July 1801 in history

July 1801 events chronologically

Jul 6 First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras
Jul 11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history
Jul 12 French Revolutionary Wars: British Royal Navy ships inflict heavy damage against Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1801

Jul 1 Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann a German physiologist, anatomist, and philosopher. He specialized in the study of the nervous and optic systems
Jul 5 David Farragut a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay , usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition
Jul 8 Zénaïde Bonaparte the elder daughter of Joseph Bonaparte and Julie Clary, and the wife of Charles Lucien Bonaparte, who was also her cousin. She joined her father in Bordentown, New Jersey in exile for several years
Jul 14 Johannes Peter Müller a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist, known not only for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.
Jul 19 Robert J. Walker an American economist and statesman.
Jul 27 George Biddell Airy an English mathematician and astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. His many achievements include work on planetary orbits, measuring the mean density of the Earth, a method of solution of two-dimensional problems in solid mechanics and, in his role as Astronomer Royal, establishing Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. His reputation has been tarnished by allegations that, through his inaction, Britain lost the opportunity of priority in the discovery of Neptune
Jul 29 George Bradshaw an English cartographer, printer and publisher. He is best known for developing the most successful and longest published series of combined railway timetables

Died in July 1801

Jul 26 Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria Archbishop and Elector Spiritual of Cologne , Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights and the last child of the Habsburg ruler of Austria Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Not only his father, the ex-Duke of Lorraine, but also two of his brothers and one of his nephews were Holy Roman Emperors: Joseph II, Leopold II and, until his abdication in 1806 , Francis II; and two of his sisters were Queen Consorts: Marie Antoinette of France and Maria Carolina of the Two Sicilies. He was the last fully functioning Elector of Cologne and was the employer and patron of the young Ludwig van Beethoven
Jul 29 Louis Hurtaut Dancourt a French librettist, dramatist, and actor.