January 1801 in history

January 1801 events chronologically

Jan 1 The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Jan 1 The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi
Jan 31 John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1801

Jan 8 John Joseph Bennett a British botanist.
Jan 11 Honório Hermeto Carneiro Leão Marquis of Paraná a politician, diplomat, judge and monarchist of the Empire of Brazil. Paraná was born to a family of humble means in São Carlos do Jacuí, in what was then the captaincy of Minas Gerais. After attending the University of Coimbra in Portugal and having returned to Brazil, Paraná was appointed a judge in 1826 and later elevated to appellate court justice. In 1830, he was elected to represent Minas Gerais in the Chamber of Deputies; he was re-elected in 1834 and 1838, and held the post until 1841
Jan 14 Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart a French botanist. He was the son of the geologist Alexandre Brongniart and grandson of the architect, Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart. Brongniart's pioneering work on the relationships between extinct and existing plants has earned him the title of father of paleobotany. His major work on plant fossils was his Histoire des végétaux fossiles. He wrote his dissertation on the Buckthorn family , an extant family of flowering plants, and worked at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris until his death. In 1851, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Brongn. when citing a botanical name
Jan 21 John Batman an Australian grazier, entrepreneur and explorer. He settled in the north-east of the Van Diemen's Land Colony in the 1820s, and later as a leading member of the Port Phillip Association he led an expedition which explored the Port Phillip Bay area on the Australian mainland with a view to establishing a new settlement there. He is best known for his role in the founding of the settlement on the Yarra River which became the city of Melbourne, eventual capital of the new Colony of Victoria, and one of Australia's largest and most important cities
Jan 25 Henri de Brouckère a Belgian nobleman and liberal politician. Born in Bruges, he was a magistrate, and a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His brother Charles was mayor of Brussels
Jan 29 Johannes Bernardus van Bree a Dutch composer, violinist and conductor.
Jan 30 Pierre-Jean De Smet a Belgian Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus , active in missionary work among the Native Americans of the Midwestern United States in the mid-19th century.

Died in January 1801

Jan 2 Johann Kaspar Lavater a Swiss poet and physiognomist.
Jan 4 Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin the maternal grandmother of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
Jan 11 Domenico Cimarosa an Italian opera composer of the Neapolitan school. He wrote more than eighty operas during his lifetime, including his masterpiece, Il matrimonio segreto
Jan 14 Sir George Staunton 1st Baronet an employee of the East India Company and a botanist.