Famous People Born In 1788

Discover the most famous people born in 1788. The list includes people like Lord Byron, Arthur Schopenhauer, Sacagawea, Robert Peel, Victor of Aveyron and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, philosophers, novelists and prime ministers born in 1788. This list includes people from United States, France, England & Germany and many more countries.
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Sacagawea
(Interpreter)
Sacagawea
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Salmon
Died: 1812 AD
Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone woman, became a significant part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, helping its members connect with the Native Americans along the trail. The National American Woman Suffrage Association later honored her by erecting several statues in her memory. She finds mention in many books and films.
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Lord Byron
(One of the Greatest English Poets of the 19th Century and a Leading Figure of the Romantic Movement)
Lord Byron
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1824

Widely considered one of the greatest British poets of all time, Lord Byron remains influential as his works are widely read even today. He was also one of the most important personalities of the Romantic Movement. He is also known for his role in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero.

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Arthur Schopenhauer
(German Philosopher Best Known for His Work ‘The World as Will and Representation’)
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: September 21, 1860

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He was among the first Western philosophers to affirm important tenets of Indian philosophy, such as denial of the self and asceticism. Schopenhauer's work has had a tremendous posthumous impact on disciplines like science, literature, and philosophy. His work influenced personalities like Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, and Leo Tolstoy. 

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Robert Peel
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834 – 1835, 1841 – 1846))
Robert Peel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: July 2, 1850

Statesman Robert Peel had been the prime minister of the U.K twice. He was also a two-time home secretary. He established the Metropolitan Police Service and also introduced the Tamworth Manifesto, thus co-founding the modern Conservative Party. He died of injuries after a horse he was riding fell on him.

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James Alexander Hamilton
(Son of Alexander Hamilton)
James Alexander Hamilton
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: September 24, 1878
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Adoniram Judson
(Missionary)
Adoniram Judson
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malden
Died: April 12, 1850

Baptist missionary Adoniram Judson is remembered for his long stint in Burma, where he established a church, founded schools, and baptised many people. He also translated the Bible into Burmese and worked on a Burmese-English dictionary. He was also one of the first from America to travel abroad for missionary activities.

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Augustin-Jean Fresnel
2
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broglie (Eure)
Died: July 14, 1827

Augustin-Jean Fresne, best remembered for his pioneering research on the wave theory of light, was a sickly child and was mostly homeschooled in his early days. The French physicist was a civil engineer, too. Unfortunately, most of his scientific work failed to receive public attention during his lifetime.

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Ranavalona I
(Antananarivo, Madagascar)
Ranavalona I
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ambatomanoina, Madagascar
Died: August 16, 1861
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Sarah Josepha Hale
(American author)
Sarah Josepha Hale
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 30, 1879
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Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen)
Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 9, 1819

Catherine Pavlovna of Russia was the daughter of Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg and Tsar Paul I of Russia. Through her marriage with her first cousin Crown Prince William, she became Queen Catharina Pavlovna of Württemberg in 1816 when Prince William became King William I of Württemberg. Catherine died of erysipelas complicated by pneumonia, at the age of 30.

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Mohammed bin Thani
(Politician)
Mohammed bin Thani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Fuwayrit, Qatar
Died: December 18, 1878
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Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
(Danish Antiquarian Who Developed Early Archaeological Techniques and Methods)
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 21, 1865

Christian Jürgensen Thomsen was a Danish antiquarian best remembered for developing early archaeological methods and techniques. In 1816, he was selected as the head of an organization, which later became the National Museum of Denmark. Christian Jürgensen Thomsen is credited with mentoring future archaeologists like Bror Emil Hildebrand and J. J. A. Worsaae.  

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James Gadsden
(Diplomat)
James Gadsden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 26, 1858
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Sarah Goodridge
(Painter)
Sarah Goodridge
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Templeton, Massachusetts, United Stafes
Died: December 28, 1853
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FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
(Was a British Army officer. When a junior officer, he served in the Peninsular War)
FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Badminton, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 28, 1855
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Margaret Taylor
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Margaret Taylor
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Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calvert County, Maryland, United States
Died: August 14, 1852
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Mary Prince
(Autobiographer of The History of Mary Prince (1831))
Mary Prince
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Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bermuda
Died: 1833 AD
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Rama III
(King of Siam)
Rama III
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: April 2, 1851
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Victor of Aveyron
(Feral Child)
Victor of Aveyron
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Aveyron, France
Died: 1828 AD

Victor of Aveyron was a French feral child who was captured in 1800 when he was prepubescent. After running away from civilization on several occasions, Aveyron eventually made progress under the guidance of Jean Marc Gaspard Itard. Victor's life has inspired several works of art, including the 1970 French film, The Wild Child.

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Athanasios Diakos
(Military commander)
Athanasios Diakos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Central Greece
Died: April 24, 1821
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Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
(Known for His Novel ‘Aus Dem Leben Eines Taugenichts’)
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Łubowice, Poland
Died: November 26, 1857

German Romantic lyricist Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff is best remembered for his epic poem Robert und Guiscard, which highlights the French Revolution. His prose works such as Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing, revolving around themes such as love, too, gained him fame. He also worked in the civil services

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Károly Kisfaludy
(Dramatist)
Károly Kisfaludy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tét, Hungary
Died: November 21, 1830
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William Strickland
(Architect)
William Strickland
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Navesink, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 6, 1854

Known for his pioneering written work on railroad construction, engineer and architect William Strickland was also one of the leaders of the 19th-century Greek Revival style of architecture. He designed structures such as the US Mint, contributed to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and was also one of the first American lecturers of architecture.

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Abdul Momin
(24th Sultan of Brunei)
Abdul Momin
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Died: May 30, 1885
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Houkje Gerrits Bouma
(Dutch Speed Skater)
Houkje Gerrits Bouma
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Listed In: Speed Skaters
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akkerwoude, Netherlands
Died: August 8, 1857
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Momolu Duwalu Bukele
(Inventor)
Momolu Duwalu Bukele
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberia
Died: October 1, 1888
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Pavel Kiselyov
(Reformer)
Pavel Kiselyov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 26, 1872
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Thomas Blanchard
(Inventor)
Thomas Blanchard
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Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sutton
Died: April 16, 1864
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Richard Harris Barham
(Writer, Priest)
Richard Harris Barham
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
Died: June 17, 1845
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Alexander Campbell
(Minister)
Alexander Campbell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Broughshane, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: March 4, 1866

Alexander Campbell was a Scots-Irish immigrant who went on to become an ordained minister in America. He then joined forces with his father and led a reform effort, which came to be known as the Restoration Movement. Also referred to as the Stone-Campbell Movement, it helped develop non-denominational Christian churches. 

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Infante Carlos, Count of Molina
(Count)
Infante Carlos, Count of Molina
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Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Aranjuez, Spain
Died: March 10, 1855
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Carl Mayer von Rothschild
(German Banker)
Carl Mayer von Rothschild
2
Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire
Died: March 10, 1855
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Henriette Pressburg
(Mother of Karl Marx)
Henriette Pressburg
1
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Died: November 30, 1863
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David G. Burnet
(Early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas (1836 and again in 1841))
David G. Burnet
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 5, 1870
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Hugh Clapperton
(Naval Officer)
Hugh Clapperton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Annan, Scotland
Died: April 13, 1827
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Friedrich Rückert
(Poet)
Friedrich Rückert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schweinfurt, Germany
Died: January 31, 1866
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Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet
(Scottish Metaphysician and Philosopher Known for His Contributions in the Field of Logic)
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: May 6, 1856

Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet, was a Scottish metaphysician and educator best remembered for his work in the field of logic. Hamilton, who made attempts to combine the views held by German philosopher Immanuel Kant with the Scottish philosophy of common sense, is credited with popularizing the works of Kant in the United Kingdom.

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Princess Augusta of Bavaria
(Princess)
Princess Augusta of Bavaria
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Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: May 13, 1851
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Étienne Cabet
(Philosopher)
Étienne Cabet
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: November 9, 1856
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Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes
(Archaeologist)
Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perthes, France
Died: August 5, 1868
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Pierre Joseph Pelletier
(French Chemist Who was the Co-discoverer of Quinine, Caffeine, and Strychnine)
Pierre Joseph Pelletier
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 19, 1842

Known as the founder of the chemistry of alkaloids, Pierre-Joseph Pelletier studied and taught at Ecole de Pharmacie. Working with Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, he first isolated chlorophyll. Working further they established that alkaloids contain oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen and isolated brucine, cinchonine, colchicine, quinine, strychnine, and veratrine. Their discoveries were later used by chemists to develop many useful medicines.

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Basil Hall
(Naval officer)
Basil Hall
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunglass, Scotland
Died: September 11, 1844
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Theodore Hook
(Man of Letters)
Theodore Hook
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 24, 1841
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Tomás de Zumalacárregui
(Spanish military leader)
Tomás de Zumalacárregui
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ormaiztegui, Spain
Died: June 24, 1835
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David d'Angers
(Sculptor)
David d'Angers
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Angers, France
Died: January 4, 1856
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Thomas Tredgold
(Engineer)
Thomas Tredgold
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brandon Village, England
Died: January 28, 1829

Initially a carpenter, Thomas Tredgold later began working with his architect uncle in London. There, he learned architecture, engineering, and French. The self-made man is best known for his book Elementary Principles of Carpentry, which later became a classic. He is also known to have laid down the standard definition of civil engineering.

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Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
(Princess)
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
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Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: January 27, 1836
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Samuel Bamford
(British Radical Reformer and Poet)
Samuel Bamford
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middleton, England
Died: April 13, 1872

The son of a weaver, Samuel Bamford quit school and worked as a weaver and a warehouseman. He later penned many poems, expressing his support for the working class. Charged with inciting violence at the Peterloo massacre, he was also jailed for a while. He later became a journalist in London.

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Somdej Toh
(Monk)
Somdej Toh
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tha Ruea, Ayutthaya, Siam, Thailand
Died: June 22, 1872
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Edward Sabine
(Astronomer Known for His Studies of Earth’s Magnetic Field)
Edward Sabine
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 26, 1883

Anglo-Irish astronomer Edward Sabine initially served the British Army and eventually retired as a major-general. The Copley Medal-winning scientist is remembered for his work on determining the shape and magnetic field of the Earth. He also studied birds in Greenland and was knighted for his achievements.