Famous Birthdays for Year 1808

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Birthdays 1 - 85 of 85

Jan 6th - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
Jan 7th - Jacob Ammen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
Jan 11th - Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
Jan 12th - Paul "the Great" Taglioni, ballet choreographer, born in Vienna, Austria
Jan 13th - Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)
Jan 19th - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
Jan 27th - David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)
Feb 4th - Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
Feb 5th - Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
Feb 9th - Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
Feb 20th - Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
Feb 25th - James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
Feb 26th - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
Feb 26th - Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
Mar 12th - Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
Mar 14th - Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
Mar 15th - Gaetano Gaspari, composer
Mar 23rd - Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
Mar 24th - Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
Mar 25th - Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes)
Apr 10th - Auguste Franchomme, composer
Apr 13th - Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (d. 1896)
Apr 16th - Caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), (d. 1864)
Apr 20th - Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)
Apr 26th - Martha Finley, children's book author
Apr 29th - Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer [or 1883]
May 15th - Gottfried Herrmann, composer
May 15th - Michael William Balfe, composer
May 17th - Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, composer
May 19th - Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
May 22nd - G de Nerval, writer
May 30th - Joaquim Casimiro Jr, composer
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis (Jun 3rd) Jun 3rd - Jefferson F Davis, Fairview Kentucky, President of Confederate States of America (1861-5)
Jun 10th - Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card)
Jun 11th - Charles Henry Poor, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
Jun 17th - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845)
Jun 20th - Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
Jun 24th - Anna Caroline Oury, composer
Jun 27th - Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)
Jun 28th - Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politican
Jul 9th - Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)
Jul 10th - Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
Jul 15th - Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851)
Jul 15th - Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster)
Jul 21st - Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and politician (d. 1864)
Jul 28th - Charles Lucas, composer
Jul 31st - Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer
Aug 1st - Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 3rd - Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
Aug 9th - William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Aug 10th - Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
Aug 19th - James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer
Aug 24th - Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
Aug 24th - Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
Aug 29th - Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
Aug 30th - Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)
Sep 6th - Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)
Sep 15th - Louis Clapisson, composer
Sep 30th - Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)
Oct 1st - Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer
Oct 5th - Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
Oct 5th - Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands)
Oct 6th - Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63)
Oct 12th - John Liptrot Hatton, composer
Oct 13th - Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1868)
Oct 20th - Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
Oct 24th - Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer
Oct 24th - Carl Bernhard von Cotta, Meiningen, Germany, German geologist
Nov 1st - John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887)
Nov 2nd - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
Nov 17th - Alberich Zwyssig, composer
Nov 18th - Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer
Nov 22nd - Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)
Nov 27th - Hugh Weedon Mercer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
Dec 4th - Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
Dec 6th - Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)
Dec 6th - Johann Christian Gebauer, composer
Dec 7th - Hugh McCulloch, US Secy of Treasury
Dec 20th - Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1887)
Dec 22nd - Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
Dec 23rd - Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
Dec 25th - Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1890)
Dec 26th - Albert Grisar, composer
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson (Dec 29th) Dec 29th - Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)
Dec 29th - Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member

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