Famous People Born In 1814

Discover the most famous people born in 1814. The list includes people like Mikhail Bakunin, Samuel Colt, Adolphe Sax, James Paget, Adolf von Henselt and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, revolutionaries, physicists and lawyers born in 1814. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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Adolphe Sax
(Inventor of Saxophone)
Adolphe Sax
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dinant
Died: February 7, 1894

The inventor of the saxophone, Belgian musician Adolphe Sax, was born to instrument-maker parents who had themselves re-designed the French horn. As a child, he was known as "the ghost" for his frequent brushes with death. He made many other instruments, which were included in the French army bands.

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Samuel Colt
(American Inventor, Industrialist, and Businessman)
Samuel Colt
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 10, 1862
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Taras Shevchenko
(Poet)
Taras Shevchenko
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morintsy, Ukraine
Died: March 10, 1861
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Jean-François Millet
(Artist)
Jean-François Millet
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gréville-Hague, La Hague, France
Died: January 20, 1875
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Bhanubhakta Acharya
(Poet)
Bhanubhakta Acharya
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chundi Ramgha, Nepal
Died: April 23, 1868
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Mikhail Lermontov
(Russian Romantic Writer, Poet and Painter)
Mikhail Lermontov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: July 27, 1841

One of the most significant Russian romantic authors of the Golden Age of Russian Poetry, Mikhail Lermontov is remembered for his iconic novel A Hero of Our Time. His initial poems, such as Prisoner of the Caucasus, were highly Byronic. His writings laid the foundation for the Russian psychological novel.

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Jenny von Westphalen
(Karl Marx's wife)
Jenny von Westphalen
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzwedel, Germany
Died: December 2, 1881
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Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
(Architect)
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
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Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 17, 1879

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was a French architect and author. He is credited with restoring prominent medieval landmarks in France, including iconic buildings which had been damaged during the French Revolution. He restored Notre-Dame de Paris and the Basilica of Saint-Denis, among others. He is regarded as the first theorist of modern architecture and wrote extensively on the subject. 

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Edwin M. Stanton
(Lawyer)
Edwin M. Stanton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.
Died: December 24, 1869
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Tantia Tope
(One of the Best and Most Effective Rebel Generals in the Indian Struggle for Independence)
Tantia Tope
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Yeola, Pune, India
Died: April 18, 1859

Best remembered for leading the Indian Rebellion of 1857, tribal leader Tantia Tope used guerilla tactics in his fights against the British. In spite of no formal military training, he also managed to seize Gwalior temporarily with Rani Lakshmibai. He was later hanged to death by the British.

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Sheridan Le Fanu
(Writer)
Sheridan Le Fanu
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 7, 1873
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Mikhail Bakunin
(Philosopher)
Mikhail Bakunin
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Russia
Died: July 1, 1876

Mikhail Bakunin was a Russian socialist and anarchist. He is credited with founding an anarchist school of thought called collectivist anarchism. Regarded as one of the most influential personalities of anarchism, Mikhail Bakunin has had a major influence on thinkers like Peter Kropotkin, Herbert Marcuse, Errico Malatesta, Neil Postman, E. P. Thompson, and A. S. Neill.    

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Joseph Hooker
(Officer, Soldier)
Joseph Hooker
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: October 31, 1879
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James Joseph Sylvester
(Former Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory, and combinatorics)
James Joseph Sylvester
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 15, 1897
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Gustav Fabergé
(Jeweller and father of Peter Carl Fabergé, maker of Fabergé eggs)
Gustav Fabergé
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Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Died: January 3, 1894
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John C. Pemberton
(Officer)
John C. Pemberton
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 13, 1881
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James Paget
(Founder of scientific medical pathology.)
James Paget
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, England
Died: December 30, 1899
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Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts
(Philanthropist)
Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 30, 1906
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Anders Jonas Ångström
(Swedish Physicist and One of the Founders of the Science of Spectroscopy)
Anders Jonas Ångström
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Timrå Municipality, Sweden
Died: June 21, 1874

Anders Jonas Ångström was a Swedish physicist best remembered for co-founding the science of spectroscopy. He is also renowned for his studies of terrestrial magnetism, astrophysics, heat transfer, and the aurora borealis. In 1850, Anders Jonas Ångström was made a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.  

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Julius von Mayer
(Physicist, Physician)
Julius von Mayer
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: March 20, 1878

Apart from being a qualified doctor, Julius von Mayer was also a skilled chemist and physicist. His theory that heat and work can be transformed into one another paved the path for what is now known as the first law of thermodynamics, which states “energy can be neither created nor destroyed.”

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William Wells Brown
(Abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian)
William Wells Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 6, 1884
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William Lowndes Yancey
(Journalist)
William Lowndes Yancey
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Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warren, Georgia, United States
Died: July 27, 1863
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Joseph Cinqué
(Slave)
Joseph Cinqué
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Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
Died: May 3, 1879
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Horace Cleveland
(Landscape architect)
Horace Cleveland
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Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 5, 1900
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Rose O'Neal Greenhow
(American Confederate Spy Who was Active During the American Civil War)
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1, 1864

Rose O'Neal Greenhow was a well-known Confederate spy who was active during the American Civil War. She is credited with securing the South's victory at the Battle of First Manassas in July 1861. After her demise, Rose O'Neal Greenhow was given a Confederate military funeral.

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John Henry Anderson
(Magician)
John Henry Anderson
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Listed In: Magicians
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Craigmyle, Scotland
Died: February 5, 1874
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Girolamo de Rada
(Journalist)
Girolamo de Rada
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Demetrio Corone, Italy
Died: February 28, 1903
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John Goodsir
(Anatomist)
John Goodsir
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anstruther, Scotland
Died: March 6, 1867
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Rasoherina
(Queen of Madagascar from 1863 to 1868)
Rasoherina
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Madagascar
Died: April 1, 1868
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Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
(Spanish Writer)
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camaguey, Cuba
Died: February 1, 1873
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda was a Cuban-born Spanish writer best remembered for her 1841 antislavery novel Sab. A prolific writer, Avellaneda also wrote numerous poems and about 20 plays. Her works were considered scandalous in Cuba because of its unconventional approach to society and recurrent themes of interracial love. 
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George Washington Harris
(Humorist)
George Washington Harris
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Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 11, 1869
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Alfred Saker
(British Missionary)
Alfred Saker
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wrotham, England
Died: March 12, 1880

Born to an engineer father, British missionary Alfred Saker had built a small steam engine by 16. Intelligent and well-read, he later departed on a mission to Africa, eventually setting up the city of Victoria, now known as Limbe, in Cameroon. He is also credited with translating the Bible into Douala.

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George-Étienne Cartier
(Canadian statesman)
George-Étienne Cartier
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Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Antoine, Canada
Died: May 20, 1873
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Hermann Gundert
(Linguist)
Hermann Gundert
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Listed In: Linguists
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: April 25, 1893
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Lorenzo Snow
(American Religious Leader)
Lorenzo Snow
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Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mantua Township, Ohio, United States
Died: October 10, 1901

Lorenzo Snow was an American religious leader who became the fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in 1898. A school teacher by profession, he became involved in church services as a young man. In his later years, he founded a society called the Polysophical Society. He married multiple times and had many children. 

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Nicolaas Beets
(Dutch Theologian, Novelist and Poet)
Nicolaas Beets
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: March 13, 1903

Nicolaas Beets was a Dutch author, professor, poet, and preacher. He is credited with founding a Protestant school, which is now known by the name, Nicolaas Beetsschool. Nicolaas Beets is also remembered for his magnum opus Camera Obscura, which continues to be celebrated even today.

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John Colenso
John Colenso
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 20, 1883
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Zsigmond Kemény
(Author)
Zsigmond Kemény
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Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vintu de Jos, Romania
Died: December 22, 1875
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Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
(Second-Eldest son of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)
Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig, Germany
Died: November 27, 1885
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Jules Quicherat
(Historian)
Jules Quicherat
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Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 8, 1882
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Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel
(Princess of Anhalt-Dessau)
Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 28, 1895
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Manuel Pavía y Lacy
(General)
Manuel Pavía y Lacy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 22, 1896
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Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
(Princess)
Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schloss Ludwigslust, Germany
Died: May 17, 1858
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Glele
(Tenth King of Dahomey)
Glele
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Benin
Died: December 29, 1889
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Wilhelm von Giesebrecht
(Historian)
Wilhelm von Giesebrecht
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 17, 1889
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Thomas Madiou
(Historian)
Thomas Madiou
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: May 25, 1884
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Franz von Dingelstedt
(Poet)
Franz von Dingelstedt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halsdorf, Germany
Died: May 15, 1881
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Amanz Gressly
(Geologist)
Amanz Gressly
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bärschwil, Switzerland
Died: April 13, 1865
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Gardner Quincy Colton
(Showman)
Gardner Quincy Colton
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Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Georgia, Vermont, United States
Died: August 10, 1898
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Amos Adams Lawrence
Amos Adams Lawrence
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Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Groton, Massachusetts
Died: August 22, 1886