- William Wyatt Bibb from the University of Pennsylvania, M.D.
In 1801, the legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was completed, bringing about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice. Thomas Jefferson was elected President. The first edition of the New-York Evening Post (now just the New York Post) was printed. Johann Wilhelm Ritter discovered ultraviolet radiation.
Notable births in 1801 included artist Thomas Cole, Latter Day Saint movement founder Brigham Young, Admiral David Farragut, and composer Vincenzo Bellini. Notable deaths included composer Andrea Luchesi, Tsar Paul of Russia, and traitor Benedict Arnold.
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