January 1851 in history

January 1851 events chronologically

Jan 28 Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1851

Jan 7 George Abraham Grierson an Irish linguistic scholar and civil servant who conducted the Linguistic Survey of India , obtaining information on 364 languages and dialects.
Jan 8 Gérard Leman a Belgian general. He was responsible for the military education of King Albert I of Belgium. During World War I he was the commander of the forts surrounding the Belgian city of Liège. The German Forces had to use heavy artillery to break through the defences and capture Leman as a prisoner of War. He was released at the end of the war and died a hero, in 1920
Jan 16 Stephan Burián von Rajecz an Austro-Hungarian politician, diplomat and statesman of Hungarian origin and served as Imperial Foreign Minister during World War I.
Jan 16 William Hall-Jones the 16th Prime Minister of New Zealand from June 1906 until August 1906. He was the interim Prime Minister after the death of Richard Seddon and the return from overseas of Joseph Ward
Jan 19 David Starr Jordan a leading ichthyologist, educator, eugenicist, and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and was the founding president of Stanford University
Jan 19 Jacobus Kapteyn a Dutch astronomer, best known for his extensive studies of the Milky Way and as the first discoverer of evidence for galactic rotation.
Jan 27 Miguel Cané an Argentine writer, lawyer, academic, journalist, and politician.

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1851

Jan 1 Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link a German naturalist and botanist.
Jan 10 Karl Freiherr von Müffling a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall.
Jan 12 Henry Pelham-Clinton 4th Duke of Newcastle a British nobleman and politician who played a leading part in British politics in the late 1820s and early 1830s. He was styled Lord Clinton from birth until 1794 and Earl of Lincoln between 1794 and 1795
Jan 19 Esteban Echeverría an Argentine poet, fiction writer, cultural promoter, and political activist who played a significant role in the development of Argentine literature, not only through his own writings but also through his organizational efforts. He was one of Latin America's most important Romantic authors
Jan 21 Albert Lortzing a German composer, actor and singer. He is considered to be the main representative of the German Spieloper, a form similar to the French opéra comique, which grew out of the Singspiel
Jan 24 Gaspare Spontini an Italian opera composer and conductor.
Jan 27 John James Audubon an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America , is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species