Famous People Born in 1824

  • Jan 7 James Morrison Hawes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 Per August Olander, composer
  • Jan 8 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • Jan 13 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
  • Jan 14 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art and music critic (d. 1906)
  • Jan 15 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)

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Jan 21 Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, born in Clarksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Jan 22 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
  • Jan 27 Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
  • Jan 29 Karl von Perfall, composer
  • Feb 3 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, American Brigadier-General (Confederate States Army), born in Marion County, South Carolina (d. 1868)
  • Feb 3 Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • Feb 7 William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • Feb 8 Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Feb 10 Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • Feb 12 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • Feb 14 Winfield Scott Hancock, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)
  • Feb 16 Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • Feb 17 William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in St. Albans, Vermont (d. 1903)
  • Feb 22 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • Feb 23 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • Feb 23 Lewis Cass Hunt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brown County Wisconsin (d. 1886)
  • Feb 24 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 26 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • Feb 28 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, born in St. Omer (d. 1897)
  • Feb 28 John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Mar 2 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • Mar 2 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
  • Mar 2 Henry Beebee Carrington, American lawyer, professor, prolific author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1912)
  • Mar 5 Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • Mar 5 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • Mar 9 Leland Stanford, (Gov/Sen)/found Stanford U
  • Mar 10 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Mar 12 Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
  • Mar 12 Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy, coined "black body" radiation), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1887)
  • Mar 15 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • Mar 15 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • Mar 22 William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 25 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • Mar 29 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • Mar 30 Innis Newton Palmer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1900)
  • Apr 5 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • Apr 20 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 21 Anselmo Clave, composer
  • Apr 24 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • Apr 25 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • Apr 27 William Richard Bexfield, composer
  • May 8 William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
  • May 9 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • May 10 Charles Henry Van Wyck, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1895)
  • May 11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 16 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • May 16 Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)

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May 23 Ambrose Burnside, American soldier, politician and industrialist (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69), born in Liberty, Indiana (d. 1881)

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside
  • May 29 Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 2 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • Jun 3 Charles Kinnaird Graham, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1889)
  • Jun 8 James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • Jun 8 William Montgomery Gardner, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Julius Eichberg, composer
  • Jun 18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 20 George E Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
  • Jun 20 John Tyler Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Jun 22 Frederic Louis Ritter, composer
  • Jun 23 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer

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Jun 26 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1907)

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • Jun 26 Moritz Furstenau, composer
  • Jun 28 Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • Jun 28 William Tatus Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • Jun 29 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • Jul 7 Alfred Pleasonton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Polish-American engineer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland (d. 1887)
  • Jul 10 Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • Jul 11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer
  • Jul 12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Jul 20 Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussian-American political revolutionary and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bromberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1865)
  • Jul 23 Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • Jul 25 Richard James Oglesby, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Oldham County, Kentucky (d. 1899)
  • Jul 30 Eugenio Terziani, composer
  • Aug 1 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
  • Aug 3 William Burnham Woods, American politician, judge, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in
  • Aug 8 Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
  • Aug 9 Simon Goodell Griffin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1887)
  • Aug 14 William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 19 Georg Goltermann, composer
  • Aug 20 Absalom Baird, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1905)
  • Aug 21 John Sanford Mason, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hiram Gregory Berry, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Thomaston, Main (d. 1863)
  • Aug 28 Carel van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician, born in Zevenaar, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • Sep 1 Isaac Hardin Duval, American businessman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 1902)
  • Sep 4 Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer
  • Sep 4 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • Sep 19 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer
  • Sep 21 Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, American Baptist Minister and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Webster, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • Sep 24 Truman Seymour, American artist and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1891)
  • Sep 27 William "Bull" Nelson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 1862)
  • Sep 28 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • Sep 28 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • Sep 30 Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O'Neil (d. 1908)
  • Oct 6 Henry Chadwick, baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book
  • Oct 13 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer
  • Oct 19 Frantisek Pivoda, composer
  • Oct 19 Rufus Saxton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • Oct 23 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Rockport, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Nov 18 Franz Sigel, German teacher, newspaperman, politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Sinsheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Nov 18 Isham Nicholas Hayne, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Dover, Tennessee (d. 1868)
  • Nov 21 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • Nov 24 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Dec 5 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 10 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • Dec 14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Dec 17 John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
  • Dec 17 Manning Ferguson Force, American lawyer, judge and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1899)
  • Dec 17 Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
  • Dec 19 Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • Dec 24 Peter Cornelius, composer
  • Dec 26 Augustus Louis Chetlain, American Major General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1914)