Famous People Born in 1816

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  • Jan 7 Stephen Miller, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 9 John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln during US Civil War (d. 1889)
  • Jan 11 Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (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 Hanover Germany, stage magician
  • Jan 26 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jan 30 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (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), (d. 1880)

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  • Mar 12 David Stuart, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (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, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • 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, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • May 14 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
  • May 16 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1886)
  • May 24 Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • May 24 Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, (d. 1894))
  • Jun 4 Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union)
  • Jun 11 Robert Huston Milroy, Major General (Union volunteers), (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, Gen (Union volunteers), (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
  • Jul 21 Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, founded Reuters news service
  • Jul 23 Charlotte Sanders Cushman, US, actress (Lady MacBeth)
  • Jul 25 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
  • Jul 31 George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • Aug 3 John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 4 Israel Vogdes, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (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 (d. 1856)
  • Aug 24 Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
  • Sep 1 Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • Sep 4 Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
  • Sep 6 Francis Stebbins Bartow, Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Sep 11 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (d. 1888)
  • Sep 15 Edward Wolff, composer
  • Sep 23 Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), (d. 1887)
  • Sep 23 Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Oct 4 Egbert Benson Brown, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Oct 6 William Batchelder Bradbury, composer
  • Oct 15 Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), (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, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (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)
  • Dec 13 E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor
  • Dec 18 Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • Dec 27 Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Dec 29 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)