On This Day

Famous People Born in 1832

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • Jan 6 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1883)
  • Jan 7 James Munro, Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 9 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Jan 12 Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 13 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1899)
  • Jan 19 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • Jan 19 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer

Person of interestEdouard Manet

Jan 23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • Jan 24 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jan 26 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

Person of interestLewis Carroll

Jan 27 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 28 Franz Wullner, composer
  • Jan 30 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1897)
  • Feb 6 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Upson County, Georgia (d. 1904)

  • Feb 16 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • Feb 26 John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901)
  • Feb 27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • Mar 1 Friedrich Grutzmacher, German cellist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Mar 7 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, American engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Navarre, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • Mar 10 William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1903)
  • Mar 11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • Mar 11 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 12 Charles Boycott, Irish estate manager/caused boycotts
  • Mar 13 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1911)
  • Mar 16 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • Mar 17 Moncure Daniel Conway, US abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • Mar 17 Walter Quintin Gresham, American statesman, jurist, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lanesville, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • Apr 5 Jules Ferry, French statesman, born in Saint-Dié, France (d. 1893)
  • Apr 8 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal and Chief of the German General Staff, born in Potsdam, Province of Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1904)
  • Apr 13 James Wimshurst, British designer and inventor (electrostatic generator), born in Poplar, England (d. 1898)
  • Apr 13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)
  • Apr 14 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • Apr 15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet, born in Wiedensahl, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1908)

  • Apr 19 José Echegaray, Spanish dramatist (Nobel 1904), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1916)
  • Apr 19 Lucretia Garfield, First Lady of the United States as the wife of James A. Garfield (1881), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • Apr 22 Julius Sterling Morton, American politician (3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) and founder of Arbor Day, born in Adams, New York (d. 1902)
  • May 5 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), born in Granville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • May 7 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter Jan Baptist Carel Robidé van der Aa, Dutch Indologist and geographer, born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsborough, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • Jun 3 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer
  • Jun 10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1904)
  • Jun 10 Nikolaus Otto, German engineer (gas motor, otto motor), born in Holzhausen an der Haide, Nassau (d. 1891)
  • Jun 17 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium), born in London (d. 1919)
  • Jun 21 Joseph Rainey, American politician, 1st African American in US House of Representatives (1870-1879), born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1887)
  • Jun 24 Edward Harland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1915)

Person of interestMaximilian I

Jul 6 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • Jul 10 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (Sirius B), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1897)
  • Jul 11 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), born in Nafplion, Greece (d. 1896)
  • Jul 17 Johan August Söderman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1876)
  • Jul 21 Henrietta Maria Morse King, American rancher and philanthropist, born in Boonville, Missouri (d. 1925)
  • Jul 24 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jul 25 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, born in Germany (d. 1901)
  • Aug 2 Henry Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder of the Theosophical Society, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1907)
  • Aug 3 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • Aug 11 Thomas Ogden Osbord, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Licking County, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • Aug 12 Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
  • Aug 16 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Aug 20 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, American aeronaut and inventor, born in Jefferson Mills, Coos County, New Hampshire (d. 1913)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Chambers, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1888)
  • Aug 27 James A. Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta County, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • Sep 4 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Cologno al Serio, Italy (d. 1915)
  • Sep 10 Randall L. Gibson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Sep 16 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1913)
  • Sep 20 Johann Joseph Abert, German composer, born in Gastorf, Bohemia (d. 1915)
  • Sep 21 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Sep 21 Samuel S. Carroll, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1893)
  • Sep 25 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts (d. 1907)
  • Sep 26 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1887)
  • Sep 30 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • Oct 1 Caroline Harrison, 1st lady of the U.S. (1889-1892), wife of Benjamin Harrison, born in Oxford, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Oct 1 Henry Clay Work, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • Oct 2 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (Primitive Culture), born in London (d. 1917)
  • Oct 2 Julius von Sachs, German botanist and naturalist, born in Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1897)
  • Oct 4 William Griggs, English inventor (photo chromo lithography), born in Woburn, Bedfordshire (d. 1911)
  • Oct 10 Theodore Shelton Bowers, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (d. 1866)
  • Oct 12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), born in St. Ives, England (d. 1914)
  • Oct 15 Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sussex County, Virginia (d. 1912)
  • Oct 16 George Crockett Strong, American Major General (Union Army), born in Stockbridge, Vermont (d. 1863)
  • Oct 16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexican writer/diplomat
  • Oct 20 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (d. 1894)
  • Oct 22 August Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Bečov nad Teplou, Czechia (d. 1903)
  • Oct 22 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, born in Poznań, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1885)
  • Nov 1 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • Nov 5 William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cameron, New York (d. 1900)

  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • Nov 11 Paolo Giorza, Italian-Australian composer, born in Milan (d. 1914)
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, American newspaper editor, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Holland, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War), born in Oswego, New York (d. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1901)

Person of interestLouisa May Alcott

Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • Dec 1 Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Dec 8 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
  • Dec 12 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • Dec 14 Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Centerburg, Ohio (d. 1902)

Person of interestGustave Eiffel

Dec 15 Gustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect who designed and built the Eiffel tower, born in Dijon, France (d. 1923)

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • Dec 19 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
  • Dec 21 John Henry Ketcham, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dover Plains, New York (d. 1906)
  • Dec 22 Edward Hatch, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1889)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in County Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 1865)
  • Dec 27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)