Famous People Born in January 1823

  • Jan 1 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • Jan 3 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • Jan 4 Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
  • Jan 4 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1917)
  • Jan 5 William Rockstro, composer

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Jan 8 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of evolution through natural selection, born in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1913)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Jan 21 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
  • Jan 27 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • Jan 29 Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)