Famous People Born in 1816

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  • Jan 7 Stephen Miller, American politician (Governor of Minnesota) Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Perry County, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)
  • Jan 9 John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln during US Civil War (1863-1865), born in Brookfield, New York (d. 1889)
  • Jan 11 Fitz Henry Warren, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Brimfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • Jan 15 Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • Jan 19 Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 23 Carl Herrmann, near stage magician, born in Hanover, Germany
  • Jan 26 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jan 30 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, American politician, Major General (Union Army), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • Feb 17 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer
  • Feb 17 Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
  • Feb 20 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
  • Mar 2 Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)

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Mar 7 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre), born in Ireland (d. 1880)

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James Donnelly
  • Mar 12 David Stuart, American politician, Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1868)
  • Mar 14 Montgomery Dent Corse, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Mar 19 Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer
  • Mar 27 George Elvey, composer
  • Mar 29 James Gallant Spears, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee (d. 1869)
  • Mar 29 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, born in Chamdo (d. 1837)
  • Apr 5 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
  • Apr 8 Frederick William Burton, painter
  • Apr 13 William Sterndale Bennett, composer
  • Apr 16 Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 17 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)

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Apr 21 Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire

  • Apr 21 Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army, (d. 1874)
  • Apr 22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • Apr 22 Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general
  • May 3 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1892)
  • May 14 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
  • May 16 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1886)
  • May 24 Emanuel Leutze, American painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • May 24 Robert Seaman Granger, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • Jun 4 Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union)
  • Jun 11 Robert Huston Milroy, American Major General (Union Army), born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1890)
  • Jun 19 William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • Jun 28 Jacob P P baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
  • Jul 4 Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
  • Jul 7 Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, American General (Union Army), born in Natick, Massachusetts on (d. 1889)
  • Jul 11 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
  • Jul 13 Gustav Freytag, writer
  • Jul 14 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
  • Jul 20 William Bowman, English anatomist, born in Nantwich, Cheshire (d. 1892)
  • Jul 21 Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, German-born founder of Reuters news service, born in Kassel (d. 1899)
  • Jul 23 Charlotte Saunders Cushman, American actress (Lady MacBeth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • Jul 25 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
  • Jul 31 George Henry Thomas, American Major General (Union Army), born in Newsoms, Virginia (d. 1870)
  • Aug 3 John Eugene Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1897)
  • Aug 4 Israel Vogdes, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Robinson, composer
  • Aug 19 Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs

  • Aug 21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • Aug 24 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)
  • Sep 1 Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • Sep 4 Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
  • Sep 6 Francis Stebbins Bartow, Confederate colonel, born in Chatham County, Georgia (d. 1861)
  • Sep 11 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), born in Weimar, German Confederation (d. 1888)
  • Sep 15 Edward Wolff, composer
  • Sep 23 Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), (d. 1887)
  • Sep 23 Julius White, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cazenovia, New York (d. 1890)
  • Oct 4 Egbert Benson Brown, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownsville, New York (d. 1902)
  • Oct 6 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, born in York, Maine (d. 1868)
  • Oct 15 Amiel Weeks Whipple, American Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • Oct 16 William Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • Oct 29 Ferdinand II AFA, king of Portugal
  • Nov 3 Jubal Anderson Early, Lt General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Nov 4 William Polk Hardeman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • Nov 4 Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)
  • Nov 14 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Bennett Plummer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Barre, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • Nov 17 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • Nov 26 William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Nov 29 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)
  • Nov 29 Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • Dec 6 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Dec 8 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)
  • Dec 13 Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)

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Dec 13 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (siemens electrical conductance unit and Siemens corporation), born in Lenthe, German Confederation

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • Dec 18 Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • Dec 27 Eliakim Parker Scammon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Whitefield, Maine (d. 1894)
  • Dec 29 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)