Famous people born in 1797

    Manuela Sáenz

    Manuela Sáenz

    Manuela Saenz was an iconic South American revolutionary who played a key role in the liberation of New Granada

    AmericanDecember 27, 1797224 views

    Mary Lyon

    Mary Mason Lyon was an American pioneer in women's education during the 19th century

    AmericanFebruary 28, 1797119 views

    Charles Lyell

    Charles Lyell was a pioneering geologist from Britain, who studied the underlying forces which shaped the earth’s surface to its present day form

    BritishNovember 14, 1797140 views

    Joseph Henry

    Joseph Henry was an important American scientist of the 19th century

    AmericanDecember 17, 1797116 views

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer known for his operas

    ItalianNovember 29, 179797 views

    Franz Peter Schubert

    Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the early 19th century

    AustrianJanuary 31, 179793 views

    Alfred de Vigny

    Alfred de Vigny was a philosophical French Romantic writer

    FrenchMarch 27, 1797113 views

    Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner truth was an African American abolitionist who was the first black woman to win a case against a white man

    Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley was an author of the Romantic era whose first novel is regarded a benchmark in English literature

    BritishAugust 30, 1797307 views

    Mirza Ghalib

    Mirza Ghalib was a distinguished Urdu and Persian poet

    IndianDecember 27, 1797153 views