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Notable Birthdays - 1808

1808Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)

1808Jefferson F Davis, Fairview Kentucky, President of Confederate States of America (1861-5)

1808 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 6
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864) 
Jan 7
Jacob Ammen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 
Jan 11
Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist 
Jan 12
Paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer 
Jan 13
Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73) 
Jan 19
Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887) 
Jan 27
David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life) 
Feb 4
Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856) 
Feb 5
Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885) 
Feb 6
Josef Kajetán Tyl, The Strakonice Bagpiper 
Feb 9
Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer 
Feb 20
Daumier, Marseilles France, artist 
Feb 25
James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 
Feb 26
Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879) 
Feb 26
Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d.1871) 
Feb 26
Honoré Daumier, De vlieg 
Mar 12
Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet 
Mar 14
Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Mar 15
Gaetano Gaspari, composer 
Mar 23
Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook) 
Mar 24
Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836) 
Mar 24
Maria Malibran, Cecilia Bartoli: The Barcelona Concert 
Mar 25
Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes) 
Apr 10
Auguste Franchomme, composer 
Apr 13
Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (d. 1896) 
Apr 16
Caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864 
Apr 20
Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71) 
Apr 26
Martha Finley, children's book author 
Apr 29
Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer [or 1883] 
May 15
Gottfried Herrmann, composer 
May 15
Michael William Balfe, composer 
May 15
Michael William Balfe, Chaplin 
May 17
Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, composer 
May 19
Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 
May 22
G de Nerval, writer 
May 22
Gérard de Nerval, Carnival of Sinners 
May 30
Joaquim Casimiro Jr, composer 
Jun 3
Jefferson F Davis, Fairview Kentucky, President of Confederate States of America (1861-5) 
Jun 10
Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card) 
Jun 11
Charles Henry Poor, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882 
Jun 17
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845) 
Jun 19
Francesco Dall'Ongaro, Il fornaretto di Venezia 
Jun 20
Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888) 
Jun 24
Anna Caroline Oury, composer 
Jun 27
Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide) 
Jun 28
Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politican 
Jul 9
Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887) 
Jul 15
Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851) 
Jul 15
Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster) 
Jul 21
Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and politician (d. 1864) 
Jul 28
Charles Lucas, composer 
Jul 31
Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer 
Jul 31
F. Crouch, When Brendan Met Trudy 
Aug 1
Henry Darwin Rogers, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania) 
Aug 3
Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893) 
Aug 9
William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 10
Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer 
Aug 19
James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer 
Aug 24
Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Aug 24
Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891 
Aug 29
Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer 
Aug 30
Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892) 
Sep 6
Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883) 
Sep 15
Louis Clapisson, composer 
Sep 30
Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities) 
Oct 1
Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer 
Oct 5
Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
Oct 5
Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands) 
Oct 6
Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63) 
Oct 12
John Liptrot Hatton, composer 
Oct 13
Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1868 
Oct 20
Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus) 
Oct 21
Samuel Francis Smith, Bandslam 
Oct 24
Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer 
Oct 24
Carl Bernhard von Cotta, Meiningen, Germany, German geologist 
Nov 1
John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887) 
Nov 2
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889) 
Nov 2
Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, The Last Mistress 
Nov 17
Alberich Zwyssig, composer 
Nov 18
Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer 
Nov 22
Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau) 
Nov 27
Hugh Weedon Mercer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877 
Dec 4
Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius) 
Dec 6
Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future) 
Dec 6
Johann Christian Gebauer, composer 
Dec 7
Hugh McCulloch, US Secy of Treasury 
Dec 20
Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887 
Dec 22
Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son) 
Dec 23
Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883 
Dec 25
Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890 
Dec 26
Albert Grisar, composer 
Dec 29
Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69) 
Dec 29
Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member 
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