Famous People Born In 1792

Discover the most famous people born in 1792. The list includes people like Thaddeus Stevens, Gioachino Rossini, George M. Dallas, P B Shelley, István Ferenczy and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, poets and military leaders born in 1792. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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P B Shelley
(One of the Epic Poets of the 19th Century)
P B Shelley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warnham, United Kingdom
Died: July 8, 1822
Legendary English Romantic poetry P.B. Shelley is remembered for his masterpieces such as Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and Prometheus Unbound. He was known for his poetic imagery, and his popularity soared after his premature death due to drowning while boating at age 29. 
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Gioachino Rossini
(Italian composer Best Known for His Operas: ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘La Cenerentola’ and ‘Semiramide’)
Gioachino Rossini
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: November 13, 1868

Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer best remembered for composing 39 operas before retiring at the peak of his popularity when he was still in his 30s. Such is his influence on modern-day virtuosi that many of them have created piano fantasies or transcriptions based on Gioachino Rossini's melodies.  

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Thaddeus Stevens
(Former United States Representative)
Thaddeus Stevens
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Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danville
Died: August 11, 1868
Thaddeus Stevens was member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and a Radical Republican leader. He played a major role in ending slavery and chaired the House Ways and Means Committee during the American Civil War. He was also known for ill-treating the ex-Confederates during Reconstruction.
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Charles Grandison Finney
(American Presbyterian Minister and 2nd President of Oberlin College)
Charles Grandison Finney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warren, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 16, 1875

Charles Grandison Finney, dubbed as the Father of Modern Revivalism, began his career with the Presbyterian Church, where his style of preaching fermented spirited revivals. Later, his dissatisfaction with Presbyterian theology led to formation of Broadway Tabernacle and he started promoting abolitionism and equal education for women and blacks. He spent his last years as minister of Oberlin’s First Congregational Church.

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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and Hanover (1830 - 1837))
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Meiningen, Germany
Died: December 2, 1849

The queen consort of the UK and Hanover by her marriage to King William IV, Adelaide was also the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. She miscarried twice and lost 2 more children as infants, and the royal throne eventually went to Princess Alexandrina Victoria, who later ruled as Queen Victoria.

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John Herschel
(British Polymath Known for His Invention of 'Blueprint')
John Herschel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slough, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: May 11, 1871

The son of renowned astronomer William Herschel, John Herschel was educated at Eton and Cambridge and grew up to be a polymath. Apart from contributing to the field of photography, he was known for cataloguing and naming stars and satellites. He briefly also served as the Master of the Royal Mint.

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Lord John Russell
(Prime Minister of Great Britain)
Lord John Russell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mayfair, Middlesex, England
Died: May 28, 1878
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George M. Dallas
(Vice President of the United States (1845-49))
George M. Dallas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 31, 1864
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James Mayer de Rothschild
(French Banker and Art Collector)
James Mayer de Rothschild
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: November 15, 1868

German-French banker and the youngest child of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, James Mayer de Rothschild. He took over the reins of his family banking firm after the death of his brother Nathan and headed the French Rothschild banking family. The Légion d'honneur winner later also invested in a vineyard.

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William II of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1840 - 1849))
William II of the Netherlands
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 17, 1849

William II took over as the king of the Netherlands after his father William I’s abdication. His reign witnessed the transformation of his country into a parliamentary democracy through the constitution of 1848. With F.A. van Hall as the finance minister, he helped his country attain a surplus.

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Nikolai Lobachevsky
(Mathematician)
Nikolai Lobachevsky
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: February 24, 1856
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Francisco Morazán
(Politician)
Francisco Morazán
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Died: September 15, 1842
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George Cruikshank
(Caricaturist)
George Cruikshank
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Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 1, 1878
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Thomas Mitchell
(Scottish-born Australian Explorer and Surveyor)
Thomas Mitchell
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grangemouth, Scotland
Died: October 5, 1855

Thomas Mitchell was a Scottish-born Australian explorer and surveyor of Southeastern Australia. He is best remembered for his service as the Surveyor-General of New South Wales from 1828 until his death on 5 October 1855. In 1839, Thomas Mitchell was knighted for his immense contribution to the surveying of Australia.

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Karl Ernst von Baer
(Baltic German Explorer and Scientist Who is Regarded as the Founding Father of Embryology)
Karl Ernst von Baer
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piibe, Estonia
Died: November 28, 1876

Karl Ernst von Baer was a Baltic German explorer and scientist. A multi-talented personality, Baer was also a biologist, naturalist, geologist, geographer, and meteorologist. He is also regarded as the founding father of embryology. One of the founders of the Russian Geographical Society, Karl Ernst von Baer also served as the maiden president of the Russian Entomological Society.

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Joseph Mohr
(Austrian Roman Catholic Priest and Writer)
Joseph Mohr
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 4, 1848

Austrian Roman Catholic priest and writer Josephus Mohr is best-known for writing lyrics of the popular Christmas carol Stille Nacht (Silent Night), which was composed by Austrian primary school teacher, church organist, and composer Franz Xaver Gruber. A manuscript in Mohr's handwriting discovered in 1995 states that Mohr penned the poem in 1816 and Gruber composed its music in 1818.

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Robert Patterson
(Officer)
Robert Patterson
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cappagh
Died: August 7, 1881
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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
(Officer)
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: August 14, 1863
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Pope Pius IX
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1846 to 1878)
Pope Pius IX
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Senigallia, Italy
Died: February 7, 1878

Pope Pius IX served as the longest-tenured pope. His reign also witnessed the first Vatican Council and was thus the last pope who had control over the Papal States. He also issued the Syllabus of Errors and inspired books such as The Pope Who Would Be King by David Kertzer.

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John Bowring
(Economist)
John Bowring
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Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: November 23, 1872
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Margaret Ann Neve
(One of the first verified people that lived within 3 centuries (18th until the 20th century))
Margaret Ann Neve
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Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
Died: April 4, 1903
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Hendrik Potgieter
(South African Politician)
Hendrik Potgieter
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Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: December 16, 1852

Hendrik Potgieter was a South African politician who served as the head of state of Potchefstroom and Zoutpansberg. He is credited with founding Potchefstroom, which is named in his honor. He is also credited with founding Ohrigstad, a small town in the Limpopo province.

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Thomas Jefferson Hogg
(British Barrister and Writer Best Known for His Friendship With the Romantic Poet 'Percy Bysshe Shelley')
Thomas Jefferson Hogg
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norton, England
Died: August 27, 1862

Thomas Jefferson Hogg was a British writer and barrister. He is remembered for his friendship and numerous collaborations with Percy Bysshe Shelley. While studying at the University College, Oxford, Hogg and Shelley worked on a controversial essay called The Necessity of Atheism which ultimately resulted in their expulsion from Oxford.

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Samuel Nelson
(Jurist)
Samuel Nelson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hebron, New York, United States
Died: December 13, 1873
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Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Theologian)
Ferdinand Christian Baur
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Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schmiden, Germany
Died: December 2, 1860
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Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
(French Mathematician, Mechanical Engineer and Scientist Who First Described the 'Coriolis Force')
Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 19, 1843

French mathematician and physicist Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis proposed what is now known as Coriolis force. While teaching at the École Polytechnique, Paris, he extended the scope of kinetic energy. His On the Calculation of Mechanical Action remains his most significant book. His name remains inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.

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Alexander Ypsilantis
(Military personnel)
Alexander Ypsilantis
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: January 31, 1828
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Manuel Oribe
(Former 2nd Constitutional President of Uruguay)
Manuel Oribe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 12, 1857

Manuel Oribe was a Uruguayan politician who served as the second Constitutional President of the country from 1 March 1835 to 24 October 1838. He is credited with founding the famous National Party, the oldest political party in the country.

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Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
(Queen)
Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
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Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seidingstadt, Straufhain, Germany
Died: October 26, 1854
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Maria Beatrice of Savoy
(Aristocrat)
Maria Beatrice of Savoy
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia
Died: September 15, 1840
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Andreas Kalvos
(Poet)
Andreas Kalvos
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zakynthos, Greece
Died: November 3, 1869

Greek poet Andreas Kalvos is best remembered for his works such as Lira and Neas Odas. Part of the Ionian, also known as the Heptanese or Romantic school of Greek poetry, he introduced Italian Neoclassical elements to Greek literature, as he was born and raised in Italy.

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Seba Smith
(Humorist)
Seba Smith
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Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buckfield, Maine, United States
Died: July 28, 1868
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George Gurnett
(journalist, politician)
George Gurnett
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: November 17, 1861
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Therese Malfatti
(Musician best known as one of the possible dedicatees of Beethoven's famous bagatelle, Für Elise, WoO 59)
Therese Malfatti
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 27, 1851
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John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham
(Governor)
John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England
Died: July 28, 1840
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Frederick Marryat
(Naval officer)
Frederick Marryat
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 9, 1848
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Julia Evelina Smith
(Translator)
Julia Evelina Smith
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Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 6, 1886
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Edward John Trelawny
(British Biographer and Novelist Known for His Friendship With the Romantic Poets 'Percy Bysshe Shelley' and 'Lord Byron')
Edward John Trelawny
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 13, 1881

Edward John Trelawny was a British biographer, novelist and adventurer. He is famous for his friendship with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. Handsome and dashing, he joined the Royal Navy at the age of thirteen, later writing about his experiences in Adventures of a Younger Son. His other well-known work is Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron.

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Edward Irving
(Scottish minister)
Edward Irving
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Annan, Scotland
Died: December 7, 1834
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Victor Cousin
(Philosopher)
Victor Cousin
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 14, 1867
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Roderick Murchison
(Geologist)
Roderick Murchison
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Muir of Ord, Scotland
Died: October 22, 1871
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John Keble
(Poet)
John Keble
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fairford, Gloucestershire, England
Died: March 29, 1866
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James Gillespie Birney
(Politician)
James Gillespie Birney
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 25, 1857
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István Ferenczy
(Hungarian sculptor)
István Ferenczy
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 4, 1856

Renowned Hungarian sculptor István Ferenczy was the son of a locksmith but ended up training in copperplate engraving at the Vienna Academy. A master of marble statues, he wished to establish a sculpting school in his country. Eurydike and the Statue of Kölcsey remain two of his best-known works.

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Lowell Mason
(Composer)
Lowell Mason
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11, 1872
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David Sassoon
(Indian Entrepreneur)
David Sassoon
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: November 7, 1864
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Abbott Lawrence
(Businessman)
Abbott Lawrence
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Groton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 18, 1855
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Johann Peter Eckermann
(Poet)
Johann Peter Eckermann
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winsen, Germany
Died: December 3, 1854
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Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet
(Statesman)
Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet
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Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cumberland, England
Died: October 25, 1861
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James Beaumont Neilson
(Inventor)
James Beaumont Neilson
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: January 18, 1865