Famous People Born in 1813

  • Jan 4 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)
  • Jan 4 Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)
  • Jan 4 Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
  • Jan 5 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • Jan 7 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, born in Henderson, Kentucky (d. 1835)
  • Jan 15 James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Glidden, American inventor of 1st commercial usable barbed wire, born in Charlestown, New Hampshire (d. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
  • Jan 20 Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Jan 23 Franz Commer, composer
  • Jan 26 Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876
  • Jan 31 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
  • Feb 8 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist
  • Feb 11 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • Feb 13 Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)
  • Feb 14 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
  • Feb 14 John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • Feb 16 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1892)
  • Feb 16 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer
  • Mar 2 George Alexander Macfarren, composer
  • Mar 4 Wijnand J J Nuijen, romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked)
  • Mar 7 Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
  • Mar 15 John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • Mar 18 Friedrich Hebbel, writer

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Mar 19 David Livingstone, Scottish explorer (found by Stanley in Africa), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1873)

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • Mar 20 Matthias Keller, German hymm writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, Württemberg (d. 1875)
  • Mar 21 James Jesse Strang, King of Mormons on Beaver Is, MI (1850-56)
  • Mar 22 Gabriel Rene Paul, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Mar 26 Thomas West Sherman, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 27 Nathaniel Currier, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • Mar 29 John Letcher, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1884)
  • Apr 14 Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)
  • Apr 17 Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1884)
  • Apr 18 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (d. 1865)
  • Apr 23 Stephen Arnold Douglas, (Little giant), US senator (Lincoln debates)
  • Apr 23 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar (Society of Saint Vincent de Paul) (d. 1853)
  • May 5 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
  • May 6 Joseph Tarr Copeland, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • May 10 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), born in Franklin County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • May 12 Johann Czerski, German chaplin
  • May 15 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, born in Pest (d.1888)

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May 22 Richard Wagner, German composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman), born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (d. 1883)

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • May 23 Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Jun 5 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer
  • Jun 6 Israel Washburn, gov (Union), (d. 1883)
  • Jun 8 David Dixon Porter, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1891)
  • Jun 16 Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)
  • Jun 18 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1887)
  • Jun 24 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Jun 25 William Hugh Keim, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Jul 7 William Scott Ketchum, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1871)
  • Jul 26 Isaac Baumann, Kassel Hesse, Germany, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Jul 28 Alberto Mazzucato, composer
  • Aug 5 Carnot Posey, Confederate brigadier general
  • Aug 5 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
  • Aug 15 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Alvord, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1884)
  • Aug 19 William Henry Fry, composer
  • Aug 21 Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
  • Aug 26 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
  • Aug 30 Princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862
  • Sep 11 Conrad Feger Jackson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Sep 13 John Sedgwick, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Sep 28 Anton Wallerstein, composer
  • Oct 8 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer
  • Oct 9 John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)

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Oct 10 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Oct 12 Lyman Trumbull, MC (Union) (d. 1896)
  • Oct 17 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)

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Oct 23 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer, born in Sabrodt

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Oct 26 Henry Thomas Smart, composer
  • Nov 13 John Wolcott Phelps, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • Nov 13 Peter II Petrovic Njegos, poet/ruler of Montenegro (1830-51)
  • Nov 27 Michele Puccini, composer
  • Nov 29 Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
  • Nov 30 Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan, composer
  • Nov 30 Hermann Kurz, German author/poet
  • Nov 30 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • Dec 2 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
  • Dec 10 Errico Petrella, composer
  • Dec 10 Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)
  • Dec 19 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), born in Belfast (d. 1885)
  • Dec 20 Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)
  • Dec 24 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer
  • Dec 25 Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) (d. 1890)
  • Dec 29 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer