Famous People Born in 1806

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • Jan 5 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • Jan 14 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
  • Jan 14 Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria (d. 1855)
  • Jan 17 James Madison Randolph, Jefferson's grandson and the 1st to be born in the White House, Washington D.C.
  • Jan 19 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
  • Jan 20 Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
  • Jan 25 Daniel Maclise, Irish painter
  • Jan 27 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
  • Feb 14 Lajos, Count Batthyany, 1st Prime Minister of Hungary, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1849)
  • Feb 22 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)

Person of interestElizabeth Barrett Browning

Mar 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • Mar 9 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • Mar 12 Jane Pierce, American 1st lady (1853-57) and wife of Franklin Pierce, born in Hampton, New Hampshire (d. 1863)
  • Mar 16 Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)
  • Mar 21 Benito Pablo Juarez, president of Mexico (1858-72), born in Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Mar 26 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, born in Jince, Czech Republic (d. 1833)
  • Mar 28 Ludolph Anne Jan Wilt Sloet van de Beele, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1861-66), born in Voorst, Batavian Republic (d. 1890)
  • Mar 28 Thomas Hare, English barrister and political reformer, born in England (d. 1891)
  • Apr 2 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal and assistant secretary of state of Pius IX, born in Sonnino, Italy (d. 1876)
  • Apr 3 Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher, born in Moscow (d. 1856)

Person of interestIsambard Kingdom Brunel

Apr 9 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (SS Great Britain, Great Western Railway), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1859)

  • Apr 10 Leonidas Polk, Lt. Gen. (Confederate Army), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • Apr 18 Ludwig Schuberth, composer
  • Apr 21 Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter
  • Apr 26 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
  • Apr 27 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain (1829-33), born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1878)
  • Apr 29 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austrian physician/philosopher
  • May 6 Chapin A. Harris, American dentist who founded the America Society of Dental Surgeons, born in Pompey, New York (d. 1860)
  • May 8 Johann Friedrich Kittl, Czech composer, born in Orlík, Bohemia (d. 1868)
  • May 12 Amos Beebe Eaton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1877)
  • May 12 J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist
  • May 16 George C Cadwalader, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1879)

Person of interestJohn Stuart Mill

May 20 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, born in London (d. 1873)

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • May 26 Henry Thatcher, American rear admiral (U.S. Navy), born in Thomaston, Maine (d. 1880)
  • May 27 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
  • Jun 1 John B Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Jun 2 Isaac Strauss, composer
  • Jun 8 Gideon Johnson Pillow, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1878)
  • Jun 12 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mühlhausen, Germany (d. 1869)
  • Jun 13 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)

  • Jun 16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • Jun 27 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, born in Besançon, France (d. 1883)
  • Jul 7 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education
  • Jul 20 John Sterling, Scottish writer, born in Isle of Bute, United Kingdom (d. 1844)
  • Jul 23 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, born in Nienstädten, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • Aug 21 Johannes Frederik Fröhlich, Danish composer (d. 1860)
  • Sep 5 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, born in Nantes, France (d. 1865)
  • Sep 11 Joshua Blackwood Howell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • Sep 12 Andrew Hull Foote, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1863)
  • Sep 13 Joseph L. Hogg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Morgan County, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • Sep 13 Moritz Ganz, German composer and cellist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1868)
  • Sep 24 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • Oct 3 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (Later Day Saint apostle), born in Wells, Vermont (d. 1850)
  • Oct 6 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, born in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden (d. 1864)
  • Oct 11 Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1842-58), born in Topola, Serbia (d. 1885)
  • Oct 14 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), born in Ogdensburg, New York (d. 1865)
  • Oct 16 William Pitt Fessenden, Secy Treas (Union), (d. 1869)
  • Oct 17 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
  • Oct 18 John Breckinridge Grayson, Brig Genl (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Oct 25 Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), born in Bayreuth, Bavaria (d. 1856)
  • Nov 24 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
  • Nov 24 William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)
  • Dec 3 Henry Alexander Wise, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Dec 6 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer
  • Dec 9 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote, born in Lachine, Canada (d. 1838)
  • Dec 12 Stand Watie, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)