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1811Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield Connecticut, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

1811Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

1811 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 5
Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey) 
Jan 6
Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874 
Jan 9
Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856) 
Jan 18
Édouard René Lefebvre de Laboulaye, The Princess and the Magic Mirror 
Feb 3
Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man") 
Feb 6
Henry George Liddell, father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898) 
Feb 8
Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), died in 1883 
Feb 15
Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74) 
Feb 15
Domingo F. Sarmiento, Su mejor alumno 
Feb 19
Jules Sandeau, Le gendre de Monsieur Poirier 
Feb 23
George Washington Hewitt, composer 
Feb 24
Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church 
Feb 24
Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861 
Feb 25
Carl Schuberth, composer 
Mar 1
Robert Christie Buchanan, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1878 
Mar 3
Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review) 
Mar 7
Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer 
Mar 11
Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Mar 11
Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune) 
Mar 15
Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1886 
Mar 17
Karl Gutzkow, Die preußische Heirat 
Mar 20
George Caleb Bingham, US, politician/painter (Country Election) 
Mar 20
Napoleon FKJ Bonaparte II, Napoleon's son/King of Rome 
Mar 21
Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (d. 1891) 
Mar 23
Camille Marie Stamaty, composer 
Mar 23
Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer 
Mar 30
Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor 
Mar 31
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner) 
Apr 17
Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer 
Apr 21
Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903) 
May 11
Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins 
May 11
Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893) 
May 24
Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877 
Jun 7
James Young Simpson, Scotland, obsterician (used chloroform) 
Jun 14
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield Connecticut, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin) 
Jun 14
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Jun 17
Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian (d. 1879) 
Jun 17
Adolphe d'Ennery, Orphans of the Storm 
Jun 19
Henry Prince, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
Jun 21
Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868) 
Jun 24
John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1889 
Jul 11
Joseph Lanman, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874 
Jul 11
William Robert Grove, Swansea, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell 
Jul 18
William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair) 
Jul 18
William Makepeace Thackeray, Barry Lyndon 
Jul 19
Vincenz Lachner, composer 
Jul 20
James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica) 
Aug 3
Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator) 
Aug 5
Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896) 
Aug 5
Ambroise Thomas, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 
Aug 6
Judah Philip Benjamin, Secy War/Secy State (Confederacy) [or Aug 11] 
Aug 11
Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6] 
Aug 17
Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) 
Aug 20
Gilman Marston, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 
Aug 22
William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888) 
Aug 25
Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 26
Danville Leadbetter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1866 
Aug 29
Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA 
Aug 30
Thomas Gautier, writer 
Aug 31
Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885 
Aug 31
Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus) 
Aug 31
Théophile Gautier, The Voyage of Captain Fracassa 
Sep 3
John Humphrey Noyes, Vt, found Oneida Community (Perfectionists) 
Sep 6
James Melville Gilliss, founder (Naval Observatory in Washington) 
Sep 6
Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot) 
Sep 7
William Hamsley Emory, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887 
Sep 12
James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY) 
Sep 15
Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer 
Sep 15
Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author 
Sep 19
Orson Pratt, American religious leader (d. 1881) 
Sep 28
Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician 
Sep 30
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890) 
Oct 16
Gaetano Capocci, composer 
Oct 17
Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich) 
Oct 18
Hugh Thompson Reid, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874 
Oct 22
Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886) 
Oct 22
Franz Liszt, Shine 
Oct 24
Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor 
Oct 25
Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832) 
Oct 27
Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine) 
Oct 27
Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843) 
Nov 7
Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet) 
Nov 7
Karel Jaromír Erben, Greedy Guts 
Nov 10
Louis Kufferath, composer 
Nov 11
Ben McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862 
Nov 13
Yuri Arnold, composer 
Nov 19
John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1873 
Nov 21
Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872) 
Nov 23
H.P. Holst, Den lille hornblæser 
Nov 24
Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- ) 
Nov 24
Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890) 
Nov 28
Maximilian II Jozef, king of Bayern (1848-64) 
Nov 29
Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer 
Dec 2
Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885) 
Dec 8
Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer 
Dec 18
Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868 
Dec 25
Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz 
17
August Blanche, The Springtime of Life 
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