Birthdays in History in January 1838

  • Jan 1 William Hugh Young, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jan 4 Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
  • Jan 5 Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
  • Jan 16 Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • Jan 27 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian poet and writer (Vande Mataram), born near Naihati, British India (d. 1894)