Famous People Born in April 1820

  • Apr 4 Charles Devens Jr, American lawyer, jurist, statesman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • Apr 5 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer and balloonist, took the first aerial photograph, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • Apr 14 Harry T. Hays, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilson County, Tennessee (d. 1876)
  • Apr 15 Evander McNair, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Laurel Hill, North Carolina (d. 1902)
  • Apr 16 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1885)

Alexander CartwrightAlexander Cartwright (1820-1892)

Apr 17 American Baseball HOF pioneer (recognised as inventor of modern baseball, "father of baseball"), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 17 Gottfried Conradi, Norwegian composer, born in Tønsberg, Norway (d. 1896)
  • Apr 26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1871)

Herbert SpencerHerbert Spencer (1820-1903)

Apr 27 British philosopher (Social Statics), born in Derby, England