Birthdays in History in 1823

  • Jan 1 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • Jan 4 Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
  • Jan 4 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1917)

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Jan 8 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of evolution through natural selection, born in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1913)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Jan 29 Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)
  • Feb 15 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
  • Feb 16 John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Feb 27 Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Feb 27 William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • Mar 3 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), born in Kassa, Austrian Empire (d. 1890)
  • Mar 12 William Flank Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Mar 14 Roswell Sabine Ripley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • Mar 14 Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • Mar 19 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Surinam (1873-82)
  • Mar 19 Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria d. 1914
  • Mar 20 John Echols, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 20 Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)
  • Mar 23 Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
  • Mar 25 William Thompson Martin, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Mar 27 Samuel Kosciusko Zook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers)
  • Mar 30 Joseph Farmer Knipe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • Apr 1 Simón Bolívar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1914)

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Apr 3 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, born in New York City (d. 1878)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • Apr 4 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • Apr 4 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)
  • Apr 10 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 12 Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)
  • Apr 16 Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
  • Apr 16 Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1907)
  • Apr 16 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
  • Apr 22 Alfred Gibbs, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861)
  • Apr 30 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1990)
  • May 5 James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1876)
  • May 10 John Sherman, MC (Union), (d. 1900)
  • May 11 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
  • May 22 Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889)
  • May 27 John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • May 29 John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)
  • Jun 2 Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • Jun 5 George Thorndike Angell, Mass, lawyer (ASPCA)
  • Jun 8 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts(d. 1882)
  • Jun 11 James Lawson Kemper, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Jun 13 Gustave Paul Cluseret, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Jun 17 John Henry Hobart Ward, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Jun 20 Jesse Lee Reno, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Jun 21 Edward Elmer Potter, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Jun 21 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
  • Jun 25 James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), (d. 1901)
  • Jun 30 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors)
  • Jun 30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
  • Jul 16 James Isham Gilbert, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 18 Leonard Fulton Ross, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • Jul 19 George Henry Gordon, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 23 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • Aug 3 Thomas Francis Meagher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Aug 4 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), (d. 1877)
  • Aug 8 Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
  • Aug 9 Daniel Marsh Frost, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • Aug 10 Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
  • Aug 10 Charles Thomas Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 10 Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d. 1886)
  • Aug 11 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • Aug 13 Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • Aug 15 Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 18 Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian
  • Aug 25 John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Aug 31 Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), (d. 1907)
  • Sep 16 Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
  • Sep 16 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
  • Sep 25 Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • Sep 26 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)
  • Sep 28 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • Oct 9 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Oct 20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • Oct 26 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist
  • Nov 9 William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Nov 14 Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)
  • Nov 22 Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • Nov 25 Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • Dec 6 Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
  • Dec 7 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
  • Dec 21 Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
  • Dec 25 Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

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Dec 27 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), born in Rickinghall, England (d. 1917)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 28 Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), (d. 1881)