Birthdays in History in March 1839

  • Mar 3 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • Mar 8 James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
  • Mar 9 Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1928)
  • Mar 9 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
  • Mar 16 RenĂ© F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
  • Mar 18 Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • Mar 25 William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind
  • Mar 27 John Ballance, Glenavy, Ulster, Ireland, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party
  • Mar 31 Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)