Famous People Born In 1820

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Discover the most famous people born in 1820. The list includes people like Florence Nightingale, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, William Tecumseh Sherman, Herbert Spencer and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, philosophers, social reformers and poets born in 1820. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Florence Nightingale
(Social Reformer & Founder of Modern Nursing and Known as 'The Lady with the Lamp')
Florence Nightingale
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 13, 1910
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Susan B. Anthony
(Social Reformer and Women's Rights Activist Who Was a Pioneer Crusader for the Women’s Suffrage Movement)
Susan B. Anthony
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1906
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Jenny Lind
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Singers of the 19th Century)
Jenny Lind
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 2, 1887
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William Tecumseh Sherman
(Former Commanding General of the United States Army (1869 - 1883))
William Tecumseh Sherman
12
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Died: February 14, 1891
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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(Educator & Social Reformer He is Considered the "Father of Bengali prose")
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birsingha, West Bengal, India
Died: July 29, 1891
 6 
Herbert Spencer
(Philosopher and Sociologist Known for His Hypothesis of ‘Social Darwinism’ and the Expression 'Survival of the Fittest')
Herbert Spencer
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Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Derby, Derbyshire, England
Died: December 8, 1903
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Anne Brontë
(Writer)
Anne Brontë
3
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire
Died: May 28, 1849
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Begum Hazrat Mahal
(Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah)
Begum Hazrat Mahal
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Faizabad
Died: April 7, 1879
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Thomas C. Durant
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Listed In: Investors
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 5, 1885
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Fanny Crosby
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brewster, New York, United States
Died: February 12, 1915
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John Tyndall
(Irish Experimental Physicist Who Became Famous for His Study of Dimagnetism)
John Tyndall
2
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leighlinbridge, Ireland
Died: December 4, 1893
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Alexandru Ioan Cuza
(One of the Founders of the Modern Romanian State)
Alexandru Ioan Cuza
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania
Died: May 15, 1873
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Princess Alexandrine of Baden
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Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: December 20, 1904
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Friedrich Engels
(German Philosopher Who Developed 'Marxism' Together With Karl Max)
Friedrich Engels
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Died: August 5, 1895
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Henri Vieuxtemps
(Belgian Composer and Violinist Known for Playing What Is Now Known as the ‘Vieuxtemps Guarneri')
Henri Vieuxtemps
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Verviers, Belgium
Died: June 6, 1881
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Washington Duke
(Businessperson)
Washington Duke
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Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orange County
Died: May 8, 1905
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Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Forres, Scotland
Died: January 21, 1914
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James Buchanan Eads
(American Civil Engineer and Inventor Best Known for His 'Triple-Arch Steel Bridge' Over the Mississippi River)
James Buchanan Eads
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Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Died: March 8, 1887
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Henry Jarvis Raymond
0
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Livingston County, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 1869
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John Tenniel
(Illustrator)
John Tenniel
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Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bayswater, London, England
Died: February 25, 1914
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Božena Němcová
(Czech Writer Best Known For Her Novel 'Babička')
Božena Němcová
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Listed In: Screenwriters
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21, 1862
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Eagle Woman
(Translator)
Eagle Woman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: South Dakota, United States
Died: December 18, 1888
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Afanasy Fet
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mtsensk, Russia
Died: December 3, 1892
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Anna Sewell
(Writer, Novelist, Children's writer)
Anna Sewell
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth
Died: April 25, 1878
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Mkrtich Khrimian
(Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople from 1869 to 1873)
Mkrtich Khrimian
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Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: October 29, 1907
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Louisa Lane Drew
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 31, 1897
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George Hearst
(United States Senator from California (1886, 1887-91))
George Hearst
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Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sullivan, Missouri, United States
Died: February 28, 1891
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Gustave Le Gray
(Photographer)
Gustave Le Gray
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Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villiers-le-Bel, France
Died: July 30, 1884
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Augustus Washington
(Photographer, Politician)
Augustus Washington
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 7, 1875
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Yakub Beg
(Adventurer)
Yakub Beg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Khanate of Kokand, Uzbekistan
Died: May 30, 1877
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Mary Livermore
(Journalist)
Mary Livermore
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Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 23, 1905
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Nadar
(Photographer)
Nadar
0
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 20, 1910
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Multatuli
(Former writer, best known for his satirical novel Max Havelaar (1860), which denounced the abuses of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia))
Multatuli
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 19, 1887
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Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
(King of Italy (1861 - 1878))
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Died: January 9, 1878
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Jeanne Duval
(Actress)
Jeanne Duval
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti
Died: 1862 AD
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Anson Burlingame
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Berlin, New York, United States
Died: February 23, 1870
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John William Dawson
(Canadian Geologist Who Made Numerous Contributions to Paleobotany)
John William Dawson
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: November 19, 1899
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Jakob Stämpfli
(Politician)
Jakob Stämpfli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wengi, Switzerland
Died: May 15, 1879
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Dion Boucicault
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 18, 1890
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Henri, Count of Chambord
(King of France)
Henri, Count of Chambord
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuileries Palace, Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1883
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Charles Nègre
(Photographer)
Charles Nègre
0
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Died: January 16, 1880
 42 
Julia Tyler
(Former First Lady of United States)
Julia Tyler
1
Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gardiner's Island, New York, US
Died: July 10, 1889
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Jean Ingelow
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, England
Died: July 20, 1897
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Samuel Blatchford
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auburn, New York, United States
Died: July 7, 1893
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Thomas Baines
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: King’s Lynn, England
Died: May 8, 1875
Worthington Whittredge
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States
Died: February 25, 1910
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Sergey Solovyov
(Historian)
Sergey Solovyov
0
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 16, 1879
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George Grove
(British Engineer, Writer and Founding Editor of 'Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians')
George Grove
0
Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 28, 1900
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György Klapka
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Timișoara, Romania
Died: May 17, 1892
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Johannes Rebmann
(Missionary)
Johannes Rebmann
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gerlingen, Germany
Died: October 4, 1876