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Date Event
Jan 6
Kaspar Masek, composer 
Jan 25
François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878) 
Feb 12
Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867) 
Feb 20
William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869) 
Feb 21
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, president of Mexico (1833-36) 
Feb 25
Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam 
Mar 5
Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer 
Mar 5
Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870) 
Mar 16
Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881) 
Mar 26
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872) 
Mar 31
Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852) 
Apr 9
Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881) 
Apr 10
Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan 
Apr 11
Edward Everett, Dorchester Mass, (Gov-Mass), statesman/orator 
Apr 12
Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry) 
Apr 15
Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867) 
Apr 17
Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (d. 1868) 
Apr 23
Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856) 
May 13
Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835) 
May 17
Anna Brownell Jameson, Dublin, writer 
May 23
Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer 
May 24
William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science) 
May 27
Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad) 
May 27
Cornelius Vanderbilt,  
May 29
Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (d. 1874) 
Jun 18
George Grote, British historian 
Jun 28
Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal 
Jul 3
Eberhard F Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt) 
Jul 5
Sylvester Graham, developed graham cracker 
Jul 12
Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist 
Jul 14
John G Lockhart, [Scorpion], biographer (Life of Sir Walter Scott) 
Jul 24
Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865) 
Aug 10
Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry) 
Aug 11
James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869) 
Aug 15
Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum) 
Aug 17
Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest (d. 1849) 
Aug 28
Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands) 
Sep 9
William Lonsdale, Bath, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral) 
Sep 29
William Michael Rooke, composer 
Oct 10
William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871) 
Oct 13
Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer 
Oct 18
Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer 
Oct 23
Joseph Panny, composer 
Oct 24
Friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant 
Oct 26
Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881) 
Nov 3
William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis) 
Nov 17
John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873 
Nov 23
Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction) 
Dec 10
James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870 
Dec 14
Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872) 
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