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Notable Birthdays - 1834

1834henrietta (Hetty) Green, New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)

1834Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)

1834 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908) 
Jan 1
Ludovic Halévy, Carmen 
Jan 5
William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861) 
Jan 7
Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874) 
Jan 10
John Acton, English historian/MP 
Jan 14
William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer 
Jan 16
Albert Lindley Lee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1907 
Jan 17
Wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia 
Jan 17
August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914) 
Jan 20
George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896) 
Jan 25
Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer 
Jan 27
Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements) 
Jan 27
Robert Sanford Foster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jan 28
Sabine Baring-Gould, Reds 
Jan 30
Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician 
Feb 6
William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Feb 6
Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889) 
Feb 6
Edwin Klebs, Kaliningrad Russia, German Physician and Bacteriologist known for his work on the bacterial theory of infection and his discovery, with F. A. J. Löffler, of the diphtheria bacillus (Klebs-Löffler bacillus) 
Feb 7
Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table) 
Feb 7
Estanislao Del Campo, El Fausto Criollo 
Feb 9
Felix Dahn, writer 
Feb 9
Franz Xaver Witt, composer 
Feb 9
Felix Dahn, The Last Roman 
Feb 15
William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer 
Feb 16
Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution) 
Feb 16
Ernst Haeckel, Messengers 
Feb 18
Lev Ivanov, The Turning Point 
Feb 22
Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer 
Feb 23
Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis 
Feb 26
Aleksander Zarzycki, composer 
Mar 4
Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer 
Mar 6
George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896) 
Mar 6
George L. Du Maurier, Svengali 
Mar 16
James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907) 
Mar 17
Gottlieb Daimler, Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle 
Mar 20
Charles William Elliot, Boston, Pres of Harvard (1869-1909) 
Mar 22
Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 
Mar 23
Julius Reubke, composer 
Mar 24
John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist 
Mar 24
William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist 
Mar 24
John Wesley Powell, Ten Who Dared 
Apr 1
Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer 
Apr 1
Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872) 
Apr 5
Frank R. Stockton, The Griffin and the Minor Canon 
Apr 6
H.P. Danks, Barfly 
Apr 21
William Rufus Terrill, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Apr 23
Chauncey Depew, The Millionaires' Playground 
Apr 26
Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist 
Apr 26
Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer 
May 5
Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873) 
May 23
Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890) 
Jun 8
George Garrett, composer 
Jun 10
Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (HP Foundation) 
Jun 16
Wesley Merritt, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910) 
Jun 19
Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892) 
Jul 1
Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908) 
Jul 2
Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank 
Jul 9
Jan Neruda, A Week in the Quiet House 
Jul 10
James A McNeill Whistler, US/British painter (Whistler's Mother) 
Jul 14
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, artist (Whistler's Mother) 
Jul 16
Carlo Angeloni, composer 
Jul 16
Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914) 
Jul 19
Edgar Degas, France, impressionist painter, sculptor and artist 
Jul 19
Edgar Degas, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 
Jul 22
Daniel McCook Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Jul 23
James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore 
Jul 31
Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish) 
Aug 2
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty) 
Aug 2
Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist 
Aug 4
John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923) 
Aug 9
Elias Alvares Lobo, composer 
Aug 17
Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) 
Aug 18
Marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store) 
Aug 22
Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Aug 22
Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906) 
Aug 31
Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani) 
Aug 31
Amilcare Ponchielli, Fantasia 
Sep 9
Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant) 
Sep 9
William MacRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1882 
Sep 15
Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian/parliament member 
Sep 17
Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer 
Oct 1
Francis Marion Cockrell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1915 
Oct 3
Vilem Blodek, composer 
Oct 3
Vilém Blodek, Criminal Lovers 
Oct 7
Charles Crozat Converse, There Will Be Blood 
Oct 8
Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905) 
Oct 10
Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit) 
Oct 10
Aleksis Kivi, Kihlaus 
Oct 19
Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA) 
Oct 28
Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 
Oct 31
Knowles Shaw, Just Cause 
Nov 5
Anna Leonowens, Anna and the King 
Nov 10
Jose Hernandez, Argentina poet (MartinFierro) 
Nov 10
Wager Swayne, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902 
Nov 10
José Hernández, Martín Fierro, La Película 
Nov 13
Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco) 
Nov 17
Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
Nov 19
Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke) 
Nov 20
Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer 
Nov 21
henrietta (Hetty) Green, New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916) 
Nov 21
Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893 
Nov 25
Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer 
Nov 29
Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Dec 16
Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory) 
11
Aleksei Sergeevich Suvorin,  
16
Asa S. Bushnell, Governor of Ohio and Staff 
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