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Notable Birthdays - 1815

1815John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)

1815Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852)

1815Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)

1815Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown NY, women's rights activist

1815 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism) 
Jan 8
George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883 
Jan 8
Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 
Jan 9
William Jackson, composer 
Jan 10
Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874 
Jan 10
Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Jan 11
John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891) 
Jan 13
William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881 
Jan 13
Ernst Elias Niebergall, Der Datterich 
Jan 15
Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 
Jan 16
Adolph Trube, composer 
Jan 16
Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army) 
Jan 18
James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885 
Jan 18
Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873 
Jan 18
Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874) 
Jan 21
Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia) 
Jan 21
John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900) 
Jan 22
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer 
Jan 28
Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1875 
Feb 2
Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905 
Feb 12
Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography 
Feb 18
Henri Leys, Flemish painter 
Feb 21
Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor 
Feb 25
Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879 
Mar 2
Antonio Buzzolla, composer 
Mar 5
John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888) 
Mar 9
David Davis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1886) 
Mar 13
James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911) 
Mar 14
Josephine Lang, composer 
Mar 28
Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896) 
Mar 30
Wincenty Studzinski, composer 
Apr 1
Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90) 
Apr 1
Otto von Bismarck, Film socialisme 
Apr 6
Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer 
Apr 11
Klara Fey, German orchestra leader (Deutscher Arbeiterverein) 
Apr 12
Henry Hugo Pierson, composer 
Apr 24
Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers) 
Apr 24
James Edward Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1875 
Apr 24
Anthony Trollope, He Knew He Was Right 
Apr 28
Andrew Jackson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897 
Apr 29
Abram Duryee, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 
May 3
Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist 
May 5
Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright 
May 6
Eugène Labiche, The Horse Ate the Hat 
May 8
Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer 
May 18
Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), died in 1891 
May 19
John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1882 
May 27
Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia 
Jun 1
Otto of Greece (d. 1862) 
Jun 2
Philip Kearny, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Jun 3
Martin Edward Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Jun 4
Paul Jones Semmes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Jun 6
Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer 
Jun 11
Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer (d. 1879) 
Jun 19
John William Glover, composer 
Jun 19
Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872) 
Jul 13
James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1880 
Jul 21
Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901 
Jul 24
Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810] 
Jul 28
Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889) 
Jul 30
Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder 
Aug 1
Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast 
Aug 1
Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before the Mast 
Aug 2
Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894) 
Aug 4
Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine 
Aug 5
Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica) 
Aug 16
John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888) 
Aug 19
John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879 
Aug 29
Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction) 
Sep 4
Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82 
Sep 4
Mihaly Mosonyi, composer 
Sep 5
Carl Wilhelm, composer 
Sep 5
Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902 
Sep 6
John Richardson Liddell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Sep 6
Karol Katski, composer 
Sep 7
Howell Cobb II, Major General/Secy of Treas (Union), died in 1868 
Sep 7
John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (d. 1866) 
Sep 8
Alexander Ramsey, Gov (Union), died in 1903 
Sep 10
Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Sep 18
Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Sep 29
Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver 
Oct 11
Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people 
Oct 12
William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1873 
Oct 13
Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist 
Oct 16
Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905) 
Oct 17
Emanuel Geibel, writer 
Oct 23
João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889) 
Oct 24
John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 
Oct 25
Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer 
Oct 25
Philipp Fahrbach, composer 
Oct 29
Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904) 
Oct 29
Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856) 
Oct 29
Daniel Decatur Emmett, The Lone Ranger 
Oct 31
Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions) 
Nov 1
Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether) 
Nov 1
Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879 
Nov 2
George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra) 
Nov 3
Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer 
Nov 3
John Mitchel, Fenian 
Nov 5
Martins Pena, O Grande Desbum... 
Nov 12
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown NY, women's rights activist 
Nov 15
John Banvard, NYC, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas) 
Nov 23
William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882 
Nov 24
James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865 
Nov 24
Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842) 
Nov 29
Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882 
Dec 8
Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905) 
Dec 10
Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852) 
Dec 21
Thomas Couture, French painter/author 
Dec 22
Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian 
Dec 22
Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader 
Dec 23
Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat 
Dec 25
Temistocle Solera, composer 
Dec 25
Temistocle Solera, Giovanna d'Arco 
Dec 26
Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Dec 31
George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872 
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