Famous People Born In 1796

Discover the most famous people born in 1796. The list includes people like Nicholas I of Russia, Horace Mann, Camille Corot, Sadi Carnot, James Bowie and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, educators and composers born in 1796. This list includes people from United States, France and many more countries.
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Horace Mann
(Educator & Politician)
Horace Mann
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin
Died: August 2, 1859
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Princess Charlotte of Wales
(Princess)
Princess Charlotte of Wales
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Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Carlton House, London, England
Died: November 6, 1817
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Nicholas I of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1825 - 1855))
Nicholas I of Russia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gattšina lossipark, Russia
Died: March 2, 1855

Nicholas I of Russia reigned as Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and King of Poland from 1825 to 1855. Nicholas I is remembered for his controversial reign, under which the Russian Empire achieved great geographical expansion. He also played a key role in creating an independent Greek state and was successful in ending the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829.

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Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
(French Mechanical Engineer Who is Described as the Father of Thermodynamics)
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1832

Son of French Revolutionary leader and mathematician Lazare Carnot, Sadi Carnot was an engineer in the French army. He later laid down the Carnot cycle of heat engines. Much of his works were buried with him when he died of cholera at 36, due to the contagiousness of the disease.

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Camille Corot
(French Landscape and Portrait Painter)
Camille Corot
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 28, 1875

French painter Camille Corot is remembered for his landscape paintings that paved the path for the Impressionist movement. Born into a milliner’s family, Corot was a poor student and shunned his family business to learn painting at 25. His works, however, were easy to replicate and led to many forgeries.

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James Bowie
(American Pioneer, Slave Smuggler and Trader)
James Bowie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Logan County, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 6, 1836
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George Catlin
(American Painter, Adventurer, Traveler, Lawyer, and Author)
George Catlin
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 23, 1872
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Adolphe Quetelet
(Belgian Astronomer and Mathematician Who Introduced Statistics in Social Sciences)
Adolphe Quetelet
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: February 17, 1874

Belgian mathematician and astronomer Adolphe Quetelet was the first to introduce the use of statistics and probability theory in social sciences. He also pioneered anthropometry and introduced the BMI scale. He also conducted research on the measurement of the traits found in the average man.

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Walter Hunt
(inventor)
Walter Hunt
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York
Died: June 8, 1859
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John M. Clayton
(Politician)
John M. Clayton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
Died: November 9, 1856
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Philipp Franz von Siebold
(German Physician and Botanist Known for Pioneering Western Medicine in Japan)
Philipp Franz von Siebold
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: October 18, 1866

German physician and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold was considered a pioneer of Western medicine in Japan. His works include the iconic book Flora Japonica. He fathered a daughter with a Japanese courtesan, who grew up to be Kusumoto Ine, Japan’s first female doctor with knowledge in Western medicine.

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Michael Thonet
(Cabinet maker)
Michael Thonet
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boppard, Germany
Died: March 3, 1871
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Giovanni Pacini
(Composer)
Giovanni Pacini
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Catania, Italy
Died: December 6, 1867
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Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg
(Queen)
Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg
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Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 9, 1881
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Manto Mavrogenous
(Honorary Lieutenant General)
Manto Mavrogenous
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: June 30, 1848
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Hartley Coleridge
(British Poet, Biographer and Essayist Best Known for His Sonnets and for a Lyrical Play Entitled Prometheus)
Hartley Coleridge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clevedon, Somerset, England
Died: January 6, 1849

The eldest son of Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hartley Coleridge grew up spending most of his time reading and was closely associated with poets Robert Southey and William Wordworth. Though he gained a fellowship at Oriel, he later lost it due to his alcoholism and his inconsistency.

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Edward Gibbon Wakefield
(Former Member of the New Zealand Parliament (1853 - 1855))
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
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Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 16, 1862

A major force behind setting up the colonies of South Australia and New Zealand Edward, English economist Gibbon Wakefield lent his name to the colonizing plan called the Wakefield scheme. He formulated the Canadian colonial policy Durham Report. Interestingly, he had been convicted of abducting and marrying a 15-year-old girl.

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Franz Berwald
(Composer)
Franz Berwald
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 3, 1868
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Ang Duong
(King of Cambodia (1840 - 1860))
Ang Duong
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Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oudongk, Cambodia
Died: October 19, 1860

Ang Duong served as the King of Cambodia between 1840 and 1860. He is credited with establishing the basis for the united state of Cambodia as he made an attempt to form an alliance with colonial France, which also led to the French protectorate of Cambodia. He is credited with founding the two main houses of Cambodia, Sisowath and Norodom.

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William H. Prescott
(Historian)
William H. Prescott
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 28, 1859
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August, Graf von Platen
(Poet)
August, Graf von Platen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ansbach, Germany
Died: December 5, 1835
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Jean-Gaspard Deburau
(Actor)
Jean-Gaspard Deburau
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolín, Czechoslovakia
Died: June 17, 1846
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Benjamin Bonneville
(American Military Officer, Explorer in the American West, and Fur Trapper)
Benjamin Bonneville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 12, 1878
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Anders Retzius
(Swedish Anatomist and Anthropologist Who is Best Known for His Pioneer Studies in Craniometry)
Anders Retzius
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Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: April 18, 1860

Swedish professor of anatomy Anders Retzius is best remembered for his ground-breaking research on craniometry, or the human skull. He was associated with the Karolinska Medic-Kirurgiska Institutet in Stockholm. A Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences member, he was also the father of renowned Swedish physican Gustaf Retzius.

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Reverdy Johnson
(Attorney General)
Reverdy Johnson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: February 10, 1876
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Maria Martin
(Artist)
Maria Martin
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Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 18, 1863
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Phan Thanh Gian
(Government official)
Phan Thanh Gian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Biên Hòa Province
Died: July 5, 1867
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Carl Loewe
(Composer)
Carl Loewe
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Löbejün, Wettin-Löbejün, Germany
Died: April 20, 1869
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Abdullah Abdul Kadir
(Author)
Abdullah Abdul Kadir
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Melaka, Malaysia
Died: September 30, 1854
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Ignaz Bösendorfer
(Musician)
Ignaz Bösendorfer
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Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 14, 1859
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Sir George Back
(Artist)
Sir George Back
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, England
Died: June 23, 1878
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Ferdinand Alphonse Hamelin
(Naval Officer)
Ferdinand Alphonse Hamelin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pont-l'Évêque, France
Died: January 10, 1864
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Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao
(Statesman)
Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 8, 1878
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Robert James Graves
(Physician)
Robert James Graves
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 20, 1853
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Adolphe Crémieux
(Politician)
Adolphe Crémieux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nîmes, France
Died: February 10, 1880
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Karl Ernst Claus
(Chemist)
Karl Ernst Claus
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Livonia, Russia
Died: March 24, 1864

German-Russian chemist Karl Ernst Claus of Baltic-German ancestry is best remembered as the discoverer of the chemical element ruthenium. He discovered it while serving as a professor at Kazan State University and named it ruthenium in honour of his homeland Russia. Claus is also counted among the first scientists who applied quantitative methods in botany.

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Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Politician)
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Died: August 27, 1865
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Henry De la Beche
(English Palaeontologist and Geologist)
Henry De la Beche
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 13, 1855

Henry De la Beche was an English palaeontologist and geologist. He is best remembered for his association with the Geological Survey of Great Britain, where he served as the first director. He was also associated with the Palaeontographical Society, where he was the first president. Henry De la Beche helped develop early geological survey methods.

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Karl Follen
(Poet)
Karl Follen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Romrod, Germany
Died: January 13, 1840
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Peter Fendi
(Painter)
Peter Fendi
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Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 28, 1842

Biedermeier period Austrian painter Peter Fendi had sustained spine injuries as a baby after falling from a table. However, that didn’t deter his artistic zeal, and he grew up to master oil and watercolor painting and even experimented with wood carving and etching. The mother-and-child theme is predominant in his works.

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Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein)
Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 12, 1858
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John Torrey
(Noted for His Studies of the Flora of North America)
John Torrey
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Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 10, 1873

American botanist and chemist John Torrey, who co-founded New York Lyceum of Natural History, became state botanist of New York and held several teaching positions, is noted for his studies on flora of North America. His works include Catalogue of Plants growing spontaneously within Thirty Miles of the City of New York and Flora of the Northern and Middle States.

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Barthélemy-Prosper Enfantin
(Social Reformer)
Barthélemy-Prosper Enfantin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 1, 1864
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Sergey Muravyov-Apostol
(Official)
Sergey Muravyov-Apostol
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 25, 1826
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Fernán Caballero
(Writer)
Fernán Caballero
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morges, Switzerland
Died: April 7, 1877
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Manuel Bretón de los Herreros
(Writer)
Manuel Bretón de los Herreros
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Quel, Spain
Died: November 8, 1873
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John Richardson
(Novelist)
John Richardson
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queenston, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 12, 1852
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François Mignet
(Journalist)
François Mignet
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Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: March 24, 1884
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Johann Adam Möhler
(Theologian)
Johann Adam Möhler
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Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Igersheim, Germany
Died: April 12, 1838
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Frédéric-Auguste Demetz
(Jurist)
Frédéric-Auguste Demetz
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 2, 1873