Birthdays in History in January 1815

  • Jan 1 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
  • Jan 8 George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)

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Jan 11 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
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  • Jan 13 William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 15 Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Jan 16 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
  • Jan 18 James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • Jan 18 Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), (d. 1873)
  • Jan 18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
  • Jan 21 Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
  • Jan 21 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 28 Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)