Birthdays in History in January 1808

  • Jan 6 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • Jan 7 Jacob Ammen, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fincastle, Virginia (d. 1894)
  • Jan 11 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
  • Jan 12 Paul "the Great" Taglioni, ballet choreographer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 13 Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)
  • Jan 19 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
  • Jan 27 David F Strauss, German theologist (Jesus' Life)