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1817Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator

1817Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond), (d. 1862)

1817 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 8
John Selden Roane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1867 
Jan 8
Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893) 
Jan 14
Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna) 
Jan 15
Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1871 
Jan 18
Jacques Gregoir, composer 
Jan 29
Edwin Waugh, Ten Nights in a Barroom 
Jan 31
Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia) 
Feb 2
John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid) 
Feb 2
Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer 
Feb 3
Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer 
Feb 3
Samuel Ryan Curtis, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866 
Feb 3
Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881) 
Feb 7
Leroy Pope Walker, US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861) 
Feb 8
Richard Stoddert Ewell, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1872 
Feb 15
Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter 
Feb 18
Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Feb 18
Walter Page Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892 
Feb 19
Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90) 
Feb 21
Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco) 
Feb 22
Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor 
Feb 22
Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880) 
Feb 23
George Watts, London, painter 
Feb 23
George Frederic Watts, Hope 
Feb 28
James Craig, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888 
Mar 1
Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882) 
Mar 2
Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda) 
Mar 2
János Arany, Daliás idök 
Mar 4
Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892) 
Mar 5
Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat 
Mar 6
Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907) 
Mar 19
Lewis Henry Little, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862 
Mar 22
Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1876 
Mar 24
Aime Maillart, composer 
Mar 26
Herman Haupt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 
Mar 27
Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891) 
Mar 28
Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer 
Mar 29
Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet 
Apr 1
Johannes J van Oosterzee, Dutch theologist 
Apr 2
Teodulo Mabellini, composer 
Apr 4
John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893 
Apr 13
Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels) 
Apr 18
George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe) 
Apr 19
John Philip, painter 
May 2
Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer 
May 5
George Washington Julian, MC (Union), died in 1899 
May 11
Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909) 
May 14
Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893) 
May 15
Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905) 
May 18
James William Denver, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
May 31
Edouard Deldevez, composer 
May 31
Georg Herwegh, writer 
Jun 17
Thomas Maley Harris, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 
Jun 21
James Brewerton Ricketts, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1887 
Jun 30
Joseph D Hooker, British botanist 
Jul 6
Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (d. 1905) 
Jul 12
Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond), (d. 1862) 
Jul 12
Henry David Thoreau, I Went to the Woods Because... 
Jul 15
John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway) 
Jul 17
Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer 
Jul 17
Ivan Aivazovsky, Aivazovsky and Armenia 
Jul 19
Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, US, army nurse (union) 
Jul 21
John Gilbert, painter/illustrator 
Jul 21
Joseph K Barnes, Major General (Union Army), died in 1883 
Jul 24
Adolf WAKF, grand duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905) 
Jul 28
Carlo Gatti,  
Jul 29
James Blair Steedman, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883 
Jul 30
Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer 
Jul 31
Philip Cook Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1894 
Aug 3
Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austria (Battle at Custozza) 
Aug 13
Karoly Thern, composer 
Aug 14
Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874) 
Aug 16
Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865 
Aug 17
Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) 
Aug 24
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875) 
Sep 5
Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS] 
Sep 6
Alexander Tilloch Galt, a Canadian founding father 
Sep 7
Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark (d. 1898) 
Sep 9
Speed Smith Fry, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
Sep 13
John McAuley Palmer, US Union msj-gen/(Gov-Ill, 1868-72) 
Sep 14
Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China) 
Sep 21
Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army) 
Sep 21
Charles Balmer, composer 
Sep 23
Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer 
Sep 24
Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras) 
Sep 27
Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator 
Oct 2
Gunnar Wennerberg, composer 
Oct 2
Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish Portraits 
Oct 5
Eduard Franck, composer 
Oct 7
Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880 
Oct 10
Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist/founder KNMI 
Oct 17
Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan) 
Oct 17
Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro) 
Oct 19
Tom Taylor, The Ticket of Leave Man 
Oct 23
Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875) 
Oct 24
Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, Draguignan, France, French chemist and inventor of margarine 
Oct 27
Antoni Katski, composer 
Oct 30
Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry) 
Nov 8
Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891 
Nov 8
Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter 
Nov 9
Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Nov 12
Carlo Pedrotti, composer 
Nov 12
Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer 
Nov 12
Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892) 
Nov 21
Richard Brooke Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Nov 24
Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala 
Nov 25
John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911) 
Nov 30
Theodor Mommsen, Germ, historian/author (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902) 
Dec 2
Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895) 
Dec 2
José Mármol, Amalia 
Dec 8
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (d. 1896) 
Dec 19
James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1864 
5
Aleksei Tolstoy, Black Sabbath 
14
Theodor Storm, John Glueckstadt 
29
Paul Féval, On Guard 
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