Famous People Born In 1817

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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.
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Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')
Henry David Thoreau
11
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
28
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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Jung Bahadur Rana
(8th Prime Minister of Nepal)
Jung Bahadur Rana
8
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Borlang, Nepal
Died: February 25, 1877
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Debendranath Tagore
(Philosopher)
Debendranath Tagore
4
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 19, 1905
 6 
William III of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1849 - 1890))
William III of the Netherlands
2
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: November 23, 1890
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Ivan Aivazovsky
0
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feodosia, Russia
Died: May 2, 1900
 8 
Branwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)
Branwell Brontë
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire
Died: September 24, 1848
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Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
0
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: November 17, 1905
 10 
Joseph Dalton Hooker
(British Botanist, Explorer and Founder of Geographical Botany)
Joseph Dalton Hooker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Died: December 10, 1911
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Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
(One of the Most Important 19th-Century Russian Historical Dramatist)
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 10, 1875
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Mihail Kogălniceanu
(Prime Minister of Romania (1863 - 1865))
Mihail Kogălniceanu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: July 1, 1891
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George Henry Lewes
(Philosopher)
George Henry Lewes
1
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 30, 1878
 14 
Richard Dadd
(Painter, Illustrator)
Richard Dadd
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chatham
Died: January 7, 1886
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George Frederic Watts
(British Painter and Sculptor Known for His Contribution and Influence on the Symbolist Movement)
George Frederic Watts
0
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Died: July 1, 1904
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Theodor Mommsen
(German Historian and Writer Famous for His Masterpiece 'Römische Geschichte')
Theodor Mommsen
0
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
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 21, 1890
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Albert von Kölliker
0
Listed In: Physiologists
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 2, 1905
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Mary Ann Bickerdyke
(Hospital Administrator for Union Soldiers During the American Civil War)
Mary Ann Bickerdyke
1
Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knox County, Ohio, United States
Died: November 8, 1901
Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
1
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 26, 1879
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Nikoloz Baratashvili
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: October 21, 1845
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Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet
0
Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wadsley, England
Died: November 20, 1898
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Theodor Storm
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Husum, Germany
Died: July 4, 1888
 24 
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen Consort of Denmark from 1863 to 1898)
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
3
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: September 29, 1898
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Christian Johansson
(Russian Ballet Dancer and Choreographer)
Christian Johansson
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 12, 1903
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Alfred Francis Russell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 4, 1884
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Heinrich Graetz
(Historian)
Heinrich Graetz
0
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: September 7, 1891
 28 
János Arany
(Hungarian Poet Best Known for His Epic Poem 'Toldi' Trilogy)
János Arany
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salonta, Romania
Died: October 22, 1882
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Joseph Henry Gilbert
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England
Died: December 23, 1901
 30 
Alexander Tilloch Galt
0
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea,London, England
Died: September 19, 1893
 31 
William Ferrel
(American Meteorologist Who Developed Theories That Explained the 'Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Circulation Cell')
William Ferrel
0
Listed In: Meteorologists
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 18, 1891
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Fanny Cerrito
(Ballet Dancer)
Fanny Cerrito
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: May 6, 1909
 33 
John Callcott Horsley
0
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1903
 34 
George A. Smith
(Political leader)
George A. Smith
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, New York
Died: September 1, 1875
Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Navia, Spain
Died: February 11, 1901
 36 
John Bigelow
(Diplomat)
John Bigelow
0
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
1
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Died: 1901 AD
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Baháʼu'lláh
(Religion Founder)
Baháʼu'lláh
13
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Died: May 29, 1892
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Giovanni Dupré
(Sculptor)
Giovanni Dupré
0
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: January 10, 1882
Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este
0
Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: March 25, 1886
Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov
0
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aksakovo, Russia
Died: December 7, 1860
 42 
Samuel Ringgold Ward
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Died: 1866 AD
 43 
Baha'u'llah
(Religious leader)
Baha'u'llah
6
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: May 29, 1892
 44 
John Thadeus Delane
0
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 22, 1879
 45 
Lothar von Faber
(Entrepreneur)
Lothar von Faber
0
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stein, Germany
Died: July 26, 1896
 46 
John Leech
(Illustrator)
John Leech
0
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 29, 1864
 47 
Thomas Holmes
(Mortician)
Thomas Holmes
0
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1899 AD
 48 
James W. Henderson
(Politician)
James W. Henderson
0
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 30, 1880
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James Thomas Fields
0
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 24, 1881
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Benjamin Jowett
(British Tutor and Theologian)
Benjamin Jowett
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: October 1, 1893