Frans Michael Franzén (9 February 1772 – 14 August 1847) was a Swedish and Finnish poet. Franzén was born in Uleåborg, Ostrobothnia, Finland, which at the time was an integral part of Sweden. At thirteen he entered the Åbo Royal Academy, where he attended the lectures of Henrik Gabriel Porthan (1739-1804), a pioneer in the study of Finnish history and folklore. He graduated in 1789, and became eloquentiae docens in 1792.
Charles Januarius Edward Acton was an English cardinal born at Naples, 6 March 1803; died at Naples, 23 June 1847. He was the second son of Sir John Francis Acton, Bart. The family, a cadet branch of the Actons of Aldenham Hall, near Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, had settled in Naples some time before his birth. His father was first minister of the Kingdom of Naples when he succeeded to the family estate and title through the death of his cousin, Sir Richard Acton, Bart.
Sophia Giustina Dussek née Corri, later Moralt (b. Edinburgh, 1 May 1775; d. London, ca. 1831) was a Scottish singer, pianist, harpist, and composer of Italian descent. She studied voice with her father, composer, music publisher, and impresario Domenico Corri. Her uncle was composer Natale Corri and her cousin was soprano Fanny Corri-Paltoni. She was well-known as a soprano and composer of songs. In 1792, Dussek married the composer Jan Ladislav Dussek.
Adama bi Ardo Hassana (c. 1786 – c. 1847), more commonly known as Modibo Adama, was a Fulani scholar and holy warrior. He led a jihad into the region of Fumbina, opening the region for Fulani colonisation. As a result of Adama's constant warring, the Fulani today make up the largest ethnic group in Northern Cameroon, and Islam is the dominant religion. The wars also forced many peoples south into the forest region.
Jan Czeczot was a Belarusian and Polish romantic poet and ethnographer. Fascinated by folk lore and traditional folk songs of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania, confederal part of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, he recollected hundreds of them in his works. Inspired by them, he also wrote several poems in what could be considered a pre-modern Belarusian language. As such, he is often cited as one of the first Polish ethnographers and one of the predecessors of Belarusian national revival.
Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817 – October 9, 1847) was a Texas Ranger captain and military officer of the Republic of Texas and the United States armies. Walker served in several armed conflicts, including the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American wars.
Mademoiselle Mars, (Anne Françoise Hyppolyte Boutet Salvetat) (February 9, 1779-March 20, 1847), French actress, was born in Paris, the natural daughter of the actor-author named Monvel (Jacques Marie Boutet) (1745–1812) and Jeanne-Marie Salvetat (1748–1838), an actress known as Madame Mars, whose southern accent had made her Paris debut a failure.
Alexandre Deschapelles (March 7, 1780 – 1847) was a French chess player who, between the death of Philidor and the arrival of Louis de la Bourdonnais, was probably the strongest player in the world. He was considered the unofficial world champion from about 1800-1820. A soldier in Napoleon's army, he lost his right hand in battle and was thereafter nicknamed "Manchot" (one-armed).
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (March 14, 1808 – November 29, 1847), was an American missionary in the Oregon Country of what would become the state of Washington. Along with Eliza Hart Spalding, she was the first European-American woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836 on her way to found the Protestant Whitman Mission with husband Dr. Marcus Whitman near modern day Walla Walla, Washington.
Finn Magnussen, or Finnur Magnússon, was a Scandinavian scholar and archaeologist. He became professor of literature at Copenhagen in 1815. He is remembered for his translation and exposition of the Elder Edda, and for causing an academic controversy claiming to have deciphered the Runamo inscription.
Charles Shirreff (July 26, 1768 – May 5, 1847) was an early Canadian businessman and public official. He was born in Leith, Scotland in 1768. In 1817, he migrated to Smith's Creek, later Port Hope, in Upper Canada. He obtained a grant of land in Fitzroy Township in the upper Ottawa Valley and moved there in 1818. He founded the town of Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario on the Ottawa River in 1831 and built a grist mill there.
Wilhelm von Winthem (1799 - 1847) was a naturalist and entomologist from Hamburg, Germany, who was chiefly interested in Diptera and Hymenoptera. Well placed in a port city, von Winthem built a world collection. Winthem belonged to a long-established family of Hamburg merchants. A successful merchant himself he became very wealthy. He purchased huge numbers of insects, concentrating on Diptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera.
Archibald Simpson (1790 – 1847) was one of the major architects of Aberdeen ("The Granite City"). He designed in the classical style. His North of Scotland Bank headquarters building, at the corner of the city's Union Street and King Street, is now a pub which has been named in his honour. He also designed what is now the inner court of Marischal College, the second largest granite building in the world.
Benjamin Nicolas Marie Appert (September 10, 1797 – 1847) was a French philanthropist, is not brother of Nicolas Appert. He was born in Paris. While a young man he introduced a system of mutual instruction into the regimental schools of the département of the Nord. The success which it obtained induced him to publish a Manual setting forth his system.
Admiral Sir Robert Stopford GCB, GCMG (5 February 1768–25 June 1847), was Stopford was the third son of James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown, and his wife Mary (née Powys). He became a distinguished officer in the Royal Navy whose career spanned over 60 years, from the French Revolutionary Wars to the Syrian War.
Henriette Herz (September 5, 1764 – October 22, 1847) was a close friend of Dorothea Mendelssohn, daughter of the famous Jewish thinker Moses Mendelssohn. Born Henriette De Lemos, she was the daughter of a physician, descended from a Portuguese Jewish family of Hamburg, Benjamin de Lemos (1711–1789) and Esther (1742–1817), née Charleville. Henriette Herz had grown up in the Berlin of the Jewish Emancipation and had shared tutors apparently with the Mendelssohn's daughters.
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (née Clemm; August 15, 1822 – January 30, 1847) was the wife of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The couple were first cousins and married when Virginia Clemm was 13 and Poe was 27. Some biographers have suggested that the couple's relationship was more like that between brother and sister than like husband and wife in that they may have never consummated their marriage.
John Stuart (12 September 1780 – 14 January 1847) was a nineteenth century Canadian fur trader and explorer, employed by the North West Company. Stuart is best known as one of the two clerks (the other being James McDougall) who participated in Simon Fraser's explorations of present-day British Columbia, Canada from 1805 to 1808.