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Notable Birthdays - 1805

1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

1805Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales

1805Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)

1805Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)

1805 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer 
Jan 8
John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871) 
Jan 8
Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878) 
Jan 13
Thomas Dyer, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862) 
Jan 27
Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision) 
Jan 27
Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872) 
Jan 27
Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877) 
Feb 1
Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader) 
Feb 3
Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia 
Feb 4
Georg Andreas Henkel, composer 
Feb 4
William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood) 
Feb 4
Harrison Ainsworth, Guy Fawkes 
Feb 13
David Dudley Field, lawyer/law codifier 
Feb 13
Peter G L Dirichlet, Germany, number theorist/analysist 
Feb 18
Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy) 
Feb 20
Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer 
Feb 21
David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63) 
Feb 22
Sarah F. Adams, Titanic 
Mar 3
Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861) 
Mar 5
Theodore Labarre, composer 
Mar 16
Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861) 
Mar 30
Adrien de La Fage, composer 
Apr 2
Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales 
Apr 2
Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen 
Apr 7
Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), died in 1869 
Apr 28
Henri Auguste Barbier, Benvenuto Cellini 
Apr 30
William Kerley Strong, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 
May 14
Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer 
Jun 8
Luigi Ricci, composer 
Jun 14
Robert Anderson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871 
Jun 15
William Butler Ogden, first Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877) 
Jun 21
Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer 
Jun 21
Charles Thomas Jackson, American scientist, polymath (d. 1880) 
Jun 22
Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare) 
Jun 27
Stephen Elvey, composer 
Jun 29
Hiram Powers, US sculptor (Greek Slave) 
Jul 5
Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865) 
Jul 9
Henry John Gauntlett, composer 
Jul 26
Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock) 
Jul 29
Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America) 
Aug 4
William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865) 
Aug 8
Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer 
Aug 9
Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860) 
Aug 11
Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament 
Aug 18
Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe) 
Aug 21
August Bournonville, I Am a Dancer 
Aug 23
Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893) 
Aug 29
Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872) 
Aug 30
Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist 
Sep 2
Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851) 
Sep 6
Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function) 
Sep 18
Robert Cowdin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874 
Sep 23
Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist 
Sep 25
Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa) 
Sep 27
George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898) 
Sep 30
Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Oct 23
Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer) 
Oct 23
John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886) 
Oct 23
Adalbert Stifter, Bergkristall 
Oct 28
John Thomson, composer 
Nov 1
Alessandro Nini, composer 
Nov 7
Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870) 
Nov 14
Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer 
Nov 14
Fanny Mendelssohn, Dancing Soul 
Nov 19
Ferdinand de Lesseps, France, diplomat (built Suez Canal) 
Nov 22
Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877 
Nov 28
John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America 
Dec 6
Adolf Reubke, German organ builder (d. 1875) 
Dec 6
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861) 
Dec 10
John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church 
Dec 10
William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator) 
Dec 10
Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881) 
Dec 12
Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co) 
Dec 12
Frederick H. Hedge, Shenandoah 
Dec 21
Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869) 
Dec 22
John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893) 
Dec 23
Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844) 
Dec 26
Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer 
Dec 28
Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer 
Dec 31
Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife) 
2
Esteban Echeverría, La cautiva 
27
George Müller, Heaven and Earth 
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