Famous People Born in 1833

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (d. 1902)
  • Jan 2 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Jan 7 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry), born in London, England
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
  • Jan 23 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Greensville County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England
  • Feb 1 Henry McNeal Turner, Newberry South Carolina, Minister and politician, 1st African American Methodist Bishop (d. 1915)
  • Feb 3 Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian
  • Feb 5 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)

Person of interestJ.E.B. Stuart

Feb 6 J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864)

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • Feb 6 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
  • Feb 7 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • Feb 11 Melville Fuller, American 8th chief justice, born in Augusta, Maine (d. 1910)
  • Feb 13 William Whedbee Kirkland, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsboro, North Carolina (d. 1915)
  • Feb 18 James Deshler, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Feb 22 Josef Foerster, composer

  • Feb 24 Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
  • Feb 25 Clement Anselm Evans, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Feb 25 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress and mother of Theodoor Verstraete, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
  • Mar 9 Frederick A. Schroeder, American tobacco industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1899)
  • Mar 14 John S. Marmaduke, 25th Governor of Missouri and Major General (Confederate Army), born in Saline County, Missouri (d. 1887)
  • Mar 14 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st US woman dentist, born in Constable, New York (1866)
  • Mar 20 Henry Southwick Perkins, composer
  • Mar 26 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • Apr 2 Thomas Howard Ruger, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston County, New York (d. 1907)
  • Apr 6 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskrit, Old Javan)
  • Apr 10 David McMurtrie Gregg, American diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • Apr 10 James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1862)
  • Apr 17 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1900)
  • May 5 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and explorer, born in Carlsruhe, Prussian Silesia (d. 1905)
  • May 7 Johannes Brahms, German composer and conductor, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1897)
  • May 8 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1903)
  • May 9 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish organist and composer, born in Poznań (d. 1914)
  • Jun 1 John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • Jun 4 Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, British army general, born in Dublin (d. 1913)
  • Jun 7 Alexander Ritter, German composer, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1896)
  • Jun 9 John Rogers Cooke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Jun 15 Edward Moody McCook, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1909)
  • Jun 20 Leon-J-F Bonnat, painter
  • Jun 27 Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian composer, born in Dunajowce, Ukraine (d 1902)

  • Jul 1 Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)
  • Jul 10 Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Salisbury, North Carolina (d. 1892)
  • Jul 19 John Wesley Turner, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Saratoga, New York (d. 1899)
  • Jul 22 Benjamin Hanby, composer
  • Jul 27 Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, born in Rugeley, United Kingdom (d. 1923)
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate), born in Mathews Court House, Virginia (d. 1907)
  • Aug 3 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher and feminist, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Aug 5 Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
  • Aug 7 Powell Clayton, American politician, diplomat, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • Aug 11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • Aug 11 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • Aug 12 William Price Sanders, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1863)

Person of interestBenjamin Harrison

Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (d. 1901)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Aug 26 Charles Jackson Paine, American railroad executive, soldier, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • Aug 28 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1898)

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

Sep 20 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • Sep 21 Josef Richard Rozkošný, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1913)
  • Sep 22 Stephen Dill Lee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1908)
  • Sep 24 Henry Alanson Barnum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Jamesville, New York (d. 1892)
  • Sep 28 James Deering Fessenden, American lawyer, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westbrook, Maine (d. 1862)
  • Sep 30 Ferdinand von Saar, writer
  • Oct 2 William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1897)
  • Oct 5 Cyrus Bussey, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hubbard, Ohio (d. 1915)
  • Oct 15 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • Oct 17 Paul Bert, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration, born in Auxerre, Burgundy (d. 1886)
  • Oct 18 Johannes Habert, composer

Person of interestAlfred Nobel

Oct 21 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, invented dynamite and foundered Nobel Prizes, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1896)

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 2 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, born in Paikpara village, Howrah, India (d. 1904)
  • Nov 3 Edward Dorr Tracy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Nov 6 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (The Family at Gilje: A Domestic Story of the Forties), born in Hokksund, Eiker, Norway (d. 1908)
  • Nov 9 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)
  • Nov 10 Dobri Voynikov, Bulgarian teacher, playwright and journalist (The Phoney Civilization), born in Şumnu, Ottoman Empire (d. 1878)
  • Nov 12 Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russian composer (Robert LeDiable)

Person of interestEdwin Booth

Nov 13 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1893)

  • Nov 14 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player
  • Nov 19 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans)
  • Nov 24 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • Nov 27 Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
  • Nov 29 Louis Douglass Watkins, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Tallahassee, Florida, (d. 1868)

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

Dec 6 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • Dec 12 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
  • Dec 17 James Thadeus Holtzclaw, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • Dec 20 Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth
  • Dec 28 Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Dec 29 John James Ingalls, US politician (Rep-Ks), born in Middleton, Massachusetts (d. 1900)