Famous People Born in 1815

  • Jan 1 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
  • Jan 8 George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Jan 9 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • Jan 10 Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)

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Jan 11 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Jan 13 William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 15 Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Jan 16 Adolph Trube, composer
  • Jan 16 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
  • Jan 18 James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • Jan 18 Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), (d. 1873)
  • Jan 18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
  • Jan 21 Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
  • Jan 21 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
  • Jan 28 Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 2 Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Feb 12 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • Feb 18 Henri Leys, Flemish painter
  • Feb 21 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
  • Feb 25 Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 2 Antonio Buzzolla, composer
  • Mar 5 John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
  • Mar 9 David Davis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1886)
  • Mar 13 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
  • Mar 14 Josephine Lang, composer
  • Mar 28 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
  • Mar 30 Wincenty Studzinski, composer

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Apr 1 Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, born in Schönhausen, Prussia (d. 1898)

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • Apr 6 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer
  • Apr 11 Klara Fey, German orchestra leader (Deutscher Arbeiterverein)
  • Apr 12 Henry Hugo Pierson, composer
  • Apr 24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • Apr 24 James Edward Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Apr 28 Andrew Jackson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Apr 29 Abram Duryee, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • May 3 Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist
  • May 5 Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright
  • May 8 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
  • May 18 Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), (d. 1891)
  • May 19 John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1882)
  • May 27 Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
  • Jun 1 Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
  • Jun 2 Philip Kearny, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Jun 3 Martin Edward Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jun 4 Paul Jones Semmes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jun 6 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer
  • Jun 11 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer (d. 1879)
  • Jun 19 John William Glover, composer
  • Jun 19 Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
  • Jul 13 James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
  • Jul 21 Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jul 24 Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]
  • Jul 28 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder
  • Aug 1 Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
  • Aug 2 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
  • Aug 4 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • Aug 5 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
  • Aug 16 John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
  • Aug 19 John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Aug 29 Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
  • Sep 4 Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
  • Sep 4 Mihaly Mosonyi, composer
  • Sep 5 Carl Wilhelm, composer
  • Sep 5 Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Sep 6 John Richardson Liddell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 6 Karol Katski, composer
  • Sep 7 Howell Cobb II, Major General/Secy of Treas (Union), (d. 1868)
  • Sep 7 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (d. 1866)
  • Sep 8 Alexander Ramsey, Gov (Union), (d. 1903)
  • Sep 10 Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 18 Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 29 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
  • Oct 11 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people
  • Oct 12 William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1873)
  • Oct 13 Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist
  • Oct 16 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
  • Oct 17 Emanuel Geibel, writer
  • Oct 23 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
  • Oct 24 John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Oct 25 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer
  • Oct 25 Philipp Fahrbach, composer
  • Oct 29 Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • Oct 29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • Oct 31 Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
  • Nov 1 Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
  • Nov 1 Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Nov 2 George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)
  • Nov 3 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer
  • Nov 3 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), born in Camnish, County Londonderry (d. 1875)

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Nov 12 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist, born in Johnstown, New York (d. 1902)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Nov 15 John Banvard, American painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), (d. 1882)
  • Nov 24 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Nov 24 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • Nov 29 Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Dec 8 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)

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Dec 10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Dec 21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • Dec 22 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
  • Dec 22 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
  • Dec 23 Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
  • Dec 25 Temistocle Solera, composer
  • Dec 26 Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Dec 31 George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1872)