Famous People Born in 1814

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Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)
  • Jan 8 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
  • Jan 8 Thomas Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jan 10 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • Jan 11 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
  • Jan 11 Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Jan 12 Jones Mitchell Withers, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • Jan 14 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer
  • Jan 17 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • Jan 21 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
  • Jan 24 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
  • Jan 25 Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), (d. 1899)
  • Jan 26 Rufus King, American newspaper editor, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1876)
  • Jan 27 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
  • Jan 30 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French-Belgian glass painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • Feb 7 Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, born in Georgia, Vermont
  • Feb 9 Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
  • Feb 18 Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
  • Feb 21 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
  • Feb 22 Oskar Kolberg, Polish ethnographer, folklorist, and composer (Lud), born in Przysucha, Poland (d. 1890)
  • Feb 25 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, born in Moryntsi, Ukraine (d. 1861) [OS]
  • Feb 26 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)
  • Mar 3 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
  • Mar 5 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • Mar 8 Ede Szigligeti [József Szathmáry], Hungarian dramatist, born in Nagyvárad-Olaszi (d. 1878)
  • Mar 9 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, born in Moryntsi, Ukraine (d. 1861)
  • Mar 16 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
  • Mar 22 Thomas Crawford, US sculptor (Babes in the Wood)
  • Mar 24 Galen Clark, American naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove
  • Apr 2 Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Columbia County, Georgia (d. 1975)
  • Apr 2 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor of weaving machine, born in West Boylston, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • Apr 3 Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church), born in Mantua, Ohio (d. 1901)
  • Apr 4 John Blair Smith Todd, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1872)
  • Apr 15 John Lothrop Motley, American historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • Apr 19 Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)
  • Apr 21 Beni Egressy, composer
  • Apr 21 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England", born in London (d. 1906)
  • Apr 24 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (La Novia del Hereje), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1903)
  • May 6 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, violinist/composer
  • May 8 Mikhail Bakunin, Russian revolutionary anarchist, born in Pryamukhino, Tver Governorate of the Russian Empire (d. 1876)
  • May 9 Adolph von Henselt, composer
  • May 14 Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
  • May 30 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • Jun 8 Charles Reade, English novelist (Cloister & Hearth), born in Ipsden, Oxfordshire (d. 1884)
  • Jun 19 Johannes H Weissenbruch, landscape painter
  • Jun 22 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1866)
  • Jun 25 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist, born in Metz, France (d. 1896)
  • Jul 2 Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer
  • Jul 3 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, born Rauna parish, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
  • Jul 6 Justus McKinstry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1897)

Person of interestSamuel Colt

Jul 19 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

  • Aug 1 Ivan Gagarin, Russian Jesuit and founding editor of Études, born in Moscow (d. 1882)
  • Aug 1 Maxcy Gregg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1862)
  • Aug 8 Esther Morris [Esther Hobart McQuigg], American suffragist, anti-slavery activist, and 1st female justice of the peace in the US, born in Tioga County, New York (d. 1902)
  • Aug 10 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer
  • Aug 10 John Clifford Pemberton, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • Aug 10 William Lowndes Yancey, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1863)

Person of interestHenri Nestlé

Aug 10 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1890)

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • Aug 13 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (Spectroscopy), born in Lögdö, Medelpad, Sweden (d. 1874)
  • Aug 14 Henry Hayes Lockwood, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kent County, Delaware (d. 1899)
  • Aug 23 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore, born in NYC, New York (d. 1877)
  • Aug 28 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1873)
  • Sep 2 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • Sep 6 George Cartier, Canadian co-PM (1858-62), born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada (d. 1873)
  • Sep 8 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, born in Bourbourg, France (d. 1874)
  • Sep 13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • Sep 17 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
  • Oct 3 Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)
  • Oct 11 Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (1853-85), born in Lempdes, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1888)
  • Oct 25 Prince Louis, French Duke of Nemours, born in Palais Royal, Paris (d. 1896)
  • Oct 27 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and 3rd Mayor of Salt Lake City, born in Trenton, New York (d. 1891)
  • Nov 6 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), born in Dinant, Belgium (d. 1894)
  • Nov 8 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
  • Nov 13 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • Nov 14 Michael Kelly Lawler, Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1882)
  • Nov 15 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Franklin County, Indiana (d. 1862)
  • Nov 17 Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • Nov 22 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Nov 25 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
  • Dec 1 August Rockel, composer
  • Dec 19 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
  • Dec 25 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)
  • Dec 27 James Henry Carleton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lubec, Maine (d. 1873)