Famous People Born in 1823

  • Jan 1 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • Jan 3 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • Jan 4 Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
  • Jan 4 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, German-American diplomat and Major General (Union Army), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1917)
  • Jan 5 William Rockstro, composer

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Jan 8 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of evolution through natural selection, born in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1913)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Jan 21 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
  • Jan 27 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • Jan 29 Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)
  • Feb 7 Richard Genee, composer
  • Feb 15 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
  • Feb 16 John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Feb 27 Ferdinand Van Derveer, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Feb 27 William Buel Franklin, American Major General (Union Army), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • Mar 3 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), born in Kassa, Austrian Empire (d. 1890)
  • Mar 12 William Flank Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Mar 14 Roswell Sabine Ripley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • Mar 14 Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • Mar 16 William Henry Monk, composer
  • Mar 19 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Surinam (1873-82)
  • Mar 19 Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria d. 1914
  • Mar 20 John Echols, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 20 Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)
  • Mar 23 Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
  • Mar 25 William Thompson Martin, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Mar 27 Samuel Kosciusko Zook, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1863)
  • Mar 30 Joseph Farmer Knipe, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • Apr 1 Simón Bolívar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1914)

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Apr 3 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, born in NYC, New York (d. 1878)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • Apr 4 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • Apr 4 Robert Byington Mitchell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)
  • Apr 10 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 12 Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)
  • Apr 16 Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
  • Apr 16 Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1907)
  • Apr 16 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
  • Apr 22 Alfred Gibbs, American Major General (Union Army), born in Long Island, New York (d. 1868)
  • Apr 23 Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861)
  • Apr 30 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1900)
  • May 5 James Allen Hardie, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1876)
  • May 10 John Sherman, MC (Union), (d. 1900)
  • May 11 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
  • May 17 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, Englidh contralto and composer, born in London (d. 1885)
  • May 22 Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889)
  • May 22 Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakespearean actress, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1889)
  • May 27 John Gray Foster, American Major General (Union Army), born in Whitefield, New Hampshire (d. 1874)
  • May 29 John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)
  • Jun 2 Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)

  • Jun 5 George Thorndike Angell, Mass, lawyer (ASPCA)
  • Jun 8 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts(d. 1882)
  • Jun 11 James Lawson Kemper, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Jun 13 Gustave Paul Cluseret, French Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Suresnes, France (d. 1900)
  • Jun 17 John Henry Hobart Ward, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1903)
  • Jun 20 Jesse Lee Reno, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1862)
  • Jun 21 Edward Elmer Potter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1889)
  • Jun 21 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
  • Jun 25 James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), (d. 1901)
  • Jun 26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer
  • Jun 30 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors)
  • Jun 30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
  • Jul 16 James Isham Gilbert, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1884)
  • Jul 18 Leonard Fulton Ross, American lawyer, probate judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lewistown, Illinois (d. 1901)
  • Jul 19 George Henry Gordon, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • Jul 23 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • Aug 3 Thomas Francis Meagre, Irish nationalist and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1867)
  • Aug 4 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, American politician (Governor of Indiana), born in Salisbury, Indiana (d. 1877)
  • Aug 7 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer
  • Aug 8 Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
  • Aug 9 Daniel Marsh Frost, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • Aug 10 Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
  • Aug 10 Charles Thomas Campbell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)
  • Aug 10 Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d. 1886)
  • Aug 11 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • Aug 13 Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • Aug 14 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • Aug 15 Orris Sanford Ferry, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Connecticut (d. 1875)
  • Aug 18 Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian
  • Aug 25 John Newton, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • Aug 26 Wilhelm Troszel, composer
  • Aug 31 Galusha Aaron Grow, American politician, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1907)
  • Sep 10 Adolf von Doss, composer
  • Sep 16 Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
  • Sep 16 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
  • Sep 25 Thomas John Wood, American Major General (Union Army), born in Munfordville, Kentucky (d. 1906)
  • Sep 26 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)
  • Sep 28 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • Oct 5 Feliks Jaronski, composer
  • Oct 9 Mary Ann Shadd, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)
  • Oct 13 Immanuel Faisst, composer
  • Oct 20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • Oct 21 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer
  • Oct 26 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), born in Dzierżoniów, Poland (d. 1901)
  • Nov 4 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, born in Netěchovice, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • Nov 9 William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lincolnton, North Carolina (d. 1894)
  • Nov 14 Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)
  • Nov 22 Nathan Kimball, American physician, politician, postmaster, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Fredericksburg, Indiana (d. 1898)
  • Nov 25 Joseph Alexander Cooper, American civil servant and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Whitley County, Kentucky (d. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer
  • Dec 1 Ernest Reyer, composer
  • Dec 6 Max Müller, German-born British orientalist, born in Dessau, German Federation (d. 1900)
  • Dec 7 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
  • Dec 10 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
  • Dec 11 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • Dec 21 Jean Henri Fabre, French entomologist (insects & spiders)
  • Dec 23 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer
  • Dec 25 Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

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Dec 27 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), born in Rickinghall, England (d. 1917)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 28 Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), (d. 1881)