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Birthdays in History in 1829

  • Jan 3 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • Jan 3 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • Jan 5 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • Jan 9 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • Jan 9 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)

Person of interestCatherine Booth

Jan 17 Catherine Booth, Co-founder of the Salvation Army known as the 'Army Mother', born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England (d. 1890) [1]

Co-founder of the Salvation Army Catherine Booth
Co-founder of the Salvation Army
Catherine Booth
  • Jan 18 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
  • Jan 21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • Jan 30 Alfred Cummings, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • Feb 1 John Potts Slough, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • Feb 2 Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
  • Feb 11 William Anderson Pile, American politician, minister, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1889)
  • Feb 13 Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
  • Feb 14 Alfred Iverson Jr., Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Clinton, Georgia (d. 1911)
  • Feb 15 Silas Weir Mitchell, American physician (discovered causalgia, erythromelalgia) and author (Roland Blake, Hugh Wynne), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • Feb 18 Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1864)
  • Feb 21 Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)

Person of interestLevi Strauss

Feb 26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer who founded the 1st company to manufacture blue jeans (Levi Strauss & Co.), born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Mar 2 Carl Schurz, German-American journalist and Major General (Union Army), born in Erftstadt, Germany (d. 1906)
  • Mar 14 Charles Charlesworth, English boy who died of old age before he was 7 years old, born in Straffordshire, England
  • Mar 18 William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of engineers, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1911)
  • Mar 19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
  • Mar 24 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • Mar 24 Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • Mar 29 Ritta & Christina Parodi, Siamese twins, born in Sassare, Sardinia (d. 1829)
  • Mar 29 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 1864)

Person of interestWilliam Booth

Apr 10 William Booth, English preacher and founder of the Salvation Army, born in Sneinton, Nottingham, England (d. 1912) [1]

Co-founder of the Salvation Army William Booth
Co-founder of the Salvation Army
William Booth
  • Apr 15 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon, born in Fort Ann, New York (d. 1895)
  • Apr 24 George Peabody Estey, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 1881)
  • May 1 José de Alencar, Brazilian writer (O Guarani), born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Empire of Brazil (d. 1877)
  • May 6 Phoebe Ann Coffin Hanaford, 1st female ordained minister in New England, born in Siasconset, Massachusetts (d. 1921)
  • May 30 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1897)

Person of interestCharles Brooke

Jun 3 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • Jun 6 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1888)
  • Jun 6 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, born in Innoshima, Bingo Province, Japan (d. 1862)
  • Jun 8 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1896)
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1886)

Person of interestGeronimo

Jun 16 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
Geronimo
  • Jul 5 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1910)
  • Jul 8 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • Jul 16 Robert Brown Potter, American lawyer and Major General (Union Army), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1887)
  • Jul 26 Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium (1884-94) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1909, born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • Aug 5 Milo Smith Hascall, American banker, real estate executive, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Le Roy, New York (d. 1904)
  • Aug 7 Thomas Ewing Jr, American attorney, 1st chief justice of Kansas, congressman, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1896)
  • Aug 12 John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Aug 23 Moritz B. Cantor, German historian of mathematics, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Sep 1 James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Sep 6 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Sep 7 August Kekule von Stradonitz, German chemist who discovered structure of benzene ring, born in Darmstadt, Hesse (d. 1896)
  • Sep 7 Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, American geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86), born in Westfield, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Sep 8 George Crook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Taylorsville, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • Sep 8 Seth Barton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • Sep 12 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, born in Speyer, Germany (d. 1880)
  • Sep 12 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • Sep 22 William Worth Belknap, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1876)
  • Sep 22 Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (1847-1883) (d. 1883)
  • Sep 24 James St Clair Morton, American engineer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Sep 24 Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1885)
  • Sep 25 William Michael Rossetti, English writer and civil servant, born in London, England (d. 1919)
  • Sep 29 Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Giles Alexander Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Jefferson County, New York (d. 1876)

Person of interestChester A. Arthur

Oct 5 Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (1881-85), born in Fairfield Vermont (d. 1886)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Oct 10 Dandridge McRae, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baldwin County, Alabama (d. 1899)
  • Oct 15 Asaph Hall, American astronomer who discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos), born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1907)
  • Oct 18 Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Oct 18 Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 27 Christopher Columbus Andres, American diplomat, newspaperman, author, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1922)
  • Oct 30 Roscoe Conkling, American politician (U.S. Senator from New York 1867-81), born in Albany, New York (d. 1888)
  • Nov 8 Samuel Wylie Crawford, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • Nov 15 Petrus Abraham Samuel van Limburg Brouwer, Dutch politician and critic (Akbar), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1873)
  • Nov 21 Petrus Augustus de Génestet, Dutch vicar and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1861)
  • Nov 24 William Passmore Carlin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greene County, Illinois (d. 1903)
  • Dec 3 Green Berry Raum, American lawyer, politician, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Golconda, Illinois (d. 1909)
  • Dec 5 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-Canadian politician (7th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia), born in Épernay, France (d. 1908)
  • Dec 14 John Mercer Langston, 1st African-American to hold US political office, born in Louisa County, Virginia (d. 1897)
  • Dec 27 James Clay Rice, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worthington, Massachusetts (d. 1864)