On This Day

Famous People Born in 1825

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Conecuh County, Alabama (d. 1899)
  • Jan 11 Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
  • Jan 12 Joseph Robert Davis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Jan 18 Edward Frankland, Lancaster, U.K, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence
  • Jan 21 Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28 George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 7 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • Feb 15 Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
  • Feb 22 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe, born in Saint-Maurice de Pionsat, France (d. 1898)
  • Feb 26 Hans Balatka, composer
  • Feb 28 Quincy Adams Gillmore, American civil engineer, author, and Major General (Union Army), born in Lorain County, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • Mar 5 John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 5 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • Mar 8 George William Martin, composer
  • Mar 9 Alexander F. Mozhaiski, Russian aviation pioneer, born in Rochensalm, Russian Empire (d. 1890)
  • Mar 17 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)

  • Mar 20 William Nelson Rector Beall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 23 Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1898)
  • Mar 30 Samuel Bell Maxey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Apr 3 Adolf Rzepko, Polish composer, born in Prague (d. 1892)
  • Apr 5 David Rumph Jones, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1863)
  • Apr 11 Ferdinand Lassalle, French socialist and political activist (Allgemeiner), born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1864)
  • Apr 13 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation, born in Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland (d. 1868)
  • Apr 25 Charles Dowd, American principal who was the 1st to propose standardized time zones (for America's railways), born in Madison, Connecticut (d. 1904)
  • Apr 28 James Winning McMillan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Kentucky (d. 1903)
  • May 1 George Inness, American landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • May 4 Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (comparative anatomy), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 1895)
  • May 4 Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American photographer and antiquitarian, born in Island of Jersey, France (d. 1908)
  • May 6 Joseph Bailey, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Morgan County, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • May 8 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1898)
  • May 10 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • May 20 Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
  • May 21 George Lafayette Beal, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norway, Maine (d. 1896)
  • May 26 Felipe Gutiérrez Y Espinosa, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1899)
  • May 29 David Bell Birney, American businessman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1864)
  • Jun 1 John Hunt Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)

  • Jun 5 Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, American politician (Rep-Ala, 1857-61), born in Lincoln County, Georgia (d. 1903)
  • Jun 7 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), born in Longworth, Berkshire, England (d. 1900)
  • Jun 10 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing, born in Øverbø, Norway (d. 1897)
  • Jun 10 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1864)
  • Jun 12 John Cook, American bugler (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • Jun 13 Benjamin J. Hill, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in McMinnville, Tennessee (d. 1880)
  • Jun 21 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford, born in High Street, Knaresborough, England (d. 1901)
  • Jun 24 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, youngest daughter and fourth child of Tsar Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, and his wife, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1844)
  • Jun 28 Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenmeyer flask), born in Wehen, Duchy of Nassau (d. 1909)
  • Jul 9 Jules Oppert, French-German Assyriologist (decodes characters), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1905)
  • Jul 11 Edward Henry Hobson, American merchant, banker, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Greensburg, Kentucky (d. 1901)
  • Jul 23 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • Jul 28 William Duncan Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • Jul 30 Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor and academic, born in Seredžius, Lithuania (d. 1893)
  • Jul 31 Thomas Hart Taylor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jul 31 William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)
  • Aug 4 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • Aug 9 Elisha P. Ferry, American politician (Governor of Washington, 1872-80, 1889-93), born in Monroe County, Michigan Territory (d. 1895)
  • Aug 12 Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
  • Aug 21 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, born in Bathwick Street, Bathwick, England (d. 1904)
  • Aug 25 Henry Warner Birge, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1888)
  • Aug 26 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
  • Sep 3 Armistead Lindsay Long, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1891)
  • Sep 3 William Wallace Burns, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Coshocton, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Sep 4 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament, born in Mumbai, India (d. 1917)
  • Sep 11 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • Sep 17 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 1893)
  • Sep 24 Frances Harper, African-American abolinist, suffragist and writer (Iola Leroy), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1911)
  • Oct 1 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • Oct 10 Paul Kruger, 3rd President of South African Republic (1883-1900), born in Steynsburg, Cape Colony (d. 1904)
  • Oct 11 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, born in Zürich (d. 1898)
  • Oct 11 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1877)
  • Oct 15 Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Berlin City Palace, Prussia (d. 1889)
  • Oct 16 Thomas Turpin Crittenden, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1905)
  • Oct 25 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • Oct 31 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1892)
  • Nov 1 Joseph B. Palmer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Rutherford County, Tennessee (d. 1890)
  • Nov 5 Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel, Hungarian-American diplomat, mining engineer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1912)
  • Nov 9 A. P. Hill, Confederate general, born in Culpeper, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • Nov 14 August Reissmann, composer
  • Nov 25 Edward Augustus Wild, American homeopathic doctor and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • Nov 29 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)
  • Dec 2 Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
  • Dec 4 Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, born in Zlín, Empire of Austria (d. 1916)
  • Dec 16 Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 16 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer
  • Dec 18 Charles Griffin, American Major General (Union Army), born in Granville, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • Dec 19 George Frederick Bristow, American composer (Rip van Winkle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1898)
  • Dec 20 Romeyn Beck Ayres, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Manheim, New York (d. 1888)
  • Dec 27 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer
  • Dec 31 Francis Trowbridge Sherman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Newtown, Connecticut (d. 1905)