Famous People Born in 1806

  • 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 Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
  • Feb 22 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)

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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 Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady (1853-57)
  • 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, composer
  • Mar 28 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1861-66)
  • Mar 28 Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)
  • Apr 2 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX
  • Apr 3 Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (d. 1856)
  • Apr 9 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designer of 1st transatlantic steamer
  • Apr 10 Leonidas Polk, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (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 (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 Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
  • 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)

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

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
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  • May 26 Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1880)
  • May 27 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
  • Jun 1 John Buchanan Floyd, Ex-Sect of War (Union), (d. 1863)
  • Jun 2 Isaac Strauss, composer
  • Jun 8 Gideon Johnson Pillow, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (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 vicar/poet/church historian
  • Jun 16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • Jun 28 Napoleon Coste, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Aug 21 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer
  • 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 Lewis Hogg, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1862
  • Sep 13 Moritz Ganz, composer, German composer and cellist (d. 1868)
  • Sep 24 George Alexander Osborne, composer
  • Oct 3 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (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 (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 (d. 1838)
  • Dec 12 Stand Watie, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)