On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1837

  • Jun 7 Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler, born in Strones, Waldviertel, Austrian Empire (d. 1903)
  • Jun 8 Jan KleczyƄski Sr., Polish painist and composer, born in Janiewicze, Russian Empire (d. 1895)
  • Jun 8 Moritz Heyne, German germanist (Beowulf), born in Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1906)
  • Jun 16 Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • Jun 17 Strong Vincent, American army officer (died famously at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania (d.1863)

Person of interestPaul Morphy

Jun 22 Paul Morphy, American chess player considered the greatest of his era (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1884)

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy
  • Jun 23 Ernest Guiraud, French opera composer (Piccolino; Sylvie), arranger (Bizet), and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1892)
  • Jun 26 Martin Davis Hardin II, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1923)
  • Jun 26 Victor Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lauw, France (d. 1864)