On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1816

  • Apr 5 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1890)
  • Apr 8 Frederic William Burton, Irish painter, born in Wicklow, Ireland (d. 1900)
  • Apr 13 William Sterndale Bennett, English composer, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1875)
  • Apr 16 Edward Johnson, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Midlothian, Virginia (d. 1873)
  • Apr 17 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, born in Runcorn, Cheshire, England (d. 1876)

Person of interestCharlotte Brontë

Apr 21 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1855)

  • Apr 21 Louis Wigfall, American politician (Confederate States Senator from Texas 1862-85), born in Edgefield, South Carolina (d. 1874)
  • Apr 22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1902)
  • Apr 22 Charles-Denis Bourbaki, French general, born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1897)