Famous People Born In 1824

Discover the most famous people born in 1824. The list includes people like William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Kirchhoff, Lord Kelvin, Levi P. Morton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include physicists, military leaders, poets and mathematicians born in 1824. This list includes people from United States, India, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Stonewall Jackson
(One of the Best-Known Confederate Commanders During the American Civil War)
Stonewall Jackson
24
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 10, 1863

Stonewall Jackson was a commander of the Confederate States Army. He played a major role as a Confederate general in the American Civil War, winning several significant battles in the Eastern Theater of the war. Considered one of the most tactically sound commanders in the history of the US, Jackson was idolized by George Patton, Chesty Puller, and Alexander Vandegrift.

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Lord Kelvin
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Lord Kelvin
18
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: December 17, 1907

Lord Kelvin was a British mathematical physicist and engineer. He studied at the Glasgow University and proceeded to teach there as well. Besides his academic career, he also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor. He received the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 1883. Absolute temperatures are stated in units of kelvin in his honor.

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Ambrose Burnside
(United States Senator from Rhode Island (1875-81))
Ambrose Burnside
8
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liberty, Indiana, United States
Died: September 13, 1881
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Bedrich Smetana
(Czech Composer Best Known for His Opera ‘The Bartered Bride’)
Bedrich Smetana
7
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litomysl, Czechia
Died: May 12, 1884

Bedrich Smetana was a Czech composer remembered for his opera, The Bartered Bride. Considered the father of Czech music, Smetana was a prodigy whose first public performance came at age six. He then went on to establish himself as one of the most important composers of Czech music. Smetana has been honored with a Walk of Fame star in Vienna.

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Anton Bruckner
(Austrian Composer and Organist Best Known for His Symphonies: 'Masses', 'Te Deum' and 'Motets')
Anton Bruckner
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ansfelden, Austria
Died: October 11, 1896

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner was born to a schoolmaster father who was also an organist. Bruckner learned to play the violin by 4. In spite of being a musical legend, he often criticized his own work and re-worked on his pieces, leading to many versions of the same piece.

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Alexandre Dumas, fils
(Author)
Alexandre Dumas, fils
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 27, 1895
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Gustav Kirchhoff
(Physicist)
Gustav Kirchhoff
3
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: October 17, 1887

Gustav Kirchhoff was a German physicist who is credited with coining the term black-body radiation. He is best remembered for his contribution to the basic understanding of spectroscopy, electrical circuits, and the emanation of black-body radiation. In 1862, he received the prestigious Rumford Medal. The Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award is named after Gustav Kirchhoff and German chemist Robert Bunsen.

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Wilkie Collins
(Novelist, Playwright)
Wilkie Collins
1
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: September 23, 1889
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Levi P. Morton
(Vice President of the United States (1889-93))
Levi P. Morton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shoreham, Vermont, United States
Died: May 16, 1920
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Jean-Leon Gerome
(Painter)
Jean-Leon Gerome
2
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vesoul, Haute-Saône, France
Died: January 10, 1904
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Paul Broca
(Physician)
Paul Broca
0
Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde, France
Died: July 9, 1880
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Maria Alexandrovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1855 - 1880))
Maria Alexandrovna
3
Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: June 3, 1880

Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse was the daughter of Prince Hereditary Ludwig of Hesse and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden. She was the first wife of Russian Emperor Alexander II. She was a co-founder of the Russian Red Cross and established Russia's first all-female schools. She also helped her husband end serfdom in Russia. She suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1880. 

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Nana Saheb
(Peshwa of the Maratha Empire)
Nana Saheb
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bithoor
Died: 1859 AD

Nana Saheb, also known as Dhondupant, was a major figure of the 1857 Sepoy Munity, or the first war of Indian independence. The adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II, he was initially on friendly terms with the British but was later forced by circumstances to join the rebels against the British.

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Calvert Vaux
(Architect)
Calvert Vaux
1
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 19, 1895

Though born to a London physician, Calvert Vaux didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps and apprenticed under architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham instead. He grew up to be a master landscape designer and co-designed New York’s Central Park. His other great work was the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
(Painter)
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: October 24, 1898
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Leopoldine Hugo
(Victor Hugo's Daughter)
Leopoldine Hugo
0
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 4, 1843
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Winfield Scott Hancock
(Military officer)
Winfield Scott Hancock
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 9, 1886
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Heinrich Hofmann
(Painter)
Heinrich Hofmann
0
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: June 23, 1911
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Samuel Plimsoll
(British Politician and Social Reformer Known for Having Devised the 'Plimsoll Line')
Samuel Plimsoll
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: June 3, 1898

Apart from being a politician, Samuel Plimsoll was also a prominent social reformer, who is best known for introducing the Plimsoll line, a line on a ship’s side, which signifies the legal limit till which the ship can be loaded, thus ensuring that no money-hungry shipowner could risk his crew’s safety.

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Johanna von Puttkamer
(Otto von Bismarck's wife)
Johanna von Puttkamer
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiatrołom, Poland
Died: November 27, 1894
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Dayanand Saraswati
(Indian Philosopher, Social Leader and Founder of the 'Arya Samaj', a Reform Movement of the Vedic Dharma)
Dayanand Saraswati
6
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gujarat, India
Died: October 30, 1883

Dayananda Saraswati was an Indian social leader and philosopher. He is credited with founding an influential Hindu reform movement known as Arya Samaj. He is also credited with popularizing the term Swaraj which was used as a powerful tool by leaders like Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi during India’s freedom struggle. Saraswati influenced people like Bhagat Singh and Madam Cama.

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George Edmund Street
(Architect)
George Edmund Street
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Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodford, England
Died: December 18, 1881
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Albert Carrier-Belleuse
(Sculptor)
Albert Carrier-Belleuse
0
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anizy-le-Chateau, France
Died: June 4, 1887
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Eugène Boudin
(Painter)
Eugène Boudin
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: August 8, 1898
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Mikhail Loris-Melikov
(Russian-Armenian Statesman and Military Leader)
Mikhail Loris-Melikov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: December 22, 1888

Mikhail Loris-Melikov was a Russian-Armenian statesman. He is best remembered for his service as the Minister of the Interior in Russia from 6 August 1880 to 4 May 1881. Mikhail Loris-Melikov was also an important military leader and is known for his role in the Caucasian War, the Crimean War, and the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

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Michael Madhusudan Dutt
(Bengali Poet and Playwright)
Michael Madhusudan Dutt
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jessore District, Bangladesh
Died: June 29, 1873

Michael Madhusudan Dutt was an Indian poet, dramatist, and writer who predominantly wrote in the Bengali language. A pioneer of Bengali drama, Dutt is widely considered the most skilled poet in the history of Bengali literature. His life and career inspired the 1950 drama film Michael Madhusudhan, in which Dutt was played by Indian actor Utpal Dutt.

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Pierre Janssen
(Astronomer)
Pierre Janssen
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 23, 1907

Apart from discovering helium, astronomer Pierre Janssen also found out a way of observing solar prominences with an eclipse. Permanently lamed due to a childhood accident, Janssen had begun his career as a bank clerk. He later taught physics, too. His photographic revolver paved the path for the motion-picture

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Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead
(Colonial governor)
Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosmead, Ireland
Died: October 28, 1897
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Mohammed Shitta Bey
(Businessman)
Mohammed Shitta Bey
0
Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Waterloo, Sierra Leone
Died: July 4, 1895
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William Walker
(President)
William Walker
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 12, 1860
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Hugh Low
(Naturalist)
Hugh Low
0
Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper Clapton, England
Died: April 18, 1905
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Tēvita ʻUnga
(1st Prime Minister of Tonga)
Tēvita ʻUnga
0
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tonga
Died: December 18, 1879
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Leland Stanford
(Entrepreneur)
Leland Stanford
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Watervliet, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 1893
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Alexander William Williamson
(Chemist)
Alexander William Williamson
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
Died: May 6, 1904
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Johann Wilhelm Hittorf
(Physicist)
Johann Wilhelm Hittorf
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: November 28, 1914
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Hayward A. Harvey
(Inventor)
Hayward A. Harvey
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: August 28, 1893
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John Elder
(Marine Engineer)
John Elder
0
Listed In: Marine Engineers
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: September 17, 1869
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Sophia B. Packard
(American Educator)
Sophia B. Packard
0
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States
Died: June 21, 1891
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Moritz Lazarus
(Philosopher)
Moritz Lazarus
0
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wielen, Poland
Died: April 13, 1903
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Mother Angela Gillespie
(Religious leader)
Mother Angela Gillespie
0
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: near Brownsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 4, 1887
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Karl Siegmund, count von Hohenwart
(Former Minister-President of Austria Who Introduced the Fundamental Articles)
Karl Siegmund, count von Hohenwart
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 26, 1899

Karl Siegmund, count von Hohenwart was an Austrian statesman who had been the Minister-President of Austria and had also served as the country’s minister of the interior. His policies of changing the position of Bohemia, by altering Austro-Hungarian constitution through the Fundamental Articles, brought about his downfall.

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Marie Duplessis
(Courtesan)
Marie Duplessis
1
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nonant-le-Pin, France
Died: February 3, 1847
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George MacDonald
(Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric)
George MacDonald
2
Listed In:
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntly
Died: September 18, 1905
 44 
Mary Hayden Pike
(Author)
Mary Hayden Pike
0
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eastport, Maine, United States
Died: January 15, 1908
 45 
Mary Ann Lee
(Ballerina)
Mary Ann Lee
0
Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 25, 1899
 46 
Sydney Thompson Dobell
(Poet)
Sydney Thompson Dobell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cranbrook, England
Died: August 22, 1874
 47 
Víctor Balaguer i Cirera
(Politician)
Víctor Balaguer i Cirera
1
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: January 14, 1901
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Princess Francisca of Brazil
(Princess of the Empire of Brazil)
Princess Francisca of Brazil
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil
Died: March 27, 1898
 49 
Charles Pfizer
(Chemist, Entrepreneur)
Charles Pfizer
5
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: October 19, 1906
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Phoebe Cary
(Poet)
Phoebe Cary
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Healthy, Ohio, United States
Died: July 31, 1871