
Oct 26
Charles Sprague, Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity) 
Oct 31
Ferdinand Huber, composer 
Nov 11
Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855) 
Nov 11
József Katona, Bánk bán 
Dec 4
Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer 
Dec 9
Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer 
Dec 12
Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847) 
Dec 14
Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823) 
Dec 14
Johan Ludvig Heiberg, Elverhøj 
Dec 24
A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton) 
Dec 24
Eugène Scribe, A Glass of Water 
Dec 26
Charles Babbage, London, British inventor (calculating machine), (d. 1871) 
5
Giacomo Meyerbeer, Maytime 
20
Sergey Aksakov, The Scarlet Flower 
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