Famous People Born in 1805

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
  • Jan 8 John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • Jan 8 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • Jan 13 Thomas Dyer, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
  • Jan 27 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • Jan 27 Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
  • Jan 27 Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • Feb 1 Auguste Blanqui, French revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • Feb 3 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia
  • Feb 4 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer
  • Feb 4 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • Feb 13 David Dudley Field II, American lawyer, law codifier, born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1894)
  • Feb 13 Peter G L Dirichlet, German number theorist/analysist
  • Feb 18 Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
  • Feb 20 Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
  • Feb 21 David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)

  • Mar 3 Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
  • Mar 5 Theodore Labarre, composer
  • Mar 16 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
  • Mar 30 Adrien de La Fage, composer

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

Apr 2 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • Apr 7 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), (d. 1869)
  • Apr 30 William Kerley Strong, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867)
  • May 14 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer
  • Jun 8 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1859)
  • Jun 14 Robert Anderson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1871)
  • Jun 15 William Butler Ogden, first Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877)
  • Jun 21 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1841)
  • Jun 21 Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician and geologist, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • Jun 22 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • Jun 27 Stephen Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1860)
  • Jun 29 Hiram Powers, American sculptor (Greek Slave), born in Woodstock, Vermont (d. 1873)
  • Jul 5 Robert FitzRoy, British naval officer and scientist, born in Ampton, Suffolk, England (d. 1865)
  • Jul 9 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, born in Wellington, Shropshire (d. 1876)
  • Jul 26 Constantino Brumidi, Greek-Italian-American historical artist (Myrtle Murdock), born in Rome (d. 1880)
  • Jul 29 Alexis de Tocqueville, French statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
  • Aug 4 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish astronomer and mathematician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • Aug 8 Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • Aug 9 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
  • Aug 11 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • Aug 18 Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1845)

  • Aug 23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman, born in Lichtental, Vienna, Austria (d. 1893)
  • Aug 29 Frederick Maurice, English theologian of the Church of England, born in Normanston, Suffolk, England (d. 1872)
  • Aug 30 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1869)
  • Sep 2 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • Sep 6 Horatio Greenough, American neo-classical sculptor and writer (Form & Function), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1852)
  • Sep 7 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), born in London (d. 1873)
  • Sep 18 Robert Cowdin, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jamaica, Vermont (d. 1874)
  • Sep 23 Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist
  • Sep 25 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • Sep 27 George Müller, Prussian Christian evangelist and orphanage builder, born in Kroppenstedt, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1898)
  • Sep 30 Samuel Peter Heintzelman, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manheim, Pennsylvania (d. 1880)
  • Oct 23 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • Oct 23 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)
  • Oct 28 John Thomson, composer
  • Nov 1 Alessandro Nini, composer
  • Nov 7 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, born in Buerton, Cheshire, England (d. 1870)
  • Nov 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, born in Hamburg, (d. 1847)
  • Nov 19 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal)
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • Nov 28 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
  • Dec 1 Lungtok Gyatso, 9th Dalai Lama, born near Dan Chokhor Monastery (d. 1815)
  • Dec 6 Adolf Reubke, German organ builder, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1875)

Person of interestJean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Dec 6 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, born in Blois, France (d. 1861)

  • Dec 10 Johannes Elias Feisser, Dutch theologist and founder of 1st Dutch baptist church, born in Winsum, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1865)

Person of interestWilliam Lloyd Garrison

Dec 10 William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist publisher (The Liberator), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1879)

  • Dec 10 Joseph Škoda, Bohemian physician, born in Pilsen, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1881)
  • Dec 12 Henry Wells, American businessman and founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co), born in Thetford, Vermont (d. 1878)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)
  • Dec 22 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)

Person of interestJoseph Smith Jr

Dec 23 Joseph Smith Jr, American founder of the Mormon Church, born in Sharon, Vermont (d. 1844)

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Dec 26 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer
  • Dec 28 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer
  • Dec 31 Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)