On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1807

  • Jan 2 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer
  • Jan 4 Baltasar Saldoni, composer
  • Jan 6 Joseph Holt, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • Jan 6 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, born in Wetzlar (d. 1883)
  • Jan 6 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor, born in Spišská Belá, Slovakia (d. 1891)
  • Jan 11 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 11 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • Jan 12 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
  • Jan 13 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

Person of interestRobert E. Lee

Jan 19 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Person of interestRobert McClure

Jan 28 Robert McClure, Irish explorer who discovered the Northwest passage, born in Wexford, Ireland (d. 1873)

Explorer Robert McClure
Explorer
Robert McClure