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1807Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

1807 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 2
Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer 
Jan 4
Baltasar Saldoni, composer 
Jan 6
Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894 
Jan 6
Ludwig Erk, composer 
Jan 6
Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891) 
Jan 11
Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Jan 11
Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University) 
Jan 12
Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert 
Jan 13
Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883 
Jan 16
Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877 
Jan 19
Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870) 
Feb 1
William Bowen Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 
Feb 3
Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1891 
Feb 6
Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer 
Feb 8
Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman 
Feb 8
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889) 
Feb 10
Abner Clark Harding, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874 
Feb 13
Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters) 
Feb 14
Ernest Legouve, Adriana Lecouvreur 
Feb 15
Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer 
Feb 16
Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866 
Feb 25
George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876 
Feb 27
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha) 
Feb 27
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The White Angel 
Mar 1
Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898) 
Mar 7
Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist) 
Mar 14
Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876) 
Apr 1
Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic 
Apr 18
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, Jaatishwar 
Apr 24
Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
May 1
John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army) 
May 11
Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century black Shakespearian actor (Othello) 
May 15
Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer 
May 24
Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature 
May 24
Thomas Duncan, painter 
May 28
Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra 
May 28
Louis Agassiz, Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher 
Jun 2
Robert Fuhrer, composer 
Jun 6
Adrien Francois Servais, composer 
Jun 11
James Findlay Schenck, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882 
Jun 30
Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer) 
Jul 1
Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University 
Jul 4
Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy 
Jul 12
Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882 
Jul 14
Ventura de la Vega, El hombre de mundo 
Jul 22
Karolina Pawlowa, writer 
Aug 8
Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892) 
Aug 8
Emilie Flygare-Carlén, The Vultures of the Coast 
Aug 11
David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849 
Aug 18
Charles Francis Adams, (Union), died in 1886 
Sep 5
Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist (d. 1886) 
Sep 11
Ignaz Lachner, composer 
Sep 25
Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse 
Sep 28
Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist 
Oct 3
Heinrich Panofka, composer 
Oct 4
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864) 
Oct 12
John Tideman, Dutch Remonstrant theologist 
Oct 21
Hanri Reber, composer 
Oct 21
Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer 
Oct 22
Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease 
Oct 30
James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Nov 16
Francois Hainl, composer 
Dec 17
John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound) 
Dec 17
John Greenleaf Whittier, Barbara Fritchie: The Story of a Patriotic American Woman 
Dec 20
Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 
Dec 22
Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873) 
20
Giovanni Ruffini, Don Pasquale 
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