On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1815

  • Jan 1 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1903)
  • Jan 8 George Webb Morell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1883)
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Pike Graham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1905)
  • Jan 9 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • Jan 10 Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)

John A. Macdonald

Jan 11 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1891)

  • Jan 13 William Henry French, American Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1881)
  • Jan 15 Henry Morris Naglee, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)
  • Jan 16 Adolph Trube, German organist, teacher and composer, born in Waldenburg, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • Jan 16 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, American expert in military studies and Major General (Union Army), born in Oneida County, New York (d. 1872)
  • Jan 18 James Chesnut Jr, American politician and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1885)
  • Jan 18 Richard Yates, American politician (Governor of Illinois 1861-65 and Senator, supported the Union), (born in Warsaw, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • Jan 18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
  • Jan 21 Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
  • Jan 21 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
  • Jan 28 Andrew Jackson Hamilton, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1875)