Famous People Born In 1817

Discover the most famous people born in 1817. The list includes people like Henry David Thoreau, Debendranath Tagore, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, George A. Smith, Syed Ahmad Khan and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, artists, poets and judges born in 1817. This list includes people from England, United States, India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')

Henry David Thoreau
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 6, 1862

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(Indian Islamic Reformer and Educationist Who Founded the ‘Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College’, the First Muslim University in Southern Asia)

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
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Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: March 27, 1898

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Braxton Bragg
(Military Leader)

Braxton Bragg
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 27, 1876
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William III of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1849-1890))

William III of the Netherlands
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgium
Died: November 23, 1890
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Jung Bahadur Rana
(Prime Minister of Nepal (1846-56, 1857-77))

Jung Bahadur Rana
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Borlang, Nepal
Died: February 25, 1877

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Debendranath Tagore
(Philosopher)

Debendranath Tagore
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 19, 1905
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Branwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)

Branwell Brontë
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire
Died: September 24, 1848
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Ivan Aivazovsky
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Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feodosia, Russia
Died: May 2, 1900
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Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Died: December 10, 1911

Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: November 17, 1905
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Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
(One of the Most Important 19th-Century Russian Historical Dramatist)

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 10, 1875

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Mihail Kogălniceanu
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: July 1, 1891
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George Frederic Watts
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Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Died: July 1, 1904

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George Henry Lewes
(Philosopher)

George Henry Lewes
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Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 30, 1878
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Richard Dadd
(Painter, Illustrator)

Richard Dadd
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chatham
Died: January 7, 1886

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Theodor Mommsen
(Classicist who was widely considered one of the world's foremost authorities Roman civilizations)

Theodor Mommsen
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Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Garding, Germany
Died: November 1, 1903
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Niels Gade
(Considered one of the most important Danish musicians of the 19th century.)

Niels Gade
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 21, 1890

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Mary Ann Bickerdyke
(Medical worker)

Mary Ann Bickerdyke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knox County, Ohio, United States
Died: November 8, 1901
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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
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Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 26, 1879

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Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wadsley, England
Died: November 20, 1898
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Nikoloz Baratashvili
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: October 21, 1845

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Albert von Kölliker
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Listed In: Physiologists
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 2, 1905
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Janos Arany
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salonta, Romania
Died: October 22, 1882

 24 

Christian Johansson
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 12, 1903
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Heinrich Graetz
(Historian)

Heinrich Graetz
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: September 7, 1891

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Alfred Francis Russell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 4, 1884
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Alexander Tilloch Galt
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Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea,London, England
Died: September 19, 1893

 28 
Fanny Cerrito
(Ballet Dancer)

Fanny Cerrito
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: May 6, 1909
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Joseph Henry Gilbert
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England
Died: December 23, 1901

 30 
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen of Denmark)

Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: September 29, 1898

Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Navia, Spain
Died: February 11, 1901

 32 
William Ferrel
(Meteorologist)

William Ferrel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 18, 1891

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John Callcott Horsley
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Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1903

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George A. Smith
(Political leader)

George A. Smith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, New York
Died: September 1, 1875

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Theodor Storm
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Husum, Germany
Died: July 4, 1888

 36 
John Bigelow
(Diplomat)

John Bigelow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malden-on-Hudson, Saugerties, New York, United States
Died: December 19, 1911

Martha Ann Erskine Ricks
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Died: 1901 AD

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Baháʼu'lláh
(Religion Founder)

Baháʼu'lláh
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Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Died: May 29, 1892

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Marcus Thrane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: April 30, 1890

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John Thadeus Delane
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Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 22, 1879

Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aksakovo, Russia
Died: December 7, 1860

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Samuel Ringgold Ward
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Died: 1866 AD

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Baha'u'llah
(Religious leader)

Baha'u'llah
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Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: May 29, 1892

Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: March 25, 1886

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Benjamin Jowett
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: October 1, 1893

 46 
Lothar von Faber
(Entrepreneur)

Lothar von Faber
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Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stein, Germany
Died: July 26, 1896

 47 
Giovanni Dupré
(Sculptor)

Giovanni Dupré
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: January 10, 1882

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Thomas Holmes
(Mortician)

Thomas Holmes
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1899 AD

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James Thomas Fields
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Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 24, 1881

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John Leech
(Illustrator)

John Leech
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Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 29, 1864