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Notable Birthdays - 1821

1821Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term)

1821Nathan Bedford Forrest, Chapel Hill Tennessee, slave trader/Confed lt-gen/KKK Grand Wizard, (d. 1877)

1821Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

1821Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912)

1821Richard Burton, explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)

1821Rudolf Virchow, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia, German politician/anthropologist/pathologist (cell pathology), (d. 1902)

1821Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

1821Louis Vuitton, Anchay France, Founder of the leather goods company

1821John Abbott, Saint-Andre Quebec, (C) 3rd Canadian PM (1891-92)

1821James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

1821 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878 
Jan 7
Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brigadier General (Confed Army), died in 1891 
Jan 8
James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV) 
Jan 12
Nikolai Afanisev, composer 
Jan 14
Ritter von Mosenthal, Leah, the Forsaken 
Jan 15
Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897 
Jan 21
John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed) 
Jan 27
John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892) 
Jan 29
Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891 
Feb 1
Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer 
Feb 3
Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician 
Feb 10
William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brigadier General, died in 1864) 
Feb 11
Hermann Allmers, writer 
Feb 11
Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881) 
Feb 15
Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet 
Feb 16
Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa) 
Feb 17
Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861) 
Feb 19
Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri) 
Feb 21
Charles Scribner, US, music publisher (Scribner Catalog) 
Feb 22
Giovanni Bottesini, composer 
Mar 1
Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896) 
Mar 12
John Abbott, Saint-Andre Quebec, (C) 3rd Canadian PM (1891-92) 
Mar 12
Luitpold von Bayern, Prince-regent of Bayern 
Mar 14
Jens Worsaae, Denmark, archaeologist 
Mar 15
William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892) 
Mar 15
Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881) 
Mar 15
Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895) 
Mar 16
Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau) 
Mar 19
Francis Barretto Spinola, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Mar 19
Richard Burton, explorer/translator (Arabian Nights) 
Mar 19
William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland) 
Mar 23
Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper) 
Mar 24
Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne 
Mar 24
[George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Mar 25
Mrs. Linnaeus Banks, The Manchester Man 
Mar 26
Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel) 
Mar 29
Joshua Thomas Owen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1887 
Apr 3
T. Pelham Dale, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (d. 1892) 
Apr 4
Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock) 
Apr 9
Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil) 
Apr 9
Charles Baudelaire, Messengers 
Apr 15
Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), died in 1894 
Apr 16
Ford Maddox Brown, painter 
Apr 19
Mortimer Dormer Leggett, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 
Apr 23
Pierre Dupont, song writer 
May 2
Abram Sanders Piatt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1908 
May 2
Jens Andreas Friis, Laila 
May 8
William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1885) 
May 11
[Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
May 16
Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894) 
May 17
Sebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (d. 1897) 
May 17
Sebastian Kneipp, Wer ist der größte Deutsche? 
May 21
John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director 
May 22
Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879 
May 25
Diederich Krug, composer 
Jun 2
Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88) 
Jun 4
Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897) 
Jun 8
John Dunlap Stevenson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1897 
Jun 8
Samuel White Baker, London England, explorer (Ceylon/Egypt) 
Jun 12
Henry Moses Judah, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1866 
Jun 13
Albert, duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977) 
Jun 13
Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox, Asst Secy (Union), died in 1883 
Jun 14
Jozef Lies, Flemish painter 
Jun 14
Vasile Alecsandri, Cucoana Chirita 
Jun 15
Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer 
Jun 16
Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908) 
Jun 26
Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine general 
Jun 27
August Conradi, composer 
Jul 2
Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term) 
Jul 3
F Kornberger, writer 
Jul 6
Edward Winston Pettus, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1907 
Jul 8
William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 10
Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 12
Cesare Dominiceti, composer 
Jul 12
Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1889 
Jul 12
Alexander Afanasyev, Emelya-durak 
Jul 13
Nathan Bedford Forrest, Chapel Hill Tennessee, slave trader/Confed lt-gen/KKK Grand Wizard, (d. 1877) 
Jul 16
Mary Baker Eddy, Bow New Hampshire, founded Christian Science (Science & Health), (d. 1910) 
Jul 18
Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910) 
Jul 18
Pauline Viardot, A Voice Out of the Cold: Vivica Genaux 
Jul 20
Christian Molbech, Heart of an Actress 
Jul 21
Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat 
Jul 24
William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys) (d. 1855) 
Aug 4
James White, American theologian (d. 1881) 
Aug 4
Louis Vuitton, Anchay France, Founder of the leather goods company 
Aug 10
Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905) 
Aug 11
Octave Feuillet, A Parisian Romance 
Aug 14
Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Aug 21
William Barksdale, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Aug 24
Emmanuele Muzio, composer 
Aug 29
Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Meylan, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs 
Aug 30
Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters) (d. 1849) 
Aug 31
Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer 
Sep 8
Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873 
Sep 17
Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer 
Sep 24
Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda) 
Sep 26
Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Sep 27
Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil) 
Sep 28
Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874) 
Oct 2
Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army) 
Oct 7
Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879 
Oct 7
William Sill, with The Underground Railroad 
Oct 11
Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani, composer 
Oct 11
George Williams, England, founder YMCA 
Oct 13
Rudolf Virchow, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia, German politician/anthropologist/pathologist (cell pathology), (d. 1902) 
Oct 16
Albert Franz Doppler, composer 
Oct 20
Michel Carré, The Adventures of Tintin 
Oct 21
Emilio Arrieta, Espérame en el cielo 
Oct 22
Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900) 
Oct 30
Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer 
Oct 30
Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11] 
Oct 30
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Double 
Oct 31
Karel Havlícek Borovský, King Lavra 
Nov 2
Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899) 
Nov 9
Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, composer 
Nov 11
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881) 
Nov 22
Johanne Louise Heiberg, En søndag på Amager 
Nov 23
Charles Meryon, British/French etcher 
Nov 30
Gustavus Woodson Smith, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1896 
Nov 30
Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1902) 
Dec 2
Rufus Barringer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895 
Dec 10
Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny) 
Dec 10
Nikolai A. Nekrasov, Svatovstvo gusara 
Dec 12
Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary) 
Dec 12
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary 
Dec 15
Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer 
Dec 17
Frederick West Lander, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Dec 19
Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader 
Dec 22
Giovanni Bottesini, composer 
Dec 25
Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912) 
Dec 25
Clara Barton, The Flag of Humanity 
17
Arthur Saint-Leon, Dr. Coppelius 
24
Cyprian Kamil Norwid, Norwid 
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