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1838Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen)

1838John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin (President Lincoln)

1838 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
William Hugh Young, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 
Jan 4
Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person) 
Jan 4
Tom Thumb,  
Jan 5
Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922) 
Jan 6
Max Bruch, Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer 
Jan 6
Max Bruch, Kinsey 
Jan 16
Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917) 
Feb 6
Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], England, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet) 
Feb 6
Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933) 
Feb 6
Henry Irving, The Bells 
Feb 12
Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898 
Feb 14
Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison" 
Feb 16
Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist 
Feb 16
Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams) 
Feb 18
Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist 
Feb 20
James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 
Feb 22
Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun 
Feb 23
Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 
Feb 24
Thomas Benton Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1923 
Feb 26
Wendelin Weissheimer, composer 
Feb 28
Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910) 
Mar 1
Gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest 
Mar 2
David Duffle Wood, composer 
Mar 3
George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit) 
Mar 4
Paul Lacome, composer 
Mar 7
Edward Payson Roe, Barriers Burned Away 
Mar 12
William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye) 
Mar 15
Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land) 
Mar 15
Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889) 
Mar 18
Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter 
Mar 18
Randal Cremer, Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903) 
Mar 25
Elwell Stephen Otis, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton 
Mar 31
Leon Dierx, French poet 
Apr 3
Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82) 
Apr 5
Alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist 
Apr 11
Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer 
Apr 12
John Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician 
Apr 16
Karel Bendl, composer 
Apr 18
Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912) 
Apr 21
John Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras) 
Apr 21
Nat Thompson, cricketer (1st batsman dismissed in a Test match) 
Apr 21
Frantisek Ferdinand Samberk, Jedenácté prikázání 
Apr 23
Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter 
Apr 28
Tobias M Carel Asser, Holland, advocate of world law (Nobel 1911) 
May 6
Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer 
May 10
James, 1st Viscount Bryce, historian/statesman 
May 10
John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin (President Lincoln) 
May 11
Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912) 
May 12
B.L. Farjeon, Miriam Rozella 
May 20
Jules Méline, French statesman (d. 1925) 
May 24
Paul Laband, German lawyer 
May 28
Basil Wilson Duke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1916 
May 31
Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University) 
Jun 2
Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (d. 1900) 
Jun 4
Servaas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute) 
Jun 10
Meyer E van Beem, actor (Black Venus) 
Jun 10
Meyer van Beem, Mottige Janus 
Jun 16
Cushman Davis, American politician (d. 1900) 
Jun 17
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya/Chatterjee, Bengali writer and poet (Vande Mataram) 
Jun 23
Edwin Henry Stoughton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Jun 24
Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism) 
Jun 26
Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Anand Math 
Jun 27
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath) 
Jun 27
Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer (d. 1914) 
Jul 6
Vatroslav Jagic, Croatian scholar (d. 1923) 
Jul 8
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Baden Germany, inventor (rigid dirigibles), (d. 1917) 
Jul 8
Ferdinand von Zeppelin,  
Jul 11
John Wanamaker, merchant (Wanamakers Dept Store) 
Jul 15
Loyd Wheaton, A Charge of the Insurgents 
Jul 19
Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (Rule of Allen) 
Jul 20
Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899) 
Jul 20
George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928) 
Jul 20
Augustin Daly, Madelaine Morel 
Jul 23
Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist 
Jul 23
Colonne, Terror's Advocate 
Jul 30
Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal) 
Aug 12
Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal 
Aug 12
Joseph Barnby, Gone with the Wind 
Sep 2
Liliuokalani, [Lydia Paki], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93) 
Sep 6
Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (d. 1906) 
Sep 11
John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul 
Sep 14
John Pelham, Major (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Sep 16
James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad) 
Sep 18
Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh 
Sep 23
Victoria Woodhull, Ohio US, feminist/reformer - first woman to be nominated for US presidency 
Sep 27
Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83) 
Sep 29
Henry Hobson Richardson, St James LA, Romanesque revival architect 
Oct 6
Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910) 
Oct 6
Giuseppe Cesare Abba, A Sicilian Heroine 
Oct 8
John Milton Hay, politician (Union), died in 1905 
Oct 8
John Hay, Jim Bludso 
Oct 14
August Senoa, Cuvaj se senjske ruke 
Oct 22
Carl Fuchs, composer 
Oct 23
F. Hopkinson Smith, Desperate Youth 
Oct 25
Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen) 
Oct 25
Georges Bizet, Trainspotting 
Oct 27
John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915) 
Oct 27
John Davis Long, Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee 
Oct 31
King Louis of Portugal (d. 1889) 
Nov 6
John Grant Mitchell, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 
Nov 7
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889) 
Nov 7
Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje 
Nov 8
Rufus W. Peckham,  
Nov 13
Joseph F Smith, 6th pres of Mormon church 
Nov 13
Joseph F. Smith, Latter-Day Saint Leaders: Past and Present 
Nov 14
August Senoa, Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato) 
Nov 22
Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer 
Nov 29
Aeneas Mackay, Baron/Dutch minister of interior/Colonies 
Dec 3
Cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau) 
Dec 3
Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement 
Dec 4
Melesio Morales, composer 
Dec 11
Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG) 
Dec 11
Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer 
Dec 12
Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars) 
Dec 13
Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer 
Dec 17
Berthold Tours, composer 
Dec 20
Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926) 
Dec 20
Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland 
Dec 30
Emile Loubet, Arrival and Departure of President Loubet 
Dec 31
Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906) 
2
Queen Liliuokalani, The Descendants 
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