Famous People Born In 1815

Discover the most famous people born in 1815. The list includes people like Ada Lovelace, Otto von Bismarck, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, George Boole, Henry Parkes and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, prime ministers, artists and mathematicians born in 1815. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine, a mechanical general-purpose computer proposed by Charles Babbage. Many believe that Lovelace was the first to recognize the potential of computers. It is also believed that she published the first algorithm after realizing that the algorithm could be carried out by a machine like the Analytical Engine.

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Otto von Bismarck
(Chancellor of the German Empire (1871 - 1890))
Otto von Bismarck
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Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schönhausen, Germany
Died: July 30, 1898
Otto von Bismarck was a German statesman. Bismarck is credited with masterminding the unification of Germany and served as its first chancellor. He is also credited with creating the first modern welfare state in the world. Regarded as a hero by German nationalists, Otto von Bismarck's life has inspired a couple of TV series.
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George Boole
(Mathematician, Philosopher, and Logician Best Known as the Author of ‘The Laws of Thought’)
George Boole
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Died: December 8, 1864

George Boole is remembered for pioneering Boolean algebra, a tool used in digital computer circuits. More of a self-taught mathematician, Boole began teaching at 16 and later grew up to be a math professor at Queen’s College, Cork. His work in differential equations and algebraic logic was groundbreaking.

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John A. Macdonald
(The First Prime Minister of Canada (1878 - 1891))
John A. Macdonald
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Listed In: Prime Ministers
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1891

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. A dominant figure in Canadian politics for half a century, he was a lawyer by profession before venturing into politics. As a politician, he was influential in building Canada’s new government. To date, he remains one of the highest-rated prime ministers in Canadian history. 

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George Meade
(American Army Officer Who Decisively Defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War)
George Meade
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: November 6, 1872

George Meade was a civil engineer and United States Army officer best remembered for decisively defeating Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War. After the war, he played an important role during the Reconstruction era. As a civil engineer, George Meade was involved in the construction of many lighthouses. 

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Henry Parkes
(7th Premier of New South Wales)
Henry Parkes
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Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canley, Coventry, England
Died: April 27, 1896

Henry Parkes was a politician who served as the premier of the Colony of New South Wales. Serving at different time periods throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Parkes was the longest non-consecutive premier in the Colony of New South Wales history. Considered the Father of Federation, Parkes was described as the most commanding figure in Australian politics by The Times.

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Anthony Trollope
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 6, 1882
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Karl Weierstrass
(Mathematician)
Karl Weierstrass
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ennigerloh
Died: February 19, 1897

Karl Weierstrass was a German mathematician best remembered for his significant contributions to mathematics. Often referred to as the father of modern analysis, Weierstrass proved the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem and the intermediate value theorem. He also authorized the definition of continuous function. The asteroid 14100 Weierstrass and the lunar crater Weierstrass are named after him.

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Edward John Eyre
(Explorer)
Edward John Eyre
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whipsnade, England
Died: November 30, 1901
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Otto of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1832 - 1862))
Otto of Greece
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: July 26, 1867

Otto of Greece was a Bavarian prince who reigned as the king of Greece from 1832 to 1862. He was largely unpopular throughout his reign as he failed to resolve Greece's poverty. He was deposed in 1862 and died in exile in 1867.

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Ľudovít Štúr
(Revolutionary Politician and an Important Figure in Slovak History)
Ľudovít Štúr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uhrovec, Slovakia
Died: January 12, 1856

Slovak author and politician Ľudovít Štúr was a major figure of the 19th-century Slovak national revival. He had started writing poems as a teenager and had also penned The Theory of the Slovak Language. He was also part of the Hungarian Assembly. He later accidentally shot himself during a hunt.

Richard Henry Dana Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 6, 1882
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John Bosco
(Italian Catholic Priest Known for Educating the Poor and Founded the Education System 'Salesian Preventive System')
John Bosco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy
Died: January 31, 1888

The founder of the Salesian Order, John Bosco, also known as Don Bosco, started his life as a priest in Turin. He began teaching young boys who came to Turin for jobs and later branched out to form a similar institution for girls too, with St. Mary Mazzarello.

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William J. Hardee
(Army Officer)
William J. Hardee
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camden County, Georgia, United States
Died: November 6, 1873
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Julia Margaret Cameron
(Photographer)
Julia Margaret Cameron
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Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 26, 1879

Julia Margaret Cameron was a British photographer best remembered for her close-up portraits of popular Victorian men. Widely regarded as one of the 19th century's most important portraitists, Cameron is credited with capturing the beauty and innocence of children, women, and men. Julia Margaret Cameron is also credited with popularizing the close-ups in photography.

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Crawford Long
(American Surgeon and Pharmacist Best Known for His First Use of Inhaled 'Sulfuric Ether' as an Anesthetic)
Crawford Long
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Danielsville, Georgia, United States
Died: June 16, 1878

American surgeon and pharmacist Crawford Long is best-known as the inventor of modern anaesthetics in the West. Long is believed to be the first to apply inhaled sulfuric ether as a general anaesthesia. He applied it for the first time in 1842 for removing a tumour from a patient’s neck and went on to perform several other surgeries using ether anaesthetic.

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Constantin von Tischendorf
(German Biblical Scholar Known for Discovering World's Oldest and Most Complete Bible)
Constantin von Tischendorf
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Died: December 7, 1874

Although best remembered for his discovery of the world's oldest handwritten Bible, known as Codex Sinaiticus or Sinai Bible, Konstantin Von Tischendorf, a renowned Biblical scholar, worked chiefly on recension of the New Testament text. A prolific writer making extensive contributions to biblical textual criticism, he is today best known for his magnum opus, Critical Edition of the New Testament.

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Thomas Couture
(Fine art artist)
Thomas Couture
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Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Senlis, France
Died: March 30, 1879
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Horace Wells
(Dentist)
Horace Wells
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Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartford, Vermont, United States
Died: January 24, 1848
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Rufus Wilmot Griswold
(Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet)
Rufus Wilmot Griswold
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Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benson
Died: August 27, 1857
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Edward James Roye
(Politician)
Edward James Roye
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 1872
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Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
(French Nobleman, Revolutionary and Politician Who Played a Key Role in the French Revolution (1789–99))
Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 7, 1881

Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte was a French nobleman, politician, and revolutionary. He played an important role during the Revolutions of 1848, serving as a member of the Constituent Assembly. He also played a prominent role in helping his cousin Louis Napoleon become the first president of France.

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Edward Forbes
(Naturalist)
Edward Forbes
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Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: November 18, 1854
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Marguerite Bays
(Saint)
Marguerite Bays
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chavannes-les-Forts, Switzerland
Died: June 27, 1879
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Adolph Menzel
(Artist)
Adolph Menzel
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Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: February 9, 1905
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Ii Naosuke
(Politician)
Ii Naosuke
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edo
Died: March 24, 1860

Born into the Ii family of rulers, Ii Naosuke had spent his initial years in a monastery. Following his father’s death, all the siblings, except him, were adopted. He was called back and made the daimyō of Hikone. He is best known for signing the Harris Treaty with the U.S.

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Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg
(Princess)
Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg
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Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weilburg, Germany
Died: December 8, 1871
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Robert Remak
(German Physiologist Known for Discovering the Three Germ Layers of Embryo: 'Ectoderm', 'Mesoderm' and 'Endoderm')
Robert Remak
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: August 29, 1865

German embryologist and neurologist Robert Remak is known for pathbreaking scientific feats such as the discovery of the Remak’s ganglia and the use of electrotherapy to treat nervous ailments. He also named the three layers of the embryo, the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. His Jewish origin deprived him from valid recognition.

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Nahienaena
(Princess)
Nahienaena
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hawaii
Died: December 30, 1836
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Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov
(Painter)
Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov
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Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 26, 1852

Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov was a Russian amateur painter best remembered for founding critical realism in Russian painting. Although his life was cut short as he died at the age of 37, Fedotov managed to produce several important works like Portrait of the Artist's Father, The New Cavalier, and Difficult Bride. 

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Eliza Farnham
(Writer)
Eliza Farnham
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rensselaer, New York, United States
Died: December 15, 1864
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Ernest Meissonier
(French Classicist Painter and Sculptor Famous for His Depictions of Napoleon, His Armies and Military Themes)
Ernest Meissonier
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Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 31, 1891

French painter and illustrator Ernest Meissonier, part of the Academic art movement, is best remembered for his paintings of Napoleonic battles and other historical events. Though expected to join his family dye business, he left home to become an artist. His works showcase a prominent influence of 17th-century Dutch painters.

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Eugène Marin Labiche
(Dramatist)
Eugène Marin Labiche
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 23, 1888
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Emanuel Geibel
(Poet)
Emanuel Geibel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: April 6, 1884
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Daniel Bashiel Warner
(Politician)
Daniel Bashiel Warner
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Died: December 1, 1880
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Myrtilla Miner
(Abolitionist)
Myrtilla Miner
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brookfield, New York,United States
Died: December 17, 1864
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Gottfried Kinkel
(Poet)
Gottfried Kinkel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oberkassel, Germany
Died: November 13, 1882
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Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie
(Irish-born French Geographer Who Explored Ethiopia with His Brother)
Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 8, 1893

Irish-born French geographer Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie is remembered for his expeditions in Algeria and Ethiopia with his brother, Antoine d'Abbadie d'Arrast. The path-breaking book Douze ans dans la Haute-Ethiopie was a written account of their experiences, which depicted the military and court life of Ethiopia, formerly known as Abyssinia.

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Thomas Bangs Thorpe
(Humorist)
Thomas Bangs Thorpe
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Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 20, 1878
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(American Women's Rights Activist and Key Figure Behind 'Seneca Falls Convention')
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstown
Died: October 26, 1902

American women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton first came to know about laws that discriminated against women while studying law books in the office of her father, who was a prominent judge. She later became the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association and co-wrote books such as The Woman's Bible.

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Henry Halleck
(Officer)
Henry Halleck
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westernville, New York, United States
Died: January 9, 1872
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Samuel Ford McGill
(Politician, Businessperson)
Samuel Ford McGill
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: June 26, 1871
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Dan Emmett
(American Songwriter, Entertainer and Founder of the First Troupe of the 'Blackface')
Dan Emmett
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: June 28, 1904

Daniel Decatur Emmett was an American entertainer and songwriter best remembered for composing the popular song, Dixie. Daniel Decatur Emmett is credited with founding the famous 19th-century group of entertainers called the Virginia Minstrels. The group helped invent an entertainment form that came to be known as the minstrel show. His life and career inspired a biographical film titled Dixie.

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Howell Cobb
(Politician)
Howell Cobb
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jefferson County, Georgia, United States
Died: October 9, 1868
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Stephen Heller
(Pianist)
Stephen Heller
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Listed In: Pianists
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 14, 1888

Though born in Hungary, pianist Stephen Heller made his career in France. Apart from being a teacher and a composer, he also wrote quite a lot of piano music. Initially patronized by the Fugger family of Augsburg, in his later life, he survived on a charitable subscription arranged by Robert Browning and others.

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Henry Bartle Frere
(Official)
Henry Bartle Frere
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clydach, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: May 29, 1884
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Andrew Jackson Downing
Andrew Jackson Downing
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: July 28, 1852
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Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville
(British statesman)
Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville
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Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1891
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Rafael Carrera
(Politician)
Rafael Carrera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: April 14, 1865
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Johann Jakob Bachofen
(Antiquarian)
Johann Jakob Bachofen
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Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 25, 1887