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1842William James, New York City New York, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism)

1842Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

1842 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 2
Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist 
Jan 4
Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896) 
Jan 6
Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist) 
Jan 7
Johan Lindegren, composer 
Jan 11
William James, New York City New York, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism) 
Jan 12
Francois Coppee, French poet 
Jan 13
Franklin Távora, 0' Cabeleira 
Jan 15
Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909) 
Jan 15
Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925) 
Jan 15
Paul Lafargue, Prodannyy appetit 
Jan 17
Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands) 
Jan 18
Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911) 
Jan 22
Charles Henri Marechal, composer 
Jan 26
François Coppée, Une femme innocente 
Feb 2
Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927) 
Feb 3
Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame) 
Feb 4
Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic 
Feb 4
Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian 
Feb 4
Georg Brandes, Professor Georg Brandes paa Universitetets Katheder 
Feb 7
Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923) 
Feb 20
István Szentgyörgyi, The Exile 
Feb 22
Carl Rosa, Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company) 
Feb 22
Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel) 
Feb 23
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906) 
Feb 24
Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer 
Feb 24
Arrigo Boito, Otello 
Feb 25
Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou) 
Feb 25
Karl May, Winnetou 
Feb 26
Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy 
Feb 26
Camille Flammarion, End of the World 
Mar 1
Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901) 
Mar 2
Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914) 
Mar 7
Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist 
Mar 10
Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif 
Mar 17
George Leybourne, George of the Jungle 
Mar 18
Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898) 
Mar 18
Stéphane Mallarmé, Toute révolution est un coup de dés 
Mar 22
Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer 
Mar 22
Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer 
Mar 25
Antonio Fogazzaro, Daniele Cortis 
Mar 28
William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908) 
Mar 29
Octavius L. Pruden, Admiral Dewey Receiving the Washington and New York Committees 
Mar 30
John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher 
Apr 3
Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
Apr 4
Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891) 
Apr 8
Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933) 
Apr 14
Sven August Korling, composer 
Apr 14
Adna R. Chaffee, The War in China 
Apr 17
Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (d. 1911) 
Apr 18
Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice) 
Apr 20
Cardinal Farley, But the Greatest of These Is Charity 
Apr 22
Joseph Spillman, Die Tat des Abbé Montmoulin 
Apr 25
Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila) 
Apr 28
Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Brazil (1870-89) 
Apr 29
Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899) 
Apr 29
Karl Millöcker, Mephisto 
May 5
Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer 
May 5
August Warberg, En av de många 
May 8
Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist 
May 12
Jules Emile Fred Massenet, Montaud France, composer (Manon, Le Cid) 
May 12
Jules Massenet, Transamerica 
May 13
Arthur Seymour Sullivan, London England, composer (Gilbert & Sullivan) 
May 13
Arthur Sullivan, The Talented Mr. Ripley 
May 14
Alphons Czibulka, Hour of Glory 
May 23
Maria Konopnicka, Marysia i krasnoludki 
May 26
Giorgi Tsereteli, Sami sitsotskhle 
Jun 2
Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher 
Jun 6
James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor (Amer Acad of Dramatic Art) 
Jun 6
Steele MacKaye, The Miller's Daughter 
Jun 8
John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918) 
Jun 10
Adolf Stoltze, Rendezvous im Palmengarten 
Jun 11
Alfred, Liechtenstein noble/politician 
Jun 11
Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934) 
Jun 12
Rikard Nordraak, composer 
Jun 12
Rikard Nordraak, Rikard Nordraak 
Jun 14
John M. Snyder, As Ye Sow 
Jun 15
Daniel M. Ransdell, President McKinley Taking the Oath 
Jun 19
Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer 
Jun 19
Carl Zeller, Der Vogelhändler 
Jun 24
Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust) 
Jun 24
Ambrose Bierce, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 
Jun 26
Frank D. Baldwin, The Indian Wars 
Jun 29
Josef Labor, composer 
Jul 4
Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal 
Jul 4
Gyula Erkel, composer 
Jul 26
Alfred Marshall, London, economist 
Aug 14
Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author 
Aug 14
George K. Nash, Governor Nash of Ohio 
Aug 15
Ferenc Csepregi, Piros bugyelláris 
Aug 16
Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922) 
Aug 20
Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter 
Aug 24
Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market) 
Aug 26
Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie) 
Aug 28
Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist 
Aug 28
Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, Roundhay Garden Scene 
Aug 29
Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler) 
Aug 30
Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer 
Aug 30
Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849) 
Sep 5
Louis F J Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare) 
Sep 7
John H Zuckertort, German chess player 
Sep 13
Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer 
Sep 13
John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920) 
Sep 20
James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet) 
Sep 21
Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918) 
Sep 23
Karl Munzinger, composer 
Sep 27
Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903) 
Sep 29
Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902) 
Oct 1
Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur) 
Oct 1
Charles Cros, Felicity Lott in Recital 
Oct 7
Bronson Howard, The Saphead 
Oct 14
Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927) 
Oct 24
Josef Nesvera, composer 
Oct 27
Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921) 
Oct 28
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War) 
Oct 28
Charles Boissevain, editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908) 
Nov 2
Otto Reubke, composer 
Nov 4
William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1874 
Nov 8
Eugen Gura, Ein Fest auf Hederlevhuus. Drama in einem Vorspiel und vier Akten 
Nov 13
Manuel Pinheiro Chagas, La mantilla de Beatriz 
Nov 14
Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959) 
Nov 14
Oliver Doud Byron, Across the Continent 
Nov 22
Anna S Barbiers, actress (Uncle Tom) 
Nov 23
James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain) 
Nov 24
Peter Jerndorff, Der var engang 
Dec 3
Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres) 
Dec 3
Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919) 
Dec 3
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899) 
Dec 7
Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen) 
Dec 8
Gergely Csiky, A nagymama 
Dec 9
Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist 
Dec 14
Victor Langer, Die Liebe der Brüder Rott 
Dec 15
Henry Gadsby, composer 
Dec 16
Gertrude Smith, Rainbow Island 
Dec 17
Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups) 
Dec 18
Nathan Bay Scott, Republican National Committee of 1900 
Dec 20
Levicy Chafin,  
Dec 22
Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet 
Dec 22
Nicola d' Arienzo, composer 
Dec 28
Calixa Lavallee, composer 
Dec 28
Calixa Lavallée, Goon 
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