Famous People Born In 1795

Discover the most famous people born in 1795. The list includes people like James K. Polk, John Keats, Thomas Carlyle, Johns Hopkins, George Peabody and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, biographers, historians and philosophers born in 1795. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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John Keats
(English Romantic Lyric Poet)
John Keats
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821
John Keats was one of the leading 19th-century Romantic poets, along with Byron and Shelley, known for his natural imagery and emotions in his poems. Some of his best-known works are Ode on a Grecian Urn, To Autumn, and Ode to a Nightingale. He died of tuberculosis at age 25.
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James K. Polk
(11th President of the United States)
James K. Polk
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pineville, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 15, 1849

The 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk was an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. He is credited with extending the territory of the US during the Mexican–American War. During his presidency, the US annexed the Mexican Cession, the Oregon Territory, and the Republic of Texas.

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Johns Hopkins
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)
Johns Hopkins
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Died: December 24, 1873
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Manuela Sáenz
(South American Revolutionary and Spy)
Manuela Sáenz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: November 23, 1856

Manuela Sáenz was an Ecuadorian revolutionary who supported women's rights. She received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution. Today, she is widely regarded as a feminist symbol of the 19th century. In 2007, the Ecuadorian government honored her with the rank of General.

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James Barry
(military physician, Surgeon)
James Barry
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: July 25, 1865

Military surgeon James Miranda Steuart Barry is most noted for making medical reforms and performing one of the first known successful Caesarean sections in Africa. Although during adulthood Barry lived as a man, at birth Barry was named Margaret Ann Bulkley and was known as a girl-child. Barry's birth sex became public after a post-mortem examination.     

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George Peabody
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)
George Peabody
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Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Danvers
Died: November 4, 1869
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Antonio José de Sucre
(Former President of Bolivia (1825 - 1828))
Antonio José de Sucre
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Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cumaná
Died: June 4, 1830

Antonio José de Sucre was a Venezuelan political leader who served as the President of Peru from 23 June to 17 July 1823. He also served as the second president of Bolivia from 29 December 1825 to 18 April 1828. Antonio José de Sucre also played an influential role as an independence leader through his work alongside Simón Bolívar.

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Charles Sturt
(British explorer)
Charles Sturt
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bengal
Died: June 16, 1869
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Leopold von Ranke
(German Historian and a Founder of Modern Source-Based History)
Leopold von Ranke
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wiehe, Roßleben-Wiehe, Germany
Died: May 23, 1886

Leopold von Ranke was a German historian who had a major influence on Western historiography. A respected historian, Ranke is credited with founding modern source-based history. When he was ennobled in 1865, honors poured in from several historians and scholars across the world.

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Anna Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen Consort of the Netherlands)
Anna Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 1, 1865

Born as the youngest daughter of Paul I of Russia, Anna Pavlovna was given in a political marriage to William II of the Netherlands, becoming the Queen Consort when her husband ascended the throne. Never at home in Netherlands, which was more egalitarian than Russia, she always identified herself as a Russian Grand Duchess rather than as a Dutch queen.

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Frederick William IV of Prussia
(Former King of Prussia (1840 - 1861))
Frederick William IV of Prussia
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Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 2, 1861

Frederick William IV of Prussia was the King of Prussia from 1840 until his death in 1861.  He was the eldest son of Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife, Queen Louise. He was a staunch Romanticist and was a patron of several great German artists. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his father in 1840.

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Matthias W. Baldwin
(Inventor)
Matthias W. Baldwin
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Elizabethtown, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 7, 1866
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James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(Founder of New York Herald, Publisher)
James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newmill, Scotland
Died: June 1, 1872
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Charles Barry
(Architect)
Charles Barry
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Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 12, 1860

Architect Sir Charles Barry was one of the significant figures of the Gothic Revival in England and is best known for his work on the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, or the Houses of Parliament. He also built King Edward’s School, the Athenaeum, and several gardens, among other major structures.

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Thomas Arnold
(Educator)
Thomas Arnold
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Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Cowes, England
Died: June 12, 1842
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Robert F. Stockton
(Senator)
Robert F. Stockton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 7, 1866
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Ernst Heinrich Weber
(German Physician)
Ernst Heinrich Weber
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wittenberg, Germany
Died: January 26, 1878
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Dingane kaSenzangakhona
(King)
Dingane kaSenzangakhona
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: 1840 AD
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William Lyon Mackenzie
(1st Mayor of Toronto)
William Lyon Mackenzie
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Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: August 28, 1861

Born in Scotland, William Lyon Mackenzie moved to Canada as a merchant but soon got involved in the country’s politics. He later stepped into journalism and launched his own newspaper, the Colonial Advocate. He spearheaded the Canadian Rebellion of 1837, a failed uprising against the Canadian government.

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Robert Moffat
(British missionary)
Robert Moffat
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ormiston, Scotland
Died: August 9, 1883
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James Braid
(hypnotist, physician, hypnotherapist)
James Braid
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Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fife
Died: March 25, 1860

The Father of Hypnosis, James Braid used hypnotherapy as a treatment for scores of ailments such as paralysis and rheumatism. His research included the possibility of hypnosis as a tool to reduce pain during surgery. His methods were ridiculed initially but later paved way for the French school of neuropsychiatry.

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Wariyapola Sri Sumangala
(Monk)
Wariyapola Sri Sumangala
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Wariyapola, Sri Lanka
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Saverio Mercadante
(Composer)
Saverio Mercadante
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Altamura, Italy
Died: December 17, 1870
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Anton Schindler
(Conductor, Writer, Musicologist, Music historian, Biographer, Composer)
Anton Schindler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Medlov
Died: January 16, 1864
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John Pendleton Kennedy
(Novelist)
John Pendleton Kennedy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 18, 1870
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José María Obando
(Politician)
José María Obando
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miranda, Colombia
Died: April 29, 1861
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Heinrich Marschner
(Composer)
Heinrich Marschner
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zittau, Germany
Died: December 16, 1861
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Alexandr Griboyedov
(Author Recognized as 'homo unius libri' for His Work 'Woe from Wit')
Alexandr Griboyedov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 11, 1829

Russian playwright Alexandr Griboyedov is best remembered for his comedy Gore ot uma, or Woe from Wit. He participated in the Decembrist revolt and even got arrested once. He was the Russian Ambassador to Iran and died at the hands of an Iranian mob during an attack on the embassy.

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Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais
(French Chess Player)
Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais
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Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: France
Died: December 13, 1840
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Anselme Payen
(French Chemist Known for Discovering the 'Enzyme Diastase' and the Carbohydrate 'Cellulose')
Anselme Payen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 12, 1871

French chemist Anselme Payen is known for co-discovering the first enzyme diastase, and for discovering the carbohydrate cellulose. He broke the Dutch monopoly for borax by developing a method to synthesize borax from soda and boric acid; developed a method to determine nitrogen and methods for refining sugar; and invented a decolorimeter.

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John B. Jervis
(American Cvil Engineer who Helped Build Canals, Railroads, and Water-Supply Systems in the United States. )
John B. Jervis
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States
Died: January 12, 1885

John B. Jervis was an American civil engineer best remembered for his work during the antebellum era. Jervis is credited with designing and overseeing the construction of five of the country's earliest railroads. Apart from designing America's first locomotive, Jervis also contributed as the chief engineer of three important canal projects.  

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Frances Wright
(Writer, Philosopher)
Frances Wright
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dundee
Died: December 13, 1852
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Ary Scheffer
(Romantic painter)
Ary Scheffer
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: June 15, 1858
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Antoine-Louis Barye
(French Sculptor Most Famous for His Work as an Animalier, a Sculptor of Animals)
Antoine-Louis Barye
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 25, 1875

Antoine-Louis Barye was a French sculptor best remembered for his work as a sculptor of animals. He also served as a professor at the Museum of Natural History and was inducted into the Académie des beaux-arts in 1868. Antoine-Louis Barye is credited with mentoring his son Alfred Barye, who went on to become a respected sculptor in his own right.

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Thomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)
Thomas Carlyle
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Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: February 5, 1881
Initially a math teacher, Thomas Carlyle later abandoned the profession when a sudden spiritual awakening led him to writing. His parents wanted him to become a clergy, but he ended up becoming one of the greatest Victorian essayists and authors ever, known for works such as Sartor Resartus.
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Maria Schicklgruber
Maria Schicklgruber
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Listed In: Celebrities
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Q22121897
Died: January 7, 1847
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Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
(German Scientist & Comparative Anatomist)
Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delitzsch, Saxony, Germany
Died: June 27, 1876

Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg was a German zoologist, naturalist, geologist, microscopist, and comparative anatomist. Regarded as one of the most popular and productive scientists of his generation, Ehrenberg was honored with several prestigious awards including the first Leeuwenhoek Medal in 1877.

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Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen
(Painter)
Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen
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Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: December 12, 1860
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Sahle Selassie
(Negus of Shewa (1813 - 1847))
Sahle Selassie
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 22, 1847

Sahle Selassie, a noted Amhara noble of Ethiopia, was proclaimed Ras and Meridazmach of Shewa in a turn-of-events following murder of his father Wossen Seged, a Meridazmach of Shewa. A strong, progressive and kind hearted ruler, Sahle ruled for over three-decades (1813 to 1847) and made several reforms including in criminal law and administration, and worked on modernizing his country.   

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Sarah Ann Gill
(Social and Religious leader in Barbados during the era of slavery)
Sarah Ann Gill
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Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barbados
Died: February 25, 1866
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Pavel Josef Šafařík
(Poet)
Pavel Josef Šafařík
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kobeliarovo, Slovakia
Died: June 26, 1861
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Henry Havelock
(Military personnel)
Henry Havelock
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, England
Died: November 24, 1857
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Augustin Thierry
(French Historian)
Augustin Thierry
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blois, France
Died: May 22, 1856

One of the most outstanding Romantic historians of his era, Augustin Thierry is especially known for his discursive style of presenting history.  An ardent supporter of the French Revolution, he was initially influenced by Henri de Saint-Simon; but later developed a style of his own, among his most valuable work being History of the Conquest of England by the Normans.

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Peter Andreas Hansen
(German Astronomer)
Peter Andreas Hansen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tonder, Schleswig, Denmark
Died: March 28, 1874

Born to a goldsmith, Peter Andreas Hansen had initially learned the art of watchmaking. However, his skills as an astronomer eventually earned him the post of the director of the Seeberg Observatory near Gotha. His best-known works are related to optics, probability theory, and the motion of the Moon.

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Kondraty Ryleyev
(Poet)
Kondraty Ryleyev
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Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Batovo, Russia
Died: July 25, 1826
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Joseph Rodman Drake
(Poet)
Joseph Rodman Drake
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 21, 1820
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Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet
(Shipping Entrepreneur)
Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet
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Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 2, 1890

Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet was a Scottish shipping entrepreneur. He is best remembered for establishing J.&G. Burns, which later became the cornerstone of David MacBrayne Ltd. Burns is also known for his association with the Glasgow and South-Western Railway, where he was one of the largest shareholders. In 1889, he became the oldest person to be made a baronet.

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George Darley
(Irish Poet, Novelist, and Literary Critic)
George Darley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 23, 1846

Apart from writing math texts, Irish author George Darley also penned poems and novels and was a talented literary critic. He also wrote as John Lacy for The London Magazine. His stammer and his inability to publish his literary works probably pushed him into depression in his later life.

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Rowland Hill
(British Teacher, Inventor and Social Reformer Best Known for Instigating Postal Reform)
Rowland Hill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Died: August 27, 1879

Born to a schoolmaster, Rowland Hill followed in his father’s footsteps to become a teacher and explored subjects such as astronomy and math. He is, however, best remembered for his reform of the postal system, including increasing the speed of letter transfer and introducing the prototype of the postage stamp.  

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Ernst Ludwig von Gerlach
(Judge)
Ernst Ludwig von Gerlach
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 18, 1877