Birthdays in History in 1827

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  • Jan 1 William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 2 Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  • Jan 6 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 6 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
  • Jan 7 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
  • Jan 23 Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • Feb 1 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • Feb 2 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Feb 2 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • Feb 10 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • Feb 19 Charles Robert Woods, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1855)
  • Feb 20 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Unadilla, New York (d. 1912)
  • Feb 22 James Barnet Fry, American historian and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Illinois (d. 1894)
  • Feb 24 Charles Davis Jameson, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Gorham, Maine (d. 1862)
  • Feb 27 Richard W Johnson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston County, Kentucky (d. 1897)
  • Mar 7 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Mar 8 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (Father of Bantu Philology), born in Berlin (d. 1875)
  • Mar 12 John Robert Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Mar 12 William Richard Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 19 Alexander Shaler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1911)
  • Apr 2 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1910)
  • Apr 5 Joseph Lister, British surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic surgery), born in Upton House, West Ham, England (d. 1912)
  • Apr 8 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
  • Apr 10 Lewis "Lew" Wallace, American author (Ben-Hur) and Major General (Union Army), born in Brookville, Indiana (d. 1905)
  • Apr 14 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • Apr 16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1879)
  • Apr 17 Frans Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1896)
  • Apr 20 John Gibbon, American Major General (Union Army), born in Holmesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1896)
  • Apr 22 William Hopkins Morris, American author, editor, inventor, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1900)
  • Apr 23 Johann Friedrich von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer, born in Winterberg, Germany (d. 1914)
  • Apr 26 Charles Edward Hovey, American lobbyist and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Thetford, Vermont (d. 1897)
  • May 4 John Hanning Speke, British explorer, the first European to reach Lake Victoria in east Africa, born in Bideford, Devon (d. 1864)
  • May 7 Francis Engle Patterson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • May 11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • May 16 P.J.H. [Pierre] Cuypers, Dutch architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station), born in Roermond, the Netherlands (d. 1921)
  • May 19 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • May 21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
  • May 27 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
  • May 29 Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • Jun 5 Beverly Holcombe Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1910)
  • Jun 12 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), born in Hirzel, Switzerland (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • Jul 7 James Murrell Shackelford, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lincoln County, Kentucky (d. 1909)
  • Jul 7 William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 17 Frederick Able, English chemist and inventor (cordiet), born in Woolwich, England (d. 1902)
  • Jul 18 Pierre-Lambert Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Mechelen and Cardinal Primate of Belgium, born in Perk, Steenokkerzeel, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • Jul 19 Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (B.N.I.) regiment of the British East India Company, born in Nagwa, Ballia district, India (d. 1857)
  • Jul 23 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), born in Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • Jul 24 Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • Aug 5 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)

  • Aug 22 Joseph Anthony Mower, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodstock, Vermont (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, born in Vermont (d. 1906)
  • Aug 24 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1867)
  • Aug 28 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1894)
  • Sep 1 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • Sep 5 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)
  • Sep 6 John Morrison Oliver, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1872)
  • Sep 16 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
  • Sep 21 Michael Corcoran, Irish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in County Sligo, Ireland (d. 1863)
  • Sep 22 John Grubb Parke, American Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1900)
  • Sep 24 Henry Warner Slocum, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pompey, New York (d. 1894)
  • Sep 30 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • Sep 30 Kenner Garrard, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bourbon County, Kentucky (d. 1879)
  • Sep 30 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • Oct 2 Edmund Jackson Davis, American lawyer, soldier, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Augustine, Florida (d. 1883)
  • Oct 14 James Sidney Robinson, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Oct 14 Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque
  • Oct 21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • Oct 29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • Oct 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American architect and educator, born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1895)
  • Nov 10 Alfred Howe Terry, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1890)
  • Nov 14 Isaac Wistar, American lawyer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • Nov 17 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • Nov 19 Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Nov 26 Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)

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Nov 26 Ellen G. White, American religious leader (Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Gorham, Maine

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  • Nov 30 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer/senator
  • Nov 30 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)
  • Dec 10 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)
  • Dec 16 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
  • Dec 23 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
  • Dec 28 Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General (Union), (d. 1862)