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1804Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)

1804John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

1804 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 12
Hippolyte Monpou, composer 
Jan 13
Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866) 
Jan 13
John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator 
Jan 14
John Park, composer 
Jan 16
Karl August Krebs, composer 
Jan 20
Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857) 
Jan 21
Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887) 
Jan 26
Eugène Sue, L'ebreo errante 
Jan 31
Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic 
Feb 2
Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer 
Feb 5
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet 
Feb 5
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Sven Tuuva the Hero 
Feb 6
Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler 
Feb 7
John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company 
Feb 8
Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834) 
Feb 12
Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865) 
Feb 16
Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885) 
Feb 17
Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 
Feb 19
Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878) 
Feb 19
David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905) 
Mar 1
Franz Hanfstaengl, Lust for Life 
Mar 8
Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time 
Mar 14
Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849) 
Mar 14
Johann Strauss Sr., Hugo 
Mar 17
James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance 
Mar 20
Neal Dow, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 
Mar 30
Salomon Sulzer, composer 
Apr 4
Joseph Fischhof, composer 
Apr 23
Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium) 
Apr 24
Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy) 
Apr 26
Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876) 
May 1
Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860) 
May 5
Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise) 
May 12
Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904) 
May 16
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten) 
May 17
Ottho G Heldring, Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions) 
May 22
John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885 
May 31
Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer 
May 31
Louise Farrenc, Dancing Soul 
Jun 1
Mikhail Ivan Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (Jota Aragonesa) 
Jun 1
Mikhail Glinka, Russian Ark 
Jun 3
Richard Cobden, Sussex, founder (Anti-Corn-Law League) 
Jun 6
Petter Conrad Boman, composer 
Jun 8
Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC) 
Jun 10
Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884) 
Jun 24
Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist 
Jun 24
Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854) 
Jul 1
George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro) 
Jul 1
George Sand, Jutrzenka 
Jul 4
Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader 
Jul 4
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter) 
Jul 4
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 
Jul 10
Emma Smith Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1879) 
Jul 14
Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general 
Jul 20
Richard Owen, British zoologist 
Jul 21
Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery 
Jul 25
Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education 
Jul 28
Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats) 
Aug 6
Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58) 
Aug 12
Francesco Guerrazzi, L'assedio di Firenze 
Aug 30
Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS] 
Sep 8
Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875) 
Sep 11
Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS] 
Sep 14
John Gould, British ornithologist (d. 1881) 
Sep 14
Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882) 
Sep 23
David Van de Kellen, coin engraver 
Oct 3
Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan 
Oct 3
Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869) 
Oct 4
"Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht) 
Oct 5
Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, died in 1877 
Oct 10
Albin Masek, composer 
Oct 18
Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68) 
Oct 24
Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891) 
Oct 26
Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875 
Oct 28
Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve) 
Nov 13
Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1880 
Nov 18
Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878) 
Nov 23
Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857) 
Nov 27
Julius Benedict, Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi) 
Nov 27
Julius Benedict, Lily of Killarney 
Dec 10
Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851) 
Dec 13
Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873) 
Dec 16
Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889) 
Dec 21
Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80) 
Dec 21
Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil 
Dec 23
Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk) 
8
Eduard Mörike, Zu viel 
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