Famous People Born in 1807

  • Jan 2 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer
  • Jan 4 Baltasar Saldoni, composer
  • Jan 6 Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • Jan 6 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, born in Wetzlar (d. 1883)
  • Jan 6 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  • Jan 11 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 11 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • Jan 12 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
  • Jan 13 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

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Jan 19 Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 1 William Bowen Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Feb 3 Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Feb 6 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • Feb 8 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • Feb 8 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • Feb 10 Abner Clark Harding, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • Feb 13 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
  • Feb 15 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer
  • Feb 16 Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1866)
  • Feb 25 George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • Feb 27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
  • Mar 1 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
  • Mar 7 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • Mar 14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
  • Apr 1 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • Apr 24 Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • May 1 John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • May 11 Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello)
  • May 15 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer
  • May 24 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature
  • May 24 Thomas Duncan, painter
  • May 28 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra
  • May 28 Louis Agassiz, Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher
  • Jun 2 Robert Fuhrer, composer
  • Jun 6 Adrien Francois Servais, composer
  • Jun 11 James Findlay Schenck, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Jun 30 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)
  • Jul 1 Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University

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Jul 4 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire (d. 1882)

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Jul 12 Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Jul 22 Karolina Pawlowa, writer
  • Aug 8 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • Aug 11 David R Atchison, President of USA on March 3rd 1849
  • Aug 18 Charles Francis Adams, (Union), (d. 1886)
  • Sep 5 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist (d. 1886)
  • Sep 11 Ignaz Lachner, composer
  • Sep 25 Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse
  • Sep 28 Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
  • Oct 3 Heinrich Panofka, composer
  • Oct 4 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)
  • Oct 12 John Tideman, Dutch Remonstrant theologist
  • Oct 21 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, born in Mulhouse, Alsace (d. 1880)
  • Oct 21 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer
  • Oct 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease
  • Oct 30 James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Nov 16 Francois Hainl, composer
  • Dec 17 John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)
  • Dec 20 Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Dec 22 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)