Historical Figures Born in 1807

  • Jan 6 Joseph Holt, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • Jan 6 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor, born in Spišská Belá, Slovakia (d. 1891)
  • Jan 11 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 11 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • Jan 12 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
  • Jan 13 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee (1807-1870)

Jan 19 American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia

Robert McClureRobert McClure (1807-1873)

Jan 28 Irish explorer who discovered the Northwest passage, born in Wexford, Ireland

  • Feb 1 William Bowen Campbell, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sumner County, Tennessee (d. 1867)

Joseph E. JohnstonJoseph E. Johnston (1807-1891)

Feb 3 American military officer (senior officer in Confederate Army and United States Army), born in Farmville, Virginia

  • Feb 8 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist, born in Bloomsbury, London (d. 1894)
  • Feb 8 Franciscus J. van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • Feb 10 Abner Clark Harding, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in East Hampton, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • Feb 13 Bartolomea Capitanio, Italian teacher, co-foundress of the Sisters of Charity of Lovere, and saint, born in Lovere, Bergamo, Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy (d. 1833)
  • Feb 16 Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866)
  • Feb 25 George Trenholm, South Carolina plantation owner, Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States, (d. 1876)
  • Feb 27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (Song of Hiawatha), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1882)
  • Mar 1 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
  • Mar 7 Franz Graf von Pocci, German founding director of the Munich Marionette Theatre (Punch and Judy), poet, and illustrator of children's literature (Viola Tricolor: In Picture and Rhyme), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1876)
  • Mar 14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1876)
  • Apr 1 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • Apr 20 (Louis) "Aloysius" Bertrand, French poet (Gaspard de la Nuit - Gaspard of the Night), and playwright, born in Ceva, Piedmont, France (now in Italy) (d. 1841)
  • Apr 24 Charles Ferguson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • May 1 John B. Magruder, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Port Royal, Virginia (d. 1871)
  • May 4 Thomas Duncan, Scottish painter, born in Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1845)
  • May 24 Cornelis Eliza van Koetsveld, Dutch writer and preacher, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1893)
  • May 28 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general and governor of West-Sumatra, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1888)
  • May 28 Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American naturalist and geologist, born in Haut-Vully, Switzerland (d. 1873)
  • Jun 11 James F. Schenck, American rear admiral (Mexican–American War), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • Jun 30 Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German philosopher and writer (Auch einer), born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • Jul 1 Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and founder of Clemson University, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882)

Jul 4 Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire

  • Jul 12 Silas Casey, American Major General (Union Army), born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (d. 1882)
  • Jul 22 Karolina Pawlowa, Russian writer (A Double Life), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1893)
  • Aug 8 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • Aug 11 David Rice Atchison, American politician (not President of the United States for a day on March 4, 1849), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1886) [1]
  • Aug 18 Charles Francis Adams Snr., American writer and diplomat, US Minister to the UK, son of President John Quincy Adams, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • Sep 9 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • Sep 25 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland (d. 1884)
  • Oct 4 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (Prime Minister of the Province of Canada), born in Boucherville, Lower Canada (d. 1864)
  • Oct 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, born in Torps, Västernorrland county, Sweden (d. 1890)
  • Oct 30 James Samuel Wadsworth, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1864)
  • Dec 17 John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet (Snow-bound), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • Dec 20 Richard Lucian Page, US Navy officer (Confederate Army), born in Clarke County, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • Dec 22 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1873)