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1802Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

1802Alexandre Dumas, Aisne France, author (3 Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo), (d. 1870)

1802 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 3
Feliks Ostrowski, composer 
Jan 3
Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898) 
Jan 6
Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica) 
Jan 13
Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright 
Jan 19
[Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831) 
Jan 22
Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY) 
Jan 31
Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero 
Feb 2
Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist 
Feb 4
Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College) 
Feb 6
Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7] 
Feb 11
Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany) 
Feb 11
Lydia Maria Child, Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift 
Feb 16
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866) 
Feb 19
Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881) 
Feb 20
Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer 
Feb 20
Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 
Feb 21
George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), died in 1882 
Feb 26
Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables) 
Feb 26
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables 
Feb 27
William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck 
Mar 16
George Archibald McCall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Mar 24
Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP 
Mar 24
Jacob Van Lennep, De zomer van 1823 - In het voetspoor van Jacob van Lennep 
Apr 1
Hubert Reis, composer 
Apr 4
Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887) 
Apr 9
Elias Lönnrot, Iron Danger 
Apr 12
Francois MP Liberman, French relig leader (Congregation of Heart) 
Apr 13
Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884) 
Apr 27
Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer 
May 6
Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer, artist 
May 15
Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1888 
May 31
Cesare Pugni, composer 
Jun 2
Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic 
Jun 12
Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876) 
Jul 1
Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), died in 1878 
Jul 3
Joseph Labitzky, composer 
Jul 9
Thomas Davenport, invented 1st coml electric motor 
Jul 12
Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer 
Jul 15
John Barnett, composer 
Jul 21
David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 
Jul 24
Alexandre Dumas, Aisne France, author (3 Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo), (d. 1870) 
Jul 24
Ira Aldridge, African American stage actor 
Jul 24
Alexandre Dumas père, The Man in the Iron Mask 
Jul 26
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician 
Jul 26
Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855) 
Jul 27
Benedikt Randhartinger, composer 
Aug 2
Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster 
Aug 2
Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, Fabiola 
Aug 5
Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons) 
Aug 13
Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser) 
Aug 13
Nikolaus Lenau, Don Juan et Faust 
Aug 14
Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty) 
Aug 20
Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867 
Sep 4
Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon 
Sep 6
Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (d. 1857) 
Sep 13
Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880) 
Sep 19
Louis Kossuth, Hungary, President of Hungary (1849) 
Sep 24
Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868) 
Oct 7
Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer 
Oct 8
Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist 
Oct 16
Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882) 
Oct 25
Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864) 
Oct 26
King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866) 
Nov 9
Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist 
Nov 14
August F Pott, German philologist (Etymology Forschungen) 
Nov 19
Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866) 
Nov 20
James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1881 
Nov 29
Wilhelm Hauff, writer 
Nov 29
Wilhelm Hauff, Das Wirtshaus im Spessart 
Dec 2
Melancthon Smith Wade, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Dec 15
Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry) 
Dec 27
Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter 
5
Frederick Oakeley, Catch Me If You Can 
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