On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1838

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney and 37th Prime Minister of France (1881-82), born in Cahors, Kingdom of France (d. 1882)
  • Apr 5 Alpheus Hyatt, American zoologist and paleontologist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1902)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Leopold Röckel, German composer, born in London (d. 1908)
  • Apr 12 John Shaw Billings, American librarian and surgeon, born in Allensville, Switzerland County, Indiana (d. 1913)
  • Apr 16 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1897)
  • Apr 18 Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist, born in Cognac, France (d. 1912)

Person of interestJohn Muir

Apr 21 John Muir, Scottish naturalist and discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras), born in Dunbar (d. 1914)

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • Apr 23 Alfred Verwee, Flemish painter, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • Apr 28 Tobias Asser, Dutch advocate of world law (Nobel 1911), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1913)