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.

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12th July, American
Writer and Philosopher
Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg
22nd March, American
Military Leader

William III of the NetherlandsWilliam III of the Netherlands
19th February, Dutch
King

Debendranath TagoreDebendranath Tagore
15th May, Indian
Philosopher

George A. SmithGeorge A. Smith
26th June, American
Political leader

Sir Syed Ahmad KhanSir Syed Ahmad Khan
17th October, Indian
Founder of Aligarh Muslim University
Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
29th July, Ukrainian, Russian
Painter

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26th June, British
Painter, Poet, Writer

Richard DaddRichard Dadd
1st August, British
Painter, Illustrator
George Henry LewesGeorge Henry Lewes
18th April, British
Philosopher

Theodor MommsenTheodor Mommsen
30th November, German
Historian
George Frederic WattsGeorge Frederic Watts
23rd February, British
Painter

Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
30th June, British
Botanist

Benjamin JowettBenjamin Jowett
15th April, British
Tutor

Austen Henry LayardAusten Henry Layard
5th March, British
Archaeologist

Édouard-Léon Scott de MartinvilleÉdouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
25th April, French
Publisher
Aleksey Konstantinovich TolstoyAleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
5th September, Russian
poet,novelist

Mary Ann BickerdykeMary Ann Bickerdyke
19th July, American
Medical worker

Archduke Albrecht, Duke of TeschenArchduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen
3rd August, Austrian
Military officer

Theodor StormTheodor Storm
14th September, German
Author
Niels GadeNiels Gade
22nd February, Danish
Danish composer

Shimazu HisamitsuShimazu Hisamitsu
28th November, Japanese
Samurai
Frederick Theodore FrelinghuysenFrederick Theodore Frelinghuysen
4th August, American
Politician

Charles-François DaubignyCharles-François Daubigny
15th February, French
Painter

Albert von KöllikerAlbert von Kölliker
6th July, Swiss
Anatomist
Heinrich GraetzHeinrich Graetz
31st October, Polish
Historian

Mihail KogălniceanuMihail Kogălniceanu
6th September, Moldovan, Romanian
Statesman
José ZorrillaJosé Zorrilla
21st February, Spanish
Poet

Charles-Édouard Brown-SéquardCharles-Édouard Brown-Séquard
8th April, Mauritian
Neurologist

Sir John Fowler, 1st BaronetSir John Fowler, 1st Baronet
15th July, British
Civil engineer
Herman HauptHerman Haupt
26th March, American
Civil Engineer

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Theophilus ShepstoneTheophilus Shepstone
8th January, British, South African
Statesman
Carl NägeliCarl Nägeli
27th March, Swiss
Botanist

Alexander Tilloch GaltAlexander Tilloch Galt
6th September, British
Politician

John BigelowJohn Bigelow
25th November, American
Diplomat

Tom TaylorTom Taylor
19th October, British
Dramatist
James Thomas FieldsJames Thomas Fields
31st December, American
Publisher
Henry Winter DavisHenry Winter Davis
16th August, American
Politician

William FerrelWilliam Ferrel
29th January, American
Meteorologist

Pierre LaroussePierre Larousse
23rd October, French
Lexicographer

Georg HerweghGeorg Herwegh
31st May, German
Poet
C. H. D. Buys BallotC. H. D. Buys Ballot
10th October, Dutch
Chemist

Horatio HaleHoratio Hale
3rd May, American
Ethnologist

John Thadeus DelaneJohn Thadeus Delane
11th October, British
Journalist

John Callcott HorsleyJohn Callcott Horsley
29th January, British
Painter

Samuel Ringgold WardSamuel Ringgold Ward
17th October, American
Author
Baha'u'llahBaha'u'llah
12th November, Persian
Religious leader

Heinrich von SybelHeinrich von Sybel
2nd December, German
Historian
Fanny CerritoFanny Cerrito
11th May, Italian
Ballet Dancer

Marcus ThraneMarcus Thrane
14th October, Norwegian
Author

Ramón de Campoamor y CampoosorioRamón de Campoamor y Campoosorio
24th September, Spanish
Poet
George Henry CorlissGeorge Henry Corliss
2nd June, American
Mechanical engineer

Jean Charles Galissard de MarignacJean Charles Galissard de Marignac
24th April, Swiss
Chemist
Charles-Adolphe WurtzCharles-Adolphe Wurtz
26th November, French
Chemist

Vincent, Count BenedettiVincent, Count Benedetti
29th April, French
Diplomat

Joseph Henry GilbertJoseph Henry Gilbert
1st August, British
Chemist

Pasquale Stanislao ManciniPasquale Stanislao Mancini
17th March, Italian
Jurist

Giovanni DupréGiovanni Dupré
1st March, Italian
Sculptor
John GilbertJohn Gilbert
21st July, British
Painter

Lothar von FaberLothar von Faber
12th June, German
Entrepreneur

Christian JohanssonChristian Johansson
20th May, Swedish, Russian
Teacher

Thomas HolmesThomas Holmes
30th November, American
Mortician
Hermann Franz Moritz KoppHermann Franz Moritz Kopp
30th October, German
Chemist

John PercyJohn Percy
23rd March, British
Metallurgist
Francesco SelmiFrancesco Selmi
7th April, Italian
Chemist

Lothar BucherLothar Bucher
25th October, German
Publicist

Thomas DavidsonThomas Davidson
17th May, Scottish
Scottish paleontologist
Francesco De SanctisFrancesco De Sanctis
28th March, Italian
Literary critic

Gustave ThuretGustave Thuret
23rd May, French
Botanist
John LeechJohn Leech
29th August, British
Illustrator

Alfred StevensAlfred Stevens
30th December, British
Sculptor

Rudolf Hermann LotzeRudolf Hermann Lotze
21st May, German
Philosopher
George W. JulianGeorge W. Julian
5th May, American
Politician

Janos AranyJanos Arany
2nd March, Hungarian
 
Konstantin Sergeyevich AksakovKonstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov
10th April, Russian
Critic

Nathan Cook MeekerNathan Cook Meeker
12th July, American
American journalist

Baháʼu'lláhBaháʼu'lláh
12th November, Iranian, Persian
Religion Founder

James W. HendersonJames W. Henderson
15th August, American
Politician
Rudolph von DelbrückRudolph von Delbrück
16th April, German
Statesman
Tuiskon ZillerTuiskon Ziller
22nd December, German
German educator