Famous People Born in 1821

  • Jan 4 John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Jan 7 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brigadier General (Confed Army), (d. 1891)

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Jan 8 James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 12 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
  • Jan 15 Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Jan 21 John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
  • Jan 27 John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)
  • Jan 29 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • Feb 1 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer

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Feb 3 Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

  • Feb 10 William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brigadier General, (d. 1864))
  • Feb 11 Hermann Allmers, writer
  • Feb 11 Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
  • Feb 15 Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
  • Feb 16 Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
  • Feb 17 Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
  • Feb 19 Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
  • Feb 21 Charles Scribner, US, music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
  • Mar 1 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)

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Mar 12 John Abbott, 3rd Canadian Prime Minister (1891-92), born in Saint-Andre, Quebec (d. 1893)

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • Mar 12 Luitpold von Bayern, Prince-regent of Bayern
  • Mar 14 Jens Worsaae, Denmark, archaeologist
  • Mar 15 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
  • Mar 15 Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
  • Mar 15 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
  • Mar 16 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • Mar 19 Francis Barretto Spinola, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)

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Mar 19 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1890)

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • Mar 19 William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
  • Mar 23 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
  • Mar 24 Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
  • Mar 24 [George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Mar 26 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • Mar 29 Joshua Thomas Owen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • Apr 3 T. Pelham Dale, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (d. 1892)
  • Apr 4 Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
  • Apr 9 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • Apr 15 Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 16 Ford Maddox Brown, painter
  • Apr 19 Mortimer Dormer Leggett, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Apr 23 Pierre Dupont, song writer
  • May 2 Abram Sanders Piatt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1908)
  • May 8 William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1885)
  • May 11 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • May 16 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • May 17 Sebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (d. 1897)
  • May 21 John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director
  • May 22 Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • May 25 Diederich Krug, composer
  • Jun 2 Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)
  • Jun 4 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)
  • Jun 8 John Dunlap Stevenson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Jun 8 Samuel White Baker, explorer (Ceylon/Egypt), born in London, England
  • Jun 12 Henry Moses Judah, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1866)
  • Jun 13 Albert, duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977)
  • Jun 13 Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox, Asst Secy (Union), (d. 1883)
  • Jun 14 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter
  • Jun 15 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer
  • Jun 16 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine general
  • Jun 27 August Conradi, composer

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Jul 2 Charles Tupper, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 69-day term), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1915)

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • Jul 6 Edward Winston Pettus, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Jul 8 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 10 Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 12 Cesare Dominiceti, composer
  • Jul 12 Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)

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Jul 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general and KKK Grand Wizard, born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 1877)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Jul 16 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of Christian Science (Science & Health), born in Bow, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Jul 18 Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
  • Jul 21 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat

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Jul 24 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • Aug 4 James White, American theologian (d. 1881)

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Aug 4 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • Aug 10 Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • Aug 14 Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 21 William Barksdale, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 24 Emmanuele Muzio, composer
  • Aug 29 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Meylan, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs
  • Aug 30 Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters) (d. 1849)
  • Aug 31 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
  • Sep 8 Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • Sep 17 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
  • Sep 24 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)
  • Sep 26 Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 27 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • Sep 28 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • Oct 2 Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 7 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
  • Oct 11 Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani, composer
  • Oct 11 George Williams, England, founder YMCA

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Oct 13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • Oct 16 Albert Franz Doppler, composer
  • Oct 22 Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • Oct 30 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer
  • Oct 30 Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]
  • Nov 2 Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
  • Nov 9 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, composer

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Nov 11 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • Nov 23 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
  • Nov 30 Gustavus Woodson Smith, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1896)
  • Nov 30 Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1902)
  • Dec 2 Rufus Barringer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Dec 10 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • Dec 12 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
  • Dec 15 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer
  • Dec 17 Frederick West Lander, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Dec 19 Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader
  • Dec 22 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)

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Dec 25 Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912)

Humanitarian Clara Barton
Humanitarian
Clara Barton
  • Dec 27 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, born in Wexford (d. 1896)