Famous People Born In 1793

Discover the most famous people born in 1793. The list includes people like Sam Houston, Ferdinand I of Austria, Lucretia Mott, John Clare, Juan Manuel de Rosas and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, geographers, geologists and spiritual & religious leaders born in 1793. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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Sam Houston
(7th Governor of Texas (1859 - 1861))
Sam Houston
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Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: July 26, 1863
Sam Houston was the governor of Texas from 1859 to 1861. He was also the senator from Texas, the President of the Republic of Texas, and the governor of Tennessee. As part of the Texan Army, he won the Battle of San Jacinto. The city Houston is named after him.
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Ferdinand I of Austria
(Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary)
Ferdinand I of Austria
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 29, 1875

Ferdinand I of Austria reigned as the Austrian emperor from 1835 until his retirement in 1848. As the emperor of Austria, Ferdinand also ruled as the king of Croatia, Hungary, and Bohemia. He also served as the king of Lombardy–Venetia and held several other lesser titles, which any emperor of Austria is entitled to hold.

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John Clare
(English Poet)
John Clare
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helpston, England
Died: May 20, 1864
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Lucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)
Lucretia Mott
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: November 11, 1880

Lucretia Mott was an American women's rights activist, abolitionist, and social reformer. Mott played a major role in the events leading up to the Seneca Falls Convention, the first gathering supporting women's rights in the USA. Lucretia Mott's work influenced Elizabeth Cady Stanton whom she mentored. In 1983, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Thomas Addison
(Physician, scientist)
Thomas Addison
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Longbenton, Northumberland
Died: June 29, 1860

The man behind the discoveries of ailments such as Addison's disease and Addison’s (pernicious) anemia, British physician Thomas Addison also co-wrote the first book on the effect of poisonous agents on the human body. He plunged into depression in his later years and eventually committed suicide.

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Edward Bates
(Lawyer)
Edward Bates
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Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 25, 1869
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Eliphalet Remington
(Engineer Who founded the "Remington Arms")
Eliphalet Remington
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suffield, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 12, 1861
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Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve
(German Astronomer and Geodesist Best Known for Studying Double Stars)
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 23, 1864

Part of the legendary Struve family of astronomers, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve is best remembered for his research on double stars, or binary stars. The winner of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Struve had fled Germany and moved to Denmark and to Russia, to avoid military service.

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William Hopkins
(Mathematician, Geologist)
William Hopkins
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Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston on Soar
Died: October 13, 1866

William Hopkins was an English geologist and mathematician. He is remembered for serving as a private tutor of prospective undergraduate Cambridge mathematicians, which earned him the nickname senior-wrangler maker. Hopkins also played first-class cricket and was associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club. He had an unfortunate end to his life as he spent his final years in a lunatic asylum.

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Aleksander Fredro
(Polish Poet, Playwright and Author Active During Polish Romanticism)
Aleksander Fredro
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surochów, Poland
Died: July 15, 1876

Aleksander Fredro was a Polish poet, author, and playwright. Although his works were harshly criticized by his contemporaries, Fredro's works, especially his plays, were published extensively and popularized after his death. Many of his works have been translated into several languages including English, German, French, Russian, Hungarian, and Czech.

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Henry Charles Carey
(Economist)
Henry Charles Carey
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 13, 1879
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Simanas Daukantas
(Historian)
Simanas Daukantas
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Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kalviai, Lithuania
Died: December 6, 1864
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Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov
(Military general)
Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 18, 1861
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Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(Painter)
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 23, 1865

One of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller is best known for his landscape paintings, which he drew from close observation, highlighting not only his unique sense of color, but also his deep knowledge of nature. Equally known are his portraits, genre scenes, and still lifes, which are appreciated for their detailed descriptions and accurate characterizations.  

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Baldomero Espartero, prince de Vergara
(Spanish Statesman and Marshal)
Baldomero Espartero, prince de Vergara
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Granátula, Spain
Died: January 8, 1879
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Juan Manuel de Rosas
(Dictator of Argentina)
Juan Manuel de Rosas
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Listed In: Dictators
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: March 14, 1877
Remembered as the Restorer of the Laws, Argentine governor and dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas was born into a ranch-owning family and was initially a cowboy. Following his ascension to the governorship, his parapolice, Mazorca, killed scores of citizens. He spent his final years, exiled, as a farmer.
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Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
(Swedish Author Who Was a Master of Romanticism and Realism)
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 26, 1866

Swedish author Carl Jonas Love Almqvist was known for his diverse range, which included both romanticism and realism. Known as one of the architects of Swedish literature, he initially served as a school principal. His best-known works include the novels Amorina and The Queen’s Diamond Ornament.

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Diego Portales
(Former Vice President of Chile (1831 - 1833))
Diego Portales
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: June 6, 1837

Chilean statesman Diego Portales was one of the most important political figures of the 19th century and is remembered for creating the Constitution of 1833. As a minister of foreign affairs and war, he started a war with the Peru-Bolivia alliance to counter trade competition but was eventually assassinated by rebellious forces.

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Watanabe Kazan
(Japanese Painter, Scholar and Statesman)
Watanabe Kazan
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Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tahara, Japan
Died: November 23, 1841

Japanese painter and scholar Watanabe Kazan, a statesman member of the samurai class, is best-remembered for creating character-revealing portraits and for forming a distinct style incorporating elements of Japanese and European art. His two private essays, which were critical of the stringent anti-foreigner policy of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate, led to his exile, house arrest and eventual ritual suicide (seppuku).

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Antoni Malczewski
(Polish Romantic Poet)
Antoni Malczewski
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 2, 1826

Best remembered for the long poem Maria, which was his only written work in Polish literature, Antoni Malczewski is regarded as a pioneer of Polish Romantic poetry. Initially part of the Napoleonic Polish army, he later settled in Ukraine and then went back to Poland.

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Samuel Griswold Goodrich
(Author)
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 9, 1860
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Goldsworthy Gurney
(Surgeon)
Goldsworthy Gurney
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Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Treator, Padstow, England
Died: February 28, 1875
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Charles Paul de Kock
(Novelist)
Charles Paul de Kock
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Passy, Paris, France
Died: April 27, 1871
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Ján Kollár
(Slovak Poet Who Played an Important Part in the National and Literary Revival of the Slavs)
Ján Kollár
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mošovce, Slovakia
Died: January 24, 1852

Ján Kollár was a Slovak writer, scientist, archaeologist, politician, and priest. Prior to his literary career, Kollár served as a professor at the University of Vienna where he taught Slavic archeology. Ján Kollár is best remembered for his Pan-Slavism ideology, which aimed at promoting the advancement of unity and integrity amongst the Slavic peoples.

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Andrew Ducrow
(British Equestrian)
Andrew Ducrow
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Listed In: Equestrians
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 27, 1842
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John Edmonstone
(Teacher)
John Edmonstone
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Scotland
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Karl Lachmann
(Philologist)
Karl Lachmann
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
Died: March 13, 1851
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Chauncey Jerome
(Clockmaker)
Chauncey Jerome
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canaan, United States
Died: April 20, 1868
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Johann Lukas Schönlein
(German Physician Known for His Pioneering Contribution to the Diagnoses of Several Diseases)
Johann Lukas Schönlein
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Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bamberg, Germany
Died: January 23, 1864

German physician Johann Lukas Schönlein made many pioneering contributions to medical science, such as using the microscope for the first time the chemical analyses of urine and blood diagnosing diseases. He first published the word tuberculosis and coined the word hemophilia. He also discovered Achorion schonleinii as the cause of ringworm infection.

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Catherine Spalding
(Religious Sister)
Catherine Spalding
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Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 20, 1858
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William Hay Macnaghten
(Civil servant)
William Hay Macnaghten
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: December 23, 1841
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Denis-Auguste Affre
(Archbishop)
Denis-Auguste Affre
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Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, France
Died: June 27, 1848
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John Rolph
(Physician)
John Rolph
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Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thornbury
Died: October 19, 1870
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Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
(American Educator, Scientist, Author, and Editor)
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 15, 1884

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps was an American educator, scientist, author, and editor. She is best remembered for her botany writings, which influenced several other American women to be botanists like her daughter Augusta Newton Foote Arnold and contemporary Eunice Newton Foote. Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps' long life was dedicated to the education of women, especially young women.

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Sidney Rigdon
(American Religious Leader During the Early History of the Latter Day Saint Movement)
Sidney Rigdon
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Clair Township,Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 14, 1876

Sidney Rigdon was a leading figure of the Latter Day Saint movement during its early history. He became a member of the Peter's Creek Baptist Church of Library following his baptism. He was close friends with Adamson Bentley, with who he jointly preached for years. Besides preaching, he also worked as a journeyman tanner.

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Stephen F. Austin
(4th Secretary of State of Texas (October 1836 - December 1836))
Stephen F. Austin
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Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austinville, Virginia, United States
Died: December 27, 1836

Stephen Austin, also known as the Father of Texas, was born to a lead-mining businessman in Missouri who later bought a piece of land from the Mexican government. Austin developed the land and mediated between American and Mexican people for control over it, eventually leading to the Texas Revolution.

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Martin Rathke
(University Professor)
Martin Rathke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: September 3, 1860
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Karl Ludwig Hencke
(German Amateur Astronomer and Discoverer of Minor Planets)
Karl Ludwig Hencke
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: September 21, 1866

Karl Ludwig Hencke was a German amateur astronomer. He discovered several minor planets and two asteroids from his private observatory. As a young man, he volunteered in the Wars of Liberation for Prussia but was wounded. After that, he became a post official, later on serving as the city court judge in his city of birth. 

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Radama I
(King of Madagascar (1810–1828))
Radama I
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ambohimanga, Madagascar
Died: July 27, 1828
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Anna Kingsley
(Landowner)
Anna Kingsley
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: June 30, 1870
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George Green
(British Mathematical Physicist Who Was First to Attempt to Devise a Theory of Electricity and Magnetism)
George Green
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: May 31, 1841

With one year of formal schooling, George Green was entirely self-taught until the age of forty, when he entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. By then, he had published his first book, propagating what are now known as Green’s theorem and Green’s functions. A fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, he also established Green's identities, Green's law, and Green's matrix.

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Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
(Actress, Princess)
Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: November 25, 1879
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John Slidell
(Politician)
John Slidell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 9, 1871
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Dost Mohammad Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1863)
Dost Mohammad Khan
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Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kandahar
Died: June 9, 1863
Dost Mohammad Khan reigned as the Emir of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1863. His rule played an important role in the creation of present-day Afghanistan. Dost Mohammad Khan defeated the British in the First Anglo-Afghan War and secured Afghanistan's independence from foreign powers. He is also credited with reuniting Afghanistan after it had split into multiple principalities. 
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Henry Schoolcraft
(American Geologist, Geographer, and Ethnologist Who is Known for His Studies of Native American Cultures)
Henry Schoolcraft
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Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guilderland, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1864

Henry Schoolcraft was an American geologist, geographer, and ethnologist. He is best remembered for his studies of Native American cultures. Henry Schoolcraft is also credited with founding The Journal of Education, America's first journal on public education.

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Constantine Kanaris
(Statesman)
Constantine Kanaris
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Psara, Greece
Died: September 2, 1877

Constantine Kanaris was a Greek admiral and politician. Regarded as a national hero, Kanaris played a significant role in the Greek War of Independence and helped Greece achieve its independence from the Ottoman Empire. An influential politician, Constantine Kanaris also served five terms in the office of the Prime Minister between 1844 and 1877.

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Joseph Sturge
(Philanthropist)
Joseph Sturge
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Elberton, England
Died: May 14, 1859
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Jacques Collin de Plancy
(Writer)
Jacques Collin de Plancy
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Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plancy-l'Abbaye, France
Died: 1881 AD
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Thomas Doughty
(Artist)
Thomas Doughty
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 22, 1856
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William Macready
(Actor)
William Macready
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 27, 1873