September 1785 in history

Born in September 1785

Sep 1 Samuel Pechell a prominent British Royal Navy officer of the early nineteenth century. Although he served in several celebrated naval actions of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars his most important achievements were made while serving as a Lord of the Admiralty, pioneering the science and instruction of rapid and accurate gunnery in the Royal Navy through training facilities and manuals
Sep 23 Per Georg Scheutz now best known for his pioneering work in computer technology.
Sep 26 Charles Bird King an American portrait artist, best known for his portrayals of significant Native American leaders and tribesmen.
Sep 28 David Walker (abolitionist) outspoken African-American abolitionist and anti-slavery activist. In 1829, while living in Boston, Massachusetts, he published An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, a call for black unity and self-help in the fight against oppression and injustice
Sep 30 Ange Hyacinthe Maxence baron de Damas a French general and Minister.

Died in September 1785

Sep 17 Antoine Léonard Thomas a French poet and literary critic, best known in his time for his great eloquence. He was born in Clermont-Ferrand and died, aged 52, in Oullins
Sep 19 Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain an Infanta of Spain and the youngest daughter of Philip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese. She was the wife of Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia whom she married in 1750. She was the mother of the last three mainline Kings of Sardinia
Sep 30 Johann Jakob Moser a German jurist, publicist and researcher, whose work earned him the title "The Father of German Constitutional Law" and whose political commitment to the principles of Liberalism caused him to lose academic positions and spend years as a political prisoner.