Famous People Born in 1826

  • Jan 6 Herman Grimm, German writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Jan 12 Charles Cruft, American teacher, lawyer, railroad executive, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1883)
  • Jan 15 Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
  • Jan 22 [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 25 Rembt Tobias Hugo Pieter Liebrecht Alexander van Boneval Faure, Dutch lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26 Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
  • Jan 27 Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Feb 3 Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist
  • Feb 4 Halbert Eleazer Paine, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Chardon, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • Feb 9 John Alexander Logan, American political leader and Major General (Union Army), born in Murphysboro, Illinois (d. 1886)
  • Feb 15 George J Stoney, Irish physicist
  • Feb 16 Franz von Holstein, composer
  • Feb 16 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
  • Mar 1 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)
  • Mar 4 John Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1863)
  • Mar 4 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)
  • Mar 9 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist/composer
  • Mar 12 Robert Lowry, composer
  • Mar 14 William Fisk Sherwin, composer
  • Mar 17 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
  • Mar 20 Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • Mar 29 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)
  • Apr 2 Philip Dale Roddey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Apr 4 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
  • Apr 6 Gustave Moreau, French painter
  • Apr 7 Johann Hermann Berens, composer
  • Apr 8 Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
  • Apr 9 Thomas Hewson Neill, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)
  • Apr 20 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), born in Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1887)
  • Apr 26 George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
  • Apr 26 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872
  • Apr 28 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer
  • May 3 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
  • May 4 Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
  • May 5 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • May 7 Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), (d. 1905)
  • May 21 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
  • May 22 George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt)
  • May 29 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)
  • Jun 1 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • Jun 1 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • Jun 5 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer
  • Jun 6 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist
  • Jun 16 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)
  • Jun 24 George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)
  • Jul 4 Green Clay Smith, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1895)

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Jul 4 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Henry Grierson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1911)
  • Jul 8 Robert Kingston Scott, American governor of South Carolina (1868-1872) and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (d. 1900)
  • Jul 10 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer

  • Jul 11 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
  • Jul 13 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • Jul 21 James Gillpatrick Blunt, American physician, abolitionist, and Major General (Union Army), born in Trenton, Maine (d. 1881)
  • Jul 24 Francisco Solano Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), born in Asunción, Paraguay (d. 1870)
  • Jul 24 Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
  • Aug 2 William Denison Whipple, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Madison County, New York (d. 1902)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915)
  • Aug 7 Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)
  • Aug 13 William Thomas Best, composer
  • Aug 21 Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
  • Aug 27 Frank Stillman Nickerson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swanville, Maine (d. 1917)
  • Aug 27 Hermann Kipper, music teacher/critic/composer
  • Aug 28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Sep 4 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
  • Sep 5 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • Sep 8 Disma Fumagalli, composer
  • Sep 9 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907)
  • Sep 9 Thomas John Lucas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dearborn County, Indiana (d. 1908)
  • Sep 17 G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)
  • Oct 7 William Brimage Bate, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army) and 23rd Governor of Tennessee (1882-86)
  • Oct 8 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Warren County, North Carolina (d. 1904)
  • Oct 13 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • Oct 16 Piotr Studzinski, composer
  • Oct 22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, (d. 1882)
  • Oct 31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, American diplomat, author, attorney, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • Nov 2 Robert Hopkins Hatton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1862)
  • Nov 2 William Haines Lytle, American politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1863)
  • Nov 3 Jasper Adalmorn Maltby, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kingsville, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • Nov 13 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 1895)
  • Nov 17 John McArthur, Scottish-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Erskine, Scotland (d. 1906)
  • Nov 23 Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuela publisher on Curacao
  • Nov 24 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • Nov 30 George Washington Deitzler, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania (d. 1884)
  • Dec 1 William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • Dec 3 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist

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Dec 3 George McClellan, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • Dec 5 John Benjamin Sanborn, American lawyer, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Epsom, New Hampshire (d. 1904)
  • Dec 8 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
  • Dec 18 Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
  • Dec 18 Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), (d. 1906)
  • Dec 21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • Dec 22 James Scott Negley, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • Dec 24 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
  • Dec 26 Franz Coenen, composer
  • Dec 26 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)
  • Dec 28 Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
  • Dec 31 Henry Hiles, English composer, born in Shrewsbury (d. 1904)