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Date Event
Jan 6
Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer 
Jan 7
Daniel Tyler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882 
Jan 22
Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852) 
Feb 4
Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright 
Feb 4
Almeida Garrett, Quem És Tu? 
Feb 5
John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany) 
Feb 11
Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873) 
Feb 26
Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864) 
Mar 1
Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer 
Mar 7
Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song) 
Mar 8
Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889 
Mar 20
Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839) 
Mar 22
F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars 
Mar 28
Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow) 
Mar 29
Edward Stanley, Earl Derby (C), British PM (1852, 1858-59, 1866-68) 
Apr 5
Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer 
Apr 12
Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855) 
Apr 13
Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist 
Apr 13
Joseph Rastrelli, composer 
Apr 22
Jean Poiseuille, physician/physiologist (blood pressure) 
May 11
John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836) 
May 20
Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850) 
May 20
Honoré de Balzac, La belle noiseuse 
May 21
Mary Anning, Lyme Regis, Dorset, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset) 
May 23
Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt) 
May 26
Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin) 
May 26
August Kopisch, The Shoemaker 
May 27
Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer 
May 27
Jacques Fromental Halévy, Noé 
Jun 6
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS) 
Jun 6
Alexander Pushkin, Onegin 
Jun 18
William Lassell, discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune) 
Jun 23
John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881) 
Jul 4
F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59) 
Jul 25
David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834) 
Jul 26
Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings 
Aug 1
La Comtesse de Ségur, Un bon petit diable 
Aug 4
Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer 
Aug 11
Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist 
Aug 20
Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician 
Sep 19
René Caillé, French explorer (d. 1838) 
Oct 1
Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame) 
Oct 5
Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship 
Oct 15
August Ferdinand Haeser, composer 
Oct 30
Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885) 
Nov 3
William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856) 
Nov 9
Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877) 
Nov 17
Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology) 
Nov 29
Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days) 
Dec 12
Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852) 
Dec 31
Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer 
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