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1846George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)

1846 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926) 
Jan 2
Sandor Erkel, composer 
Jan 4
Jan Karafiát, Broucci 
Jan 5
Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908) 
Jan 7
Verner Clarges, The Face at the Window 
Jan 8
Albert Cahen, composer 
Jan 8
William Wallace Gilchrist, composer 
Jan 29
Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915) 
Jan 30
Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism) 
Feb 4
Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915) 
Feb 9
Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes 
Feb 9
Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904) 
Feb 10
Mildred Childe Lee, daughter of confederate General Robert E. Lee 
Feb 10
Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919) 
Feb 10
Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927) 
Feb 14
Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901) 
Feb 18
Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904) 
Feb 18
Wilson Barrett, The Sign of the Cross 
Feb 21
Svatopluk Cech, Jestrab kontra Hrdlicka 
Feb 24
Luigi Denza, composer 
Feb 24
Luigi Denza, Despicable Me 2 
Feb 26
William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes 
Feb 26
William F. Cody, The Indian Wars 
Feb 27
Joaquin Valverde, composer 
Mar 3
Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father 
Mar 10
Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln 
Mar 11
Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet 
Mar 16
Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927) 
Mar 17
Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window) 
Mar 17
Kate Greenaway, The Sweet Hereafter 
Mar 20
Auguste Bender, writer 
Mar 22
Randolph Caldecott, England, illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake) 
Apr 4
Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870) 
Apr 4
Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics 
Apr 4
The Count of Lautreamont Isidore Ducasse, Les chants de Maldoror 
Apr 9
Francesco Paolo Tosti, The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 
Apr 24
Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life 
Apr 28
Johann E Backlund, Swedish astronomer (planets/asteroids) 
Apr 30
Rosalie Amstein, writer 
May 2
Zygmunt Noskowski, composer 
May 5
Federico Chueca, composer 
May 5
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905) 
May 5
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis 
May 5
Federico Chueca, The Things of Love 
May 8
Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor) 
May 9
Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer 
May 14
Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper) 
May 14
Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18) 
May 17
Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle 
May 22
Oliver Perry Hay, Saluda Indiana, American Paleontologist 
May 25
Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923) 
May 25
Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900) 
May 26
Arthur Coquard, composer 
May 29
Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education 
May 30
Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920) 
May 30
Peter Carl Fabergé, Million Dollar Tech 
Jun 4
Josef Sittard, music writer 
Jun 7
Wladyslaw Gorski, composer 
Jun 11
William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920) 
Jun 12
Richard Henry Savage, My Official Wife 
Jun 15
Henryk Grubinski, Sad bozy 
Jun 16
Augusto Mastripietri, High Treason 
Jun 19
Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928) 
Jun 27
Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member 
Jun 30
Ricardo Drigo, composer 
Jun 30
Riccardo Drigo, Pappa ante Portas 
Jul 2
Axel Jacobsson, Gösta Berlings saga 
Jul 3
Achilles Alferaki, composer 
Jul 11
Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917) 
Jul 11
León Bloy, Directo al corazón 
Jul 11
Hilda Forsslund, En lyckoriddare 
Jul 19
Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist 
Jul 22
Julian Hawthorne, The Lost Duchess 
Jul 22
Anton Ohorn, Hinter Klostermauern 
Jul 22
Alfred Perceval Graves, The Post-Bag 
Jul 26
Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880) 
Jul 31
Joseph I.C. Clarke, Heartsease 
Aug 2
Mrs. W.K. Clifford, Eve's Lover 
Aug 4
Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer 
Aug 6
Anna Swan,  
Aug 16
Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene) 
Aug 16
Justus van Maurik, Krates 
Aug 19
Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906) 
Aug 22
B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket) 
Aug 22
Amalie Skram, Lucie 
Aug 23
Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923) 
Aug 25
Louise J Gautier, French poetess 
Sep 4
Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers 
Sep 5
John W Cromwell, Secy (American Negro Academy) 
Sep 13
Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa) 
Sep 20
Agnes Tyrrell, composer 
Sep 25
Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], St. Petersburg, Russia, German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system) 
Oct 6
George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914) 
Oct 9
Holger Drachmann, Der var engang 
Oct 21
Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore) 
Oct 21
Edmondo De Amicis, Times Gone By 
Oct 23
Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer 
Oct 28
Auguste Escoffier, king of chefs & chef of kings 
Nov 2
Antonio Pena y Goni, composer 
Nov 4
Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer 
Nov 5
Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869) 
Nov 7
Ignaz Brull, composer 
Nov 7
Henry Youngman, The Night That Sophie Graduated 
Nov 10
Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer 
Nov 10
Paul Kuczynski, composer 
Nov 11
Anna Katharine Green, The Leavenworth Case 
Nov 13
Herbert Standing, Stella Maris 
Nov 18
Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician 
Nov 19
Emile C Wauters, Belgium, painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery) 
Nov 25
Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911) 
Nov 25
Carrie Nation, Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America 
Dec 2
Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier 
Dec 6
Henryk Jarecki, composer 
Dec 7
Lew Hart, The Deacon's Son 
Dec 22
Andreas Hallen, composer 
Dec 23
Leopold Strassmeyer, Viererzug 
Dec 24
Lotten Almlöf, A Modern Robinson 
Dec 24
Paavo Cajander, Hamlet 
Dec 24
Henry F. Downing, A Daughter of the Congo 
Dec 27
Zikmund Winter, Nezbedný bakalár 
Dec 31
Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all) 
Dec 31
Richard Kleinmichel, composer 
10
Albert Vanloo, Le voyage dans la lune 
27
Edward Noyes Wescott, David Harum 
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