Famous People Born In 1806

Discover the most famous people born in 1806. The list includes people like John Stuart Mill, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Max Stirner, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Benito Juarez and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, spiritual & religious leaders, philosophers and civil engineers born in 1806. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(Civil Engineer)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: September 15, 1859

English civil engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history." Considered a major figure of the Industrial Revolution, he built docks, a series of steamships, and many important bridges and tunnels. He was placed second in a BBC public poll to determine the "100 Greatest Britons" in 2002. 

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John Stuart Mill
(The Most Influential English-Speaking Philosopher of the Nineteenth Century)
John Stuart Mill
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 7, 1873
Nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill is best remembered for his work On Liberty, which spoke of personal freedom and "the harm principle.” His The Subjection of Women was one of the first works written by a male author that promoted women's rights. He supported Jeremy Bentham's ethical utilitarianism.
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Benito Juarez
(Lawyer, Politician)
Benito Juarez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico
Died: July 18, 1872

Benito Juarez was a Mexican lawyer and politician. He served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 to 1872, becoming the first president of Mexico who was of indigenous origin. He died of a heart attack in 1872. To date,  he is revered as "a preeminent symbol of Mexican nationalism and resistance to foreign intervention." 

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(English poet of the Victorian era, best known for her 'Sonnets From the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh.)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kelloe, Durham, England
Died: June 29, 1861
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Max Stirner
(German Philosopher Best Known for His Work ‘The Ego and Its Own’)
Max Stirner
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany
Died: June 26, 1856
German philosopher Max Stirner had humble beginnings as a girls’ preparatory school teacher and translator. Remembered for his most ground-breaking work, The Ego and His Own, he explored the ego and Hegel’s concepts of social alienation. Unfortunately, he died of a poisonous insect bite at 49.
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Matthew Fontaine Maury
(American Astronomer, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, Geologist and Naval Officer)
Matthew Fontaine Maury
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Died: February 1, 1873

American astronomer, naval officer, oceanographer and author Matthew Fontaine Maury, who first served the United States Navy and then the Confederacy States Navy, made significant contributions in oceanography. His book Physical Geography of the Sea is counted among the first comprehensive books on oceanography. Navies and merchant marines across the world adopted his uniform system of recording oceanographic data.

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Jane Pierce
(First lady)
Jane Pierce
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 2, 1863
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Juan Seguín
(Former Mayor of San Antonio (1834 - 1835, 1841 - 1842))
Juan Seguín
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: August 27, 1890

Tejano revolutionary Juan Seguín was a significant part of the revolution for the independence of Texas. The son of one of the drafters of the Mexican constitution, he grew up to become the mayor of San Antonio and also led the Republic of Texas as an elected senator.

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John A. Roebling
(Engineer)
John A. Roebling
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mühlhausen, Germany
Died: July 22, 1869
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Stand Watie
(General)
Stand Watie
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calhoun, Georgia
Died: September 9, 1871
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Leonidas Polk
(Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana)
Leonidas Polk
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 14, 1864

Leonidas Polk was an American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. He is credited with establishing an Anglican Christian denomination called the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America. A political general of the Civil War, Leonidas Polk is remembered for commanding troops in the Battle of Perryville and the Battle of Shiloh among many other battles.

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Emilia Plater
(Polish-Lithuanian Revolutionary and Noblewoman)
Emilia Plater
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 23, 1831

Emilia Plater was a Polish-Lithuanian revolutionary and noblewoman. Often compared with France's Joan of Arc, Plater is seen as a national heroine in Belarus, Lithuania, and Poland. Emilia Plater's story has inspired numerous works of art and literature and she is often seen as a symbol of women empowerment in Lithuania.

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John B. Floyd
(Politician)
John B. Floyd
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Died: August 26, 1863
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Augustus De Morgan
(British mathematician)
Augustus De Morgan
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madras Presidency
Died: March 18, 1871

Augustus De Morgan was a British logician and mathematician. He is best remembered for formulating De Morgan's laws which are widely applied in solving mathematical equations. He also came up with the term mathematical induction, a mathematical proof technique. 

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Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
(Composer)
Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Died: January 17, 1826
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Henry Montgomery Lawrence
(Surveyor in British India Who Founded Military-Style Boarding Schools in India)
Henry Montgomery Lawrence
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Matara, Sri Lanka
Died: July 4, 1857

Henry Montgomery Lawrence was a British statesman, administrator, military officer, and surveyor in British India. He is best remembered for founding The Lawrence Military Asylums, a series of military-style boarding schools. Three of these schools exist today in present-day India and Pakistan.

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Johan Vilhelm Snellman
(Finnish Nationalist Philosopher and Statesman)
Johan Vilhelm Snellman
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Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 4, 1881

Finnish statesman Johan Vilhelm Snellman was a major figure of the Fennoman movement that was geared toward establishing Finnish as a national language, replacing Swedish. He had been both a professor and a senator, and has switched the Finnish monetary standard from rubles to marks.

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John P. Hale
(Diplomat, U.S. Representative, Lawyer)
John P. Hale
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 19, 1873
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William Fothergill Cooke
(Inventor)
William Fothergill Cooke
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ealing,London, England
Died: June 25, 1879
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William Dyce
(Artist)
William Dyce
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: February 14, 1864
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Andrew Hull Foote
(Naval officer)
Andrew Hull Foote
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 26, 1863
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Edwin Forrest
(Actor)
Edwin Forrest
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 12, 1872
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William P. Fessenden
(Politician)
William P. Fessenden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 8, 1869
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Karl Friedrich Mohr
(Chemist)
Karl Friedrich Mohr
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: September 28, 1879
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Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller
(Pianist)
Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Regensburg, Germany
Died: February 13, 1874

Born into the musical family of a composer father and a pianist/singer mother, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller was no stranger to music in childhood. A talented cellist, too, the German Romantic composer later settled in Paris, where he composed everything from piano pieces to waltzes and ballets.

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F.W. Ritschl
(Scholar)
F.W. Ritschl
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grossvargula, Germany
Died: November 9, 1876
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Henriette Sontag
(Operatic soprano)
Henriette Sontag
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 17, 1854
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Anton Alexander von Auersperg
(Austrian Poet)
Anton Alexander von Auersperg
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: September 12, 1876

Austrian poet Anton Alexander von Auersperg is best known by his pseudonym, Anastasius Grun. His collection of poems, such as Schutt, ushered in a new and bold liberalism in Germany. His work also showcases his signature ironic humor. Grun was also known for his translations of Slovenic songs.

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Lady Flora Hastings
(Poet)
Lady Flora Hastings
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Died: July 5, 1839
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West Hughes Humphreys
(Judge)
West Hughes Humphreys
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 16, 1882
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Lionel Kieseritzky
(French Chess Player)
Lionel Kieseritzky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: May 18, 1853
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Alecu Donici
(Poet)
Alecu Donici
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Donici, Orhei, Romania
Died: January 21, 1865
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Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
(French-Swiss Botanist Best Known for His Contributions to the Study of the Geographic Distribution of Plants)
Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 4, 1893

Born to famous botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle had initially studied law but switched to botany later. Part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he made significant contributions to phytogeography. He also called the inaugural International Botanical Congress for standardizing botanical nomenclature.

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Oliver Cowdery
Oliver Cowdery
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Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wells
Died: March 3, 1850

Oliver Cowdery was an American religious leader who played an important role during the developmental duration of the Latter Day Saint movement in the 1830s. The first baptized Latter Day Saint, Cowdery was also the Second Elder of the church and one of the first apostles of the Latter Day Saint movement.

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Robert Montgomery Bird
(Novelist)
Robert Montgomery Bird
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Castle, Delaware, United States
Died: January 23, 1854
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Edward Davy
(British Physician, Scientist, and Inventor Who Invented an 'Electrochemical Telegraph')
Edward Davy
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, Devon, England
Died: January 26, 1885

English physician and scientist Edward Davy is best known for his inventions such as his version of an electrochemical telegraph. He sold off the patent of his telegraph and moved to Australia later. He also developed the electromagnetic repeater. The Experimental Guide to Chemistry remains his most notable work.

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Maniram Dewan
(Activist)
Maniram Dewan
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Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sibsagar, Assam, India
Died: February 26, 1858
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Maria Adeodata Pisani
(Nun)
Maria Adeodata Pisani
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: February 25, 1855
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Jovan Sterija Popović
(One of the best comic playwrights in Serbian literature)
Jovan Sterija Popović
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vršac, Serbia
Died: March 10, 1856
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Manfredo Fanti
(Italian General Who is Credited With Founding the Royal Italian Army)
Manfredo Fanti
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carpi, Italy
Died: April 5, 1865

Manfredo Fanti was an Italian general who is credited with founding the Regio Esercito, which came to be known as the Royal Italian Army. He played an important role in many battles, including the Second Italian War of Independence, where he commanded the 2nd division.   

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Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy
(Revolutionary)
Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: February 22, 1847
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Caleb Mills
(Educator)
Caleb Mills
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dunbarton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 17, 1879
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William Moore
(Mathematician)
William Moore
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Died: 1823 AD
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Duchenne de Boulogne
(Photographer, Neurologist, Physician)
Duchenne de Boulogne
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Listed In: Neurologists
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer
Died: September 15, 1875
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Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies
(Queen consort of Spain)
Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies
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Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: August 22, 1878

The queen of Spain and the wife of Spanish king Ferdinand VII, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies also served as a regent to her daughter, Isabella, after Ferdinand’s death. She had previously made Ferdinand change the law of succession to let Isabella become the ruler instead of Ferdinand’s brother, Don Carlos.

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Juliette Drouet
(Actress)
Juliette Drouet
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fougères, Brittany, France
Died: May 11, 1883
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Giacomo Antonelli
(Cardinal)
Giacomo Antonelli
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sonnino, Italy
Died: November 6, 1876
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Samuel Jackman Prescod
(First person of African descent to be elected to the Parliament of Barbados, in 1843)
Samuel Jackman Prescod
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Barbados
Died: September 26, 1871
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Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play
(French Engineer, Sociologist and Economist Who Developed Techniques for Systematic Research on the Family)
Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play
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Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Rivière-Saint-Sauveur, France
Died: April 5, 1882
French mining engineer and sociologist, Pierre-Guillaume-Frédéric Le Play, developed techniques for systematic research on the family. Le Play's first important work, European Workers was a collection of monographs on the moral life and material conditions of 36 working-class families. He utilized the device of the family budget for the purpose of determining standards of living. 
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Daniel Maclise
(Painter)
Daniel Maclise
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Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: April 25, 1870