Famous People Born In 1804

Discover the most famous people born in 1804. The list includes people like Franklin Pierce, Benjamin Disraeli, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Sand, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, philosophers and novelists born in 1804. This list includes people from Germany, United States, France and many more countries.
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Franklin Pierce
(14th President of the United States)
Franklin Pierce
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 8, 1869

Franklin Pierce was an American politician who served as the 14th president of the US. A northern Democrat, Franklin Pierce's actions leading up to the American Civil War are believed to have contributed to the commencement of the war. Scholars and historians rank Pierce as one of the least memorable and worst US presidents.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Novelist and Short Story Writer)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 19, 1864

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American writer, known for dark romanticism and moral-themed novels and short stories. A descendant of judge John Hathorne of the Salem witch trials infamy, the writer was a friend of late American president Franklin Pierce. His well-known books include Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Nathaniel was married to painter Sophia Peabody.

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George Sand
(One of the Most Popular Writers in Europe in Her Lifetime)
George Sand
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 8, 1876
Nineteenth-century French author Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, better known as George Sand, became a leading figure of the Romantic era of Europe. She is best remembered for works such as La Petite Fadette and had numerous affairs, the most notable of them being the one with composer Frédéric Chopin.
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Benjamin Disraeli
(British Prime Minister)
Benjamin Disraeli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London
Died: April 19, 1881

Benjamin Disraeli was a British politician who served two terms as prime minister of the UK. Disraeli is credited with playing a key role in the formation of the modern Conservative Party. Apart from being an influential politician, Benjamin Disraeli was also a prolific novelist; he wrote and published works of fiction even while serving as the prime minister.

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John Deere
(Founder of 'Deere & Company')
John Deere
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Died: May 17, 1886
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Jim Bridger
(Famous Mountain Man of the American Fur Trade Era)
Jim Bridger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: July 17, 1881

Known as the ultimate American mountain man, Jim Bridger is remembered for his exploration of the Western United States. It is believed, the illiterate fur trader was the first white man to explore the Great Salt Lake and one of the first to visit Yellowstone. He also worked as a forest guide.

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Mikhail Glinka
(Russian Composer Who is Regarded as the Fountainhead of Russian Classical Music)
Mikhail Glinka
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yelninsky District, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
Died: February 15, 1857

Mikhail Glinka was a Russian composer who is considered the fountainhead of classical music in Russia. Glinka was the first Russian musician to achieve widespread acclaim within his own country. His compositions went on to influence subsequent generations of Russian composers, such as the members of The Five.

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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(German Mathematician Who Founded the Theory of Elliptic Functions)
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: February 18, 1851

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was a German mathematician best remembered for his contributions to differential equations, dynamics, number theory, determinants, and elliptic functions. He is the first Jewish mathematician to work as a professor at a German university. Jacobi has a crater on the Moon named after him in recognition of his contribution to science.

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Richard Owen
(Biologist)
Richard Owen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: December 18, 1892
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Osceola
(An Influential Leader of the Seminole People in Florida)
Osceola
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Talisi, Mississippi Territory, United States
Died: January 30, 1838

Osceola led the Seminole tribe of Native Americans in their resistance against the U.S. attempt of moving them out of Florida and into the land west of Mississippi. He was eventually deceived by a fake truce attempt, captured, and transported to Fort Moultrie, where he passed away.

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Ludwig Feuerbach
(German Philosopher and Anthropologist Best Known for His Work, 'The Essence of Christianity')
Ludwig Feuerbach
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Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Landshut, Germany
Died: September 13, 1872

Ludwig Feuerbach was a German philosopher and anthropologist. He is best remembered for his work, The Essence of Christianity, which strongly influenced generations of future thinkers like Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Engels, and Sigmund Freud among others. Ludwig Feuerbach advocated atheism and his thought was influential in the progression of historical materialism.

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Richard Cobden
(Politician)
Richard Cobden
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Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heyshott, United Kingdom
Died: April 2, 1865
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Wilhelm Weber
(Physicst)
Wilhelm Weber
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wittenberg, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Died: June 23, 1891

German physicist Wilhelm Weber is remembered for inventing the first electromagnetic telegraph, along with Carl Friedrich Gauss. The Copley Medal-winning scientist had also taught at the universities of Göttingen and Leipzig. The SI unit of magnetic flux, formerly known as the coulomb, was later named the weber in his honor.

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Matthias Jakob Schleiden
(German Botanist & Co-founder of 'Cell Theory')
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: June 23, 1881

Matthias Jakob Schleiden was a German botanist who is credited with co-founding cell theory along with Rudolf Virchow and Theodor Schwann. He is also remembered for his service as a professor at the University of Dorpat from the mid 1860s.

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Napoléon Louis Bonaparte
(King)
Napoléon Louis Bonaparte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1831
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Johan Ludvig Runeberg
(Considered as the National Poet of Finland)
Johan Ludvig Runeberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland
Died: May 6, 1877

Johan Ludvig Runeberg was a Finnish priest and poet. He is credited with writing Vårt land, the unofficial national anthem of Finland, and is regarded as a national poet of the country. As a priest, Runeberg was involved in the modernization of Virsikirja and produced numerous texts for the new edition. Johan Ludvig Runeberg is an aconic figure in Finland. 

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Heinrich Lenz
(Russian Physicist Best Known for Formulating 'Lenz's Law')
Heinrich Lenz
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tartu
Died: February 10, 1865

Heinrich Lenz was a Russian physicist best remembered for formulating Lenz's law in electrodynamics. Lenz started his career as a teacher and later became the Dean of Mathematics and Physics at the University of St. Petersburg. From 1863 until his demise in 1865, Heinrich Lenz served as a Rector at the institution.

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John Gould
(Ornithologist)
John Gould
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Died: February 3, 1881
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Eugène Sue
(Novelist)
Eugène Sue
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 3, 1857
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Marie Taglioni
(Ballet Dancer)
Marie Taglioni
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Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 22, 1884
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Elizabeth Peabody
(Teacher)
Elizabeth Peabody
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 3, 1894
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Squire Whipple
(Civil Engineer)
Squire Whipple
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
Died: March 15, 1888

Squire Whipple is remembered for introducing the first scientific bridge construction rules. Initially a surveyor, he later invented truss designs using iron and timber. His treatise An Elementary and Practical Treatise on Bridge Building was a seminal text in railroad engineering for many years and helped in wrought and cast-iron designs.

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Jacques-Victor Henry
(Prince)
Jacques-Victor Henry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: First Empire of Haiti
Died: October 18, 1820
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Eliza R. Snow
(American Poet and 2nd Relief Society General President (1866 - 1867))
Eliza R. Snow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Becket, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 5, 1887

Eliza R. Snow was an American poet and an important member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the most celebrated Mormon women of the 19th century, Snow is best remembered as a plural wife of Joseph Smith. As a poet, she achieved popularity within the LDS Church.

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Townsend Harris
(First United States Consul General to Japan)
Townsend Harris
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Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington County, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 1878
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Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(Literary critic)
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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Listed In: Literary Critics
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Died: October 13, 1869
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Allan Kardec
(French Educator, Author, and Translator Best Remembered for Writing Five Book Collection Named 'Spiritist Codification')
Allan Kardec
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: March 31, 1869

Allan Kardec was a French educator, author, and translator. The founder of Spiritism, Kardec is best remembered for writing five books which are collectively known as the Spiritist Codification. His work with Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi helped lay the foundation for the teaching model in France and Germany.

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Claude-Étienne Minié
(Military Officer)
Claude-Étienne Minié
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 14, 1879
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Victor Schoelcher
(Journalist)
Victor Schoelcher
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Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 25, 1893
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Aleksey Khomyakov
(Russian Theologian, Philosopher and Poet)
Aleksey Khomyakov
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 5, 1860

Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov was a Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, and amateur artist. Apart from co-founding an intellectual movement called the Slavophile movement, Khomyakov went on to serve as one of the most distinguished theoreticians of the movement.

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Louise Farrenc
(Composer)
Louise Farrenc
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 15, 1875
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Grigol Orbeliani
(Poet)
Grigol Orbeliani
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: March 21, 1883
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Eduard Mörike
(German Lutheran Pastor Who was Also a Romantic Poet and Writer of Novellas and Novels)
Eduard Mörike
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: June 4, 1875

Apart from being a Lutheran pastor, Eduard Mörike was also one of Germany’s best-known lyric poets. His Peregrina poems, his sonnets to Luise Raufolk, his poems and tales, such as Das Stuttgarter Hutzelmännlein, along with his novel Maler Nolten, remain significant to German literature to this day.

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Paul Gavarni
(Illustrator)
Paul Gavarni
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Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 24, 1866
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Johann Strauss I
(composer of the Romantic Period. He was famous for his light music)
Johann Strauss I
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Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 25, 1849
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Moritz von Schwind
(Austrian Painter)
Moritz von Schwind
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 8, 1871

Born in Austria, Moritz von Schwind led a bohemian life for much of his youth. The famed painter later moved to Germany, where he taught at the Munich Academy. His art reflected Romanticism, and his subjects were often casual honeymooning couples. He also painted the glass windows of the Glasgow Cathedral.

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Samuel Phelps
(Actor)
Samuel Phelps
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Devonport, Plymouth, England
Died: November 6, 1878
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James Kay-Shuttleworth
(Educator)
James Kay-Shuttleworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochdale, England
Died: May 26, 1877
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William Stokes
(Physician)
William Stokes
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Listed In: Cardiologists
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 10, 1878
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Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient
(Operatic Soprano)
Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 26, 1860
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Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
(German Zoologist and Physiologist)
Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: April 7, 1885

Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold was a German zoologist and physiologist. He is best remembered for introducing the taxa Rhizopoda and Arthropoda and defining the taxon Protozoa, especially for single-celled organisms. Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold is also remembered for his best-known work, Manual of Comparative Anatomy

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Robert Baldwin
(Politician)
Robert Baldwin
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Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: December 9, 1858
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Yakov Rostovtsev
(Political figure)
Yakov Rostovtsev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 18, 1860
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János Damjanich
(Former general of the Hungarian Revolutionary Army in 1848)
János Damjanich
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sunja, Croatia
Died: October 6, 1849
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Johan Nicolai Madvig
(Danish Philologist and Kultus Minister)
Johan Nicolai Madvig
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bornholm, Denmark
Died: December 12, 1886

Johan Nicolai Madvig was a Danish philologist and politician. He is best remembered for his service as the Kultus Minister of Denmark in the Moltke II cabinet. However, he left the cabinet in 1851 in order to protest the government's unity state program. From 1856 to 1863, Johan Nicolai Madvig served as the leader of the National Liberal Party.

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Mongkut
(King of Thailand)
Mongkut
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: October 1, 1868
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Noah Haynes Swayne
(Jurist)
Noah Haynes Swayne
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 8, 1884
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Fitz Henry Lane
(Painter)
Fitz Henry Lane
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Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 14, 1865
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Aga Khan I
(Former Governor of Kirman)
Aga Khan I
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kahak District, Iran
Died: March 31, 1881

Aga Khan I or Hasan Ali Shah was an important Muslim leader in Iran. The first Nizari Imam to be honored with the honorific title of Aga Khan, Hasan Ali Shah served as the governor of Kerman. As the governor, Aga Khan I managed to restore order in Kerman, which was held by rebellious groups at that time.

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Jules Dupuit
(French Engineer and Economist Who Was One of the First to Analyze the Cost-Effectiveness of Public Works)
Jules Dupuit
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fossano, Italy
Died: September 5, 1866

Nineteenth-century French civil engineer and economist Jules Dupuit ascertained the economic issues associated with public works. He pioneered the use of the diminishing marginal utility curve, while finding out the optimum cost for using a bridge, and also explained what later came to be known as consumer surplus.