Famous People Born in February 1819

  • Feb 1 Henry Lawrence Eustis, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1885)

Emperor NortonEmperor Norton (1819-1880)

Feb 4 British born self proclaimed "Norton I, Emperor of the United States", born in London, England

  • Feb 8 John Ruskin, English writer and art critic who championed Gothic Revivalist and the Pre-Raphaelites, born in London, England (d. 1900)
  • Feb 10 Richard Storrs Willis, American composer, mostly of hymns ("Carol"; "Fairest Lord Jesus"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • Feb 11 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer

Christopher Latham SholesChristopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890)

Feb 14 American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, born in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 14 James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1878)
  • Feb 18 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
  • Feb 19 Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch writer, born in London, England (d. 1877)
  • Feb 20 Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
  • Feb 22 Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
  • Feb 22 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist