Famous People Born in 1824

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

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Jan 21st Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Jan 22nd Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
  • Jan 27th Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
  • Jan 29th Karl von Perfall, composer
  • Feb 3rd George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3rd Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1868)
  • Feb 3rd Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • Feb 7th William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • Feb 8th Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Feb 10th Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • Feb 12th Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • Feb 14th Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 16th Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • Feb 17th William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Feb 22nd Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • Feb 23rd Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • Feb 23rd Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 24th John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 26th Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • Feb 28th Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
  • Feb 28th John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Mar 2nd Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • Mar 2nd Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
  • Mar 2nd Henry Beebee Carrington, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • Mar 5th Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • Mar 5th James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • Mar 9th Leland Stanford, (Gov/Sen)/found Stanford U
  • Mar 10th Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Mar 12th Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
  • Mar 15th Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • Mar 15th Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • Mar 22nd William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 25th Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • Mar 29th Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • Mar 30th Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 5th Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • Apr 20th Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 21st Anselmo Clave, composer
  • Apr 24th Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • Apr 25th Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • Apr 27th William Richard Bexfield, composer
  • May 8th William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
  • May 9th William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • May 10th Charles Henry Van Wyck, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • May 11th Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 16th Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • May 16th Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
  • May 23rd Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 29th Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 2nd Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • Jun 3rd Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jun 8th James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • Jun 8th William Montgomery Gardner, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13th Julius Eichberg, composer
  • Jun 18th Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 20th George E Street, British (?) architect
  • Jun 20th John Tyler Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Jun 22nd Frederic Louis Ritter, composer
  • Jun 23rd Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer
  • Jun 26th Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)
  • Jun 26th Moritz Furstenau, composer
  • Jun 28th Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • Jun 28th William Tatus Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • Jun 29th Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • Jul 7th Alfred Pleasonton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8th Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 10th Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • Jul 11th Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer
  • Jul 12th Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Jul 20th Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 23rd Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • Jul 25th Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Jul 27th Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • Jul 30th Eugenio Terziani, composer
  • Aug 1st Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
  • Aug 3rd William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 8th Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
  • Aug 9th Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 14th William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 19th Georg Goltermann, composer
  • Aug 20th Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1905)
  • Aug 21st John Sanford Mason, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27th Hiram Gregory Berry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 28th Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
  • Sep 1st Isaac Hardin Duval, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Sep 4th Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer
  • Sep 4th Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 8th Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • Sep 19th Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer
  • Sep 21st Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 24th Truman Seymour, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1891)
  • Sep 27th William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Sep 28th Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • Sep 28th Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • Sep 30th Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O\'Neil (d. 1908)
  • Oct 6th Henry Chadwick, baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book
  • Oct 13th Henry Stephen Cutler, composer
  • Oct 19th Frantisek Pivoda, composer
  • Oct 19th Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1908)
  • Oct 23rd Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Oct 26th Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 29th Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Nov 18th Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Nov 18th Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Nov 21st Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • Nov 24th Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Dec 5th Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 10th George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • Dec 14th Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Dec 17th John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
  • Dec 17th Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 17th Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
  • Dec 19th Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • Dec 24th Peter Cornelius, composer
  • Dec 26th Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)