Famous People Born In 1807

Discover the most famous people born in 1807. The list includes people like Robert E. Lee, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Solomon Northup, Louis Agassiz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, inventors and poets born in 1807. This list includes people from United States and many more countries.
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Robert E. Lee
(Confederate General in the American Civil War)
Robert E. Lee
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia, United States
Died: October 12, 1870

A commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. He was a skilled tactician who served in the US Army for 32 years. Brilliant from a young age, he was a top graduate of the US Military Academy. In his later years, he became president of Washington College.

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Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Italian General Who Contributed to Italian Unification and the Creation of the Kingdom of Italy)
Giuseppe Garibaldi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 2, 1882

Italian general, patriot, and republican Giuseppe Garibaldi is remembered for the role he played in the Italian unification and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland." A highly proficient military general, he also led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf of Victor Emmanuel II. He died in 1882.

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Solomon Northup
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Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minerva, New York
Died: 1863 AD
Abolitionist Solomon Northup had authored the memoir Twelve Years a Slave, which was later adapted into the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Northup was abducted and sold as a slave to a planter in Louisiana. He was eventually freed with the help of the governor New York.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(First American poet to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: March 24, 1882
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Princess Feodora of Leiningen
(Princess)
Princess Feodora of Leiningen
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Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amorbach, Germany
Died: September 23, 1872
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Louis Agassiz
(Geologist)
Louis Agassiz
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montier
Died: December 14, 1873

Louis Agassiz was a biologist and geologist. He was famous as a scholar of Earth's natural history. Born in Switzerland, he completed his education in Europe and emigrated to USA. He was appointed a professor of zoology and geology at Harvard University. He later founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology at the Lawrence Scientific School.  

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John Greenleaf Whittier
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 7, 1892
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Mary Anna Custis Lee
(Socialite)
Mary Anna Custis Lee
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Annefield in Boyce, Virginia, United States
Died: November 5, 1873
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Amir Kabir
(Chancellor of Persia)
Amir Kabir
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hezaveh, Iran
Died: January 10, 1852

Amir Kabir was chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for three years. He is regarded as "Iran's first reformer." He tried to bring gradual reform to the country. He executed many Babis, including the founder of the movement, the Báb. Later in his life, he was exiled to Fin Garden in Kashan and eventually murdered. 

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Ira Aldridge
(Actor)
Ira Aldridge
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Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 7, 1867
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Ezra Cornell
(Businessman)
Ezra Cornell
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: December 9, 1874
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Alfred Vail
(American Telegraph Pioneer and an Associate and Financial Backer of Samuel F.B. Morse)
Alfred Vail
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 18, 1859

Alfred Vail, along with Samuel F.B. Morse, revolutionized the American telegraph system. Though initially interested in theology, he changed his career path after meeting Morse. Some scholars believe Vail and Morse had both contributed equally for the development of the Morse code but was not valued.

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Josephine of Leuchtenberg
(Queen)
Josephine of Leuchtenberg
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Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: June 7, 1876
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Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington
(King)
Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soho, London, England
Died: August 13, 1884
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Charles Francis Adams Sr.
(Former United States Representative)
Charles Francis Adams Sr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 21, 1886

Charles Francis Adams Sr. was an American writer, historical editor, diplomat, and politician. He played a key role during the American Civil War, serving as the US Minister to the UK under Abraham Lincoln; he used his diplomacy to not recognize the Confederacy and keep the British government neutral. He is credited with building Adams National Historical Park.

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Anthony Mary Claret
(Spanish Archbishop)
Anthony Mary Claret
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sallent, Barcelona, Spain
Died: October 24, 1870
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Jules Grévy
(Former President of France)
Jules Grévy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mont-sous-Vaudrey, France
Died: September 9, 1891

Son of a French army man, Jules Grévy was a lawyer before he joined politics. He later became the president of France and pushed for a strong legislature. He adopted moderate foreign policies and was against colonial expansion. He resigned in the wake of a corruption scandal involving his son-in-law.

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Lajos Batthyány
(Statesman)
Lajos Batthyány
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: October 6, 1849
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Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
(Politician, Military personnel)
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monterey, California, United States
Died: January 18, 1890
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Princess Charlotte of Württemberg
(Princess)
Princess Charlotte of Württemberg
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Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: January 21, 1873
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Joseph Tichatschek
(Opera singer)
Joseph Tichatschek
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 11th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Teplice nad Metují, Czechia
Died: January 18, 1886
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Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine
(Politician)
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boucherville, Canada
Died: February 26, 1864
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Henry Sewell
(Former Prime Minister of New Zealand (7 May 1856 – 20 May 1856))
Henry Sewell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, England
Died: May 14, 1879

British colonizer Henry Sewell initially followed in his father’s footsteps to become a solicitor and joined his father’s law firm. He later joined the Canterbury Association and participated in the colonization of New Zealand, becoming the country’s first premier. He had also been an attorney general and a minister of justice.

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Hone Heke
(New Zealander Warrior and a Leader)
Hone Heke
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Pakaraka, New Zealand
Died: August 7, 1850
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Sir John Campbell, of Airds
(7th Baronet, of Ardnamurchan and Airds)
Sir John Campbell, of Airds
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Vincent
Died: January 18, 1853
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Henry Blair
(American inventor)
Henry Blair
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1860 AD
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Phoebe Palmer
(Writer)
Phoebe Palmer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 2, 1874
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William Sidney Mount
(Painter)
William Sidney Mount
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Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Setauket- East Setauket, New York, United States
Died: November 19, 1868
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Pancho Fierro
(Artist)
Pancho Fierro
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: July 28, 1879
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Friedrich Theodor Vischer
(Novelist)
Friedrich Theodor Vischer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: September 14, 1887
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Narcisse Virgilio Díaz
(French Painter)
Narcisse Virgilio Díaz
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: November 18, 1876

Orphaned at age 10, Barbizon school painter Narcisse Virgilio Díaz also lost one of his legs to a reptile bite. Raised by a Protestant minister, he initially worked in a porcelain factory. Later, a regular at the Paris Salon, he created masterpieces depicting landscapes, gypsies, and musicians.

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Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin
(French Politician, Lawyer and One of the Leaders of the French Revolution of 1848)
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 31, 1874

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin was a French politician best remembered as the leader of the working-class men. He was one of the most important politicians whose deeds and speeches led to the French Revolution of 1848, which is considered one of the most prominent events in the history of France. A Paris Metro station and an avenue are named after him.

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Charles Henry Davis
(Officer)
Charles Henry Davis
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 18, 1877
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Francis Hincks
(Businessman)
Francis Hincks
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Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: August 18, 1885
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Jules Gouffé
(Chef Noted For L'apôtre de la cuisine décorative)
Jules Gouffé
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Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 28, 1877
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Hans Conon von der Gabelentz
(Linguist)
Hans Conon von der Gabelentz
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Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Altenburg, Germany
Died: September 3, 1874
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Gamaliel Bailey
(Former journalist and a leader of the abolition movement prior to the American Civil War)
Gamaliel Bailey
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 5, 1859
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Joseph E. Johnston
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Farmville, Virginia, United States
Died: March 21, 1891
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William Farr
(Medical doctor)
William Farr
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kenley, England
Died: April 14, 1883
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Thomas Gore Browne
(Governor of Saint Helena)
Thomas Gore Browne
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Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: April 17, 1887
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Robert McClure
(Explorer)
Robert McClure
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Died: October 17, 1873
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Mary Carpenter
(British Philanthropist, Social Reformer, and Founder of Free Schools for Poor Children, the ‘Ragged Schools')
Mary Carpenter
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: June 14, 1877

Educated at her Unitarian minister father’s school, Mary Carpenter grew up to form her own free schools for the poor, known as the ragged schools. Her work later took her to India and North America. She also established the National Indian Association to ease communication between Indian and British reformers.

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Aloysius Bertrand
(Poet)
Aloysius Bertrand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ceva, Italy
Died: April 29, 1841
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Johan Fjeldsted Dahl
(Former Publisher, Bookseller, co-founder of Oslo Kunstforening)
Johan Fjeldsted Dahl
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 16, 1877
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Jónas Hallgrímsson
(Poet)
Jónas Hallgrímsson
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Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hraun, Iceland
Died: May 26, 1845
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Charles Rigault de Genouilly
(Naval Officer)
Charles Rigault de Genouilly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochefort, France
Died: May 4, 1873
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Arnold Henry Guyot
(Geologist, Geographer)
Arnold Henry Guyot
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boudevilliers, Switzerland
Died: February 8, 1884
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Carl Friedrich Keil
(Theologian)
Carl Friedrich Keil
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Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingdom of Saxony
Died: May 5, 1888
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Johan Sebastian Welhaven
(Norwegian Author)
Johan Sebastian Welhaven
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: October 21, 1873

Norwegian poet Johan Sebastian Welhaven is remembered for his marked dislike for extreme nationalism in the works of some of his contemporaries. He is best remembered for his criticism of Henrik Wergeland. Primarily a lyric poet, he penned works such as The Dawn of Norway. He also worked as a philosophy lecturer.

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Wilford Woodruff
(American Religious Leader)
Wilford Woodruff
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 2, 1898

Wilford Woodruff was an American religious leader. From 1889 until his death in 1898, Woodruff served as the president of the Mormon Church. He is credited with ending the public practice of polygamy among the members of the Church in 1890. Woodruff's journals are regarded as an important contribution to the Mormon Church history.