Famous People Born in 1832

  • Jan 4 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • Jan 6 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • Jan 7 James Munro, Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 9 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Jan 12 Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 13 Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Jan 19 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • Jan 19 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer

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Jan 23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • Jan 24 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jan 26 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

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Jan 27 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 28 Franz Wullner, composer
  • Jan 30 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • Feb 6 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Feb 16 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • Feb 26 John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
  • Feb 27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • Mar 1 Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer
  • Mar 7 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Mar 10 William Henry Penrose, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Mar 11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • Mar 11 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 12 Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts
  • Mar 13 Alberto Randegger, composer
  • Mar 16 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • Mar 17 Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • Mar 17 Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 4 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • Apr 5 Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman
  • Apr 8 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • Apr 13 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
  • Apr 13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)
  • Apr 14 James Hewett Ledlie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Apr 15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • Apr 16 John A Neuhuys, painter
  • Apr 19 Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
  • Apr 19 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)
  • Apr 22 Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day
  • May 5 H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
  • May 7 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 3 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer
  • Jun 10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • Jun 10 Nikolaus A Otto, German technician (gas motor, otto motor)
  • Jun 17 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
  • Jun 24 Edward Harland, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)

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Jul 6 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • Jul 10 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • Jul 11 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
  • Jul 17 Johan August Soderman, composer
  • Jul 21 Henrietta Marie Morse King, cattlewoman
  • Jul 24 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
  • Jul 25 Simon Hassler, composer
  • Aug 2 Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)
  • Aug 3 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • Aug 11 Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 12 Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
  • Aug 16 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
  • Aug 20 Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, (d. 1913)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Chambers, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 27 James Alexander Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Sep 4 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
  • Sep 10 Randall Lee Gibson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Sep 16 George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 20 Johann Joseph Abert, composer
  • Sep 21 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer
  • Sep 21 Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1893)
  • Sep 25 William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper"
  • Sep 26 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer
  • Sep 30 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • Oct 1 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st wife of Benjamin Harrison
  • Oct 1 Henry Clay Work, composer
  • Oct 2 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • Oct 2 Julius von Sachs, botanist and naturalist
  • Oct 4 William Griggs, inventor (photo chromo lithography)
  • Oct 10 Theodore Shelton Bowers, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1866)
  • Oct 12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
  • Oct 15 Henry Harrison Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • Oct 16 George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
  • Oct 20 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (d. 1894)
  • Oct 22 August Labitzky, composer
  • Oct 22 Leopold Damrosch, composer
  • Nov 1 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • Nov 5 William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, educator/1st president of Cornell
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • Nov 11 Paolo Giorza, composer
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)
  • Nov 26 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)

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Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • Dec 1 Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Dec 8 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
  • Dec 12 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
  • Dec 14 Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)

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Dec 15 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • Dec 19 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
  • Dec 21 John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • Dec 22 Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1865)
  • Dec 27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)