Birthdays in History in 1807

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  • Jan 6 Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (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, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Feb 3 Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 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, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • Feb 13 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
  • Feb 16 Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (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, Major General (Union volunteers), (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, Switzerland, 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, Major General (Union volunteers), (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 5 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist (d. 1886)
  • Sep 25 Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse
  • Sep 28 Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
  • Oct 4 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)
  • Oct 12 John Tideman, Dutch Remonstrant theologist
  • 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, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Dec 17 John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)
  • Dec 20 Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Dec 22 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)