Famous People Born in 1812

  • Jan 6 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
  • Jan 8 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer
  • Jan 8 William Henry Holmes, composer
  • Jan 10 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • Jan 13 Humphrey Marshall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • Jan 13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
  • Jan 14 Carl Gradener, composer
  • Jan 15 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
  • Jan 20 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 20 Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
  • Jan 31 John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), (d. 1883)

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Feb 7 Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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Feb 11 Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, (d. 1883)

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
  • Feb 11 Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • Feb 14 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
  • Feb 15 Charles Lewis Tiffany, Killingly Ct, jeweler (Tiffany)
  • Feb 16 Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
  • Feb 19 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), born in Macerata (d. 1885)
  • Feb 29 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer
  • Feb 29 Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880, also on 29 February)
  • Mar 1 Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
  • Mar 6 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking
  • Mar 9 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer
  • Mar 10 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
  • Mar 11 James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1887)
  • Mar 11 William Vincent Wallace, composer
  • Mar 16 Henry Dwight Terry, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • Mar 20 George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Mar 22 Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
  • Apr 2 Louise-Marie of France, queen of Belgium (d. 1850)
  • Apr 3 Louisa Maria, Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I)
  • Apr 6 Aaron Bernstein, writer
  • Apr 6 Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer
  • Apr 6 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)
  • Apr 9 Randolph Barnes Marcy, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1887)
  • Apr 15 Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
  • Apr 22 Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)
  • Apr 23 Louis-Antoine Julien, conductor
  • Apr 26 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
  • Apr 27 Friedrich von Flotow, composer
  • Apr 27 William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
  • Apr 28 Daniel Henry Rucker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1910)
  • Apr 30 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe
  • May 6 Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, Abolitionist and Physician (1st African American major in US Army)

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May 7 Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England

  • May 12 Edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
  • May 12 Louis Ludwig Blenker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • May 17 Joseph Warren Revere, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1880)
  • May 19 Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • May 20 Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer
  • May 23 Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
  • May 30 John Alexander McClernand, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jun 3 Pieter Mijer, Dutch gov-gen of Neth Indies (1866-72)
  • Jun 7 Theophilus Toulmin Garrard, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Jun 8 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germany, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
  • Jun 8 Spyridon Xyndas, composer
  • Jun 9 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens)
  • Jun 9 Johann G Galle, German astronomer (discovered Neptune)
  • Jun 12 Edmond H├ębert, French geologist (d. 1890)
  • Jun 14 Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (d. 1881)
  • Jun 18 Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
  • Jun 21 Moses Hess, Jewish socialist and nationalist (d. 1875)
  • Jun 27 John Pike Hullah, composer
  • Jun 28 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter
  • Jul 1 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dutch genealogist/heraldicus
  • Jul 15 Benno Adam, animal painter
  • Jul 15 James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
  • Jul 27 Thomas Lanier Clingman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 8 John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Aug 25 Percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • Sep 12 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)
  • Sep 18 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)
  • Sep 29 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, born in Rostock
  • Oct 20 Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer
  • Nov 2 Abraham I van Lier, theater director (Gran Theatre-van Lier)
  • Nov 4 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/East poet (Lettere a Maria)
  • Nov 9 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame)
  • Nov 14 Maria Christina of Savoy, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1836)
  • Nov 18 Jesse Johnson Finley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Nov 19 Karl Schwarz, German theologian (d. 1885)
  • Nov 28 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer
  • Dec 4 Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Dec 6 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
  • Dec 14 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
  • Dec 15 Isidor Dannstrom, composer
  • Dec 16 William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Dec 18 Wiktor Kazynski, composer
  • Dec 20 Achille Peri, composer
  • Dec 22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Romeo & Juliet)
  • Dec 23 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
  • Dec 23 William Hauser, composer
  • Dec 24 Henry Russell, composer
  • Dec 24 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • Dec 26 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer
  • Dec 28 Julius Reitz, composer