On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1807

  • Oct 3 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1887)
  • Oct 4 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (Prime Minister of the Province of Canada), born in Boucherville, Lower Canada (d. 1864)
  • Oct 21 NapolĂ©on Henri Reber, French composer, born in Mulhouse, Alsace (d. 1880)
  • Oct 21 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer
  • Oct 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, born in Torps, Västernorrland county, Sweden (d. 1890)
  • Oct 30 James Samuel Wadsworth, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1864)