January 1796 in history

Born in January 1796

Jan 7 Princess Charlotte of Wales the only child of George, Prince of Wales and Caroline of Brunswick. Had she outlived both her grandfather King George III and her father, she would have become Queen of the United Kingdom, but she died following childbirth at the age of 21
Jan 15 Pavel Liprandi a Russian soldier who took part in the Crimean War.
Jan 20 Jean Baptiste Antoine Guillemin a French botanist.
Jan 21 Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel the consort of George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Jan 23 Karl Ernst Claus a Baltic German chemist and naturalist. Claus was a professor at Kazan State University and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was primarily known as a chemist and discoverer of the chemical element ruthenium, but also as one of the first scientists who applied quantitative methods in botany
Jan 25 William MacGillivray a Scottish naturalist and ornithologist.

Died in January 1796

Jan 1 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde now principally associated with determinant theory in mathematics. He was born in Paris, and died there
Jan 5 Samuel Huntington (statesman) a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 18th Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death
Jan 13 John Anderson (natural philosopher) a Scottish natural philosopher and liberal educator at the forefront of the application of science to technology in the industrial revolution, and of the education and advancement of working men and women.
Jan 29 Bernardino da Ucria a Sicilian friar and botanist.