Birthdays in History in 1818

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  • Jan 11 John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • Jan 14 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • Jan 17 Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
  • Jan 18 Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
  • Jan 28 George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), (d. 1905)
  • Jan 31 William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • Feb 6 William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), (d. 1901)
  • Feb 8 Austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), (d. 1894)
  • Feb 10 Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1897)
  • Feb 12 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 14 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • Feb 23 Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
  • Mar 6 William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • Mar 10 George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1867)
  • Mar 11 John Wilkins Whitfield, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 12 John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 13 Albion Parris Howe, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 15 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • Mar 22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • Mar 23 Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • Mar 25 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Mar 28 Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Apr 4 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
  • Apr 5 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 6 Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
  • Apr 8 Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
  • Apr 14 Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
  • Apr 20 Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
  • Apr 22 Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 23 James Anthony Froude, historian
  • Apr 23 John Gill Shorter, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1872)
  • Apr 29 Alexander II N Romanov, Tsar of Russia (1855-81)
  • May 1 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 Karl Marx, Trier, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), born in Trier, Prussia (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • May 20 William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)
  • May 25 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
  • May 27 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
  • May 28 Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, US Confederate gen (Hero of Sumter)
  • May 31 John Albion Andrew, Gov (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Jun 3 Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)
  • Jun 17 Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III
  • Jun 21 Joseph Abel Haskin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • Jun 23 Simon Vissering, Dutch economist/minister of Finances (1879-81)
  • Jul 1 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
  • Jul 6 Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
  • Jul 10 John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 14 Nathaniel Lyon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
  • Jul 18 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • Jul 30 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
  • Jul 31 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer
  • Aug 1 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island
  • Aug 2 [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
  • Aug 3 HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)
  • Aug 4 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 13 Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association)
  • Aug 18 William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • Aug 23 Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1893)
  • Aug 30 Alexander H. Rice, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • Sep 7 Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • Sep 12 Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun)
  • Sep 13 Olivier Gloux, [Aimard], Fren world explorer/writer (Grande Flibuste)
  • Sep 16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
  • Sep 18 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 4 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier
  • Oct 8 John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)
  • Oct 15 Irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • Oct 18 Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Oct 22 Leconte de Lisle, writer
  • Oct 25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
  • Oct 28 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
  • Nov 3 Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • Nov 4 Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Nov 5 Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • Nov 6 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25]
  • Nov 7 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
  • Nov 9 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]
  • Nov 22 Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Nov 29 George Brown, Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)
  • Dec 4 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Dec 12 Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 13 Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861-65)

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Dec 21 Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
  • Dec 21 Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)
  • Dec 23 David Addison Weisiger, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 24 James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)
  • Dec 30 James Cantey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1874)