On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1828

  • 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)