Famous People Born In 1797

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Discover the most famous people born in 1797. The list includes people like Mary Shelley, Sojourner Truth, Charles Lyell, Gaetano Donizetti, Joseph Henry and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, journalists, composers and political leaders born in 1797. This list includes people from United States, France, Austria and many more countries.
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Mary Shelley
(British Author Best Known for Her Gothic Novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’)
Mary Shelley
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somers Town, London, England
Died: February 1, 1851
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Sojourner Truth
(Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist)
Sojourner Truth
13
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Rifton, New York, United States
Died: November 26, 1883
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Franz Peter Schubert
(Austrian Composer and One of the Greatest Piano Virtuosos of the Late Classical and Early Romantic Era)
Franz Peter Schubert
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria
Died: November 19, 1828
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Mirza Ghalib
(Indian Urdu and Persian Poet)
Mirza Ghalib
19
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Agra, India
Died: February 15, 1869
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Wilhelm I
(King)
Wilhelm I
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9, 1888
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Heinrich Heine
(German Poet & Literary Critic Know for His Works 'Germany. A Winter's Tale' and 'Buch der Lieder')
Heinrich Heine
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: February 17, 1856
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Charles Lyell
1
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Angus
Died: February 22, 1875
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Gaetano Donizetti
0
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: April 8, 1848
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Joseph Henry
(Scientist)
Joseph Henry
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Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: May 13, 1878
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Kamehameha II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii
Died: July 14, 1824
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Paul Delaroche
(Former painter whose painstakingly realistic historical subjects made him one of the most successful academic artists of mid-19th-century France)
Paul Delaroche
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 4, 1856
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Alfred de Vigny
(French Poet and Early French Romanticist)
Alfred de Vigny
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loches, France
Died: September 17, 1863
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Hiroshige
(painter)
Hiroshige
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo
Died: October 12, 1858
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Mary Lyon
(Pioneer in Women's Education)
Mary Lyon
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buckland
Died: March 5, 1849
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Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rumpenheim Castle, Offenbach, Germany
Died: April 6, 1889
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Henry E. Steinway
(Piano Manufacturer)
Henry E. Steinway
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Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wolfshagen, Germany
Died: February 7, 1871
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Imam Shamil
(Political leader)
Imam Shamil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gimry, Russia
Died: February 4, 1871
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Daniel Drew
(Businessman)
Daniel Drew
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Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carmel Hamlet, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 1879
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Maria Leopoldina of Austria
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Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11, 1826
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Philippe Suchard
(Swiss chocolatier)
Philippe Suchard
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Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boudry
Died: January 14, 1884
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Maria Isabel of Braganza
(Consort, Aristocrat)
Maria Isabel of Braganza
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Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queluz National Palace, Queluz, Portugal
Died: December 26, 1818
William I, German Emperor
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Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9, 1888
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Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
(French Physiologist and Physicist Best Remembered for Formulating and Publishing the 'Hagen–Poiseuille Equation')
Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 26, 1869
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Ferdinand von Wrangel
(Russian Explorer and Minister of the Navy Known for His Explorations in Siberia)
Ferdinand von Wrangel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: June 6, 1870
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Joseph Othmar Rauscher
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Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 24, 1875
James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hambleden, England
Died: March 28, 1868
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Bakht Khan
(Indian Commander-In-Chief During the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Bakht Khan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1859 AD
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Wilhelm Beer
(German Banker and Astronomer Who Constructed the Most Complete Map of the Moon of His Time ‘Mappa Selenographica')
Wilhelm Beer
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 27, 1850
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Adolphe Thiers
(The Second Elected President of France and First President of the 'French Third Republic')
Adolphe Thiers
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bouc-Bel-Air, France
Died: September 3, 1877
 30 
Frederick Augustus II
(King of Saxony)
Frederick Augustus II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: August 9, 1854
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Gerrit Smith
(Former Member of the United States Representatives from New York's 22nd District (1853 - 1854))
Gerrit Smith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: December 28, 1874
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Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
(Finnish Entomologist and Governor of the Viipuri Province in the Grand Duchy of Finland)
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: October 9, 1854
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John Blackwell
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mold, Wales
Died: May 19, 1840
Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
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Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany
Died: December 29, 1829
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Thurlow Weed
(Politician)
Thurlow Weed
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Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greene County, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 1882
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John Davis Pierce
(Legislator)
John Davis Pierce
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 5, 1882
Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 29, 1870
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Alexandre Vinet
(Swiss Literary Critic and Theologian)
Alexandre Vinet
0
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ouchy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: May 4, 1847
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Charles Hodge
(Theologian)
Charles Hodge
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 19, 1878
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havixbeck, Germany
Died: May 24, 1848
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Hamilton Hume
(Australian Explorer of the Present-Day Victoria and New South Wales)
Hamilton Hume
0
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seven Hills, Australia
Died: April 19, 1873
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Giuditta Pasta
(Italian Opera Singer)
Giuditta Pasta
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saronno, Italy
Died: April 1, 1865
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Jeremias Gotthelf
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Murten, Switzerland
Died: October 22, 1854
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Antonio Rosmini
(Italian Roman Catholic Priest and Philosopher)
Antonio Rosmini
0
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rovereto, Italy
Died: July 1, 1855
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Pierre Leroux
(Philosopher)
Pierre Leroux
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bercy, Paris, France
Died: April 12, 1871
Lucia Elizabeth Vestris
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 8, 1856
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George Tupou I
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kahoua, Tonga, Polynesia
Died: February 18, 1893
Count Karl Ferdinand von Buol
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 28, 1865
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Tyrone Power
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kilmacthomas, Ireland
Died: March 17, 1841
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Anthony Panizzi
(Librarian)
Anthony Panizzi
0
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brescello, Italy
Died: April 8, 1879