March 2 - In the town of Washington in Brasos, the Texas Congress of Americans declares independence from Mexico.
See also Category: Born 1836
January 27 - Sacher-Masoch Leopold von Austrian writer, author of erotic and ethnographic novels († 1895).
May 5 - Sidir Vorobkevych, Ukrainian writer, composer, conductor († 1903).
May 14 - Steinitz Wilhelm, German chess player, the first world chess champion.
May 17 - Joseph Norman Lockyer, English astrophysicist who discovers helium in the sun
See also Category: Died 1836