Famous People Born in 1816

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  • Jan 7th Stephen Miller, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 9th John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) (d. 1889)
  • Jan 11th Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Jan 15th Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • Jan 19th Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 23rd Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
  • Jan 26th Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jan 30th Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 17th Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer
  • Feb 17th Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
  • Feb 20th Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
  • Mar 2nd Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)

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

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  • Mar 12th David Stuart, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Mar 14th Montgomery Dent Corse, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Mar 19th Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer
  • Mar 27th George Elvey, composer
  • Mar 29th James Gallant Spears, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • Apr 5th Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
  • Apr 8th Frederick William Burton, painter
  • Apr 13th William Sterndale Bennett, composer
  • Apr 16th Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 17th Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)

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

  • Apr 21st Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army, (d. 1874)
  • Apr 22nd Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • Apr 22nd Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general
  • May 3rd Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • May 14th Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
  • May 16th Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1886)
  • May 24th Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • May 24th Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, (d. 1894))
  • Jun 4th Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union)
  • Jun 11th Robert Huston Milroy, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Jun 19th William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • Jun 28th Jacob P P baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
  • Jul 4th Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
  • Jul 7th Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Jul 11th French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
  • Jul 13th Gustav Freytag, writer
  • Jul 14th Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
  • Jul 20th William Bowman, English anatomist
  • Jul 21st Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, founded Reuters news service
  • Jul 23rd Charlotte Sanders Cushman, US, actress (Lady MacBeth)
  • Jul 25th Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
  • Jul 31st George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • Aug 3rd John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 4th Israel Vogdes, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Aug 16th Joseph Robinson, composer
  • Aug 19th Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs
  • Aug 21st Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)
  • Aug 24th Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
  • Sep 1st Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • Sep 4th Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
  • Sep 6th Francis Stebbins Bartow, Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Sep 11th Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (d. 1888)
  • Sep 15th Edward Wolff, composer
  • Sep 23rd Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), (d. 1887)
  • Sep 23rd Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Oct 4th Egbert Benson Brown, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Oct 6th William Batchelder Bradbury, composer
  • Oct 15th Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 16th William Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • Oct 29th Ferdinand II AFA, king of Portugal
  • Nov 3rd Jubal Anderson Early, Lt General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Nov 4th William Polk Hardeman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • Nov 4th Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)
  • Nov 14th John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • Nov 15th Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Nov 17th August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • Nov 26th William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Nov 29th Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)
  • Nov 29th Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • Dec 6th Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Dec 8th August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)
  • Dec 13th Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • Dec 13th E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor
  • Dec 18th Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • Dec 27th Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Dec 29th Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)