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1819Walt Whitman, West Hills New York, American poet (Leaves of Grass)

1819Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)

1819 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold 
Jan 1
George Foster Shepley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1878 
Jan 3
Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), died in 1892 
Jan 3
Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900) 
Jan 6
Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886) 
Jan 9
James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884) 
Jan 12
Zealous Bates Tower, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1900 
Jan 14
Fabio Campana, composer 
Jan 14
Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Jan 26
Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26] 
Feb 1
Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1885 
Feb 4
Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA 
Feb 8
John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite) 
Feb 10
Richard Storrs Willis, composer 
Feb 11
Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer 
Feb 14
James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878 
Feb 14
Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter 
Feb 17
Max Schneckenburger, Iron Sky 
Feb 18
Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer 
Feb 19
Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer 
Feb 20
Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882) 
Feb 22
Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer 
Feb 22
James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist 
Feb 22
J.P. Webster, Walk the Line 
Mar 4
Charles Oberthur, composer 
Mar 11
Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery) 
Mar 11
Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte) 
Mar 19
David Henry Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891 
Mar 22
William Wirt Adams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1888 
Mar 26
Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer 
Mar 26
Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist 
Mar 26
Prince George, Duke of Cambridge at the Richmond Horse Show 
Mar 28
Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891) 
Mar 29
Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well 
Mar 29
Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations) 
Mar 31
Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901) 
Apr 4
Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853) 
Apr 6
Johann A H Scheler, Belgian librarian 
Apr 7
Hubert Leonard, composer 
Apr 14
Charles Halle, pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orch) 
Apr 18
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban Revolutionary (d. 1874) 
Apr 18
Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (d. 1895) 
Apr 18
Franz von Suppé, Beetlejuice 
Apr 28
Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884) 
May 1
William Steele, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885 
May 3
Nicola De Giosa, composer 
May 5
Stanislaw Moniuszko, Polish composer 
May 5
Stanislaw Moniuszko, Halka 
May 15
Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Major General (Union volunteers) 
May 16
Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898 
May 17
Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer 
May 18
Julius Hopp, composer 
May 24
Victoria Alexandrine, Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901) 
May 24
Queen Victoria, Her Majesty, Queen Victoria 
May 27
Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic) 
May 27
Julia Ward Howe, Kick-Ass 
May 28
William Birney, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1907 
May 30
William McMurdo, British army officer (d. 1894) 
May 31
Walt Whitman, West Hills New York, American poet (Leaves of Grass) 
May 31
Walt Whitman, Messengers 
Jun 3
Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes) 
Jun 3
Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer 
Jun 5
John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune) 
Jun 6
William Howard Glover, composer 
Jun 10
J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine) 
Jun 12
Charles Kingsley, [Parson Lot], Engl vicar/historian (Westward Ho!) 
Jun 14
Henry J. Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892) 
Jun 20
Jacques Offenbach, Cologne, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann) 
Jun 20
Jacques Offenbach, Full Metal Jacket 
Jun 20
Thomas Dunn English, Gone with the Wind 
Jun 26
Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26] 
Jun 27
Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer 
Jun 30
William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81) 
Jul 2
Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900) 
Jul 2
Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine) 
Jul 3
Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer 
Jul 4
Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885 
Jul 6
Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, Berlin, German Physician and Physiologist 
Jul 8
Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Jul 8
Vatroslav Lisinski, composer 
Jul 8
Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907) 
Jul 9
Elias Howe, Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine 
Jul 12
Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies 
Jul 19
Gottfried Keller, writer 
Jul 19
Gottfried Keller, Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe 
Jul 20
Paul Henrion, composer 
Aug 1
Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891) 
Aug 1
Herman Melville, Moby Dick 
Aug 6
Samuel Powhatan Carter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 8
Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897 
Aug 9
William Thomas Green Morton, dentist, used ether (HOF 1920) 
Aug 9
Jonathan Homer Lane, Geneseo, New York, USA, American astrophysicist who mathmatically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body. 
Aug 12
Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Aug 13
George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope) 
Aug 15
Charles Morton, Good Night 
Aug 17
James Henry Van Alen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 
Aug 18
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876) 
Aug 25
Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency 
Aug 26
Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria 
Aug 26
Prince Albert, Engines of Change 
Sep 6
Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer 
Sep 6
Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi) 
Sep 6
William Starke Rosecrans, Mjr General (Union volunteers) 
Sep 7
Jean E "Adriaan" van Bevervoorde, journalist (History of Holland) 
Sep 9
Martin Luther Smith, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1866 
Sep 13
Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896) 
Sep 14
Henry Jackson Hunt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1889 
Sep 17
Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates) 
Sep 17
Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa) 
Sep 17
Thomas Andrews Hendricks, (D) 21st US VP; died in office 
Sep 21
Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864) 
Sep 22
Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897) 
Sep 23
Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896) 
Sep 28
Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist 
Oct 2
George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901 
Oct 6
Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer 
Oct 9
Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897 
Oct 10
Zebulon York, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1900 
Oct 15
Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliography/literary 
Oct 16
Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886) 
Oct 19
Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial) 
Oct 20
Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1914 
Oct 20
Karol Mikuli, composer 
Oct 20
The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850) 
Oct 23
Isac Baker Woodbury, composer 
Oct 23
Isaac Baker Woodbury, Gone with the Wind 
Oct 25
Zachariah Cantey Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1882 
Nov 5
Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer 
Nov 10
Cyrus West Field, financier/success of 1st transatlantic cable 
Nov 22
George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], Nuneaton England, author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner) 
Nov 22
George Eliot, Middlemarch 
Nov 23
Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901 
Nov 23
Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him) 
Nov 23
Francesco Mastriani, The Blind Woman of Sorrento 
Dec 13
Edwin George Monk, composer 
Dec 16
Robert Selden Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 
Dec 17
Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 
Dec 18
Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija) 
Dec 19
James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1895 
Dec 20
John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850) 
Dec 22
Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor 
Dec 22
Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892) 
Dec 23
Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889) 
Dec 26
E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899) 
Dec 30
John White Geary, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873 
Dec 30
Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest) 
Dec 30
Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest 
10
Joseph M. Scriven, There Will Be Blood 
13
Clara Schumann, Management 
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