Famous Birthdays for Year 1840

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Birthdays 1 - 101 of 101

Jan 3rd - Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
Jan 5th - John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
Jan 10th - Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)
Jan 18th - Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
Jan 18th - Ernst Rudorff, composer
Jan 21st - Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university
Jan 22nd - Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
Jan 23rd - Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
Feb 2nd - Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
Feb 5th - Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
Feb 5th - John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
Feb 11th - Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), (d. 1884)
Feb 13th - Georg Jacobi, composer
Feb 22nd - F August Bebel, German social-democrat
Feb 23rd - Carl Menger, Austrian economist
Feb 25th - Alexis Hollander, composer
Feb 25th - Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)
Feb 28th - Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
Engineer John Philip HollandEngineer John Philip Holland (Feb 29th) Feb 29th - John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, father of the modern submarine
Mar 5th - Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
Mar 8th - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
Mar 11th - Edmund Kirby Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
Mar 16th - Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
Mar 18th - William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
Mar 20th - Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (d. 1894)
Mar 25th - Myles Keogh, U.S. Soldier in U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment & Irish Soldier of Fortune (d. 1876)
Mar 26th - Carli Zoeller, composer
Mar 26th - George Smith, Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform (script)), born in London, England
Mar 28th - Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)
Mar 31st - John Herbert Kelly, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
Mar 31st - Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground
Apr 2nd - Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
Apr 11th - John Conrad Nordqvist, composer
Apr 12th - Edmond Audran, composer
Apr 19th - Andrea Bezzola, writer
Apr 21st - Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)
Apr 22nd - Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)
Apr 25th - James Dearing, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
Apr 27th - Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7th) May 7th - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk, Russia, composer (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), (d. 1893) [NS]
May 10th - Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
May 11th - Filippo Capocci, composer
May 13th - L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)
May 24th - Frederick Walker, painter
May 29th - Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
Jun 2nd - Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)
Jun 3rd - Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
Jun 6th - John Stainer, composer
Jun 6th - William Francis Bartlett, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Jun 7th - Carlota of Mexico, Brussels, Belgium, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67)
Jun 10th - Thomas Fentress Toon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
Jun 10th - Theodor Philipsen Danish painter (d. 1920)
Jun 11th - Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter/etser
Jun 16th - Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer (d. 1913)
Jun 22nd - Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)
Jun 24th - Louis Brassin, composer
Jul 1st - Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer
Jul 4th - James McGranahan, composer
Jul 12th - Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
Jul 25th - Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution
Jul 27th - Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Aug 1st - Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
Aug 14th - Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
Aug 17th - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
Aug 28th - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
Aug 28th - Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
Sep 2nd - Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
Sep 3rd - Jacob Fabricius, composer
Sep 9th - Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
Sep 14th - George Elbridge Whiting, composer
Sep 21st - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
Sep 26th - Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
Sep 27th - Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)
Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast (Sep 27th) Sep 27th - Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America
Sep 28th - Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
Sep 28th - Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
Sep 30th - Johan Severin Svendsen, composer
Oct 4th - Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer
Oct 5th - Fran Gerbic, composer
Oct 5th - John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
Oct 9th - Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)
Oct 12th - Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)/anti-Russian
Oct 15th - Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
Oct 16th - Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)
Oct 30th - Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
Oct 30th - William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst
Nov 9th - Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)
Sculptor Auguste RodinSculptor Auguste Rodin (Nov 12th) Nov 12th - Auguste Rodin, Meudon, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)
Nov 14th - Claude Monet, Paris, impressionist (Water Lilies), (d. 1926)
Nov 15th - Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]
Nov 16th - Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
Nov 19th - Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Shustyanka near Dvinsk, Russian Biologist who founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and who identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals
Nov 21st - Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia
Nov 25th - Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
Nov 27th - Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [OS=11/15]
Nov 30th - Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)
Dec 4th - Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], Fort Robinson Nebraska, Oglala Sioux chief (Battle of the Little Bighorn)
Dec 7th - Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)
Native American War Leader Crazy HorseNative American War Leader Crazy Horse (Dec 4th) Dec 11th - Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
Dec 17th - Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer
Dec 21st - Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)

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