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Notable Birthdays - 1809

1809Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)

1809Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)

1809Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)

1809Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper)

1809William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)

1809Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65)

1809 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet) 
Jan 2
Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer 
Jan 4
Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind) 
Jan 15
Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus) 
Jan 15
Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist) 
Jan 18
Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 
Jan 19
Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum) 
Jan 19
Edgar Allan Poe, Spirits of the Dead 
Jan 20
Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma) 
Jan 20
Sebastián Yradier, Das Boot 
Jan 23
Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter 
Jan 26
J.H. Ingraham, The Ten Commandments 
Feb 3
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos) 
Feb 3
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, American Gangster 
Feb 7
Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden) 
Feb 12
Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65) 
Feb 12
Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species) 
Feb 12
Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 
Feb 12
Charles Darwin,  
Feb 15
Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper) 
Feb 15
André Dumont, Belgian geologist (d. 1857) 
Feb 20
Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies 
Feb 20
Henry Walton Wessells, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1889 
Feb 24
Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian) 
Feb 25
George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892 
Feb 25
Charles d'Albert, The Heiress 
Mar 10
William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1864 
Mar 13
Fredrik Pacius, Here, Beneath the North Star 
Mar 15
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia 
Mar 15
Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893) 
Mar 19
Fredrik Pacius, composer 
Mar 24
Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers 
Mar 27
Georges Eugene Haussmann, Paris France, architect 
Mar 31
Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) 
Mar 31
Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer 
Mar 31
Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General) 
Mar 31
Nikolai Gogol, Black Sunday 
Mar 31
Otto Lindblad, Episode #2.6 
Apr 1
Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner 
Apr 4
Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer 
Apr 14
George W Vreede, Dutch lawyer/politician 
Apr 15
Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician 
Apr 17
Philip St George Cocke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 
Apr 20
John Smith Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1881 
Apr 21
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy) 
Apr 23
Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer 
Apr 28
Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist 
May 6
William Walker, composer 
Jun 13
George Philip St Cooke, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895 
Jun 15
François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866) 
Jun 18
Sylvanus William Godon, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1879 
Jun 27
Francois de Canrobert, French marshal/parliament member 
Jul 8
Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja) 
Jul 9
Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist 
Jul 10
Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (d. 1889) 
Jul 28
Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 30
Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899) 
Aug 6
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Somersby, England, Poet Laureate of Great Britain 
Aug 6
Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade 
Aug 9
William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo 
Aug 21
Francesco Schira, composer 
Aug 23
Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land) 
Aug 27
Hannibal Hamlin, (R) 15th VP (1861-65) 
Aug 28
Antonio Somma, Un ballo in maschera 
Aug 29
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides) 
Aug 29
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elsie Venner 
Aug 30
Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer 
Sep 5
Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (d. 1880) 
Sep 9
William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890 
Sep 20
Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army) 
Sep 21
Sophia Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, American writer, painter and illustator 
Sep 27
Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1877 
Oct 2
Anton Emil Titl, composer 
Oct 4
Albrecht F H, prince of Prussia 
Oct 4
Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 
Oct 11
Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887) 
Oct 22
Federico Ricci, composer 
Oct 22
Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889) 
Oct 22
Federico Ricci, Crispino e la comare: 'Una volta un ciabattino' 
Oct 27
Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname 
Nov 4
Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1874) 
Nov 9
Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1877 
Nov 13
John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon) 
Nov 23
Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Nov 26
Mariano Obiols, composer 
Nov 27
Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet) 
Nov 30
Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer 
Dec 3
Thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899 
Dec 6
Stephen Thomas, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1903 
Dec 16
Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance 
Dec 19
Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms) 
Dec 20
Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer 
Dec 22
Benedict Augustin Morel, Vienna, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox) 
Dec 24
Christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter/frontiersman (d. 1868) 
Dec 26
William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883 
Dec 29
Albert Pike, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891 
Dec 29
William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898) 
4
Juliusz Slowacki, Blanche 
14
J.B. Buckstone, Married Life 
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