June 1796 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in June 1796

Jun 1 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot a French military engineer and physicist, often described as the "father of thermodynamics". In his only publication, the 1824 monograph Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, Carnot gave the first successful theory of the maximum efficiency of heat engines. Carnot's work attracted little attention during his lifetime, but it was later used by Rudolf Clausius and Lord Kelvin to formalize the second law of thermodynamics and define the concept of entropy
Jun 1 John Rae (economist) a Scottish/Canadian economist. He was born to an unknown mother and a merchant father whose bankruptcy caused him to move to Montreal in 1822, after he graduated from the University of Aberdeen. Later, he moved to Williamston and Hamiliton in Ontario, Canada where his wife died of cholera. He was well acquainted with the Scottish/Canadian community and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. In Canada he worked as a timber trader, schoolteacher and a doctor. In 1834, he moved to Boston and New York where he also worked as a teacher. He went on to Central America where he was a physician, and he moved with the gold-miners to California in 1849, and a couple years later, poor and sick of malaria, he finds enough money to board a ship to the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi where he worked as many different professions. He was a medical officer for the Hawaiian Board of Health and vaccinated a number of native children of smallpox. He was geologist and wrote papers on the geology of the islands. He was also a historian in Hāna, Maui, writings articles for the newspaper Polynesian. He also wrote a number of manuscripts, but these were lost in a fire at Lahainaluna Seminary. His most famous work was the Statement of Some New Principles on the Subject of Political Economy. Influenced by both Adam Smith and David Hume, his influence lingered all the way to the 20th century. So much so that economist Irving Fisher and Austrian economist Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk prefaced their work with Rae's, thanking him for contributions to modern economics while very few had heard of his work
Jun 9 Carl Ludwig Blume a German-Dutch botanist.
Jun 14 Nikolai Brashman a Russian mathematician of Austrian origin. He was a student of Joseph Johann Littrow, and the advisor of Pafnuty Chebyshev and August Davidov
Jun 24 Wilhelm Hemprich a German naturalist and explorer.
Jun 24 Charles Cousin-Montauban Comte de Palikao a French general and statesman.
Jun 28 Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg queen consort of Denmark as the second spouse of King Christian VIII between 1839 and 1848.

Top 7 most famous people died in June 1796

Jun 8 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois a French actor, dramatist, essayist, and revolutionary. He was a member of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror and, while he saved Madame Tussaud from the Guillotine, he administered the execution of more than 2,000 people in the city of Lyon
Jun 8 Felice Giardini an Italian composer and violinist.
Jun 11 Nathaniel Gorham a politician and merchant from Massachusetts. He was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress, and for six months served as the presiding officer of that body. He also attended the Constitutional Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 11 Samuel Whitbread (1720–1796) an English brewer and Member of Parliament. In 1742, he established a brewery that in 1799 became Whitbread & Co Ltd
Jun 16 Charles of Saxony Duke of Courland a German prince from the House of Wettin and Duke of Courland.
Jun 21 Richard Gridley born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a soldier and engineer who served for the British Army during the French and Indian Wars and for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
Jun 26 David Rittenhouse a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the United States Mint