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1839John D Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)

1839George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

1839 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
James Ryder Randall, Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 
Jan 1
Ouida, A Dog of Flanders 
Jan 4
Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896) 
Jan 9
John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer 
Jan 11
Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar 
Jan 14
Emil Bohn, composer 
Jan 19
Bohumil Pazdirek, composer 
Jan 19
Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906) 
Jan 19
Paul Cézanne, Paul Cézanne 1839-1906 
Jan 25
Seldon Connor, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1917 
Feb 1
James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak) 
Feb 1
James A. Herne, Hearts of Oak 
Feb 7
Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901) 
Feb 7
Ricardo de la Vega, Fair of the Dove 
Feb 9
Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896) 
Feb 11
Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist 
Feb 20
Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908) 
Feb 22
Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906) 
Mar 3
Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904) 
Mar 8
James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis) 
Mar 9
Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1928 
Mar 9
Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908) 
Mar 10
Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer 
Mar 10
Joaquin Miller, The Danites 
Mar 16
René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901) 
Mar 17
Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser) 
Mar 18
Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 
Mar 21
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Karevo, Russian composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS] 
Mar 21
Modest Mussorgsky, The Big Lebowski 
Mar 25
William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind 
Mar 27
John Ballance, Glenavy, Ulster, Ireland, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party 
Mar 31
Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS) 
Apr 5
Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC) 
Apr 5
Stanislaw Pilinski, composer 
Apr 12
Victorin de Joncieres, composer 
Apr 18
Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer 
Apr 18
Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds) 
Apr 20
Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914) 
Apr 22
August W Eichler, German botanist 
Apr 26
Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 
May 1
Chardonnet, inventor (rayon) 
May 8
Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer 
May 8
Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920) 
May 19
Alice Mary Smith, composer 
May 25
John Eliot, English meteorologist 
May 27
Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina) 
May 28
Luigi Capuana, Malìa 
May 29
Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test) 
Jun 3
Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause) 
Jun 3
Paul Lindau, Der Andere 
Jun 10
Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912) 
Jun 10
Ion Creanga, Memories of My Childhood 
Jun 10
Louis Holstein-Ledreborg, Dr. Cook at Copenhagen 
Jun 17
Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931) 
Jun 18
William Henry Seward Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1920 
Jun 21
Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer (Epitaph of a small winner) 
Jun 21
Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician 
Jun 21
John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1867 
Jun 21
Machado de Assis, writer 
Jun 21
Machado de Assis, What Is It Worth? 
Jun 24
Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co 
Jul 8
John D Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937) 
Jul 8
John D. Rockefeller, Freakonomics 
Jul 9
Carl Baermann, composer 
Jul 10
Adolphus Busch, German-born brewer (d. 1913) 
Jul 14
Edward Sydney Smith, composer 
Jul 16
Philipus J Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist 
Jul 17
Friedrich Gernsheim, composer 
Jul 17
Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916) 
Jul 17
Hector Monréal, Hugo 
Jul 25
Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873) 
Jul 26
Max Auzinger, Michael 
Aug 4
Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism) 
Aug 7
Sam Lucas, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Aug 8
Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925 
Aug 8
Nelson Appleton Miles, General Miles and Staff 
Aug 9
Gaston Paulin, Pauvre Pierrot 
Aug 10
Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896) 
Aug 15
Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer 
Aug 17
Hubert Platt Main, composer 
Aug 17
Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher 
Aug 19
Oskar Brefeld, German botanist 
Aug 24
Eduard Napravnik, composer 
Aug 24
Eduard Napravnik, Dubrovsky 
Aug 27
Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1881 
Aug 30
Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903) 
Sep 2
Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty) 
Sep 10
Isaac Kauffman Funk, US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls) 
Sep 10
Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914) 
Sep 25
Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya) 
Sep 25
[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist 
Sep 28
Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union) 
Oct 2
Hans Thoma, painter 
Oct 3
Alphonse Winckler, The Messers. Lumière at Cards 
Oct 9
Frederic Soler, Don Jaume, el conquistador 
Oct 9
Winfield S. Schley, Admiral Dewey Leading Land Parade 
Oct 21
Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank) 
Oct 30
Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter 
Nov 7
Henry Holmes, composer 
Nov 14
Júlio Dinis, As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor 
Nov 16
Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908) 
Nov 16
William de Morgan, Somehow Good 
Nov 18
August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt) 
Nov 20
Christian Wilberg, German painter (d. 1882) 
Nov 21
Andrew Sheridan Burt, 25th Infantry 
Nov 25
Stanislaw Duniecki, composer 
Nov 29
Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck) 
Nov 29
Ludwig Anzengruber, The Sternstein Manor 
Dec 4
Ignaz Schnitzer, The Gipsy Baron 
Dec 5
George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876) 
Dec 7
Redvers H Buller, English general/large landowner: Natal 
Dec 7
Redvers Buller, The Gordon Highlanders 
Dec 22
John Nevil Maskelyne, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession 
9
Devil Anse Hatfield, Vendettas 
29
James K. Jones, President McKinley Taking the Oath 
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