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Date Event
Jan 3
Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861) 
Jan 5
Fortunato Santini, composer 
Jan 13
Anton Fischer, composer 
Jan 24
Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X 
Jan 26
Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) 
Jan 31
Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848) 
Feb 4
A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841) 
Feb 6
Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis) 
Feb 12
Franz Joseph Volkert, composer 
Feb 13
Fernando Sor, composer 
Feb 14
Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839) 
Feb 22
Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death) 
Feb 25
Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule 
Mar 3
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841) 
Mar 8
Friedrich August Kanne, composer 
Mar 19
Edward Pakenham, British general (d. 1815) 
Mar 31
Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858) 
Apr 6
Joseph Funk, composer 
Apr 10
William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic 
May 8
Johann Gansbacher, composer 
May 18
Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (d. 1854) 
May 28
Friedrich Westenholz, composer 
Jun 7
George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy 
Jul 7
Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer 
Jul 10
Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer/royal chaplain master 
Jul 28
Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869 
Jul 29
Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer 
Aug 11
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement 
Aug 12
Francis Horner, politician 
Aug 20
Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile) 
Sep 2
Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician 
Sep 2
Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846) 
Sep 3
Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer 
Sep 4
Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10) 
Sep 8
Clemens Brentano, German poet (d. 1842) 
Sep 19
Henry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1868) 
Nov 1
Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837) 
Nov 14
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer 
Nov 14
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Cecilia Bartoli: The Barcelona Concert 
Nov 25
Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856) 
Nov 27
John Murray, publisher 
Dec 6
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850) 
Dec 15
Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies) 
Dec 17
Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements) 
Dec 19
Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (d. 1851) 
Dec 21
Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860) 
Dec 26
Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist 
Dec 28
Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (d. 1846) 
9
Clemens Brentano, Der verlorene Schuh 
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