Famous People Born In 1772

Discover the most famous people born in 1772. The list includes people like David Ricardo, William I of the Netherlands, Novalis, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Archibald Alexander and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, spiritual & religious leaders, evangelists and emperors & kings born in 1772. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & England and many more countries.
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Samuel Coleridge
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Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, Devon, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Died: July 25, 1834

Samuel Coleridge was an English poet, philosopher, theologian, and literary critic. He is credited with co-founding the Romantic Movement in England along with his friend William Wordsworth. Despite struggling from bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his adult life, Samuel Coleridge had a major influence on American transcendentalism and writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(Socio-religious Reformer)
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Radhanagore, West Bengal, India
Died: September 27, 1833

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian social and religious reformer. He is credited with co-founding the Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement. Often referred to as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance, Roy has had an influential role in fields like politics, education, and religion. In 2004, he was ranked 10th in BBC's Greatest Bengali of all time poll.

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William I of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1815 - 1840))
William I of the Netherlands
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: December 12, 1843

William I of the Netherlands reigned as the king of the Netherlands from 1815 to 1840. Before declaring himself King of the Netherlands, William I had an influential career in the military. In 1790, he was made the Dutch States Army's general of infantry where he served under his father William V, who served as Captain-General. 

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Novalis
(German Romantic Poet and Philosopher Known for His Poems ‘Hymns to the Night’ and ‘Spiritual Songs’)
Novalis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wiederstedt, Germany
Died: March 25, 1801

Poet and philosopher Friedrich Leopold, better known as Novalis, was a significant figure of German Romanticism. He narrated the loss of his 15-year-old fiancé to tuberculosis in his Hymns to the Night. He himself died of the disease a few years later. He was also well-versed in natural sciences.

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David Ricardo
(Economist)
David Ricardo
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 11, 1823
One of the greatest classical economists ever, David Ricardo had started working with his stockbroker father at age 14. His laissez-faire policies revolutionized 19th-century economics and its various concepts, such as the distribution theory and the wage theory. He had also been an MP from Portarlington.
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Robert Stevenson
(Scottish Civil Engineer, and Designer and Builder of Lighthouses)
Robert Stevenson
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: July 12, 1850

Glasgow-born civil engineer Robert Stevenson initially built lighthouses as part of the Scottish Lighthouse Board. Apart from constructing the Bell Rock Lighthouse in Scotland, he also invented the hydrophore and flashing lights. He was also the grandfather of writer Robert Louis Stevenson. He is part of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

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Charles Fourier
(French Philosopher Who was One of the Founders of Utopian Socialism)
Charles Fourier
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: October 10, 1837

French social theorist Charles Fourier is regarded as one of the pioneers of utopian socialism. Apart from advocating social reconstruction based on phalanges, or Fourierism, he is also credited with coining the term feminism with respect to women’s rights. The Social Destiny of Man remains one of his notable works.

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Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
(French Naturalist Who Is Known for Establishing the Principle of 'Unity of Composition')
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
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Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Étampes, France
Died: June 19, 1844

French naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire is best remembered for his principle of unity of composition. He also laid down the idea of teratology, or the study of animal abnormalities. He was also part of Napoleon’s scientific expedition in Egypt and later taught zoology at the University of Paris.

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Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol
(Psychiatrist)
Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: December 12, 1840
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Charles Leclerc
(French Army General)
Charles Leclerc
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pontoise, France
Died: November 1, 1802
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Friedrich Schlegel
(Poet)
Friedrich Schlegel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany
Died: January 12, 1829
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José Núñez de Cáceres
(Politician)
José Núñez de Cáceres
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Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: September 11, 1846

Dominican author and politician José Núñez de Cáceres was behind the creation of the short-lived state of Spanish Haiti, which was taken over by Haiti after 2 months. He spent his later years in Venezuela and Mexico. He was also one of the first Creole fabulists and owned a satirical newspaper.

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Cyrill Demian
(Armenian Inventor and Musical Instrument Maker)
Cyrill Demian
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Austria
Died: November 1, 1847
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Galbraith Lowry Cole
(Politician)
Galbraith Lowry Cole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 4, 1842
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Archibald Alexander
(American Presbyterian Theologian and Professor)
Archibald Alexander
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 22, 1851
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Henry Francis Cary
(British Author and Translator Known for His Blank Verse Translation of 'The Divine Comedy of Dante')
Henry Francis Cary
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gibraltar
Died: August 14, 1844

Henry Francis Cary is best remembered for translating Dante’s Divine Comedy in blank verse. He had also penned several biographies of British and French authors. Educated at Oxford, he had also worked at the British Museum as an assistant librarian and was an Anglican clergy.

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François-Joseph-Victor Broussais
(Physician)
François-Joseph-Victor Broussais
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Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France
Died: November 17, 1838
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Manuel José Quintana
(Poet)
Manuel José Quintana
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: March 11, 1857
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Barton W. Stone
(American Evangelist During the Early 19th-Century Second Great Awakening in the United States)
Barton W. Stone
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: November 9, 1844

Barton W. Stone was an evangelist who played an important role during the Second Great Awakening in the US. He is credited with forming the Christian Church, which worked towards restoring primitive Christianity. Today, many church groups including Churches of Christ have historical connection to Stone's efforts. Atlantic Christian College in North Carolina was renamed Barton College in his honor.

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Peter Heywood
(Royal Navy officer)
Peter Heywood
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: February 10, 1831
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La Mulâtresse Solitude
(Historical figure and heroine in the fight against slavery on French Guadeloupe)
La Mulâtresse Solitude
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Guadeloupe
Died: November 29, 1802
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Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily
(Empress)
Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Naples, Naples, Italy
Died: April 13, 1807

Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily lost 8 of her 16 siblings to smallpox in infancy. The eldest child of King Ferdinand IV & III of Naples and Sicily, Maria was also the niece of the infamous French queen Marie Antoinette. A patron of Viennese music, she loved masquerades and balls.

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William H. Crawford
(Politician)
William H. Crawford
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amherst County, Virginia, United States
Died: September 15, 1834
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Gideon Blackburn
(American Presbyterian Clergyman, Evangelist and 3rd President of Centre College (1827 - 1830))
Gideon Blackburn
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Died: August 23, 1838

Part of the second Great Awakening, Presbyterian clergyman Gideon Blackburn had been a missionary to Cherokee areas. Apart from establishing schools for Cherokee children, he had also introduced the communities to new farming methods. He later retired to Nashville, where he taught, and also founded the Blackburn Theological Seminary in Illinois.

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Fath-Ali Shah Qajar
(Shah of Qajar Iran)
Fath-Ali Shah Qajar
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Damghan, Iran
Died: October 23, 1834
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Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
(Aristocrat)
Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hachenburg, Germany
Died: January 6, 1827
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Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
(Military Officer)
Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shropshire, England
Died: December 10, 1842
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Tarrare
(18th-Century French Man Known for His Unusually Massive, Insatiable Appetite)
Tarrare
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1798 AD
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Mikhail Speransky
(Statesman)
Mikhail Speransky
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cherkutino, Russia
Died: February 23, 1839
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Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien
(Noblemen)
Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien
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Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Château de Chantilly, France
Died: March 21, 1804
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Géraud Duroc
(General)
Géraud Duroc
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pont-à-Mousson, France
Died: May 23, 1813
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Eli Terry
(Inventor)
Eli Terry
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: East Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 24, 1852
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Joakim Vujić
(Writer, Playwright and Actor)
Joakim Vujić
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baja, Hungary
Died: November 20, 1847
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Manuel Lisa
(Explorer)
Manuel Lisa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 12, 1820
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Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet
(Inventor)
Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 16, 1828
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Pierce Egan, the Elder
(Writer)
Pierce Egan, the Elder
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 3, 1849
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Paul Louis Courier
(Scholar)
Paul Louis Courier
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Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 10, 1825
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Nachman of Breslov
(Rabbi)
Nachman of Breslov
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Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Międzybóż, Kingdom of Poland
Died: October 16, 1810

Nachman of Breslov was a Polish Rabbi best remembered as the founder of the famous Breslov Hasidic movement. He managed to revive the Hasidic movement by merging in-depth Torah scholarship with the esoteric secrets of Judaism. Nachman of Breslov attracted thousands of followers and his influence continues even today through several Hasidic movements like Breslov Hasidism.

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Miguel Ricardo de Álava
(Spanish Statesman and General)
Miguel Ricardo de Álava
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Died: July 14, 1843
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Claude Charles Fauriel
(Scholar)
Claude Charles Fauriel
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Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne, France
Died: July 15, 1844
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Gottfried Hermann
(Scholar)
Gottfried Hermann
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: December 31, 1848
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Bertrand Clauzel
(Marshal)
Bertrand Clauzel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mirepoix, France
Died: April 21, 1842
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Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus
(Publisher)
Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus
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Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany
Died: August 20, 1823
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Frans Mikael Franzén
(Finnish-Swedish Poet and Bishop of the Diocese of Härnösand)
Frans Mikael Franzén
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Died: August 14, 1847

Finnish-Swedish poet Frans Mikael Franzén, who had been the Bishop of the Diocese of Härnösand, was also one of the pioneers of the Romantic movement in Sweden. Initially a professor of philosophy, he later reformed Swedish poetry, inspired by the likes of Shakespeare and Milton.

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Tuanku Imam Bonjol
(Religious leader)
Tuanku Imam Bonjol
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bonjol, Indonesia
Died: November 6, 1864
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Friedrich Hornemann
(The First Modern European to Successfully Cross the Northeastern Sahara)
Friedrich Hornemann
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany
Died: January 31, 1801

Friedrich Hornemann was a German explorer who lived and worked in Africa. He is best remembered as the first modern European to successfully cross the northeastern Sahara. Friedrich Hornemann later published a journal, which contained useful information about the then-unknown terrain of central Sudan.

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Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut
(Jurist)
Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamelin, Germany
Died: March 20, 1840