Famous People Born In 1794

Discover the most famous people born in 1794. The list includes people like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Matthew C. Perry, Robert Liston, William Cullen Bryant, Edward Everett and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, historians and poets born in 1794. This list includes people from United States, England, Germany and many more countries.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt
(Business Tycoon & Philanthropist)
Cornelius Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Staten Island
Died: January 4, 1877

Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American business magnate credited with vastly expanding and improving America's transportation infrastructure. For his contributions to the country's railroad industry, Vanderbilt was made an inductee of the North America Railway Hall of Fame in 1999. He is also remembered for providing an initial $1 million endowment to Vanderbilt University, which was named in his honor.

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Robert Liston
(Surgeon)
Robert Liston
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ecclesmachan, West Lothian, Scotland
Died: December 7, 1847

Scottish surgeon Robert Liston worked in an era when anesthesia wasn’t invented. He could complete amputations within minutes, thus saving the lives of many when the speed of the surgery made the difference between life and death. Later, he became the first European surgeon to operate under anesthesia.

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Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)
Matthew C. Perry
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 4, 1858
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William Cullen Bryant
(Romantic Poet)
William Cullen Bryant
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Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cummington, Massachusetts
Died: June 12, 1878
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Edward Everett
(Former American senator)
Edward Everett
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1865

Edward Everett was an American politician, diplomat, educator, pastor, and orator. Widely regarded as one of the great orators of the Civil War and antebellum eras, Everett is remembered for his two-hour speech at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg in 1863, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his popular Gettysburg Address. Edward Everett also taught ancient Greek literature at Harvard University.

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Józef Bem
(Engineer)
Józef Bem
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tarnów, Poland
Died: December 10, 1850
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Ignaz Moscheles
(Bohemian Composer and Piano Virtuoso Who Worked on Beethoven's Only Opera, 'Fidelio')
Ignaz Moscheles
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: March 10, 1870

Ignaz Moscheles was a Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso. Such was his talent and skills that Beethoven himself entrusted him with the preparation of his only opera Fidelio's piano score. Moscheles considered Beethoven as his idol and cherished the opportunity to work with him. Ignaz Moscheles is also credited with teaching fellow composer and pianist Felix Mendelssohn. 

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Sharaku
(Print Designer)
Sharaku
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
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ʿUmar Tal
(West African Islamic Scholar Who Founded the Short-Lived Toucouleur Empire)
ʿUmar Tal
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Halvar, Senegal
Died: February 12, 1864

ʿUmar Tal was a West African Islamic scholar, political leader, Toucouleur military commander, and Tijani Sufi. He is best remembered for founding the short-lived Toucouleur Empire, which encompassed much of present-day Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, and Mali. ʿUmar Tal remains an important figure in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. 

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Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius
(German Botanist Who Is Known for His Research on Brazilian Flora)
Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erlangen, Germany
Died: December 13, 1868

German botanist and explorer Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius is remembered for his Austrian expedition to Brazil. He went on to conduct extensive research on Brazilian flora. His best-known work remains the 3-volume Historia naturalis palmarum. He also taught and maintained a botanic garden in Munich.

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Theobald Boehm
(Inventor)
Theobald Boehm
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Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: November 27, 1881
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Jehudi Ashmun
(Politician)
Jehudi Ashmun
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Champlain, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 1828
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Alexander Petrov
(Russian Chess Player, Chess Composer, and Chess Writer)
Alexander Petrov
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Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Russia
Died: April 22, 1867
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Luigi Lablache
(Italian Opera Singer Who Is Remembered for Playing Leporello in Don Giovanni)
Luigi Lablache
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: January 23, 1858

Italian opera singer Luigi Lablache is remembered for his performance as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Admired for his bass voice, he had a successful career in London and Paris, too, playing Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto. He married fellow singer Teresa Pinotti, and many of his children too were singers.

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Thomas Corwin
(Politician)
Thomas Corwin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
Died: December 18, 1865
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Feargus OConnor
(Chartist Leader)
Feargus OConnor
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Castletown, Ireland
Died: August 30, 1855
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William Carleton
(Writer)
William Carleton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clogher, Northern Ireland
Died: January 30, 1869
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Anna Jameson
(Anglo-Irish Art Historian and Feminist Author, Who Wrote on A Wide Variety of Subjects)
Anna Jameson
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Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: March 17, 1860

Born to miniaturist D.B. Murphy, Anna Jameson initially worked as a governess. After a failed marriage, she gained fame as an art historian and critic and also became a champion for women’s rights. She wrote on a wide range of subjects, including travel, art, culture, and poetry.

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Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge
(German Analytical Chemist)
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 25, 1867

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German analytical chemist best remembered for identifying caffeine. He is also credited with identifying the mydriatic effects of belladonna extract and discovering the first coal tar dye. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was also the first person to observe the phenomenon of Liesegang rings in 1855.

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Antonio López de Santa Anna
(8th President of Mexico)
Antonio López de Santa Anna
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Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Xalapa, Mexico
Died: June 21, 1876

Antonio López de Santa Anna was a Mexican general and politician. His significant contribution in post-independence Mexican politics during the first half of the 19th century has led historians to refer to this period as the Age of Santa Anna. Santa Anna was played by Joaquim de Almeida in a deleted scene in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.

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Bede Polding
(Bishop)
Bede Polding
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: March 16, 1877
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Mary Ann Duff
(Actress)
Mary Ann Duff
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1857 AD
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Johann Heinrich von Mädler
(German Astronomer)
Johann Heinrich von Mädler
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 14, 1874

Orphaned at 19, he Johann Heinrich von Mädler initially taught to earn a living. Best known for his map of the Moon, Mappa Selenographica, which he co-created with Wilhelm Beer, he later served as the director of the Dorpat Observatory. He also studied double stars and held lectures on astronomy.

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Johann Martin Lappenberg
(German Historian and Diplomat)
Johann Martin Lappenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 28, 1865
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Zilpah P. Grant Banister
(Educator)
Zilpah P. Grant Banister
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norfolk, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 3, 1874
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William Lonsdale
(Geologist)
William Lonsdale
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bath, England
Died: November 11, 1871
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Maria Gowen Brooks
(Poet)
Maria Gowen Brooks
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 11, 1845
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James William Wallack
(Actor)
James William Wallack
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1864 AD
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Sylvester Graham
(American Presbyterian Minister and Dietary Reformer)
Sylvester Graham
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Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Suffield, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 11, 1851
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William Whewell
(Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Mathematician)
William Whewell
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Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lancaster
Died: March 6, 1866

William Whewell was an English polymath, scientist, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He worked in a wide range of fields, publishing works in the disciplines of physics, mechanics, geology, economics, and astronomy. He also wrote poetry, sermons, and theological tracts. He is credited with coining the terms linguistics, physicist, consilience, scientist, catastrophism, and uniformitarianism.

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Edmund Ruffin
(Soldier)
Edmund Ruffin
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prince George County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 17, 1865
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Prince Frederick of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Frederick of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 27, 1863
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Pyotr Chaadayev
(Russian author)
Pyotr Chaadayev
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 26, 1856
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Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
(Infante)
Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
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Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aranjuez, Spain
Died: August 13, 1865
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Elias Magnus Fries
(Swedish Botanist Who was the Developer of the First System Used to Classify Fungi)
Elias Magnus Fries
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Femsjö, Sweden
Died: February 8, 1878

Elias Magnus Fries was a Swedish botanist and mycologist. He served as a professor at prestigious institutions like the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Uppsala University. He also served as the director of the University of Uppsala Botanical Garden. Among his most prominent works were Systema mycologicum, Elenchus fungorum, Monographia hymenomycetum Sueciae, and Hymenomycetes Europaei.

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John Gibson Lockhart
(Biographer)
John Gibson Lockhart
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wishaw, Scotland
Died: November 25, 1854
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François-Ferdinand Christophe
(Son of Field General Henri Christophe)
François-Ferdinand Christophe
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: October 7, 1805
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Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
(Painter)
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: May 24, 1872
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Wei Yuan
(Scholar)
Wei Yuan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shaoyang, China
Died: March 26, 1857
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Robert Cooper Grier
(Judge)
Robert Cooper Grier
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 25, 1870
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Leopold Zunz
(Scholar)
Leopold Zunz
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Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detmold, Germany
Died: March 17, 1886
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Edward Robinson
(Translator)
Edward Robinson
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Southington, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 27, 1863

Edward Robinson was a biblical scholar best remembered for his work Biblical Researches in Palestine. Regarded as the first major work in Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Geography, his work earned him the titles, Founder of Modern Palestinology and Father of Biblical Geography. He is also remembered for translating scriptural works.

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Eilhard Mitscherlich
(Chemist)
Eilhard Mitscherlich
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Died: August 28, 1863
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Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
(Prince)
Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Langenburg, Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Germany
Died: April 12, 1860
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Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné
(Swiss Historian of the Reformation and Protestant Minister)
Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné
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Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eaux-Vives, Switzerland
Died: October 21, 1872
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George Grote
(Historian)
George Grote
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clay Hill, England
Died: June 18, 1871
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Wilhelm Müller
(Poet)
Wilhelm Müller
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Died: September 30, 1827
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Giovanni Battista Rubini
(Italian Tenor Who Was a Major Figure of the Bel Canto-Era Romantic Operas)
Giovanni Battista Rubini
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Romano di Lombardia, Italy
Died: March 3, 1854

Italian tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini who was a major figure of the bel canto era romantic style of opera singing. He was only 12 when he worked as a musician at the Riccardi Theatre and later gained immense fame in Europe. Most of his performances were for Vincenzo Bellini’s operas.

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Jean Pierre Flourens
(French Physiologist and a Pioneer in Anesthesia)
Jean Pierre Flourens
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maureilhan, France
Died: December 6, 1867

Jean Pierre Flourens was a French physiologist and a pioneer in anesthesia. He is also credited with founding experimental brain science; he performed operations on the brains of living rabbits and pigeons to investigate localisationism. Through his experiments, Jean Pierre Flourens was able to confirm that the main divisions of the brain were responsible for different functions.

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Alexander Gordon Laing
(Explorer)
Alexander Gordon Laing
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 26, 1826