• Born date: 1803-02-15
  • Born in: GerMany
  • Death date: 1880-06-18
  • Death in: United states
John Sutter

Johann Augustus Sutter (February 15, 1803 – June 18, 1880) was a Swiss pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush by the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall and the mill making team at Sutter's Mill, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would eventually become Sacramento, the state's capital.