Famous People Born in 1821

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 2nd 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 6th Edward Winston Pettus, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Jul 8th William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 10th Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 12th Cesare Dominiceti, composer
  • Jul 12th Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)

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Jul 13th 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 16th 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 18th Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
  • Jul 21st Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat

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Jul 24th 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 4th James White, American theologian (d. 1881)

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Aug 4th 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 10th Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • Aug 14th Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 21st William Barksdale, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 24th Emmanuele Muzio, composer
  • Aug 29th 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 30th Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters) (d. 1849)
  • Aug 31st Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
  • Sep 8th Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • Sep 17th Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
  • Sep 24th Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)
  • Sep 26th Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 27th Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • Sep 28th Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • Oct 2nd Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 7th Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7th William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
  • Oct 11th Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani, composer
  • Oct 11th George Williams, England, founder YMCA

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Oct 13th Rudolf Virchow, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia, German politician/anthropologist/pathologist (cell pathology), (d. 1902)

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

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Nov 11th Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

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

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

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