Famous People Born in 1842

  • Jan 2 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
  • Jan 4 Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 6 Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
  • Jan 7 Johan Lindegren, composer

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Jan 11 William James, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism), born in NYC, New York

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Jan 12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • Jan 15 Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
  • Jan 15 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
  • Jan 18 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  • Jan 22 Charles Henri Marechal, composer
  • Feb 2 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
  • Feb 3 Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 4 Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary historian and critic
  • Feb 4 Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
  • Feb 7 Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  • Feb 22 Carl Rosa, Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company)
  • Feb 22 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
  • Feb 23 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
  • Feb 24 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
  • Feb 25 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • Feb 26 Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
  • Mar 1 Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
  • Mar 2 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • Mar 7 Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist
  • Mar 10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
  • Mar 18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • Mar 22 Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer
  • Mar 22 Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer
  • Mar 28 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)
  • Mar 30 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher
  • Apr 3 Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Apr 4 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • Apr 14 Sven August Korling, composer
  • Apr 17 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (d. 1911)
  • Apr 18 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)
  • Apr 25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
  • Apr 28 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Brazil (1870-89)
  • Apr 29 Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
  • May 5 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer
  • May 8 Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist
  • May 12 Jules Emile Fred Massenet, Montaud France, composer (Manon, Le Cid)
  • May 13 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S Pinafore), born in London (d. 1900)
  • Jun 2 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • Jun 6 James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor (Amer Acad of Dramatic Art)
  • Jun 8 John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
  • Jun 11 Alfred, Liechtenstein noble/politician
  • Jun 11 Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
  • Jun 12 Rikard Nordraak, composer
  • Jun 19 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer

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Jun 24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Jun 29 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)
  • Jul 4 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal
  • Jul 4 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • Jul 26 Alfred Marshall, economist, born in London, England
  • Aug 14 Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author
  • Aug 16 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
  • Aug 24 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)
  • Aug 26 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
  • Aug 28 Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 29 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler)
  • Aug 30 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer
  • Aug 30 Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
  • Sep 5 Louis F J Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare)
  • Sep 7 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player
  • Sep 13 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer
  • Sep 13 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920)
  • Sep 20 James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)
  • Sep 21 Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
  • Sep 23 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • Sep 27 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)
  • Oct 1 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)
  • Oct 14 Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • Oct 24 Josef Nesvera, composer
  • Oct 27 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)
  • Oct 28 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
  • Oct 28 Charles Boissevain, editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908)
  • Nov 2 Otto Reubke, German composer, brother of Julius Reubke (d. 1913)
  • Nov 4 William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • Nov 14 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
  • Nov 22 Anna S Barbiers, actress (Uncle Tom)
  • Nov 23 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
  • Dec 3 Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres)
  • Dec 3 Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)
  • Dec 3 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • Dec 7 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen)
  • Dec 9 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
  • Dec 15 Henry Gadsby, composer
  • Dec 17 Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)
  • Dec 22 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
  • Dec 22 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
  • Dec 28 Calixa Lavallee, composer