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Notable Birthdays - 1823

1823Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896)

1823Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)

1823 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849) 
Jan 1
Sándor Petöfi, Petöfi '73 
Jan 3
Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer 
Jan 4
Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88) 
Jan 4
Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917 
Jan 5
William Rockstro, composer 
Jan 8
Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution) 
Jan 21
Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer 
Jan 21
Imre Madách, Angyali üdvözlet 
Jan 27
Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole) 
Jan 27
Edouard Lalo, Wings 
Jan 29
Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army) 
Feb 3
Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station) 
Feb 7
Richard Genee, composer 
Feb 7
Richard Genée, Die Fledermaus 
Feb 15
Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton 
Feb 15
Hung-chang Li, Li Hung Chang, 5th Avenue & 55th Street, N.Y. 
Feb 16
John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895 
Feb 27
Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 
Feb 27
William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903 
Feb 28
Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion 
Mar 3
Guyla Andressy Sr, premier of Hungary (1867-71) 
Mar 10
John B. Dykes, The Perfect Storm 
Mar 12
William Flank Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 
Mar 14
Roswell Sabine Ripley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 
Mar 14
Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891) 
Mar 14
Théodore de Banville, Casimir poète 
Mar 16
William Henry Monk, composer 
Mar 16
William H. Monk, 28 Days Later... 
Mar 19
Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Surinam (1873-82) 
Mar 19
Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria d. 1914 
Mar 20
John Echols, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896 
Mar 20
Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886) 
Mar 23
Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73) 
Mar 25
William Thompson Martin, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1910 
Mar 27
Samuel Kosciusko Zook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers) 
Mar 30
Joseph Farmer Knipe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1901 
Apr 1
Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1914 
Apr 3
William Macy "Boss" Tweed, corrupt political boss (NYC) 
Apr 4
Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables) 
Apr 4
Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Apr 6
Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune) 
Apr 10
Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
Apr 12
Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers) 
Apr 12
Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, A Cruel Romance 
Apr 16
Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol) 
Apr 16
Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1907 
Apr 16
Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852) 
Apr 22
Alfred Gibbs, Major General (Union Army), died in 1868 
Apr 23
Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861) 
Apr 30
George JD Campbell, Scottish/Brit Minister to Indies (1868-74/80-85) 
May 5
James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1876 
May 10
John Sherman, MC (Union), died in 1900 
May 11
Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter 
May 17
Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, contralto/composer 
May 22
Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889) 
May 22
Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakepearean actress (d. 1889) 
May 27
John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874 
May 29
John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895) 
Jun 2
Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905) 
Jun 5
George Thorndike Angell, Mass, lawyer (ASPCA) 
Jun 11
James Lawson Kemper, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895 
Jun 13
Gustave Paul Cluseret, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1900 
Jun 17
John Henry Hobart Ward, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1903 
Jun 20
Jesse Lee Reno, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
Jun 21
Edward Elmer Potter, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1889 
Jun 21
Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873) 
Jun 25
James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1901 
Jun 26
Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer 
Jun 28
Jules Adenis, La jolie fille de Perth 
Jun 30
Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors) 
Jun 30
Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901) 
Jul 16
James Isham Gilbert, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 18
Leonard Fulton Ross, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1901 
Jul 19
George Henry Gordon, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Jul 23
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet 
Aug 3
Thomas Francis Meagher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 
Aug 3
Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, El Barberillo de Lavapiés 
Aug 4
Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877 
Aug 7
Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer 
Aug 8
Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter 
Aug 9
Daniel Marsh Frost, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1900 
Aug 10
Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist 
Aug 10
Charles Thomas Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 10
Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d.1886) 
Aug 10
Gonçalves Dias, Delicate Crime 
Aug 11
Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe) 
Aug 13
Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910) 
Aug 14
Karel Miry, composer 
Aug 15
Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
Aug 18
Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian 
Aug 25
John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895 
Aug 26
Wilhelm Troszel, composer 
Aug 31
Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), died in 1907 
Sep 10
Adolf von Doss, composer 
Sep 16
Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail) 
Sep 16
Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia 
Sep 25
Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 
Sep 26
Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh) 
Sep 28
Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889) 
Oct 5
Feliks Jaronski, composer 
Oct 9
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1st black US newspaper publishers 
Oct 13
Immanuel Faisst, composer 
Oct 20
Thomas Hughes, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days) 
Oct 21
Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer 
Oct 26
Karl Weinhold, German sociologist 
Nov 4
Karel Komzak, composer 
Nov 9
William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1894 
Nov 14
Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war) 
Nov 22
Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898 
Nov 25
Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910 
Nov 26
Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer 
Nov 30
Brewster M. Higley, Raising Arizona 
Dec 1
Ernest Reyer, composer 
Dec 6
Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900) 
Dec 7
Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker) 
Dec 10
Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer 
Dec 10
Wilhelm Kuhe, composer 
Dec 11
Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer 
Dec 12
Wladyslaw Ludwik Anczyc, The Pianist 
Dec 15
Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer 
Dec 21
Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders) 
Dec 23
Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer 
Dec 25
Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
Dec 27
Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896) 
Dec 28
Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), died in 1881 
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