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Notable Birthdays - 1818

1818Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861-65)

1818Karl Marx, Trier, Prussia, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), (d. 1883)

1818Emily Jane Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Wuthering Heights), (d. 1848)

1818Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

1818 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 11
John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891 
Jan 14
Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories) 
Jan 14
Sakari Topelius, Wild Strawberries 
Jan 17
Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64) 
Jan 18
Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist 
Jan 28
George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), died in 1905 
Jan 31
William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1871 
Feb 6
William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), died in 1901 
Feb 8
Austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), died in 1894 
Feb 10
Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1897 
Feb 12
Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei) 
Feb 14
Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown) 
Feb 23
Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept 
Mar 2
Giulio Briccialdi, Wide Sargasso Sea 
Mar 6
William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905) 
Mar 10
George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1867 
Mar 11
John Wilkins Whitfield, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879 
Mar 11
Marius Petipa, Swan Lake 
Mar 12
John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1897 
Mar 13
Albion Parris Howe, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897 
Mar 15
Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924) 
Mar 22
John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846) 
Mar 23
Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898 
Mar 25
Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Mar 27
Jakob Axel Josephson, composer 
Mar 28
Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1902 
Apr 4
Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883) 
Apr 5
Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Apr 6
Francis Henry Brown, composer 
Apr 6
Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870) 
Apr 8
Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906) 
Apr 8
Christian IX, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
Apr 14
Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909) 
Apr 17
Tsar Alexander II,  
Apr 20
Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893) 
Apr 22
Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Apr 23
James Anthony Froude, historian 
Apr 23
John Gill Shorter, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1872 
Apr 25
Marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer 
Apr 29
Alexander II N Romanov, Tsar of Russia (1855-81) 
May 1
Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet 
May 5
Karl Marx, Trier, Prussia, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), (d. 1883) 
May 5
Karl Marx, American Torso 
May 20
William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) 
May 25
Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian 
May 27
Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons 
May 28
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, US Confederate gen (Hero of Sumter) 
May 28
P.G.T. Beauregard,  
May 31
John Albion Andrew, Gov (Union), died in 1867 
Jun 3
Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889) 
Jun 17
Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust) 
Jun 17
Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III 
Jun 17
Charles Gounod, 28 Days Later... 
Jun 21
Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer 
Jun 21
Joseph Abel Haskin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874 
Jun 23
Simon Vissering, Dutch economist/minister of Finances (1879-81) 
Jun 30
Edward John Hopkins, composer 
Jul 1
Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist 
Jul 6
Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66) 
Jul 10
John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Jul 14
Nathaniel Lyon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1861 
Jul 15
Heinrich Esser, composer 
Jul 18
Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896) 
Jul 24
Felix Godefroid, composer 
Jul 30
Emily Jane Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Wuthering Heights), (d. 1848) 
Jul 30
John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88) 
Jul 30
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights 
Jul 31
Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer 
Aug 1
Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island 
Aug 2
[Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major 
Aug 3
HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp) 
Aug 4
Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 7
Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist 
Aug 13
Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association) 
Aug 18
William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879 
Aug 23
Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893 
Aug 30
Alexander H. Rice, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895) 
Sep 7
Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886) 
Sep 12
Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun) 
Sep 13
Olivier Gloux, [Aimard], Fren world explorer/writer (Grande Flibuste) 
Sep 16
Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist 
Sep 17
Halfdan Kjeruif, composer (Kjerulf) 
Sep 18
Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Oct 4
Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier 
Oct 6
Joseph Rummel, composer 
Oct 8
John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy) 
Oct 15
Irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1885 
Oct 18
Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883 
Oct 22
Leconte de Lisle, writer 
Oct 25
Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6] 
Oct 26
Stefano Golinelli, composer 
Oct 28
Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS] 
Nov 3
Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1891 
Nov 4
Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 
Nov 5
Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1893 
Nov 6
Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25] 
Nov 7
Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896) 
Nov 9
Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS] 
Nov 9
Ivan Turgenev, Lover's Prayer 
Nov 22
Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910 
Nov 26
Louis Lacombe, composer 
Nov 29
George Brown, Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858) 
Dec 4
William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army) 
Dec 12
Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1880 
Dec 13
Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861-65) 
Dec 21
Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece 
Dec 21
Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity) 
Dec 23
David Addison Weisiger, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899 
Dec 24
James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy) 
Dec 28
Johan Jolin, Löjen och tårar 
Dec 30
James Cantey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1874 
Dec 31
Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress 
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