Famous People Born in 1822

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics)
  • Jan 4 Joseph Jones Reynolds, American engineer, educator, and Major General (Union Army), born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky (d. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1894)

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

Jan 6 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, born in Neubukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Confederation (d. 1890

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann
  • Jan 7 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • Jan 7 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • Jan 8 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer
  • Jan 9 John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1901)
  • Jan 12 Étienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 27 Thomas Leiper Kane, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)

Person of interestAlexander Mackenzie

Jan 28 Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1873-78), born in Logierait, Scotland (d. 1892)

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • Jan 30 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1901)
  • Jan 30 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • Feb 7 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • Feb 8 Maxime Du Camp, French writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • Feb 9 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist

  • Feb 13 Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
  • Feb 15 Theodor Uhlig, composer
  • Feb 16 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1911)
  • Feb 16 James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • Feb 22 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • Feb 27 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • Feb 28 Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 1 Albin Francisco Schoepf, Polish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Podgórze, Kraków, Poland (d. 1886)
  • Mar 1 Charles Champion Gilbert, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • Mar 4 Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • Mar 7 Victor Masse, composer
  • Mar 8 Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish engineer, businessman and inventor, born in Zaduszniki, Mielec, Austrian Empire (d. 1882)
  • Mar 10 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter/lithographer
  • Mar 11 Allison Nelson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Mar 13 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, born in Peterwitz, Silesia (d. 1847)
  • Mar 14 Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (1843-89), born in Naples, Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
  • Mar 16 John Pope, American Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Mar 16 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
  • Mar 22 Ahmed Djevdet Pasha, Turkish minister of Education/Justice
  • Mar 22 Isaac D Fransen van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866)
  • Mar 22 Seth Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Augusta, Maine (d. 1866)
  • Mar 29 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter (landscape paintings), born in Namen, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • Mar 31 Rafael Hernando, composer
  • Apr 3 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • Apr 5 James Nagle, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1866)

  • Apr 7 Gershom Mott, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lamberton, New Jersey (d. 1884)
  • Apr 13 Leroy Augustus Stafford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Apr 13 William Stephen Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Apr 15 Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana, American Major General (Union Army), born in Eastport, Maine (d. 1905)
  • Apr 21 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
  • Apr 24 Erastus Barnard Tyler, American businessman, merchant, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Bloomfield, New York (d. 1891)

Person of interestFrederick Law Olmsted

Apr 26 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1903)

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Apr 26 Jan Albert van Eyken, composer/organist

Person of interestUlysses S. Grant

Apr 27 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1885)

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • May 4 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1915)
  • May 10 August Ritter von Pettenkofen, painter
  • May 13 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (d. 1902)
  • May 16 Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
  • May 20 Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
  • May 20 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
  • May 21 Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • May 21 Mosby Monroe Parsons, United States officer in the Mexican–American War and brigadier general of the Confederate States Army, born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • May 26 Edmond de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Jules de Goncourt, born in Nancy (d. 1896)
  • May 27 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
  • May 27 Josef Joachim Raff, composer
  • Jun 10 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
  • Jun 11 Samuel Davis Sturgis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Jun 13 Carl Schmidt, German chemist (d. 1884)
  • Jun 18 Henry David Leslie, composer
  • Jun 23 Young Marshall Moody, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • Jun 24 Birkett Davenport Fry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Jul 2 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains)
  • Jul 16 Luigi Arditi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Crescentino, Italy (d. 1903)
  • Jul 19 Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and granddaughter of George III, born in Palace of Montbrillant, Hanover (d. 1916)

Person of interestGregor Mendel

Jul 20 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), born in Heinzendorf, Austria (d. 1884)

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Gregor Mendel
  • Jul 21 Ludwig Theodore Gouvy, composer
  • Jul 22 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1897)
  • Jul 22 John George Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 1893)
  • Jul 23 Darius Nash Couch, American businessman, naturalist, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1897)
  • Jul 25 Schuyler Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Putnam County, New York (d. 1903)
  • Aug 5 Johann Georg Herzog, composer
  • Aug 15 Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • Aug 22 George Stoneman, US Union general-major and Governor of California (1883-87), born in Busti, NY (d. 1894)
  • Aug 22 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 31 Fitz John Porter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1901)
  • Sep 9 Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
  • Sep 16 Charles Crocker, American railroad executive (President of Central & South Pacific Railroad), born in Troy, New York (d. 1888)
  • Sep 19 Joseph Rodman West, American senator and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1898)
  • Sep 22 Eppa Hunton, American representative and Brigadier-General who fought in most ANV campaigns, born in Warrenton, Virginia (d. 1908)
  • Sep 25 Adolph von Steinwehr, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany (d. 1877)
  • Oct 2 Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1877-79), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1895)

Person of interestRutherford B. Hayes

Oct 4 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Oct 5 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1884)
  • Oct 9 George Sykes, American Major General (Union Army), born in Dover, Delaware (d. 1880)
  • Oct 12 Joseph Haydn Potter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Concord, New Hampshire (d. 1892)
  • Oct 13 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1896)
  • Oct 15 Alfred Meissner, Austrian poet, born in Teplice, Czech Republic (d. 1885)
  • Oct 20 Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • Oct 21 Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies (1888-90)
  • Oct 29 Joost G Kist, Dutch lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97)
  • Oct 29 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
  • Nov 2 James Byron Gordon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • Nov 6 Gordon Granger, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wayne County, New York (d. 1876)
  • Nov 7 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • Nov 14 William Harrow, American lawyer and a controversial Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 1872)
  • Nov 16 Charles Smith Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1891)
  • Dec 3 Charles Adam Heckman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1896)
  • Dec 5 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1907)
  • Dec 6 John Eberhard Faber, German-American pencil manufacturer and built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US, born in Stein Bavaria, Germany (d. 1879)
  • Dec 8 Luther Prentice Bradley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1910)
  • Dec 10 Thomas Casimer Devin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1878)
  • Dec 10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • Dec 15 Edward Stephen, Welsh musician and composer, born in Maentwrog, Merionethshire (d. 1885)
  • Dec 16 Charles Edward Horsley, composer
  • Dec 23 Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
  • Dec 24 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1901)

Person of interestMatthew Arnold

Dec 24 Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (Dover Beach), born in Laleham, England (d. 1888)

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold
  • Dec 26 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1890)
  • Dec 27 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, born in Aber­ystwyth, Wales (d. 1877)

Person of interestLouis Pasteur

Dec 27 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), born in Dole, France (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur
  • Dec 28 William Booth Taliaferro, Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Gloucester County, Virginia (d. 1898)