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1788Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies)

1788 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 5
Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer 
Jan 8
Erik Drake, composer 
Jan 8
Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831) 
Jan 8
Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874) 
Jan 11
William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866) 
Jan 13
Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer 
Jan 22
Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan) 
Jan 22
Lord Byron, Don Juan DeMarco 
Jan 31
Felice Romani, L'Elisir d'amore 
Feb 5
Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon) 
Feb 5
Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies) 
Feb 5
Károly Kisfaludy, A pártütök 
Feb 10
Johann Peter Pixis, composer 
Feb 16
Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer 
Feb 22
Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist) 
Feb 25
Mateo Ferrer, composer 
Mar 1
Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician 
Mar 7
Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878) 
Mar 10
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild) 
Mar 10
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Wild at Heart 
Mar 12
Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor 
Apr 2
Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862) 
Apr 5
Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund) 
Apr 12
Johann Erik Nordblom, composer 
Apr 14
David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870) 
Apr 17
Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864 
May 10
Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist 
May 10
Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819) 
May 16
Friedrich Rückert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (d. 1866) 
May 16
Friedrich Rückert, The Remains of the Day 
May 18
Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer 
Jun 21
Princess Augusta of Bavaria (d. 1850) 
Jul 1
Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry 
Aug 2
Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853) 
Aug 15
Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director 
Aug 20
Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer 
Aug 22
Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter 
Aug 25
Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution) 
Aug 26
Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist 
Sep 6
F Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari) 
Sep 10
Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868) 
Sep 12
Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder (Disciples of Christ) 
Sep 21
Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady (1849-50) 
Sep 22
Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841) 
Oct 11
Simon Sechter, composer 
Oct 20
Philip Knapton, composer 
Oct 23
Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston) 
Oct 24
Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb) 
Nov 11
Michal Wielhorski, composer 
Dec 18
Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer 
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