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Notable Birthdays - 1826

1826George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885)

1826Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1826 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 6
Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson) 
Jan 12
Charles Cruft, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883 
Jan 15
Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen) 
Jan 22
[Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), died in 1876 
Jan 25
Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure, Dutch MP 
Jan 26
Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76) 
Jan 27
Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879 
Jan 27
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Ono 
Feb 3
Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist 
Feb 4
Halbert Eleazer Paine, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905 
Feb 9
John Alexander Logan, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 
Feb 15
George J Stoney, Irish physicist 
Feb 16
Franz von Holstein, composer 
Feb 16
Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus) 
Feb 16
Julia Grant, First City Troop of Philadelphia 
Mar 1
John Thomas, composer 
Mar 4
John Buford, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
Mar 4
Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863) 
Mar 9
Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist/composer 
Mar 12
Robert Lowry, composer 
Mar 12
Robert Lowry, Angels in America 
Mar 14
William Fisk Sherwin, composer 
Mar 17
Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder) 
Mar 20
Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor 
Mar 23
Leon Minkus, composer 
Mar 23
Léon Minkus, Mao's Last Dancer 
Mar 29
Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic) 
Apr 2
Philip Dale Roddey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897 
Apr 4
Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901) 
Apr 6
Gustave Moreau, French painter 
Apr 7
Johann Hermann Berens, composer 
Apr 8
Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890) 
Apr 9
Thomas Hewson Neill, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1885 
Apr 20
Dina M Craik, writer 
Apr 20
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Episode #1.5 
Apr 26
George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863) 
Apr 26
Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872 
Apr 28
Alexander Stadtfeld, composer 
May 3
Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet 
May 4
Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch) 
May 5
Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France 
May 7
Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), died in 1905 
May 21
Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro 
May 22
George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt) 
May 29
Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern) 
Jun 1
Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor 
Jun 1
Hermann Zopff, composer 
Jun 5
Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer 
Jun 6
Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist 
Jun 16
Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897) 
Jun 24
George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898) 
Jul 4
Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895 
Jul 4
Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River) 
Jul 4
Stephen Foster, Batman 
Jul 8
Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 8
Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 10
Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer 
Jul 11
Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871) 
Jul 13
Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro) 
Jul 21
James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 24
Francisco S Lopez, [Tiran], president of Paraguay (1862-70) 
Jul 24
Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902) 
Aug 2
William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902 
Aug 6
Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915) 
Aug 6
Rolf Boldrewood, Robbery Under Arms 
Aug 7
Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi) 
Aug 13
William Thomas Best, composer 
Aug 21
Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (d. 1903) 
Aug 26
Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875) 
Aug 27
Frank Stillman Nickerson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 27
Hermann Kipper, music teacher/critic/composer 
Aug 28
Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer 
Sep 4
Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905) 
Sep 5
John Wisden, England cricketer (d. 1884) 
Sep 8
Disma Fumagalli, composer 
Sep 9
Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907) 
Sep 9
Thomas John Lucas, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908 
Sep 17
G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function) 
Oct 7
William Brimage Bate, US Confederate brig-gen/(Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86) 
Oct 8
Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904 
Oct 13
Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Oct 16
Piotr Studzinski, composer 
Oct 22
Guglielmo Quarenghi, composer 
Oct 31
Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 
Nov 2
Robert Hopkins Hatton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862 
Nov 2
William Haines Lytle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
Nov 3
Jasper Adalmorn Maltby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 
Nov 13
Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (d. 1895) 
Nov 17
John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 
Nov 23
Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuela publisher on Curacao 
Nov 24
Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio) 
Nov 24
Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio 
Nov 30
George Washington Deitzler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Dec 1
William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895 
Dec 3
Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist 
Dec 3
George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885) 
Dec 5
John Benjamin Sanborn, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1904 
Dec 8
Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist 
Dec 18
Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz) 
Dec 18
Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906 
Dec 18
Alexandre Chatrian, The Bells 
Dec 21
Ernst Pauer, composer 
Dec 22
James Scott Negley, (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1901) 
Dec 24
Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer 
Dec 26
Franz Coenen, composer 
Dec 26
Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale) 
Dec 28
Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens) 
Dec 31
Henry Hiles, composer 
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