Birthdays in History in 1842

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Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
  • Jan 4 Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 6 Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)

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Jan 11 William James, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism), born in NYC, New York

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  • Jan 12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • Jan 15 Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
  • Jan 15 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
  • Jan 18 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  • Feb 2 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
  • Feb 4 Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary historian and critic
  • Feb 4 Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
  • Feb 7 Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  • Feb 22 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
  • Feb 23 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
  • Feb 25 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • Feb 26 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, born in Montigny-le-Roi, Haute-Marne, France (d. 1925)
  • Mar 1 Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
  • Mar 2 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • Mar 7 Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist
  • Mar 10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, American poet laureate of Calif
  • Mar 18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • Mar 30 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher
  • Apr 3 Ulric Dahlgren, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Apr 4 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (Lucas sequences), born in Amiens, France (d. 1891)
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • Apr 17 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905–06), born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1911)
  • Apr 18 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice)
  • Apr 25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)
  • Apr 28 Gaston of Orleans, Count of Eu, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1922)
  • May 8 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • Jun 2 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • Jun 8 John Q. A. Brackett, American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91), born in Bradford, New Hampshire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 11 Prince Alfred, Liechtenstein noble and politician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1907)
  • Jun 11 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, born in Berndorf, Germany (d. 1934)
  • Jul 4 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist and general, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1904)
  • Jul 26 Alfred Marshall, English economist (Principles of Economics), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • Aug 14 Henry Duff Traill, British author and journalist (The Marquis of Salisbury), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1900)
  • Aug 16 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), born in Brody, Ukraine (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1935)
  • Aug 24 Edouard J. A. Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • Aug 26 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
  • Aug 28 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • Aug 30 Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia, Eldest child of Alexander II of Russia, born in Catherine Palace, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1849)
  • Sep 13 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator from Alabama, born in Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (d. 1920)
  • Sep 20 James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet), born in Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland (d. 1923)
  • Sep 21 Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), born in Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
  • Sep 27 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)
  • Oct 1 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)
  • Oct 27 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), born in Mondovì, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1928)
  • Oct 28 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
  • Oct 28 Charles Boissevain, editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908)
  • Nov 4 William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • Nov 14 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
  • Nov 22 José Maria de Heredia, Cuban-French sonnet poet (Les Trophées), born in La Fortuna, Cuba (d. 1905)
  • Dec 3 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres)
  • Dec 3 Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)
  • Dec 3 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • Dec 7 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen)
  • Dec 9 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
  • Dec 17 Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)