Famous People Born In 1813

Discover the most famous people born in 1813. The list includes people like Richard Wagner, David Livingstone, Giuseppe Verdi, Henry Bessemer, Henry Ward Beecher and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include composers, poets, inventors and political leaders born in 1813. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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Soren Kierkegaard
(Religious Author Who is Considered to be the First 'Existentialist' Philosopher)
Soren Kierkegaard
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Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 11, 1855

Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, social critic, poet, and religious author. Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard is sometimes referred to as the Father of Existentialism. He is also credited with influencing many theologians, philosophers, and writers like Paul Feyerabend, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Jorge Luis Borges.

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Richard Wagner
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)
Richard Wagner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: February 13, 1883
German composer and conductor Richard Wagner is best remembered for his operas and music dramas. He explored the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, which combined many forms of art, including the visual, poetic, and musical. He also established the opera house Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which hosted his works The Ring and Parsifal.
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Giuseppe Verdi
(One of the Greatest Opera Composers of the 19th Century)
Giuseppe Verdi
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Roncole, Italy
Died: January 27, 1901

Legendary Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem, Rigoletto, Falstaff, and Otello. He was also briefly associated with the Risorgimento movement meant to unify Italy and thus composed many choruses reflecting the spirit. He was inspired by composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.

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David Livingstone
(Scottish Physician, Explorer and Missionary)
David Livingstone
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: May 1, 1873

David Livingstone was a Scottish physician who played a major role at the London Missionary Society, where he was a pioneer Christian missionary. He is also remembered for his work as a missionary in Africa. Widely considered one of the most famous British heroes of the late Victorian era, Livingstone was mentioned in the 100 Greatest Britons list in 2002.

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John Snow
(Physician)
John Snow
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
Died: June 16, 1858

Best known as the father of modern epidemiology, British doctor John Snow revolutionized medical science with his study of London’s Broad Street cholera outbreak of 1854. His research contributed to the development of London’s sewage and water systems and led to the reduction in cholera cases.

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Henry Bessemer
(Inventor)
Henry Bessemer
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlton, England
Died: March 15, 1898
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Henry Ward Beecher
(Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist)
Henry Ward Beecher
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S
Died: March 8, 1887

Congregational minister Henry Ward Beecher, the eighth child of Reverend Lyman Beecher, was a skilled orator and a prominent Protestant speaker. He was known for anti-slavery stance and his belief in God's love, One of his best works is the pamphlet Seven Lectures to Young Men.

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J. Marion Sims
(Surgeon)
J. Marion Sims
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 13, 1883

Known as The Father of Modern Gynaecology, J. Marion Sims is remembered for developing a surgical method to deal with vesicovaginal fistula, a childbirth-related complication. However, since his experiments were conducted on Black slave-women, without anesthesia, they were later deemed unethical. He had also headed the American Gynecological Society.

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John C. Frémont
(5th Governor of Arizona Territory (1878 - 1881))
John C. Frémont
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: July 13, 1890

John C. Frémont is best remembered for his role in the expansion of US settlements in the West and also for the development of what is now known as California. A military officer, he became one of the first senators from California and had also been the 5th governor of Arizona.

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Claude Bernard
(Physiologist)
Claude Bernard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Julien, France
Died: February 10, 1878

Claude Bernard was a French physiologist whose scientific experiments led to several important discoveries. He is credited with coining the phrase milieu intérieur, which refers to the extracellular fluid (ECF) environment. He also pioneered the use of a blinded experiment to eliminate various experimental biases.

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Juan Pablo Duarte
(Writer)
Juan Pablo Duarte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: July 15, 1876
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Stephen Douglas
(The Designer of the Kansas–Nebraska Act)
Stephen Douglas
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Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brandon, Vermont, United States
Died: June 3, 1861
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Junius Spencer Morgan
(American Financier, Banker, and Founder of 'J. S. Morgan & Co')
Junius Spencer Morgan
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 8, 1890

Junius Spencer Morgan was an American financier and banker. The patriarch to the famous Morgan banking house, Morgan is credited with establishing J. S. Morgan & Co. in 1864. He then transformed his banking house into a financial empire with the help of his son, John Pierpont Morgan Sr. 

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Georg Büchner
(German Dramatist and Writer of Prose and Poetry)
Georg Büchner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riedstadt, Germany
Died: February 19, 1837

Part of the Young Germany movement, German dramatist and author Georg Büchner was a revolutionary and a master of Expressionist plays. Born to an army doctor, he studied medicine but also simultaneously participated in pamphleteering for social issues. He is remembered for works such as Danton’s Death and Woyzeck.

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Thomas Mellon
(Entrepreneur, Lawyer)
Thomas Mellon
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cappagh, United Kingdom
Died: February 3, 1908
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Alexander Parkes
(Engineer who created the world's first plastic, which he called Parkesine)
Alexander Parkes
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Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 29, 1890
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Joseph Glidden
(Businessman)
Joseph Glidden
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlestown, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 9, 1906
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Zachariah Chandler
(Politician)
Zachariah Chandler
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Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 1, 1879
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James Dwight Dana
(US Mineralogist and Geologist Who Conducted Pioneering Research on Volcanoes, Corals, Continents, and Mountains)
James Dwight Dana
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 1895

Copley Medal-winning US geologist and mineralogist James Dwight Dana is remembered for his path-breaking studies on topics such as mountain building, marine life, coral reefs, volcanic activity, and continents. A System of Mineralogy and Manual of Mineralogy are 2 of his iconic works, the latter of which became a standard text.

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David Dixon Porter
(Naval Officer)
David Dixon Porter
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 13, 1891
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Montgomery Blair
(lawyer, judge)
Montgomery Blair
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin County
Died: July 27, 1883
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Isaac Butt
(Barrister)
Isaac Butt
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland
Died: May 5, 1879
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August Belmont
(German-American Financier, Diplomat and Politician)
August Belmont
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alzey, Germany
Died: November 24, 1890
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John J. Pettus
(Lawyer)
John J. Pettus
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilson County, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 25, 1867
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Charles-Valentin Alkan
(French Composer and One of the Greatest Virtuoso Pianists of His Generation)
Charles-Valentin Alkan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29, 1888

Charles-Valentin Alkan was a French virtuoso pianist and composer. During the peak of his career in the 1830s and 1840s, Alkan was counted among the most important pianists in Paris. Over the years, his music has been admired by several prominent musicians like Anton Rubinstein, Egon Petri, and Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji.

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Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky
(Composer)
Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: May 17, 1869
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John Rae
(explorer)
John Rae
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall of Clestrain
Died: July 22, 1893

Apart from being a surgeon, John Rae later became famous as an explorer of the Canadian Arctic. Initially a resident surgeon at the Moose Factory post of the Hudson’s Bay Company, he later explored places such as Victoria Island. He later moved to London and was made a Royal Society Fellow.

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Countess Franziska Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
(Regent)
Countess Franziska Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
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Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died: February 5, 1881
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Sarah Porter
(Educator)
Sarah Porter
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 18, 1900
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Petar II Petrović-Njegoš
(Prince-Bishop of Montenegro)
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Njeguši, Montenegro
Died: October 31, 1851
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Thomas Andrews
(Physicist, Chemist)
Thomas Andrews
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 26, 1885
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Frédéric Ozanam
(Literary Scholar, Lawyer, Journalist And Founder of Society of Saint Vincent de Paul)
Frédéric Ozanam
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: September 8, 1853

Frédéric Ozanam was a French lawyer, literary scholar, equal rights advocate, and journalist. He is credited with co-founding the Conference of Charity, which came to be known as the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. in 1997, Frédéric Ozanam was beatified at Notre Dame de Paris by Pope John Paul II and his feast day is observed on 9 September.

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Louis Lucien Bonaparte
(Politician)
Louis Lucien Bonaparte
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Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thorngrove, England
Died: November 3, 1891
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Christian Friedrich Hebbel
(Poet)
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wesselburen, Germany
Died: December 13, 1863
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Camilla Collett
(Norwegian Writer and One of the First Contributors to Realism in ‘Norwegian Literature')
Camilla Collett
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: March 6, 1895

Camilla Collett was a 19th-century Norwegian writer. She was one of the first contributors to realism in Norwegian literature. An outspoken and independent individual, she is often referred to as the first Norwegian feminist. She became an honorary member of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights at the time of its inception in 1884. 

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Felicien Mallefille
(Writer)
Felicien Mallefille
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port Louis, Mauritius
Died: November 24, 1868
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Lyman Trumbull
(Senator)
Lyman Trumbull
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colchester, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 25, 1896
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George Peter Alexander Healy
(Painter)
George Peter Alexander Healy
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Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 24, 1894
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Samuel Birch
(Egyptologist)
Samuel Birch
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Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St Mary Woolnoth, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 27, 1885
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Baron Alexander von Bach
(Politician)
Baron Alexander von Bach
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Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Loosdorf, Austria
Died: November 12, 1893
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Frederick Scott Archer
(British Photographer and Sculptor Best Known for Having Invented the Photographic 'Collodion Process')
Frederick Scott Archer
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bishop’s Stortford, England
Died: May 1, 1857

Frederick Scott Archer was an English sculptor and photographer best remembered for his invention of a photographic process called the collodion process. His invention enhanced the accessibility of photography for the public. Unfortunately, Scott Archer died impoverished as he failed to patent his discovery before publishing it. As a sculptor, he displayed his works at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Matthias Castrén
(Finnish Nationalist and Pioneer in the Study of Arctic and Siberian Uralic and Altaic Languages)
Matthias Castrén
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Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tervola, Finland
Died: May 7, 1852

Matthias Castrén was a Finnish Swedish philologist and ethnologist. He served as an educator, linguist, and author at the University of Helsinki. Castrén is best remembered for his research in the ethnography and linguistics of the Finnic, Samoyedic, and Ugric peoples. In 1990, the M. A. Castrén Society was established in Helsinki in his honor.

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Setkya Dewi
(Empress)
Setkya Dewi
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Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Inn Wa, Burma
Died: November 12, 1876
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Agostino Depretis
(Statesman)
Agostino Depretis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mezzana Corti, Italy
Died: July 29, 1887
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Antonio García Gutiérrez
(Writer)
Antonio García Gutiérrez
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chiclana, Spain
Died: August 26, 1884
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Ann Preston
(Physician)
Ann Preston
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 18, 1872
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Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
(Educator)
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, New York, United States
Died: August 24, 1876
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Félix Ravaisson-Mollien
(Philosopher)
Félix Ravaisson-Mollien
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Namur, Belgium
Died: May 18, 1900
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Louis Veuillot
(French Journalist, Anti-Semite, and Author)
Louis Veuillot
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Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boynes, France
Died: March 7, 1883
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Nazju Falzon
(Cleric)
Nazju Falzon
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Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valletta, Malta
Died: July 1, 1865