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1844Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis

1844Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919)

1844 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
Thomas H Rollinson, composer 
Jan 4
Victor Blüthgen, Gendarm Möbius 
Jan 7
Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary 
Jan 13
Albert Millaud, Frøken Nitouche 
Jan 14
Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer 
Jan 16
Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919) 
Jan 20
Johan Peter Selmer, composer 
Jan 25
Frederick E Kitziger, composer 
Jan 25
Albert Price, Noedebo Vicarage 
Jan 30
Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17) 
Feb 1
Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen) 
Feb 1
Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist 
Feb 2
Leander Schlegel, composer 
Feb 6
McKee Rankin, The Runaway Wife 
Feb 17
A Montgomery Ward, found mail-order business (Montgomery Ward) 
Feb 18
Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School) 
Feb 20
Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics) 
Feb 20
Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909) 
Feb 21
Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory) 
Feb 21
Charles Marie Widor,  
Feb 22
Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer 
Feb 24
Benjamin P. Lamberton, Officers of the 'Olympia' 
Mar 2
Hermanus J A M Schaepman, clergyman/Dutch politician 
Mar 4
Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother) 
Mar 4
Josip Jurcic, Deseti brat 
Mar 6
Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee) (NS 3/18) 
Mar 7
Anthony Comstock, New Canaan Ct, anti-vice crusader/philatelist 
Mar 10
Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dancing) 
Mar 10
Pablo de Sarasate, Ladies in Lavender 
Mar 14
King Umberto I, of Italy (1878-1900) 
Mar 15
Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test) 
Mar 18
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tikhvin Russia, composer (Scheherazade) 
Mar 18
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Intouchables 
Mar 19
Minna Canth, Finland, playwright (The Pastor's Family) and social activist 
Mar 19
Minna Canth, Anna Liisa 
Mar 21
Alfred Wagstaff, Our Mutual Girl, No. 42 
Mar 23
Eugene Gigout, composer 
Mar 23
Eugène Gigout, Rien que des mensonges 
Mar 23
Camille Lemonnier, Le mort 
Mar 27
Alophus Washington Greely, US, Arctic explorer 
Mar 30
Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur) 
Mar 30
Paul Verlaine, French Kiss 
Mar 31
Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book) 
Apr 6
Joseph Ludwig, composer 
Apr 11
W.H. Burton, Cy Whittaker's Ward 
Apr 11
Paul Chelles, The Hunter's Grief 
Apr 12
Mary Evelyn Moore Davis, The Little Chevalier 
Apr 16
Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921) 
Apr 16
Anatole France, Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg 
Apr 22
Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of Secretary of State William H. Seward (d. 1865) 
May 2
Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents 
May 3
Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist 
May 3
Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe) 
May 8
Hermann Gradener, composer 
May 9
[Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders) 
May 16
John Hare, A Pair of Spectacles 
May 17
Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (d. 1918) 
May 20
Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream) 
May 21
Henri Rousseau, Henri Rousseau 1844-1910 
May 22
Mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing) 
May 23
`Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921) 
May 28
Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer 
May 30
Louis Varney, composer 
Jun 1
Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1916 
Jun 1
John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911) 
Jun 3
Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet 
Jun 3
Emile Paladilhe, composer 
Jun 3
Garret Augustus Hobart, (R) 24th US VP (1897-99) 
Jun 3
Garret A. Hobart, President McKinley's Inspection of Camp Wikoff 
Jun 6
Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (d. 1905) 
Jun 10
J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Haagse school) 
Jun 10
Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen) 
Jun 12
Klaus Berntsen, Kong Christian X's proklamation 
Jun 14
Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist 
Jun 21
Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo) 
Jun 22
Margaret Sidney, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew 
Jul 1
Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika) 
Jul 1
Charles Walcott, Phil-for-Short 
Jul 8
Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator (Boston Cooking School) 
Jul 11
Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia 
Jul 11
King Peter of Serbia,  
Jul 22
William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms) 
Jul 22
Ruby Lafayette, Big Bob 
Jul 25
Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916) 
Jul 28
Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover) 
Jul 31
Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist 
Aug 6
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900) 
Aug 7
Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911) 
Aug 17
Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) 
Aug 22
George Washington De Long, New York City, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift 
Aug 29
Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929) 
Aug 30
Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum) 
Sep 10
Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918) 
Sep 11
George Clement Martin, composer 
Sep 20
William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893) 
Sep 28
Michael Hertz, composer 
Sep 28
Robert Stout, Shetland Islands Scotland, NZ prime minister (1884-87) 
Oct 3
Patrick Manson, "Father of tropical medicine" 
Oct 5
Francis William Reitz, State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934) 
Oct 11
Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919) 
Oct 12
George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years) 
Oct 12
Charles King, The Indian Wars 
Oct 14
Ede Tóth, The Exile 
Oct 15
Friedrich Nietzsche, Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia, German philosopher (Beyond Good and Evil), (d. 1900) 
Oct 15
Friedrich Nietzsche, A Divina Comédia 
Oct 17
Miguel Nieto, composer 
Oct 18
Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer 
Oct 19
Benjamin D. Cleveland, Down to the Sea in Ships 
Oct 23
Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis 
Oct 23
Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche) 
Oct 23
Sarah Bernhardt, Adrienne Lecouvreur 
Oct 24
Karl Lueger, anti semitic mayor of Vienna 
Oct 27
Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist (Nobel 1908) 
Oct 29
Albert von Rothschild, Austrian banker 
Oct 30
Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930) 
Nov 2
Sultan Mehmed V, Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 52 
Nov 3
Mehmed V Reshad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18) 
Nov 9
Hasse W. Tullberg, Konsum Stockholm Promo 
Nov 10
Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian (d. 1932) 
Nov 12
Octave Fouque, composer 
Nov 15
Mary Maurice, A Mother's Devotion; or, The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt 
Nov 25
Karl F Benz, German designer/auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor) 
Nov 25
Carl Benz,  
Dec 1
Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland 
Dec 1
Alfred Cellier, composer 
Dec 1
Queen Alexandra, Queen Alexandra's Arrival to Toldboden 
Dec 4
Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914) 
Dec 5
John Frederick Bridge, composer 
Dec 8
Émile Reynaud, Pauvre Pierrot 
Dec 9
Joseph B. Coghlan, U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh' 
Dec 18
Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist 
Dec 21
Billy Edwards, Billy Edwards and the Unknown 
Dec 22
Izydor Lotto, composer 
Dec 22
Herbert Campbell, Burlesque Attack on a Settler's Cabin 
11
Virginia Moon, Robin Hood 
28
Milton Nobles, The Phoenix 
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