Famous People Born In 1790

Discover the most famous people born in 1790. The list includes people like John Tyler, Leopold I of Belgium, Jean-François Champollion, Alphonse de Lamartine, George Everest and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, explorers and emperors & kings born in 1790. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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John Tyler
(10th President of the United States (1841-1845))
John Tyler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles City, Virginia, United States
Died: January 18, 1862

The tenth president of the United States, John Tyler was dubbed His Accidency as he became the president after the sudden death of President William Henry Harrison when the former was serving as the vice president. Tyler's acceptance of full presidential powers set a prominent precedent and served as a model for succession to the future presidents.

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Leopold I of Belgium
(First King of the Belgians (1831 - 1865))
Leopold I of Belgium
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: December 10, 1865
Leopold I, the youngest son of Duke Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was the first king of Belgium and reigned from 1831 to 1865. He fought against Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars. He rejected the throne of Greece. His reign is known for establishing Belgium's first railway and for its modernization.
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Jean-François Champollion
(French Historian, Linguist and Founder of the Scientific 'Egyptology')
Jean-François Champollion
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: March 4, 1832

Jean-François Champollion was a French orientalist, philologist, and scholar. A founding figure of Egyptology, Champollion is credited with deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which paved the way for several research and studies in the field of Egyptology. Not surprisingly, Champollion is often referred to as the Founder and Father of Egyptology.  

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George Everest
(British Surveyor and Geographer Who Served as Surveyor General of India From 1830 to 1843)
George Everest
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Listed In: Geographers
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1866

George Everest was a British geographer and surveyor. From 1830 to 1843, he served as Surveyor General of India. His work and contributions were honored by naming Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, after him.

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Alphonse de Lamartine
(French Author, Poet and Member of the National Assembly for Saône-Et-Loire from 1849 to 1851)
Alphonse de Lamartine
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Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mâcon, France
Died: February 28, 1869

French poet and historian Alphonse de Lamartine is best remembered for his collection of poems Méditations poétiques. He was a chief force behind the formation of the Second Republic of France. The allowances he gave his sisters depleted his finances, and he died struggling and in oblivion.

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Letitia Christian Tyler
(First lady)
Letitia Christian Tyler
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cedar Grove, Virginia, US
Died: September 10, 1842
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John Ross
(politician)
John Ross
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Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alabama
Died: August 1, 1866
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Jules Dumont d'Urville
(French Explorer and Naval Officer Who Explored the Western and South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica)
Jules Dumont d'Urville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Died: May 8, 1842

Jules Dumont d'Urville was a French naval officer and explorer best remembered for exploring the western and south Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica. Jules Dumont d'Urville was also a cartographer and botanist; he is credited with naming several plants, seaweeds, and shrubs.

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John Austin
(jurist, philosopher)
John Austin
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Suffolk
Died: December 1, 1859

English legal theorist John Austin, who aimed at transforming law into a true science, is considered by many as creator of the school of analytical jurisprudence. His book The Province of Jurisprudence Determined received significant attention posthumously, while his analytical approach to jurisprudence and theory of legal positivism also influenced American and British law following his death.

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Juan Álvarez
(24th President of Mexico (October 1855 – December 1855))
Juan Álvarez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atoyac de Álvarez, Mexico
Died: August 21, 1867

Mexican revolutionary leader and liberal reformer Juan Álvarez was a mestizo landowner who later fought in the Mexican War of Independence and led the revolution supporting the Plan de Ayutla. He also became the provisional president of Mexico after the fall of Mexican general Santa Anna.

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Markos Botsaris
(Military General)
Markos Botsaris
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Souli, Greece
Died: August 21, 1823
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Anton Pann
(Composer, Poet)
Anton Pann
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sliven, Bulgaria
Died: November 2, 1854
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Peter Skene Ogden
(Explorer)
Peter Skene Ogden
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Died: September 27, 1854
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Gideon Mantell
(British Geologist and Palaeontologist)
Gideon Mantell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lewes, Sussex, England
Died: November 10, 1852

Gideon Mantell was a British geologist, obstetrician, and palaeontologist. Mantell's attempt to reconstruct the structure of Iguanodon started the scientific study of dinosaurs. He is also credited with discovering the first fossil teeth of Iguanodon. Subsequently, Gideon Mantell went on to discover and identify much of the skeleton of Iguanodon.

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Fitz-Greene Halleck
(Poet)
Fitz-Greene Halleck
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guilford, Connecticut
Died: November 19, 1867
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Father Mathew
(Priest)
Father Mathew
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: December 8, 1856
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John Cockerill
(Industrialist)
John Cockerill
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Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haslingden, Lancashire Lancs, England
Died: June 9, 1840
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Edward John Dent
(Watchmaker)
Edward John Dent
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 8, 1853
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João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha
(Statesman)
João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha
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Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Azinhaga, Portugal
Died: November 20, 1876

João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha was a Portuguese statesman and marshal. From 1820 until his death in 1876, Saldanha was one of the most influential personalities of politics and war in Portugal. He also played an important role in the Liberal Wars and served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1825.

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Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach
(Prussian general)
Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 10, 1861
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Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom
(Poet)
Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boxholm Municipality, Sweden
Died: July 21, 1855
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Pierre-Antoine Berryer
(Advocate)
Pierre-Antoine Berryer
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 29, 1868
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Henry John Boulton
(lawyer, judge)
Henry John Boulton
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: June 18, 1870
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Carsten Hauch
(Danish Poet, Dramatist, and Novelist)
Carsten Hauch
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halden, Norway
Died: March 4, 1872

Carsten Hauch was a Danish poet, novelist, and dramatist. Although he had the option to quit writing when his works were attacked and criticized and focus solely on the study of science—he had a doctors degree in zoology—Carsten Hauch chose not to give up writing and went on to establish himself as a well-known novelist and dramatist.

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William Davies Evans
(Chess player, Inventor)
William Davies Evans
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Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St Dogwells, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: August 3, 1872
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George Métivier
(Former Guernsey poet dubbed the Guernsey Burns)
George Métivier
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guernsey
Died: March 23, 1881
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José Antonio Páez
(Former President of Venezuela Who for Served for Three-Terms Between 1830 and 1863)
José Antonio Páez
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Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aricagua, Venezuela
Died: May 6, 1873

José Antonio Páez was a Venezuelan political leader who served as the President of Venezuela on three occasions; from 1830 to 1835, 1839 to 1843, and 1861 to 1863. He played an important role during the Venezuelan War of Independence, in which he supported Simón Bolívar and fought against the Spanish Crown. Later, Páez spearheaded Venezuela's independence from Gran Colombia.

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William Wentworth
(Australian Explorer, Pastoralist, Newspaper Editor, Politician, Lawyer, and Author)
William Wentworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norfolk Island, Australia
Died: March 20, 1872

William Wentworth was an Australian explorer, pastoralist, newspaper editor, politician, lawyer, and author. He was one of the most powerful and wealthiest figures of New South Wales. William Wentworth is credited with founding the Australian Patriotic Association, which is regarded as the first political party in Australia. 

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Salim bin Sultan
(Rulers)
Salim bin Sultan
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oman
Died: 1821 AD
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Mzilikazi
(King of the Ndebele)
Mzilikazi
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: near Mkuze, South Africa
Died: September 9, 1868
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Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough
(Politician)
Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough
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Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 22, 1871
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Ferenc Kölcsey
(Hungarian Poet Who Wrote ‘Himnusz’ the National Anthem of Hungary)
Ferenc Kölcsey
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sauca, Romania
Died: August 24, 1838

Best remembered as the author of the Hungarian national anthem, Ferenc Kölcsey was orphaned and even lost an eye in childhood. Though a trained lawyer, he later focused on reviving Hungarian literature. He had also been part of the Hungarian Diet, as a prominent liberal leader.

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Marquis de Custine
(Writer)
Marquis de Custine
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Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niderviller, France
Died: September 25, 1857
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Nassau William Senior
(British Economist and Lawyer)
Nassau William Senior
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Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Compton, Berkshire, England
Died: June 4, 1864

Born to a vicar, Nassau William Senior received elite education at Eton and Oxford. A qualified lawyer, he later deviated to economics. He later became Oxford’s first Drummond professor of political economy. As a Whig advisor, he formulated the New Poor Law and helped in setting up various economic policies.

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Sebetwane
(King)
Sebetwane
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Africa
Died: July 7, 1851
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James M. Wayne
(Jurist)
James M. Wayne
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: July 5, 1867
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Patrick Matthew
(Agriculturalist)
Patrick Matthew
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: June 8, 1874
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John Beecroft
(Explorer)
John Beecroft
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Whitby, England
Died: June 10, 1854
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John Gibson
(Sculptor)
John Gibson
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Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Conwy, Wales
Died: January 27, 1866
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Richard Carlile
(Journalist)
Richard Carlile
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Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ashburton, England
Died: February 10, 1843
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John Frederic Daniell
(Chemist)
John Frederic Daniell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 13, 1845
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Marshall Hall
(Physician)
Marshall Hall
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basford, England
Died: August 11, 1857

Marshall Hall was an English physician, neurologist, and physiologist. He is credited with contributing immensely to the theory of reflex arc. Hall also wrote many books on neurological diseases, such as epilepsy and apoplexy (stroke). An ardent supporter of the abolitionist movement, Marshall Hall was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) in 1853.

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Richard Jones
(Economist)
Richard Jones
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Died: January 20, 1855

British economist of the English historical school of economics and clergyman Richard Jones remained instrumental in founding the Statistical Society of London (now Royal Statistical Society) and played an active part in the Tithe Commutation Act 1836. He criticised the Ricardian system in his major work Essay on the Distribution of Wealth and on the Sources of Taxation.

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Henry John Wallack
(Actor)
Henry John Wallack
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 30, 1870
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Robert Stirling
(Scottish Clergyman and Engineer Who Invented the Stirling Engine)
Robert Stirling
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Methven, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1878

Apart from being a clergyman, Robert Stirling was also an inventor and engineer, who created the famed Stirling engine. He was posthumously named to the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. His inventions also included optical devices. While his grandfather invented the threshing machine, his father, too, made agricultural machinery.

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John Bachman
(American Lutheran Minister and Naturalist)
John Bachman
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Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Died: February 24, 1874

Lutheran minister and naturalist John Bachman is best known for his collaboration with John James Audubon to create a text on North American birds and mammals. His The Unity of the Human Race stated all humas arise from a single species. He preached to all, including African-American slaves.

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Paramanuchitchinorot
(Siamese religious leader and author)
Paramanuchitchinorot
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Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam
Died: December 9, 1853