Famous People Born in April 1837

  • Apr 3 John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), born in Delaware County, New York (d. 1921)
  • Apr 5 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), born in London (d. 1909)
  • Apr 10 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), born in Little Genesee, New York (d. 1867)
  • Apr 11 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier, the first Union officer killed in the American Civil War, born in Malta, New York (d. 1861)
  • Apr 15 Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1921)

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

Apr 17 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1913)

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • Apr 21 Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • Apr 24 Friedrich von Holstein, German civil servant (head of the political department of the German Foreign Office), born in Schwedt, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1909)
  • Apr 25 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1894)
  • Apr 29 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
  • Apr 30 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)