Famous People Born In 1800

Discover the most famous people born in 1800. The list includes people like Millard Fillmore, Nat Turner, Henry Fox Talbot, John Brown, Juan José Flores and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, historians, chemists and military leaders born in 1800. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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Millard Fillmore
(13th President of the United States (1850 - 1853))
Millard Fillmore
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moravia, New York, United States
Died: March 8, 1874
Millard Fillmore was the U.S. president from 1850 to 1853, succeeding Zachary Taylor after his death. The last Whig U.S. president, Fillmore had previously been a representative from New York’s 32nd District and the U.S. vice president. He played a crucial role in the passage of the Compromise of 1850.
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Charles Goodyear
(Inventor of Vulcanized Rubber)
Charles Goodyear
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Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1860

Charles Goodyear was an American manufacturing engineer and self-taught chemist who developed vulcanized rubber. He invented the chemical process to manufacture pliable, moldable, and waterproof rubber which revolutionized the automobile industry. In 1976, Charles Goodyear was inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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John Brown
(Abolitionist)
John Brown
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Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 2, 1859
Abolitionist John Brown believed that violence was the only way to end slavery in the U.S. He was part of the Bleeding Kansas crisis and the Pottawatomie Massacre. His Harpers Ferry raid ended with his capture, following which he was convicted of treason and murder, and eventually hanged.
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Henry Fox Talbot
(English Scientist, Inventor, and Pioneer Photographer Who Invented the ‘Salted Paper’ and ‘Calotype’ Processes)
Henry Fox Talbot
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 17, 1877

Henry Fox Talbot was an English photography pioneer, inventor, and scientist. He is best remembered for inventing the calotype and salted paper processes that served as predecessors to photographic processes of the 20th century. He is also credited with inventing the photoglyphic engraving process. Henry Fox Talbot also played a major role in the progression of photography as an art.

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Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
(Former Chief of the German General Staff (1871 - 1888))
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parchim, Germany
Died: April 24, 1891

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder was a Prussian field marshal who served as the chief of staff in the Royal Prussian Army for 30 years. Moltke, who commanded troops during Austro-Prussian War, Second Schleswig War, and the Franco-Prussian War, is credited with creating a new method of directing armies. He is also credited with pioneering the military usage of railways. 

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Nat Turner
(Leader of Slave Rebellion)
Nat Turner
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Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia, United States
Died: November 11, 1831
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John Edward Gray
(Zoologist)
John Edward Gray
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Walsall, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 7, 1875

John Edward Gray was a British zoologist best remembered for his association with the British Museum in London, where he was the keeper of zoology from 1840 to 1874. John Edward Gray is also remembered for publishing several records of the museum collections that included descriptions of new species.

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Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
(Princess)
Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
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Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: August 30, 1831
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James Clark Ross
(British Royal Navy Officer)
James Clark Ross
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Finsbury Street, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 3, 1862
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France Prešeren
(Poet, Lawyer, Writer, Poet lawyer)
France Prešeren
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vrba
Died: February 8, 1849

Slovenia’s national poet, France Prešeren was one of the pioneers of Romanticism in Europe. He also penned the first ballad and epic of his country. Though he initially studied law, he later soared to fame with works such as Sonetni venec and brought in elements of ghazal and pattern poetry to Slovenian literature.

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Benjamin F. Wade
(Politician)
Benjamin F. Wade
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Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: March 2, 1878
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Friedrich Wöhler
(German chemist)
Friedrich Wöhler
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eschersheim
Died: September 23, 1882

Friedrich Wöhler was a German chemist best remembered for his contribution to the field of inorganic chemistry. He was the first person to isolate the chemical elements yttrium and beryllium in pure metallic form. Friedrich Wöhler was also the first person to prepare many inorganic compounds such as silicon nitride and silane.

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George Bancroft
(Diplomat, Historian of the modern age, Historian, Academic, Writer, Politician)
George Bancroft
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Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: January 17, 1891
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Juan José Flores
(First President of Ecuador)
Juan José Flores
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Died: October 1, 1864

Juan José Flores was a Venezuelan-born military general who served as the president of the new Republic of Ecuador on three non-consecutive terms. Enlisted as a private in the Spanish Royalist army at the age of 15, he grew up to be a military man with a commanding presence. He was an intelligent man and an eloquent orator. 

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Catharine Beecher
(Educator)
Catharine Beecher
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States
Died: May 12, 1878
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Edwin Chadwick
(British Social Reformer Who is Noted for His Leadership in Reforming the Poor Laws in England)
Edwin Chadwick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Longsight, Manchester, England
Died: July 6, 1890

Lawyer and social reformer Edwin Chadwick played a significant role in the passage of the 1848 Public Health Act. He also reformed the Poor Laws, bringing about major developments in urban sanitization. He was eventually knighted for his achievements. His writings include an iconic report on the “Labouring Population of Great Britain.”

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E.B. Pusey
(Theologian)
E.B. Pusey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pusey, England
Died: September 16, 1882
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Thomas Babington Macaulay
(British Secretary at War (1839 - 1841) )
Thomas Babington Macaulay
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Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: December 28, 1859

A prominent Whig and essayist Thomas Babington Macaulay is best remembered for his 5-volume History of England. Though a qualified lawyer, he never took it up as a career. As part of his administrative work in India later, he introduced English as the chief medium of instruction in schools.

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Jean-Baptiste Dumas
(Chemist)
Jean-Baptiste Dumas
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alès, France
Died: April 10, 1884

Jean-Baptiste Dumas was a 19th-century French chemist. He is best remembered for his works on organic analysis and synthesis. He is also credited with developing a method for the analysis of nitrogen in compounds. He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences and one of the founders of the École centrale des arts et manufactures. 

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George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon
(Diplomat)
George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 27, 1870

George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon had earned the nickname The Great Lord Clarendon. A Liberal Party politician, he had been the foreign secretary of Britain under 4 prime ministers. He was also a significant member of the Congress of Paris, which put an end to the Crimean War.

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David Drake
(Potter and poet)
David Drake
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1870 AD
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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
(Irish Astronomer, Naturalist and Engineer)
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
Died: October 31, 1867
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Francis Lieber
(Jurist and Political Philosopher Who Authored the 'Lieber Code' During the 'American Civil War')
Francis Lieber
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 2, 1872

German-American jurist Francis Lieber is best remembered for establishing the laws of war. His Lieber Code, penned during the American Civil War, later served as the basis for the Geneva Conventions. He also penned Encyclopedia Americana and worked as a professor of history and economics in the US.

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Yevgeny Baratynsky
(Poet)
Yevgeny Baratynsky
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Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: July 11, 1844
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Mihály Vörösmarty
(Hungarian Poet and Dramatist)
Mihály Vörösmarty
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kápolnásnyék, Hungary
Died: November 19, 1855

Though born into a noble family, Mihály Vörösmarty had to face poverty from an early age and also sustained by tutoring. A trained lawyer, he later devoted himself to reforming Hungarian literature by removing all its classical influences. The play Csongor és Tünde remains one of his best-known works.

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Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
(Biographer)
Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
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Listed In: Biographers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
Died: March 27, 1873
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Sarah Miriam Peale
(Painter)
Sarah Miriam Peale
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 4, 1885
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Anyos Jedlik
(Inventor)
Anyos Jedlik
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Szimő, Kingdom of Hungary
Died: December 13, 1895

A Benedictine priest, Anyos Jedlik also taught physics and is often termed the unknown inventor of the first electric car, though Carl Benz later patented the motorcar for producing the first automobile series. His invention of the dynamo, which he didn’t speak of for years, was later credited to Werner von Siemens.

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Charles Philipon
(French Caricaturist, Lithographer, and Journalist)
Charles Philipon
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Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 25, 1861
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Félix Archimède Pouchet
(French Naturalist Who Believed in Spontaneous Generation of Life from Non-Living Matter)
Félix Archimède Pouchet
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: December 6, 1872

Félix Archimède Pouchet, the father of French naturalist Georges Pouchet, is remembered for his belief in the spontaneous generation of life from non-living matter, a theory that was discarded after Louis Pasteur proved that microorganisms existed in the air. A professor and a naturalist, he penned the iconic work Hétérogénie.

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Jean-Jacques Ampère
(Philologist)
Jean-Jacques Ampère
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: March 27, 1864
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Harriet Smithson
(Actress)
Harriet Smithson
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Died: March 3, 1854
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Nāṣīf Yāzijī
(Lebanese Author and Educator )
Nāṣīf Yāzijī
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Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kafr Shima, Lebanon
Died: February 8, 1871
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George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan
(Officer)
George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 10, 1888
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Juan Bandini
(Politician)
Juan Bandini
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: November 4, 1859
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Antonio Tamburini
(Italian Opera Singer Known for His Baritone Voice)
Antonio Tamburini
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
Died: November 8, 1876

Italian operatic baritone Antonio Tamburini was born to a bandmaster father and was trained in music since childhood. He was 18 when he made his debut with La contessa di colle erbose. After gaining fame with his performances in Italy and Britain, he spent the final years of his career in Russia.

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Charles Tilstone Beke
(British Geographer and Explorer)
Charles Tilstone Beke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stepney, England
Died: July 31, 1874

Charles Tilstone Beke was an English geographer, traveler, and Biblical critic. He is best remembered for his book Origines Biblicae or Researches in Primeval History, which attempts to recreate mankind's early history with the help of geological data. Although the book did not impress religious leaders and supporters of the Book of Genesis, Beke's work was appreciated by many scholars.

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Charles William Peach
(Geologist)
Charles William Peach
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wansford, England
Died: February 28, 1886
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Franklin Buchanan
(Naval Officer)
Franklin Buchanan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: May 11, 1874
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James Henry Hackett
(Actor)
James Henry Hackett
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 28, 1871
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William Holmes McGuffey
(College professor)
William Holmes McGuffey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Claysville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 4, 1873
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Ludwig Ritter von Köchel
(Austrian Musicologist Best Known for Cataloguing the Works of 'Mozart' and Originating the ‘Kv-Numbers’)
Ludwig Ritter von Köchel
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stein, Lower Austria, Austria
Died: June 3, 1877

Austrian musicologist, composer, writer, botanist and publisher Ludwig von Köchel is best-known for creating the Köchel catalogue, a chronological and thematic register of works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Köchel also arranged works of Mozart into 24 categories and Breitkopf & Härtel used this while publishing the first complete edition of Mozart's works titled Alte Mozart-Ausgabe.

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Mustafa Reşid Paşa
(Statesman)
Mustafa Reşid Paşa
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Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: January 7, 1858
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Sampson Avard
(Missionary who was one of the founders and leaders of the Mormon vigilantes known as the Danites, which existed in Missouri during the Missouri Mormon War in 1838)
Sampson Avard
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Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St Pierre Du Bois, Guernsey
Died: April 15, 1869
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William Lovett
(Activist)
William Lovett
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Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newlyn, England
Died: August 8, 1877
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Samuel David Luzzatto
(Scholar)
Samuel David Luzzatto
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: September 30, 1865
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Tokugawa Nariaki
(Emperor)
Tokugawa Nariaki
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: September 29, 1860
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Charles Rogier
(Prime Minister of Belgium (1847 - 1852))
Charles Rogier
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: May 27, 1885

Remembered as Belgium’s foremost liberal leader, Charles Latour Rogier began his career at the bar. When the Belgium Revolution broke out, he left his practice to lead an armed militia in support of the revolution, eventually emerging as leader of the movement. Later he became the Governor of Antwerp, thereafter, he held several ministerial posts before being elected the Prime Minister.

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Henri-Gustave Delvigne
(French Inventor and Soldier)
Henri-Gustave Delvigne
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: October 18, 1876
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Charles Knowlton
(Physician)
Charles Knowlton
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Templeton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 20, 1850