Famous Birthdays for Year 1839

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Birthdays 1 - 84 of 84

Jan 4th - Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896)
Jan 9th - John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer
Jan 11th - Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar
Jan 14th - Emil Bohn, composer
Jan 19th - Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
Jan 19th - Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)
Jan 25th - Seldon Connor, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1917)
Feb 1st - James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
Feb 7th - Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
Feb 9th - Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
Feb 11th - Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist
Feb 20th - Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
Feb 22nd - Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
Mar 3rd - Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
Mar 8th - James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
Mar 9th - Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1928)
French Painter Paul CézanneFrench Painter Paul Cézanne (Jan 19th) Mar 9th - Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
Mar 10th - Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer
Mar 16th - René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
Mar 17th - Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
Mar 18th - Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
Mar 21st - Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Karevo, Russian composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS]
Mar 25th - William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind
Mar 27th - John Ballance, Glenavy, Ulster, Ireland, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party
Mar 31st - Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)
Apr 5th - Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, African American congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
Apr 5th - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer
Apr 12th - Victorin de Joncieres, composer
Apr 18th - Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer
Apr 18th - Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
Apr 20th - Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
Apr 22nd - August W Eichler, German botanist
Apr 26th - Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
May 1st - Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)
May 8th - Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer
May 8th - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920)
May 19th - Alice Mary Smith, composer
May 25th - John Eliot, English meteorologist
May 27th - Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
May 29th - Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
Jun 3rd - Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)
Jun 10th - Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
Jun 17th - Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931)
Jun 18th - William Henry Seward Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1920)
Jun 21st - Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer (Epitaph of a small winner)
Jun 21st - Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician
Jun 21st - John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
Jun 21st - Machado de Assis, writer
Jun 24th - Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller (Jul 8th) Jul 8th - John D. Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)
Jul 9th - Carl Baermann, composer
Jul 10th - Adolphus Busch, German-born brewer (d. 1913)
Jul 14th - Edward Sydney Smith, composer
Jul 16th - Philipus J Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist
Jul 17th - Friedrich Gernsheim, composer
Jul 17th - Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
Jul 25th - Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873)
Aug 4th - Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
Aug 8th - Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1925)
Aug 10th - Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
Aug 15th - Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
Aug 17th - Hubert Platt Main, composer
Aug 17th - Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher
Aug 19th - Oskar Brefeld, German botanist
Aug 24th - Eduard Napravnik, composer
Aug 27th - Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1881)
Aug 30th - Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
Sep 2nd - Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
Sep 10th - Isaac Kauffman Funk, US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
Sep 10th - Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
Sep 25th - Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)
Sep 25th - [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
Sep 28th - Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
Oct 2nd - Hans Thoma, painter
Oct 21st - Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)
Oct 30th - Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter
Nov 7th - Henry Holmes, composer
Nov 16th - Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
Nov 18th - August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)
Nov 20th - Christian Wilberg, German painter (d. 1882)
Nov 25th - Stanislaw Duniecki, composer
Nov 29th - Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)
Union General George Armstrong CusterUnion General George Armstrong Custer (Dec 5th) Dec 5th - George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
Dec 7th - Redvers H Buller, English general/large landowner: Natal

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