Famous People Born in 1818

  • Jan 11 John Reese Kenly, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1891)
  • Jan 14 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • Jan 17 Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
  • Jan 18 Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
  • Jan 28 George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), (d. 1905)
  • Jan 31 William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • Feb 6 William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), (d. 1901)
  • Feb 8 Austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 10 Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1897)
  • Feb 12 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)

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Feb 14 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave (exact birth year unknown), born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1895)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • Feb 23 Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
  • Mar 6 William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • Mar 10 George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1867)
  • Mar 11 John Wilkins Whitfield, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 12 John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 13 Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897)
  • Mar 15 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • Mar 22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • Mar 23 Don Carlos Buell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lowell, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • Mar 25 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, American Major General (Union Army), born in North Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • Mar 27 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer
  • Mar 28 Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Apr 4 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
  • Apr 5 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Perry, New York (d. 1907)
  • Apr 6 Francis Henry Brown, composer
  • Apr 6 Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
  • Apr 8 Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
  • Apr 14 Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
  • Apr 20 Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
  • Apr 22 Cadwallader Colden Washburn, American Major General (Union Army), born in Livermore, Maine (d. 1882)
  • Apr 23 James Anthony Froude, historian
  • Apr 23 John Gill Shorter, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1872)
  • Apr 25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer
  • Apr 29 Alexander II N Romanov, Tsar of Russia (1855-81)
  • May 1 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet

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May 5 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), born in Trier, Prussia (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • May 20 William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)
  • May 25 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
  • May 27 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
  • May 28 Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, US Confederate gen (Hero of Sumter)
  • May 31 John Albion Andrew, Gov (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Jun 3 Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)
  • Jun 17 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 17 Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III
  • Jun 21 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Jun 21 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • Jun 23 Simon Vissering, Dutch economist/minister of Finances (1879-81)
  • Jun 30 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)
  • Jul 1 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
  • Jul 6 Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)

  • Jul 10 John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 14 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1861)
  • Jul 15 Heinrich Esser, composer
  • Jul 18 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
  • Jul 24 Felix Godefroid, composer

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Jul 30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

  • Jul 30 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
  • Jul 31 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer
  • Aug 1 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island
  • Aug 2 [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
  • Aug 3 HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)
  • Aug 4 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, American lawyer politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Stanford, Kentucky (d. 1869)
  • Aug 7 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
  • Aug 13 Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association)
  • Aug 18 William Farquhar Barry, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1879)
  • Aug 23 Rufus Ingalls, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Denmark, Maine (d. 1893)
  • Aug 30 Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (1876-78), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • Sep 7 Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • Sep 12 Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor (hand-cranked machine gun), born in Hertford County, North Carolina (d. 1903)
  • Sep 13 Olivier Gloux, [Aimard], Fren world explorer/writer (Grande Flibuste)
  • Sep 16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)
  • Sep 18 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 4 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier
  • Oct 6 Joseph Rummel, composer
  • Oct 8 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician, born in Sevier County, Tennessee (d. 1905)
  • Oct 15 Irvin McDowell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1885)
  • Oct 18 Edward Otho Cresap Ord, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Cumberland, Maryland (d. 1883)
  • Oct 22 Leconte de Lisle, writer
  • Oct 25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
  • Oct 26 Stefano Golinelli, composer
  • Nov 3 Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, American Brigadier General (Union Army) born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1891)
  • Nov 4 Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Nov 5 Benjamin Franklin Butler, American Major General (Union Army), born in Deerfield, New Hampshire (d. 1893)
  • Nov 6 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25]
  • Nov 7 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
  • Nov 9 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • Nov 22 Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Louis Lacombe, composer
  • Nov 29 George Brown, Canadian publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)
  • Dec 4 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Dec 12 Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)

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Dec 13 Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1882)

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Dec 21 Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
  • Dec 21 Lewis H Morgan, American etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)
  • Dec 23 David Addison Weisiger, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 24 James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)
  • Dec 30 James Cantey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1874)
  • Dec 31 Maria Gartmann, Dutch actress, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1885)