Birthdays in History in 1836

  • Jan 2 Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
  • Jan 2 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  • Jan 3 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • Jan 8 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US African American woman college grad
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
  • Jan 10 Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
  • Jan 14 [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • Jan 14 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)
  • Jan 16 King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • Jan 27 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
  • Jan 29 Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • Jan 29 James Meech Warner, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Feb 17 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
  • Feb 18 Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Hooghly Bengal, Indian mystic/hindu leader (preached unity of religions).
  • Feb 24 Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)
  • Mar 2 Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)
  • Mar 5 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • Mar 8 Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor (cable car), born in London (d. 1900)
  • Mar 20 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)
  • Mar 20 Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (d. 1919)
  • Mar 28 Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)
  • Mar 30 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician
  • Apr 24 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist
  • Apr 26 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
  • May 8 Bryan Morel Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • May 14 James Patrick Major, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • May 17 Joseph Norman Lockyer, discoverer (Helium)/founder (Nature magazine)
  • May 17 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austria, world chess champion (1866-94)
  • May 17 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
  • May 24 Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer (d. 1925)
  • May 27 Edwin Gray Lee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1870)
  • May 27 Jay Gould, US railroad executive, financier
  • May 28 Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)
  • Jun 9 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), born in London (d. 1917)
  • Jun 10 Yamaoka Tesshu, Japanese swordsman/master of kendo
  • Jun 14 Thomas Wilberforce Egan, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 2 Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Jul 8 Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies
  • Jul 9 Camille de Renesse, Belgian count (d. 1904)
  • Jul 20 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)
  • Aug 7 Evander McIvor Law, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1920)
  • Aug 11 Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1902)
  • Aug 11 Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • Aug 14 Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)
  • Aug 22 Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
  • Aug 23 Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
  • Aug 25 Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)
  • Sep 5 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (d. 1921)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 7 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1905-08), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1908)

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Sep 7 August Toepler, German physicist (d. 1912)
  • Sep 10 Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)
  • Sep 11 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (d. 1870)
  • Sep 13 John McCausland, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1927)
  • Sep 14 Abraham PC Van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27)
  • Sep 28 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)
  • Oct 4 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • Oct 5 George Washington Gordon, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Oct 15 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Oct 15 James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
  • Nov 4 Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner (d. 1912)
  • Nov 6 Francis Ellingwood Abbot, theologian (Scientific Theism), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 8 Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)
  • Nov 11 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US, author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)
  • Nov 15 Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Nov 16 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan), born in London, England

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • Nov 20 John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • Nov 30 Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (d. 1882)
  • Dec 11 Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner
  • Dec 13 Franz von Lenbach, German painter (d. 1904)
  • Dec 15 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
  • Dec 19 Maria L Sanford, pioneer educator (PTA)
  • Dec 27 Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist (Leidse translation)