Historical Figures Born in 1832

  • Jan 4 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • Jan 6 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1883)
  • Jan 7 James Munro, Scottish-born Australian politician (Premier of Victoria 1890-92), born in Armadale, Scotland (d. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 9 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Jan 12 Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 13 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1899)

Edouard ManetEdouard Manet (1832-1883)

Jan 23 French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France

  • Jan 24 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jan 26 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Jan 27 English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England

  • Jan 30 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1897)
  • Feb 6 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Upson County, Georgia (d. 1904)
  • Feb 16 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, American Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • Feb 26 John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901)
  • Feb 27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • Mar 7 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, American engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Navarre, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • Mar 10 William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born at Madison Barracks in Sackett's Harbor, New York (d. 1903)
  • Mar 11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • Mar 11 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 12 Charles Boycott, Irish estate manager/caused boycotts
  • Mar 16 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • Mar 17 Moncure Daniel Conway, US abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • Mar 17 Walter Quintin Gresham, American statesman, jurist, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lanesville, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • Apr 5 Jules Ferry, French statesman, born in Saint-Dié, France (d. 1893)
  • Apr 8 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal and Chief of the German General Staff, born in Potsdam, Province of Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1904)
  • Apr 13 James Wimshurst, British designer and inventor (electrostatic generator), born in Poplar, England (d. 1898)
  • Apr 13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)
  • Apr 14 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • Apr 15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet, born in Wiedensahl, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1908)
  • Apr 19 José Echegaray, Spanish dramatist (Nobel 1904), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1916)
  • Apr 19 Lucretia Garfield, First Lady of the United States as the wife of James A. Garfield (1881), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • Apr 22 Julius Sterling Morton, American politician (3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) and founder of Arbor Day, born in Adams, New York (d. 1902)
  • May 5 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), born in Granville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • May 7 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter Jan Baptist Carel Robidé van der Aa, Dutch Indologist and geographer, born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsborough, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • Jun 10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1904)
  • Jun 10 Nikolaus Otto, German engineer (gas motor, otto motor), born in Holzhausen an der Haide, Nassau (d. 1891)
  • Jun 17 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium), born in London (d. 1919)
  • Jun 21 Joseph Rainey, American politician, 1st African American in US House of Representatives (1870-1879), born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1887)
  • Jun 24 Edward Harland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1915)

Maximilian IMaximilian I (1832-1867)

Jul 6 Austrian archduke and the 1st and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire (1864-67), born in Vienna, Austria

  • Jul 10 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (Sirius B), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1897)
  • Jul 11 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), born in Nafplion, Greece (d. 1896)
  • Jul 21 Henrietta Maria Morse King, American rancher and philanthropist, born in Boonville, Missouri (d. 1925)
  • Aug 2 Henry Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder of the Theosophical Society, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1907)
  • Aug 11 Thomas Ogden Osbord, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Licking County, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • Aug 12 Hely Hutchinson Almond, Scottish politician, doctor and early ruby umpire, born in Glasgow
  • Aug 16 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Aug 20 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, American aeronaut and inventor, born in Jefferson Mills, Coos County, New Hampshire (d. 1913)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Chambers, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1888)
  • Aug 27 James A. Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta County, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • Sep 4 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Cologno al Serio, Italy (d. 1915)
  • Sep 10 Randall L. Gibson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Sep 16 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1913)
  • Sep 21 Samuel S. Carroll, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1893)
  • Sep 25 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts (d. 1907)
  • Sep 30 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British governor of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • Oct 1 Caroline Harrison, 1st lady of the U.S. (1889-1892), wife of Benjamin Harrison, born in Oxford, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Oct 2 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (Primitive Culture), born in London (d. 1917)
  • Oct 2 Julius von Sachs, German botanist and naturalist, born in Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1897)
  • Oct 4 William Griggs, English inventor (photo chromo lithography), born in Woburn, Bedfordshire (d. 1911)
  • Oct 10 Theodore Shelton Bowers, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (d. 1866)
  • Oct 12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), born in St. Ives, England (d. 1914)
  • Oct 15 Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sussex County, Virginia (d. 1912)
  • Oct 16 George Crockett Strong, American Major General (Union Army), born in Stockbridge, Vermont (d. 1863)
  • Oct 16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexican writer/diplomat
  • Oct 20 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (Lipsius-Bau), born in Leipzig (d. 1894)
  • Nov 5 William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cameron, New York (d. 1900)
  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist (Vega Expedition), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, American newspaper editor, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Holland, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War), born in Oswego, New York (d. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1901)

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Nov 29 American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania

  • Dec 1 Archibald Gracie III, American army officer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New York City (d. 1864)
  • Dec 8 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, born in Kvikne, Norway (d. 1910)
  • Dec 12 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • Dec 14 Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Centerburg, Ohio (d. 1902)

Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel (1832-1923)

Dec 15 French engineer and architect who designed and built the Eiffel tower, born in Dijon, France

  • Dec 19 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
  • Dec 21 John Henry Ketcham, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dover Plains, New York (d. 1906)
  • Dec 22 Edward Hatch, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1889)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in County Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 1865)
  • Dec 27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)