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1828 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 3
Karl Collan, Finnish composer 
Jan 5
August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895 
Jan 10
Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892) 
Jan 17
Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918 
Jan 17
Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898) 
Jan 23
Calvin Edward Pratt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 
Jan 24
Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Jan 24
Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist 
Jan 24
Karol Studzinski, composer 
Jan 26
Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer 
Jan 27
Louis Schubert, composer 
Jan 27
Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Jan 28
Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor 
Jan 28
Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1868 
Feb 8
Antonio Cagnoni, composer 
Feb 8
Jules Verne, France, pioneered sci-fi (From the Earth to the Moon) 
Feb 8
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth 
Feb 12
George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat) 
Feb 12
Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892 
Feb 12
George Meredith, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel 
Feb 14
Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885) 
Feb 14
Edmond About, L'uomo dall'orecchio mozzato 
Feb 15
Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary) 
Feb 19
Johannes von Miquel, German politician 
Feb 22
Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1894 
Feb 29
Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela 
Mar 1
James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893 
Mar 1
Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright 
Mar 2
Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879 
Mar 4
Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Mar 5
Johann Gungl, composer 
Mar 7
Edmond Gondinet, True Romance 
Mar 17
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army) 
Mar 18
William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908) 
Mar 20
Henrik Ibsen, Norway, playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler) 
Mar 20
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House 
Apr 4
Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City) 
Apr 4
Mrs. Oliphant, The Open Door 
Apr 5
Pietro Plantania, composer 
Apr 6
Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892 
Apr 8
George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Apr 13
Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham 
Apr 21
Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy) 
Apr 22
Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer 
Apr 23
Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902) 
Apr 23
King Albert of Saxony, Der Kaiser von Deutschland, der Kaiser von Österreich und der König von Sachsen am Tage der Jubiläumsfeier in Dresden 
Apr 24
Robert Brank Vance, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899 
Apr 24
Charles Nuitter, Dr. Coppelius 
Apr 27
Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher 
May 2
Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915) 
May 8
Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) 
May 8
Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898) 
May 12
Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure 
May 13
Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer 
May 19
Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
May 20
James William Reilly, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 
May 23
Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College) 
May 28
Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891 
May 28
Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder 
Jun 2
James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer 
Jun 3
Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer 
Jun 3
Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer 
Jun 4
Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Jun 9
Carlo Marsili, composer 
Jun 17
Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian 
Jun 27
Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 
Jul 3
John Austin Wharton, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1865 
Jul 4
James Johnston Pettigrew, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Jul 4
Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist 
Jul 5
Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher 
Jul 9
Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913) 
Jul 9
Daddy Taylor, The Gold Rush 
Jul 9
Pop Taylor, As the Sun Went Down 
Jul 12
Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889) 
Jul 12
Nikolay Chernyshevskiy, Che fare? 
Jul 19
Roger Atkinson Pryor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919 
Jul 21
John Rutter Brooke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 23
Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist 
Jul 29
Cuvier Grover, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1885 
Jul 31
Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin) 
Aug 2
Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895) 
Aug 5
Giovanni Rossi, composer 
Aug 5
WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands 
Aug 11
Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909 
Aug 16
Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 17
George William Warren, composer 
Aug 17
Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897) 
Aug 24
George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Aug 26
Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer 
Aug 28
William Alexander Hammond, Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1900 
Aug 28
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 
Aug 31
George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Sep 8
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Sep 9
Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS] 
Sep 15
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886) 
Sep 19
Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880) 
Sep 28
Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism) 
Oct 2
Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896) 
Oct 3
Woldemar Bargiel, composer 
Oct 8
Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic 
Oct 10
Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890) 
Oct 19
Adolfo Fumagalli, composer 
Oct 23
Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862 
Oct 27
Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900 
Nov 2
Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880 
Nov 7
Ludwig Deppe, composer 
Nov 10
Hector Crémieux, Orphée aux enfers 
Nov 14
James Birdseye MacPherson, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Nov 21
William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1918 
Nov 25
Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician 
Nov 26
René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905) 
Nov 30
Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer (Confederate Army), died in 1899 
Dec 8
Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 
Dec 8
Robert Bullock, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1905 
Dec 14
Emile DeNajac, That Uncertain Feeling 
Dec 16
John Beatty, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1914 
Dec 18
Viktor Rydberg, Tomten 
Dec 23
Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter) 
Dec 28
Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie) 
Dec 30
Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885 
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