Famous People Born in 1819

  • Jan 1st Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
  • Jan 1st George Foster Shepley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Jan 3rd Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 3rd Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
  • Jan 6th Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • Jan 9th James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • Jan 12th Zealous Bates Tower, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Jan 14th Fabio Campana, composer
  • Jan 14th Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Jan 26th Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]
  • Feb 1st Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • Feb 4th Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
  • Feb 8th John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)
  • Feb 10th Richard Storrs Willis, composer
  • Feb 11th Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
  • Feb 14th James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1878)
  • Feb 14th Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter
  • Feb 18th Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
  • Feb 19th Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • Feb 20th Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
  • Feb 22nd Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
  • Feb 22nd James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
  • Mar 4th Charles Oberthur, composer
  • Mar 11th Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 11th Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • Mar 19th David Henry Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • Mar 22nd William Wirt Adams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Mar 26th Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer
  • Mar 26th Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist
  • Mar 28th Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891)
  • Mar 29th Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well
  • Mar 29th Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations)
  • Mar 31st Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901)
  • Apr 4th Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
  • Apr 6th Johann A H Scheler, Belgian librarian
  • Apr 7th Hubert Leonard, composer
  • Apr 14th Charles Halle, pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orch)
  • Apr 18th Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban Revolutionary (d. 1874)
  • Apr 18th Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (d. 1895)
  • Apr 28th Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
  • May 1st William Steele, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • May 3rd Nicola De Giosa, composer
  • May 5th Stanislaw Moniuszko, Polish composer
  • May 15th Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 16th Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1898)
  • May 17th Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer
  • May 18th Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1885)

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May 24th Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (d. 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • May 27th Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
  • May 28th William Birney, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1907)
  • May 30th William McMurdo, British army officer (d. 1894)

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May 31st Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass), born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

  • Jun 3rd Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • Jun 3rd Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer
  • Jun 5th John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune)
  • Jun 6th William Howard Glover, composer
  • Jun 10th J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • Jun 12th Charles Kingsley, [Parson Lot], Engl vicar/historian (Westward Ho!)
  • Jun 14th Henry J. Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • Jun 20th Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jun 26th Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26]
  • Jun 27th Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer
  • Jun 30th William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81)
  • Jul 2nd Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
  • Jul 2nd Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)
  • Jul 3rd Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer
  • Jul 4th Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), (d. 1885)
  • Jul 6th Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 8th Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Jul 8th Vatroslav Lisinski, composer
  • Jul 8th Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)
  • Jul 9th Elias Howe, Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
  • Jul 19th Gottfried Keller, writer
  • Jul 20th Paul Henrion, composer

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Aug 1st Herman Melville, author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd),born in New York City (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • Aug 6th Samuel Powhatan Carter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 8th Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) (d. 1897)
  • Aug 9th William Thomas Green Morton, dentist, used ether (HOF 1920)
  • Aug 9th Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)
  • Aug 12th Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Aug 13th George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
  • Aug 17th James Henry Van Alen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Aug 18th Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876)
  • Aug 25th Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency
  • Aug 26th Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria
  • Sep 6th Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer
  • Sep 6th Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)
  • Sep 6th William Starke Rosecrans, Mjr General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 7th Jean E "Adriaan" van Bevervoorde, journalist (History of Holland)
  • Sep 9th Martin Luther Smith, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • Sep 13th Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
  • Sep 14th Henry Jackson Hunt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1889)
  • Sep 17th Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)
  • Sep 17th Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)
  • Sep 17th Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st US Vice President (D); died in office in 1885
  • Sep 21st Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)
  • Sep 22nd Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
  • Sep 23rd Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)
  • Sep 28th Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
  • Oct 2nd George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
  • Oct 6th Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer
  • Oct 9th Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Oct 10th Zebulon York, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • Oct 15th Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliography/literary
  • Oct 16th Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886)
  • Oct 19th Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)
  • Oct 20th Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)
  • Oct 20th Karol Mikuli, composer
  • Oct 20th The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
  • Oct 23rd Isac Baker Woodbury, composer
  • Oct 25th Zachariah Cantey Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1882)
  • Nov 5th Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer
  • Nov 10th Cyrus West Field, financier/success of 1st transatlantic cable
  • Nov 22nd George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)
  • Nov 23rd Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • Nov 23rd Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him)
  • Dec 13th Edwin George Monk, composer
  • Dec 16th Robert Selden Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Dec 17th Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • Dec 18th Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
  • Dec 19th James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Dec 20th John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)
  • Dec 22nd Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
  • Dec 22nd Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
  • Dec 23rd Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  • Dec 26th E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
  • Dec 30th John White Geary, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • Dec 30th Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)