Famous People Born in 1834

  • Jan 1 Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • Jan 5 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
  • Jan 7 Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
  • Jan 10 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • Jan 14 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer
  • Jan 16 Albert Lindley Lee, American lawyer, Kansas State Supreme Court Judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fulton, New York (d. 1907)
  • Jan 17 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, daughter of Mimi Bia, born in Amsterdam (d. 1902)
  • Jan 17 August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
  • Jan 20 George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer
  • Jan 27 Robert Sanford Foster, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Vernon, Indiana (d. 1903)
  • Jan 30 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician
  • Feb 6 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Feb 6 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
  • Feb 6 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)

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Feb 8 Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and inventor who devised the periodic table of the elements, born in Tobolsk, Russia (d. 1907)

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Feb 9 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • Feb 9 Franz Xaver Witt, composer
  • Feb 15 William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
  • Feb 16 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
  • Feb 16 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1919)
  • Feb 22 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer
  • Feb 23 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
  • Feb 26 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
  • Mar 4 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • Mar 6 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)
  • Mar 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
  • Mar 17 Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
  • Mar 20 Charles William Elliot, President of Harvard (1869-1909), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 22 Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 23 Julius Reubke, composer
  • Mar 24 John Wesley Powell, American geologist/explorer/ethnologist
  • Mar 24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • Apr 1 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer
  • Apr 1 Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
  • Apr 21 William Rufus Terrill, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Covington City, Virginia (d. 1862)
  • Apr 26 Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
  • Apr 26 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, born in Sherburne, New York (d. 1907)
  • May 5 Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)
  • May 23 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • Jun 8 George Garrett, composer
  • Jun 10 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (HP Foundation)
  • Jun 16 Wesley Merritt, American Major General (Union Army), 1st American Military Governor of the Philippines, born in NYC, New York (d. 1910)
  • Jun 19 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
  • Jul 1 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908)
  • Jul 2 Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank
  • Jul 10 James A McNeill Whistler, US/British painter (Whistler's Mother)
  • Jul 14 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, artist (Whistler's Mother)
  • Jul 16 Carlo Angeloni, composer
  • Jul 16 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914)
  • Jul 19 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist

  • Jul 22 Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • Jul 23 James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore
  • Jul 31 Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)

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Aug 2 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • Aug 2 Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
  • Aug 4 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1923)
  • Aug 9 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
  • Aug 17 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
  • Aug 18 Marshall Field, American entrepreneur and the founder of Marshall Field and Company, born in Conway, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • Aug 22 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1900)
  • Aug 22 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • Aug 31 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (I Lituani), born in Paderno Ponchielli, Italy (d. 1886)
  • Sep 9 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)
  • Sep 9 William MacRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1882)
  • Sep 15 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian/parliament member
  • Sep 17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney, poet and stage writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • Oct 1 Francis Marion Cockrell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1915)
  • Oct 3 Vilem Blodek, composer
  • Oct 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • Oct 10 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)
  • Oct 19 Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)
  • Oct 28 Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Nov 10 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (MartinFierro), born in Chacra de Pueyrredon, Argentina (d. 1886)
  • Nov 10 Wager Swayne, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1902)
  • Nov 13 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico (d. 1893)
  • Nov 17 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1863)
  • Nov 19 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)
  • Nov 20 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer

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Nov 21 henrietta (Hetty) Green, American financier (Witch of Wall Street), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • Nov 21 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, American attorney, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1893)
  • Nov 25 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer
  • Nov 29 Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, American civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Vermont (d. 1864)
  • Dec 16 Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)