Famous People Born in April 1820

  • Apr 4 Charles Devens Jr, American lawyer, jurist, statesman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • Apr 5 Nadar, [FĂ©lix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
  • Apr 14 Harry Thompson Hays, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Apr 15 Evander McNair, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Apr 16 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist
  • Apr 17 Gottfried Conradi, composer

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Apr 17 Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), born in New York City, New York

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • Apr 26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 27 Herbert Spencer, Derby England, Victorian philosopher (Social Statics)