Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Clarke KCH (1793 – 11 February 1847) was Governor of Western Australia from 1846 until his death in 1847. Andrew Clarke was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1793. He entered the British Army as an Ensign in the 8th West India Regiment (without purchase) at the age of 13 in 1806, and rose rapidly through the ranks. In 1808 he transferred to the 46th Foot as Lieutenant, again without purchase.
William Nugent Glascock (1787–1847) was a novelist. He saw a good deal of service in the navy with credit, and from this drew the inspiration of his vigorous and breezy sea-stories, which include Sailors and Saints (1829), Tales of a Tar (1836), and Land Sharks and Sea Gulls (1838).
Henry Wellesley, 1st Baron Cowley GCB (20 January 1773 – 27 April 1847) was the youngest brother of the Duke of Wellington, and became a notable diplomat in his own right. Educated at Eton College and at the court of the Duke of Brunswick, Wellesley purchased an Ensigncy in the 40th Foot in 1790. In 1791, his diplomatic career began, when he was appointed attaché to the British embassy at The Hague. The next year, he became Secretary of Legation in Stockholm.
René Joachim Henri Dutrochet (November 14, 1776 – February 4, 1847) was a French physician, botanist and physiologist. Dutrochet was born in Poitou. In 1799 he entered the military marine at Rochefort, but soon left it to join the Vendean army. In 1802 he began the study of medicine at Paris; and he was subsequently appointed chief physician to the hospital at Burgos. After an attack of typhus he returned in 1809 to France, where he devoted himself to the study of the natural sciences.
Marie Duplessis (January 15, 1824 – February 3, 1847) was a French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was the inspiration for Marguerite Gautier, the main character of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas the younger, one of Duplessis' lovers. Much of what is known about her has been derived from the literary persona and contemporary legends.
John Walter (23 February 1776 - 28 July 1847) was the son of John Walter, the founder of The Times, and second editor of it. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Oxford. About 1798 he was associated with his elder brother in the management of his father's business, and in 1803 became not only sole manager, but also editor of The Times.
Mary Anne Lamb (3 December 1764 – 20 May 1847), was an English writer, the sister and collaborator of Charles Lamb. In 1796, Mary, who had suffered a breakdown from the strain of caring for her family, killed her mother with a kitchen knife, and from then on had to be kept under constant supervision. When their senile father died, her younger brother became her official guardian.
James MacCullagh (1809 – 24 October 1847) was an Irish mathematician. Born in Landahaussy, near Plumbridge, County Tyrone, Ireland, but the family moved to Curly Hill, Strabane when James was about 10. He was a fellow of Trinity College Dublin and a contemporary there of William Rowan Hamilton.
Denis O'Conor (1794 – 1847) of Clonalis, County Roscommon, was an Irish nobleman, the O'Conor Don and Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons. He married, in 1824, Mary Anne, daughter of Major Blake, of Towerbill, County Mayo, and was the father of Charles Owen and Denis Maurice. He was MP for Roscommon from 1831 to 1847. He became a Junior Lord of the Treasury in Lord John Russell's government but died the next year.
Andrew Combe (1797-1847), Scottish physician and phrenologist; was born in Edinburgh on the October 27, 1797, and was a younger brother of George Combe. After attending the Royal High School, he served an apprenticeship in a surgery, and in 1817 passed at Surgeon's Hall. He proceeded to Paris to complete his medical studies, and whilst there he investigated phrenology on anatomical principles.
Thomas Barnwall Martin (1784 – April 1847) was an Irish landowner and politician. Martin was the eldest surviving son of Richard Martin, humanitarian and Member of Parliament for Galway County, by his first wife. Following an unhappy conclusion to a love affair with the daughter of a local chandler, by whom he appears to have had an illegitimate son, Thomas left home to join the army. He served at the siege of Badajoz, Spain in 1812, where he was wounded severely.
Pierre Amédée Emilien Probe Jaubert (3 June 1779 – 28 January 1847) was a French diplomat, academic, orientalist, translator, politician, and traveler. He was Napoleon's "favourite orientalist adviser and dragoman".
Frances Slocum (Maconaquah, "The Little Bear") was an adopted member of the Miami tribe taken from her family home by the Lenape in Pennsylvania at the age of four and raised in what is now Indiana. Her burial site is a Miami Indian shrine near Peoria, Miami County, Indiana. Frances was part of a family of early Quaker settlers of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys. Her parents, Jonathan Slocum and Ruth Tripp, settled from Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
Jules Paul Benjamin Delessert (14 February 1773 – 1847) was a French banker and naturalist. He was born at Lyon, the son of Étienne Delessert (1735–1816), the founder of the first fire insurance company and the first discount bank in France. Young Delessert was travelling in England when the French Revolution broke out, but he hastened back to join the Paris National Guard in 1790, becoming an officer of artillery in 1793.
Johann Wilhelm Wilms (March 30, 1772 – July 19, 1847) was a Dutch-German composer, best known for writing Wien Neêrlands Bloed, which served as the Dutch national anthem from 1815 to 1932. Wilms was born in Witzhelden near Solingen. After lessons from his father and oldest brother in piano and composition, Wilms studied flute on his own.
Charles Bent (November 11, 1799 – January 19, 1847) was appointed as the first Governor of the newly acquired New Mexico Territory by Governor Stephen Watts Kearny in September 1846. Though his office was in Santa Fe, Bent maintained his residence and a store in Taos. Bent was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. After leaving the army, he and his younger brother William in 1828 took a wagon train of goods from St. Louis to Santa Fe.
Sir George Gipps (1791 – 28 February 1847) was Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia, for eight years, between 1838 and 1846. His governorship was during a period of great change for New South Wales and Australia, as well as for New Zealand, which was administered as part of New South Wales for much of this period. Settlers at the time were not happy with his move towards responsible government, although contemporaries at the Colonial Office found him to be an able administrator.
Hannah Marshman was a missionary. She was the daughter of John Shepherd, a farmer, and his wife Rachel, and the granddaughter of John Clark, pastor of the Baptist church at Crockerton, Wiltshire. Her mother died when she was eight. In 1791 Hannah Shepherd married Joshua Marshman. In 1794, the married young couple moved from Westbury Leigh in Wiltshire to Bristol, where they joined the Broadmead Baptist Church.
Henry Clay, Jr. (April 10, 1811 – February 23, 1847) was an American soldier and statesman from Kentucky. He was the second son of Senator and Congressman Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart, brother of James Brown Clay and John Morrison Clay, and was born on his family's estate of Ashland, in Lexington. After graduating from Transylvania University in 1828, he gained an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy and graduated from West Point in 1831.