Joseph John Gurney (2 August 1788 – 4 January 1847) was a banker in Norwich, England and an evangelical Minister of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), whose views and actions led, ultimately, to a schism among American Quakers.
Guillaume-Joseph Roques (1757–1847) was a French neoclassical and romantic painter. He taught at the Royal Academy of Arts in Toulouse where Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres was among his pupils. He was a prolific artist and one of the most notable exponents of neoclassicism outside of the centre of the movement in Paris, though later in life he tended towards romanticism.
Hononegah (c.1814-1847) was the wife of Stephen Mack, Jr. an employee for The American Fur Company, a pioneer to the Rock River Valley in northern Illinois and founder of the community of Rockton, Illinois. Hononegah had a strong influence on the Roscoe-Rockton area; the high school of the four towns and the main thoroughfare connecting the towns are both named after her.
Robert Liston (Born 28 October 1794, in Ecclesmachan, West Lothian - Died in London 1847) was the son of the Scottish minister Henry Liston. Robert Liston was a pioneering Scottish surgeon, who received his education at the University of Edinburgh, became first 'The Great Northern Anatomist' of Blackwell's Magazine, and in 1818 became a surgeon in The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He lived from 1840-1847 (the year of his death) at No.
Moritz Karl Wilhelm Anton, Graf von Strachwitz (March 13, 1822, Peterwitz, Silesia – December 11, 1847, Vienna was a German lyric poet. After studying in Breslau and Berlin he settled on his estate in Moravia, where he devoted himself to literary pursuits. When travelling in Italy in 1847 he was taken ill in Venice, and died in Vienna. Although he had thus only reached his twenty-fifth year, he revealed a lyric genius of remarkable force and originality.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (30 September 1791 – 3 November 1847) was an officer of the British army active in Upper Canada. In his capacity as a military engineer, Bonnycastle oversaw the fortification of Fort Henry in modern Kingston, Ontario. Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle was born in Woolwich to John Bonnycastle and his second wife, Bridget Johnstone. He attended the Royal Military Academy, where his father was professor of mathematics.
Alexandre Brongniart (February 10, 1770 – October 7, 1847) was a French chemist, mineralogist, and zoologist, who collaborated with Georges Cuvier on a study of the geology of the region around Paris. He was the son of the architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart and father of the botanist Adolphe Théodore Brongniart. Born in Paris, he was an instructor at the École de Mines (Mining School) in Paris and director of the porcelain works at Sèvres.
Alexander Hill Everett (March 19, 1792 – June 28, 1847) was a noted American diplomatist, politician, and Boston man of letters. His brother was Edward Everett. Everett was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the Rev. Oliver Everett and Lucy (Hill) Everett, and graduated at age 14 from Harvard College in 1806 with the highest honors of his class. After leaving College he was an assistant teacher in Phillips Exeter Academy for one year, then studied law in the office of John Quincy Adams.
Johann Heinrich van Ess (February 15, 1772 – October 13, 1847), was a German Catholic theologian, born at Warburg, Westphalia. He was educated at the Dominican order gymnasium of his native town, and in 1790 entered, as a novice, the Benedictine abbey of Marienmunster, in the Bishopric of Paderborn. His Benedictine name was Leander.
Athanasios Christopoulos (1772–1847), Greek poet, was born at Kastoria in Macedonia. He studied at Buda and Padua, and became tutor to the children of Alexander Mourousis, Prince of Wallachia. After the fall of that prince in 1811, Christopoulos was employed by John Caradja, who had been appointed hospodar of Walachia, in drawing up a code of laws for that country. On the removal of Caradja, Christopoulos retired into private life and devoted himself to literature.
Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin (April 2, 1790 – May 13, 1847) was a pioneering French surgeon and gynecologist. He pioneered a number of operations including removal of the rectum, lithotomy in women, and amputation of the cervix uteri. The Lisfranc joint and the Lisfranc fracture are named after him. Jacques Lisfranc is buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.
John Van Zandt (died 1847) was an Underground Railroad hero. He is believed to have been the basis for John Van Trompe, a character in Uncle Tom's Cabin. While living in Evendale, Ohio, he often illegally harbored slaves in his basement and helped them escape. In the 1840s, he was caught and excommunicated from Sharon Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which he was a trustee and helped found, for "immoral and un-Christian conduct.
Ioannis Kolettis was a Greek politician of Vlach origin who played a significant role in Greek affairs from the Greek War of Independence through the early years of the Greek Kingdom, including as Minister to France and serving twice as Prime Minister.
Lt. -Col The Hon. Christopher Alexander Hagerman (28 March 1792 – 14 May 1847) was a Canadian militia officer, politician, and judge. Known as 'Handsome Kit', he was born at the Bay of Quinte, Adolphustown, the son of United Empire Loyalist Major Nicholas Hagerman (1761-1819) J.P. , and his wife Anne (1758-1847), sister of Judge Alexander Fisher of Adolphustown.
Vicente Rocafuerte y Bejarano (May 1, 1783 - May 16, 1847) was an influential figure in Ecuadorian politics and President of Ecuador from September 10, 1834 to January 31, 1839. He was born into an aristocratic family in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and as a youth, was sent to Madrid to finish his education. He returned to Ecuador in 1807, and committed himself to freeing his land, first from Spanish rule, and later from the Republic of Gran Colombia.
José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri (Guayaquil, March 20, 1780 - February 19, 1847) Patriot and poet, son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y Troyano and the Guayaquilean Ana Francisca de Maruri y Salavarría. On October 9th, 1820, Olmedo and others declared the city of Guayaquil independent from Spain. He was President of the Free Province of Guayaquil until it was united to Gran Colombia by Simón Bolívar against Olmedo's will. He was also twice mayor of Guayaquil.
Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (February 1, 1792 at Königsberg, Prussia – November 11, 1847 in Berlin) was a German surgeon. Dieffenbach studied theology at the universities at Rostock and Greifswald, and medicine at the Albertina university in Königsberg. From 1813 to 1815, he volunteered for the Befreiungskriege as a Jäger. In 1818 he got involved in political student groups in Jena, and had to leave Königsberg in 1820 because of this.
Honinbo Jowa (本因坊丈和, original name Todani Matsunosuke, 1787 - 1847) served as 12th Honinbo from 1827 and Meijin Godokoro from 1831 until 1839, when he was forced into retirement. Jowa was born in Nagano, Japan in 1787. It was said that Jowa had great strength without equal. Historically he was accorded the title "latter sage" to match Dosaku who was known as the "former sage".
Johann Georg Rapp (November 1, 1757 in Iptingen, Germany – August 7, 1847 in Economy, Pennsylvania) was the founder of the religious sect called Harmonists, Harmonites, Rappites, or the Harmony Society. Born in Iptingen, Duchy of Württemberg, Germany, Rapp became inspired by the philosophies of Jakob Böhme, Philipp Jakob Spener, and Emanuel Swedenborg, among others. In the 1780s, George Rapp began preaching and soon started to gather a group of his own followers.