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Notable Birthdays - 1797

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

1797Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene)

1797Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony)

1797Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)

1797 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map) 
Jan 10
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848) 
Jan 10
Annette von Droste-Huelshoff, Die Judenbuche 
Jan 12
Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873) 
Jan 21
François Joseph Méry, Don Carlos 
Jan 22
Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826) 
Jan 30
Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
Jan 31
Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony) 
Jan 31
Franz Schubert, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 
Feb 6
Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs 
Feb 15
Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway) 
Feb 22
William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88) 
Feb 24
Samuel Lover, composer 
Feb 24
Samuel Lover, Breaker Morant 
Feb 28
Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame) 
Feb 28
W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign) 
Mar 7
Karl Schwencke, composer 
Mar 19
Józef Korzeniowski, Mistrz tanca 
Mar 22
Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88) 
Mar 24
Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity) 
Mar 25
John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God 
Mar 27
Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton) 
Apr 10
Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man) 
Apr 14
Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77) 
Apr 17
Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor 
Apr 18
Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France 
Apr 30
Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra 
May 2
Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene) 
May 6
Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882) 
May 12
Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer 
May 18
Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony (1836-54) 
May 19
Maria Isabel of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1818) 
May 30
Johann Christian Lobe, composer 
Jun 24
John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx 
Jul 10
Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull) 
Jul 17
Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856) 
Jul 18
Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879) 
Jul 19
Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer 
Jul 20
Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873) 
Jul 21
Franz Schoberlechner, composer 
Jul 25
Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889) 
Jul 29
Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879) 
Aug 5
Friedrich August Kummer, composer 
Aug 9
Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855) 
Aug 30
Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein) 
Aug 30
Mary Shelley, Young Frankenstein 
Sep 6
Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith, Confederacy (Confederate Army) 
Sep 16
Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum 
Oct 3
Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870) 
Oct 4
J Gotthelf, writer 
Oct 4
Jeremias Gotthelf, Uli, der Knecht 
Oct 13
William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet 
Oct 23
John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51) 
Nov 4
Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author 
Nov 7
Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1876 
Nov 14
Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology) 
Nov 23
Gabor Matray, composer 
Nov 29
Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer 
Nov 29
Gaetano Donizetti, The Departed 
Dec 3
Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore 
Dec 11
Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878 
Dec 13
Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt) 
Dec 13
Heinrich Heine, Die Nacht 
Dec 17
Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism 
Dec 19
Josef Theodor Krov, composer 
Dec 26
Hans Skramstad, composer 
Dec 27
Mirza Ghalib, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi 
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