Famous People Born In 1779

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Discover the most famous people born in 1779. The list includes people like William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Francis Scott Key, Thomas Moore, Joseph Story, Carl Ritter and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, explorers, historians and political leaders born in 1779. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
Vote for Your Favourite Person
 1 
Francis Scott Key
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Died: January 11, 1843
 2 
Thomas Moore
(Irish Poet and Singer Known for His Lyrics to the Popular Song ‘The Last Rose of Summer’)
Thomas Moore
1
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 25, 1852
 3 
Stephen Decatur
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 22, 1820
Recommended Lists:
 4 
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
(Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher)
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Östergötland
Died: August 7, 1848
Recommended Lists:
 5 
Zebulon Pike
(Explorer, Military personnel)
Zebulon Pike
0
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lamberton, New Jersey
Died: April 27, 1813
 6 
Carl Ritter
(Co-founder of Modern Geography)
Carl Ritter
1
Listed In: Geographers
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: September 28, 1859
Recommended Lists:
Clement Clarke Moore
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: July 10, 1863
 8 
Peter Mark Roget
(Lexicographer)
Peter Mark Roget
1
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Soho
Died: September 12, 1869
Recommended Lists:
 9 
Mustafa IV
(Sultan)
Mustafa IV
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: November 17, 1808
Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 27, 1831
Recommended Lists:
Madeleine Sophie Barat
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Joigny, France
Died: May 25, 1865
 12 
Elizabeth Alexeievna
0
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Baden
Died: May 16, 1826
Recommended Lists:
 13 
John By
(Military Engineer)
John By
0
Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lambeth,London, England
Died: February 1, 1836
 14 
Joseph Story
(Lawyer & Jurist)
Joseph Story
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marblehead
Died: September 10, 1845
Recommended Lists:
 15 
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
(Former British Prime Minister)
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 24, 1848
Friedrich Carl von Savigny
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: October 25, 1861
Recommended Lists:
 17 
Joel Roberts Poinsett
(15th US Secretary of War (1837 – 1841))
Joel Roberts Poinsett
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 12, 1851
 18 
Joseph Clement
(Engineer)
Joseph Clement
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Asby, England
Died: February 28, 1844
Recommended Lists:
 19 
Mountstuart Elphinstone
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Died: November 20, 1859
 20 
Jean Coralli
(Ballet dancer)
Jean Coralli
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 1, 1854
Recommended Lists:
Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Annacotty, Ireland
Died: March 2, 1869
 22 
John Galt
(Novelist)
John Galt
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: April 11, 1839
Recommended Lists:
 23 
Shah Ismail Dehlvi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phulat, India
Died: May 6, 1831
Adam Oehlenschläger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1850
Recommended Lists:
 25 
Charles Chubb
(Businessman)
Charles Chubb
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Fordingbridge, England
Died: May 16, 1845
 26 
Louis de Freycinet
0
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montélimar, France
Died: August 18, 1841
Recommended Lists:
 27 
Lorenz Oken
(Naturalist)
Lorenz Oken
0
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bohlsbach, Germany
Died: August 11, 1851
 28 
Antoine-Henri Jomini
(Military general)
Antoine-Henri Jomini
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Payerne, Switzerland
Died: March 24, 1869
Recommended Lists:
 29 
William Hedley
(Engineer)
William Hedley
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: January 9, 1843
 30 
Horace Smith
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 12, 1849
 31 
Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki
(Polish Politician, Diplomat, and Freemason)
Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pogost-Zagorodskii, Belarus
Died: May 28, 1846
Francis IV, Duke of Modena
1
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: January 21, 1846
 33 
Paul Moody
(American inventor and mechanic)
Paul Moody
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Byfield, Massachusetts
Died: July 5, 1831
Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
1
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Germany
Died: March 14, 1824
Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 16, 1857
 36 
Nathaniel Wells
(Magistrate, Slaveholder)
Nathaniel Wells
0
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: May 13, 1852
 37 
Herman Wedel Jarlsberg
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: August 27, 1840