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Date Event
Jan 6
Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer 
Jan 14
Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer 
Jan 14
Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72) 
Jan 15
Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends) 
Jan 19
Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism) 
Jan 20
Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858) 
Jan 24
Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden) 
Jan 24
Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician) 
Jan 24
Karl von Holtei, Die verhängnisvolle Faschingsnacht 
Jan 29
Henry Neele, London, poet 
Jan 31
Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer 
Jan 31
Hans Ernst Krøyer, Kristeligt Folkepartis landsmøde 
Feb 22
Charles Mynn Thruston, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1873 
Mar 4
John Joseph Abercrombie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1877 
Mar 13
Abigail Powers Fillmore, 1st lady (1850-53) 
Apr 2
H v Fallersleben, writer 
Apr 2
August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben, A Fish Called Wanda 
Apr 3
Charles D Wilkes, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877 
Apr 8
Dionysios Solomos, poet 
Apr 9
Giuditta Pasta, [Negri], soprano 
Apr 11
Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854) 
Apr 17
Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840) 
Apr 19
Franz Joseph Glaser, composer 
Apr 19
Heinrich Maria von Hess, historical painter 
Apr 26
Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal) 
Apr 26
James Beckwourth, American explorer (d. 1867) 
May 14
Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian 
May 18
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870 
May 28
Josef Dessauer, composer 
Jun 5
Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer 
Jun 12
Samuel Cooper, Sect of War/General (Confederate Army), died in 1876 
Jun 21
Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873) 
Jun 29
Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837) 
Jun 29
Giacomo Leopardi, Dialogo di un venditore di almanacchi e di un passeggiere 
Jun 29
Willibald Alexis, Die Hosen des Ritters Bredow 
Jul 13
Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860) 
Jul 15
Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1875 
Jul 24
John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879 
Aug 21
Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour) 
Aug 25
Henrik Hertz, Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Bartók: Blubeard's Castle 
Aug 28
Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1863 
Sep 1
Richard Delafield, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873 
Sep 2
Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) died in 1865 
Sep 11
Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist 
Sep 17
Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat 
Sep 25
Henri Scheffer, painter 
Sep 25
JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist 
Oct 7
Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas) 
Oct 12
A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal 
Oct 12
Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49) 
Oct 28
Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer 
Nov 1
Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor 
Nov 3
Mason James Murray, (Confederacy), died in 1871 
Nov 5
Carolina F L duchess of Berry, daughter of crown prince of Naples 
Nov 29
Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877) 
Dec 4
Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881) 
Dec 24
Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz) 
Dec 24
Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania 
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