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, 1797229 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, 179799 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, 1797117 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, 1797309 views

Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib was a distinguished Urdu and Persian poet

IndianDecember 27, 1797153 views