Birthdays in History in 1805

  • Jan 8 John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • Jan 8 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • Jan 13 Thomas Dyer, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
  • Jan 27 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • Jan 27 Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
  • Jan 27 Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • Feb 1 Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • Feb 3 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia
  • Feb 4 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • Feb 13 David Dudley Field II, American lawyer, law codifier, born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1894)
  • Feb 13 Peter G L Dirichlet, Germany, number theorist/analysist
  • Feb 18 Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
  • Feb 20 Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
  • Feb 21 David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
  • Mar 3 Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
  • Mar 16 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)

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Apr 2 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • Apr 7 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), (d. 1869)
  • Apr 30 William Kerley Strong, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Jun 14 Robert Anderson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1871)
  • Jun 15 William Butler Ogden, first Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877)
  • Jun 21 Charles Thomas Jackson, American scientist, polymath (d. 1880)
  • Jun 22 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • Jun 29 Hiram Powers, US sculptor (Greek Slave)
  • Jul 5 Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865)
  • Jul 26 Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock)
  • Jul 29 Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
  • Aug 4 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)
  • Aug 8 Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • Aug 9 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
  • Aug 11 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • Aug 18 Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
  • Aug 23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
  • Aug 29 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
  • Aug 30 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist
  • Sep 2 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • Sep 6 Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function)
  • Sep 7 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), born in London (d. 1873)
  • Sep 18 Robert Cowdin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • Sep 23 Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist
  • Sep 25 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • Sep 27 George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898)
  • Sep 30 Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Oct 23 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • Oct 23 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)
  • Nov 7 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)
  • Nov 19 Ferdinand de Lesseps, France, diplomat (built Suez Canal)
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • Nov 28 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
  • Dec 6 Adolf Reubke, German organ builder (d. 1875)

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Dec 6 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, born in Blois, France (d. 1861)

  • Dec 10 John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church

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Dec 10 William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist publisher (The Liberator), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1879)

  • Dec 10 Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
  • Dec 12 Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)
  • Dec 22 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)

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Dec 23 Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)

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  • Dec 31 Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)