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1796Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

1796 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 7
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817) 
Jan 21
John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author 
Jan 22
Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864) 
Jan 25
William McGillivray, Old Aberdeen, naturalist 
Feb 1
Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865) 
Feb 17
Giovanni Pacini, composer 
Feb 17
Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866) 
Feb 20
Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician 
Feb 22
Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician 
Feb 22
Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837) 
Feb 29
[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology 
Mar 20
Jean-François-Alfred Bayard, La fille du régiment 
Mar 24
John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878) 
Apr 8
Alfred Bunn, Chaplin 
Apr 10
James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836) 
Apr 12
George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861) 
Apr 24
K L Immermann, writer 
Apr 26
Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer 
May 4
Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools) 
May 4
Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1864 
May 4
William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859) 
May 9
August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia) 
May 17
Martinus J Niewindt, bishop of Curacao (advocate for fair treatment and abolition of slavery) 
May 21
Reverdy Johnson, rep (Union), died in 1876 
Jun 1
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832) 
Jun 14
Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (d. 1866) 
Jun 22
Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS] 
Jun 25
Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer 
Jul 3
Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS] 
Jul 6
Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55) 
Jul 15
Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology) 
Jul 16
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, painter 
Jul 17
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum 
Jul 18
Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists 
Jul 20
Edward Hodges, composer 
Jul 23
Franz Adolf Berwald, Sweden, composer 
Jul 24
Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman 
Jul 24
John Middleton Clayton, Delaware, (Sen-Del)/US Sec of State (1849-50) 
Jul 26
George Catlin, US, author/painter (American Indian scenes) 
Jul 26
George Catlin, A Man Called Horse 
Jul 28
Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859) 
Aug 25
James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876) 
Sep 19
Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849) 
Sep 22
Ret Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880 
Sep 25
Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875) 
Oct 4
John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy) 
Oct 9
Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878) 
Oct 14
Adolf Ganz, composer 
Oct 23
Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857) 
Oct 24
August v Platen, writer 
Nov 6
George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada) 
Nov 14
Carlo Conti, composer 
Nov 19
Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer 
Nov 30
Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer 
Nov 30
Carl Loewe, A Voice Out of the Cold: Vivica Genaux 
Dec 9
Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer 
Dec 17
Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (d. 1865) 
Dec 19
Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright 
Dec 24
Fernán Caballero, Juan soldado 
Dec 27
Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869) 
Dec 29
Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877) 
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