On This Day

Famous People Born in 1828

  • Jan 3 Karl Collan, Finnish composer
  • Jan 5 August Valentine Kautz, German-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baden, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Jan 10 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate, born in Ostbevern, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Jan 17 Lewis Addison Grant, American teacher, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Winhall, Vermont (d. 1918)
  • Jan 17 Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • Jan 23 Calvin Edward Pratt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worcester County, Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 24 Adam Jacoby Slemmer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)
  • Jan 24 Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1898)
  • Jan 24 Karol Studzinski, Polish violinist & composer, born in Krakow; (d. 1883)
  • Jan 26 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
  • Jan 27 Louis Schubert, composer
  • Jan 27 Samuel Allen Rice, American Attorney General of Iowa and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28 Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
  • Jan 28 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1868)
  • Feb 8 Antonio Cagnoni, composer

Person of interestJules Verne

Feb 8 Jules Verne, French writer known as the "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France (d. 1905)

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

  • Feb 12 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • Feb 12 Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Feb 14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), born in Dieuze, Lorraine (d. 1885)
  • Feb 15 Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
  • Feb 19 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • Feb 22 Robert Alexander Cameron, American soldier and newspaper publisher (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1894)
  • Feb 29 Antonio Guzmán Blanco, Military leader, diplomat and politician, President of Venezuela (1870-77, 1879-84, 1886-87), born in Caracas, Great Colombia (d. 1899)
  • Mar 1 James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • Mar 2 Jefferson Columbus Davis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Indiana (d. 1879)
  • Mar 4 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 18 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)

Person of interestHenrik Ibsen

Mar 20 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler), born in Skien, Norway (d. 1906)

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen
  • Apr 4 Margaret Oliphant, Scottish novelist and biographer (Beleaguered City), born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1897)
  • Apr 5 Pietro Platania, Italian composer, born in Catania, Italy (d. 1907)
  • Apr 6 Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Apr 8 George Baird Hodge, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fleming County, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Apr 13 J. B. Lightfoot, English theologist and bishop of Durham, born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 1889)
  • Apr 13 Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (campaigned against human trafficking), born in Milfield, England (d. 1906)

  • Apr 21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), born in Vouziers, Ardennes, France (d. 1893)
  • Apr 22 Guilherme Cossoul, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • Apr 23 Albert, King of Saxony (1873-1902), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Apr 24 Robert Brank Vance, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1873-85), born in Buncombe, North Carolina (d. 1899)
  • Apr 27 Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist and publisher, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • May 2 Désiré Charnay, French traveller and archaeologist, born in Fleurie, France (d. 1915)
  • May 8 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • May 8 Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese Maronite monk, born in Bekaa Kafra, North Governorate, Lebanon (d. 1898)
  • May 12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite figure poet and painter, born in London, England (d. 1882)
  • May 13 Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer
  • May 19 Adin Ballou Underwood, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Worcester County Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • May 20 James William Reilly, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • May 22 Bartel Wilton, Dutch ship builder, born in Rotterdam (d. 1898)
  • May 23 Edward Hitchcock Jr., 1st American physical educator (Amherst College), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • May 28 Alpheus Baker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in South Carolina (d. 1891)
  • Jun 2 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer
  • Jun 3 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1891)
  • Jun 4 Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1893)
  • Jun 9 Carlo Marsili, Italian composer, born in Lucca (d. 1878)
  • Jun 17 Johan Karel Jakob De Jonge, Dutch historian, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1880)
  • Jun 27 Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Halifax, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • Jul 3 John Austin Wharton, American lawyer and Major General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1865)
  • Jul 4 J. Johnston Pettigrew, American lawyer and Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Tyrrell County, North Carolina (d. 1863)
  • Jul 4 Wilhelm Ahlwardt, German orientalist, born in Greifswald, Germany (d. 1909)
  • Jul 5 Paul Gabriël, Dutch water colors painter and etcher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1903)
  • Jul 9 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, born in Bene Vagienna, Italy (d. 1913)
  • Jul 12 N.G. [Nikolay Gavrilovich] Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (What Is to Be Done?), born in Saratov, Russia (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19 Roger Atkinson Pryor, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1919)
  • Jul 21 John Rutter Brooke, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1913)
  • Jul 29 Cuvier Grover, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Maine (d. 1885)
  • Jul 31 François-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin), born in Huise (d. 1908)
  • Aug 2 Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general, born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1895)
  • Aug 5 Giovanni Rossi, Italian composer, born in Borgo San Donnino, Parma (d. 1886)
  • Aug 5 Louisa of the Netherlands, Dutch queen consort of Sweden and Norway and princess of the Netherlands, born in the Hague (d. 1871)
  • Aug 11 Edward Saloman, American politician, Governor of Wisconsin (1862-64), born in Ströbeck, Prussian Saxony (d. 1909)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Bradford Carr, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1895)
  • Aug 17 George William Warren, American composer and organist, born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • Aug 17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • Aug 24 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1892)
  • Aug 28 William Alexander Hammond, American military physician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1900)
  • Aug 31 George Leonard Andrews, American professor, civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1899)
  • Sep 8 Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, American professor and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Brewer, Maine (d. 1914)

Person of interestLeo Tolstoy

Sep 9 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia (d. 1910)

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • Sep 15 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (discoverer of hexamine (1859)), born in Chistopol, Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1886)
  • Sep 19 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor, born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland (d. 1880)
  • Sep 28 Friedrich Albert Lange, German philosopher and socialist (Neo-Kantianism), born in Wald, Solingen, Germany (d. 1875)
  • Oct 2 Charles Floquet, French statesman and 44th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France (d. 1896)
  • Oct 3 Woldemar Bargiel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1897)
  • Oct 8 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), born in Dourdan, France (d. 1899)
  • Oct 10 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (Speaker of the United States House of Representatives), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1890)
  • Oct 19 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer
  • Oct 23 Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Oct 27 Jacob Dolson Cox, Canadian-American statesman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Nov 2 Byron Grimes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Pitt County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • Nov 7 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, born in Barntrup, Germany (d. 1890)
  • Nov 14 James Birdseye MacPherson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clyde, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • Nov 21 William McComb, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania (d. 1918)
  • Nov 25 Franjo Rački, Croatian historian and politician, born in Fužine, Austrian Empire (d. 1894)
  • Nov 26 René Goblet, French politician (41st Prime Minister of France), born in Aire-sur-la-Lys, France (d. 1905)
  • Nov 30 Jedediah Hotchkiss, American topographer and cartographer, born in Windsor, New York (d. 1899)
  • Dec 8 Clinton Bowen Fisk, American abolitionist, Brevet Major General (Union Army), helped establish 1st free public schools in the South, born in York, New York (d. 1890)
  • Dec 8 Robert Bullock, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Greenville, North Carolina (d. 1905)
  • Dec 16 John Beatty, American banker, statesman, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • Dec 28 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • Dec 30 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)