On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1807

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Person of interestRobert E. Lee

Jan 19 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia (d. 1870)

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

Person of interestJoseph E. Johnston

Feb 3 Joseph E. Johnston, American military officer (senior officer in Confederate Army and United States Army), born in Farmville, Virginia (d. 1891)

US Army Officer and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston
US Army Officer and Confederate General
Joseph E. Johnston
  • Feb 8 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • Feb 8 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • Feb 10 Abner Clark Harding, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in East Hampton, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • Feb 13 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
  • Feb 16 Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866)
  • Feb 25 George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), (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 14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1876)
  • Apr 1 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • 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)

Person of interestGiuseppe Garibaldi

Jul 4 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire (d. 1882)

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 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 (possibly served as President of the United States on March 3, 1849), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1886)
  • 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)