Birthdays in History in 1807

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  • Jan 6 Joseph Holt, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • Jan 6 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  • Jan 11 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 11 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • Jan 12 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
  • Jan 13 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

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Jan 19 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 1 William Bowen Campbell, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sumner County, Tennessee (d. 1867)

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Feb 3 Joseph E. Johnston, American military officer (senior officer in Confederate Army and United States Army), born in Farmville, Virginia (d. 1891)

American Military Officer Joseph E. Johnston
American Military Officer
Joseph E. Johnston
  • Feb 8 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • Feb 8 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • Feb 10 Abner Clark Harding, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in East Hampton, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • Feb 13 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
  • Feb 16 Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866)
  • Feb 25 George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • Feb 27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (Hiawatha), born in Portland, Maine
  • Mar 1 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
  • Mar 14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
  • Apr 1 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • Apr 24 Charles Ferguson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • May 1 John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • May 24 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature
  • May 24 Thomas Duncan, painter
  • May 28 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra
  • May 28 Louis Agassiz, Swiss naturalist/geologist/teacher
  • Jun 11 James Findlay Schenck, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Jun 30 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)
  • Jul 1 Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University

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Jul 4 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire (d. 1882)

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Jul 12 Silas Casey, American Major General (Union Army), born inEast Greenwich, Rhode Island (d. 1882)
  • Jul 22 Karolina Pawlowa, writer
  • Aug 8 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • Aug 11 David R Atchison, President of USA on March 3rd 1849
  • Aug 18 Charles Francis Adams, (Union), (d. 1886)
  • Sep 9 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • Sep 25 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland (d. 1884)
  • Oct 4 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)
  • Oct 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease
  • Oct 30 James Samuel Wadsworth, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1864)
  • Dec 17 John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet (Snow-bound)
  • Dec 20 Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Dec 22 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)