Famous People Born in 1827

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  • Jan 1 William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 2 Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  • Jan 6 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 6 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
  • Jan 7 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
  • Jan 21 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
  • Jan 23 Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • Feb 1 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • Feb 2 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Feb 2 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • Feb 10 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • Feb 19 Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1855)
  • Feb 20 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • Feb 22 James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 24 Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Feb 27 Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 7 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Mar 8 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
  • Mar 11 Septimus Winner, composer
  • Mar 12 John Robert Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Mar 12 William Richard Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 19 Alexander Shaler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1911)
  • Mar 26 Emanuel Kania, composer
  • Apr 2 William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)
  • Apr 5 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • Apr 8 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
  • Apr 10 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
  • Apr 12 Edward Mollenhauer, composer
  • Apr 14 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • Apr 15 Julius Tausch, composer
  • Apr 16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • Apr 17 French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
  • Apr 20 John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Apr 22 William Hopkins Morris, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Apr 23 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
  • Apr 26 Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 4 John Hanning Speke, British explorer (d. 1864)
  • May 7 Francis Engle Patterson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • May 11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • May 16 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
  • May 19 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • May 21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
  • May 27 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
  • May 29 Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • Jun 5 Beverly Holcombe Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 12 Johanna Spyri, Hirzel Switzerland, Swiss children's author (Heidi) (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • Jul 7 James Murrell Shackelford, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 7 William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 17 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
  • Jul 18 Pierre L Goossens, archbishop of Mechelen/Cardinal
  • Jul 19 Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
  • Jul 23 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
  • Jul 24 Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • Aug 5 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • Aug 20 Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
  • Aug 22 Edouard Silas, composer
  • Aug 22 Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • Aug 24 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • Aug 28 Teresa Milanollo, composer
  • Aug 28 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • Sep 1 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • Sep 5 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • Sep 6 John Morrison Oliver, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 8 Emil Naumann, composer
  • Sep 16 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
  • Sep 21 Michael Corcoran, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Sep 22 John Grubb Parke, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Sep 24 Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Sep 30 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • Sep 30 Kenner Garrard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • Sep 30 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • Oct 2 Edmund Jackson Davis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Oct 6 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • Oct 14 James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Oct 14 Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque
  • Oct 21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • Oct 29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • Oct 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)
  • Nov 10 Alfred Howe Terry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Nov 12 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer (d. 1885)
  • Nov 14 Isaac Wistar, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Nov 16 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • Nov 17 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • Nov 19 Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Nov 26 Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)

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Nov 26 Ellen G. White, American religious leader (Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Gorham, Maine

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  • Nov 30 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer/senator
  • Nov 30 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)
  • Dec 10 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)
  • Dec 16 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
  • Dec 23 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
  • Dec 28 Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General (Union), (d. 1862)