Famous People Born In 1786

Discover the most famous people born in 1786. The list includes people like Davy Crockett, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, John Franklin, Winfield Scott, William R. King and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, lawyers, artists and judges born in 1786. This list includes people from United States, England, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Davy Crockett
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee from 1827 to 1831)
Davy Crockett
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limestone, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 6, 1836
American folk hero Davy Crockett, or the "King of the Wild Frontier,” was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee and part of the Texas Revolution. He opposed the Indian Removal Act. He was killed by the Mexican army the Battle of the Alamo.
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Chief Seattle
(Suquamish and Duwamish Chief)
Chief Seattle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Suquamish, Washington, United States
Died: June 7, 1866
Chief Seattle was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief who was a close friend of David Swinson "Doc" Maynard and is remembered for his amicable relationship with the white settlers. The city of Seattle was named after him. He is widely known for his speech on Native American land rights.
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Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
(German Princess and the Mother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom)
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: March 16, 1861

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria of the U.K., was a German princess who became the Duchess of Kent and Strathearn by virtue of her marriage to Prince Edward. She was initially married to Charles, Prince of Leiningen. The Royal Chapel of All Saints was dedicated to her.

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Winfield Scott
(Military Officer)
Winfield Scott
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States
Died: May 29, 1866
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John Franklin
(Explorer, Royal Navy officer)
John Franklin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spilsby, England
Died: June 11, 1847
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John Vianney
(French Catholic Priest)
John Vianney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dardilly, France
Died: August 4, 1859

Jean Vianney was a French Catholic priest active in the first half of the 19th century. Venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of parish priests, he is also referred to as the "Curé d'Ars."  He was devoted to St. Philomena, who he regarded as his guardian. His feast day is 4 August.

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Wilhelm Grimm
(German Anthropologist, Author and One Half of the Popular Literary Duo, 'The Brothers Grimm')
Wilhelm Grimm
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: December 16, 1859

Wilhelm Grimm was a German anthropologist and author. He is best remembered as one half of the popular literary duo, the Brothers Grimm. Along with his elder brother Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm published a collection of fairy tales in 1812. It was later translated into English and came to be known as Grimms' Fairy Tales.

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Carl Maria von Weber
(A Significant Composer of the Romantic Era & Crucial Figure in the Development of German 'Romantische Oper')
Carl Maria von Weber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eutin, Germany
Died: June 5, 1826

Carl Maria von Weber was a German composer, virtuoso pianist, guitarist, and conductor. A significant musical figure in the Romantic era, he played a key role in the development of the German Romantische Oper (German Romantic opera). He also made significant contributions to vocal and choral music. He was a music critic as well and wrote music journalism. 

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Sophie of France
(Princess of France)
Sophie of France
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Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: June 19, 1787
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William R. King
(13th Vice President of the United States)
William R. King
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sampson County, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 18, 1853

William R. King served as the vice president of the U.S. in 1853 and died 45 days after assuming his duties. He was a representative from North Carolina and an Alabama senator. He led to the drafting of the Compromise of 1850 and had also been a minister to France.

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Louis-Joseph Papineau
(Politician)
Louis-Joseph Papineau
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 23, 1871
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Guadalupe Victoria
(Politician, Military personnel, Lawyer)
Guadalupe Victoria
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tamazula
Died: March 21, 1846
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Henry Deringer
(Gunsmith)
Henry Deringer
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 28, 1868
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François Arago
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, Politician, Scientist, University teacher)
François Arago
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Estagel
Died: October 2, 1853

French physicist and mathematician François Arago discovered rotatory magnetism, named Arago's rotations. He is also remembered for his research on the wave theory of light and for the reforms he introduced as the French minister of war and the navy. The Eiffel Tower has his name inscribed on it.

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Ludwig I of Bavaria
(King)
Ludwig I of Bavaria
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: February 29, 1868
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Charles, Grand Duke of Baden
(Ruler)
Charles, Grand Duke of Baden
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: December 8, 1818
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Agustina de Aragon
(Military officer)
Agustina de Aragon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reus, Spain
Died: May 29, 1857

Agustina de Aragon was a Spanish warrior best remembered for her valiant effort while defending Spain during the Peninsular War. Nicknamed the Spanish Joan of Arc, Agustina served in the Spanish Army. Regarded as a heroine in Spain, Agustina de Aragón has been the subject of several stories, folklore, and artwork. Her life inspired the 1929 film Agustina of Aragon.

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Charles Napier
(Naval commander)
Charles Napier
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stirlingshire, England
Died: November 6, 1860
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Joseph Jackson Lister
(Physicist)
Joseph Jackson Lister
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: City of London, England
Died: October 24, 1869
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Nicolás Bravo
(Soldier)
Nicolás Bravo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chichihualco, Mexico
Died: April 22, 1854
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Kunisada
(Japanese Portrait Painter)
Kunisada
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 12, 1865

Kunisada was one of the most successful ukiyo-e woodblock artists of Japan. He is best remembered for his portraits of actors and erotic depictions of women. The Hours of the Yoshiwara and Shunga remain some of his best-known works. He had also illustrated for Nise murasaki inaka genji.

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Alexander Chavchavadze
(Poet)
Alexander Chavchavadze
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 6, 1846
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Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo
(Saint)
Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bra, Italy
Died: April 30, 1842
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Thomas Nuttall
(British Botanist and Zoologist Known for His Discoveries of North American Plants)
Thomas Nuttall
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Preston, England
Died: September 10, 1859

English botanist and naturalist Thomas Nuttal is best known for his popular volume The Genera of North American Plants. He later taught natural history at Harvard and also studied birds, eventually releasing a book on American birds, too. He also undertook a voyage to Columbia River and Hawaii.

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Joseph Nicollet
(French Geographer, Astronomer and Mathematician Known for Mapping the 'Upper Mississippi River' Basin During the 1830s)
Joseph Nicollet
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Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cluse, France
Died: September 11, 1843

French explorer and mathematician Joseph Nicollet had begun his career as a math teacher at age 19. Faced with financial issues, he later moved to the U.S., where he was financially helped by a wealthy family. His exploration of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers helped him chart maps of the region.

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Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
(Composer)
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 30, 1855
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Thomas Hancock
(English Inventor and Engineer)
Thomas Hancock
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marlborough, England
Died: March 26, 1865
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James Cowles Prichard
(Physician)
James Cowles Prichard
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Listed In: Ethnologists
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ross, England
Died: December 23, 1848
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Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe
(Diplomat)
Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 14, 1880
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Moshoeshoe I
(King)
Moshoeshoe I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lesotho
Died: March 11, 1870
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Gim Jeong-hui
(Calligrapher)
Gim Jeong-hui
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Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyongho-ri, South Korea
Died: October 10, 1856
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Jean de Charpentier
(German-Swiss Geologist Who Conducted Extensive Research on the Glaciers of the Swiss Alps)
Jean de Charpentier
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Freiberg, Germany
Died: December 12, 1855

German-Swiss geologist Jean de Charpentier is remembered for his research on the glaciers of the Swiss Alps. He identified huge boulders, or erratics, along the Alpine landscape and concluded that the glaciers had previously been more extensive. The Charpentierbreen glacier in Svalbard is named after him.

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Christian VIII of Denmark
(King)
Christian VIII of Denmark
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1848
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Harriette Wilson
(Author)
Harriette Wilson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: March 10, 1845
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Benjamin Haydon
(Painter)
Benjamin Haydon
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: June 22, 1846
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William L. Marcy
(Politician)
William L. Marcy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4, 1857
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Arthur Tappan
(Businessman)
Arthur Tappan
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 23, 1865
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Friedrich Kuhlau
(Danish Composer and Pianist)
Friedrich Kuhlau
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uelzen, Germany
Died: March 12, 1832
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Michel Eugène Chevreul
(French Chemist Known for His Early Work on the Chemistry of Fats)
Michel Eugène Chevreul
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Angers, France
Died: April 9, 1889

Born into a family of surgeons, chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul naturally found an interest in science in his early days. His initial work involved separating colored substances from plant tissue and fats from animal tissue. His discoveries revolutionized color painting and also boosted the soap and candle industries.

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Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
(Poet)
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Douai, France
Died: July 23, 1859
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Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 23, 1859
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Joachim Lelewel
(Polish Historian)
Joachim Lelewel
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 29, 1861

Joachim Lelewel was a Polish historian, bibliographer, geographer, politician, and polyglot. He is credited with co-founding the Democratic Society for Unity and Brotherhood of All Peoples along with Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx in 1847. Joachim Lelewel is also credited with strongly influencing the Russian revolutionary anarchist Mikhail Bakunin.

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William Mulready
(Irish Painter)
William Mulready
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Died: July 7, 1863

Remembered for his depictions of rural life, Irish painter William Mulready had initially gained fame for his still-life paintings and was then inspired by Dutch painters to paint detailed narratives. He also designed the Mulready stationery, including the first postage envelopes and lettersheets in Britain.

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William George Horner
(Mathematician)
William George Horner
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: September 22, 1837
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Anthony Firingee
(Poet)
Anthony Firingee
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1836 AD
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John Catron
(Jurist)
John Catron
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 30, 1865
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John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton
(Politician)
John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton
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Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redland, England
Died: June 3, 1869
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Sergey Uvarov
(Statesman)
Sergey Uvarov
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Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 16, 1855
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Giovanni Battista Amici
(Italian Astronomer, Microscopist, and Botanist Best Known for Invention of the 'Achromatic Lens')
Giovanni Battista Amici
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Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: April 10, 1863

Italian astronomer, microscopist and botanist Giovanni Battista Amici is best-remembered for effecting significant improvements in mirrors of reflecting telescopes and development of microscope. His subjects of studies included the satellites of Jupiter and double stars in astronomy and infusoria and fructification of plants in biology. He invented dipleidoscope and direct vision prism and was the first to discover pollen tubes.

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Nicholas Biddle
(Financier)
Nicholas Biddle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 27, 1844