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Notable Birthdays - 1785

1785William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

1785Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)

1785 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863) 
Jan 4
Jacob Grimm, Tangled 
Jan 23
Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad 
Feb 12
Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838) 
Feb 15
Claude Louis Marie Navier 
Feb 21
Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner) 
Feb 22
Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834) 
Mar 6
Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer 
Mar 7
Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed) 
Mar 7
Alessandro Manzoni, La colonna infame 
Mar 11
John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1861) 
Mar 19
Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer 
Mar 27
Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95) 
Apr 1
J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter 
Apr 4
Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King) 
Apr 4
Bettina von Arnim, Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns 
Apr 9
Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch physician/chemist (electric car 1835) 
Apr 19
Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely, composer 
Apr 26
John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist 
May 6
Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller 
May 9
James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms) 
May 18
John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854) 
Jul 6
William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens) 
Jul 14
Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851) 
Jul 20
Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer 
Aug 15
Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater) 
Aug 15
Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an Opium Eater 
Aug 19
Seth Thomas, American pioneer in mass production of clocks 
Aug 23
Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy") 
Sep 25
George Frederic Pinto, composer 
Sep 28
David Walker, Wilmington NC, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens) 
Oct 15
Jose Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14) 
Oct 18
Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall) 
Oct 20
George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873) 
Oct 31
George F Kersting, German painter 
Nov 2
Frederic Kalkbrenner, composer 
Nov 2
Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer 
Nov 8
Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer 
Nov 18
David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841) 
Nov 21
William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853) 
Nov 23
Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53) 
Nov 28
Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36) 
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