Famous People Born In 1825

Discover the most famous people born in 1825. The list includes people like Thomas Henry Huxley, Dadabhai Naoroji, Jean-Martin Charcot, Roy Bean, Charles Frederick Worth and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, lawyers, poets and artists born in 1825. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Johann Strauss II
(Austrian Composer of Light Music)
Johann Strauss II
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neubau, Vienna, Austria
Died: June 3, 1899

Johann Strauss II, also known as The Waltz King, was initially pushed by his composer father Johann Strauss I to become a banker, while he learned the violin secretly and conducted a restaurant band. Best remembered for his iconic composition The Blue Danube, he redefined the 19th-century waltzes and operettas.

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Pedro II of Brazil
(Former Emperor of Brazil (1831 - 1889))
Pedro II of Brazil
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 5, 1891

Pedro II, son of the first Brazilian emperor, Dom Pedro I, is also remembered by his countrymen as the Magnanimous. He made Brazil prosper while other South American nations were torn apart by strife and clashes. Following his deposition, by a coup to overthrow the monarchy, he sailed to Europe.

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Paul Kruger
(5th President of the South African Republic (1883 - 1902))
Paul Kruger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Steynsburg, South Africa
Died: July 14, 1904

Paul Kruger was a South African politician who served as the last State President of the South African Republic. Revered by his admirers as a tragic folk hero, Kruger was one of the most influential military and political personalities in 19th-century South Africa. His life inspired the 1941 German film Ohm Krüger, in which Kruger was played by Emil Jannings.

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George Pickett
(Military Officer)
George Pickett
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: July 30, 1875
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Thomas Henry Huxley
(English Biologist and Anthropologist Specialising in Comparative Anatomy.)
Thomas Henry Huxley
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Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: June 29, 1895

Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and anthropologist. He specialized in comparative anatomy and was a proponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Despite having little formal schooling, he went on to become one of the finest comparative anatomists of the 19th century. He was the chair of natural history at the Royal School of Mines for 31 years. 

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Dadabhai Naoroji
(Indian Political Leader Who was the Second Person of Asian Descent to be a British MP)
Dadabhai Naoroji
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Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 30, 1917

Dadabhai Naoroji was an Indian scholar and political leader. Dubbed the Grand Old Man of India, Naoroji is remembered for co-founding the Indian National Congress where he served as the president on three occasions. He also played an important role in India's fight for freedom, popularizing the Indian wealth drain theory through his book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.

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Jean-Martin Charcot
(Neurologist)
Jean-Martin Charcot
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Listed In: Neurologists
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 16, 1893
French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot is best remembered for his work with hysteria patients. He was also an extraordinary professor and had Sigmund Freud as one of his students. He was one of the first to include photos and drawings as tools for instruction in neurology classes.
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James Smith Bush
(Jurist, Writer, Lawyer, Priest, Politician)
James Smith Bush
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: November 11, 1889

The progenitor of the Bush political family, James Smith Bush, was a jurist by training before he was drawn to divinity and ordained as a priest. He began his career as rector of the Grace Church in Orange, New Jersey. Later, he visited other parts of the country, writing several books on religion, most significant of them being Evidence of Religion.

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Charles Frederick Worth
(Fashion Designer)
Charles Frederick Worth
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Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bourne
Died: March 10, 1895
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William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(French Academic Painter Best Known for His Works: ‘The Birth of Venus’ and ‘The Bohemian’)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: August 19, 1905

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter who enjoyed significant popularity in the United States and France. Renowned for his realistic genre paintings, which focused on the beauty of the female human body, Bouguereau received top prices for his paintings and numerous official honors during his lifetime. 

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Julia, Princess of Battenberg
(Princess)
Julia, Princess of Battenberg
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Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Congress Poland
Died: September 19, 1895

Apart from being the wife of Prince Alexander of Hesse, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, was also the daughter of German-Polish general Hans Moritz Hauke. Her lack of royal descent was a matter of concern initially, but Alexander eventually married the 6-month pregnant Julia he had fallen in love with.

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George Inness
(American Landscape Painter)
George Inness
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Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: August 3, 1894
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Frances Harper
(American Abolitionist, Suffragist, Poet, Temperance Activist)
Frances Harper
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1911 AD
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Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)
Catherine Helen Spence
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melrose, Scotland
Died: April 3, 1910

Catherine Helen Spence was a 19th-century Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, and politician. One of the leading suffragists of her era, she was also a minister of religion and social worker. She supported electoral proportional representation. Australian writer and feminist Miles Franklin called her the "Greatest Australian Woman". 

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Charles Garnier
(architect)
Charles Garnier
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 3, 1898

Charles Garnier was a French architect best known for designing important landmarks, such as the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Palais Garnier. Charles Garnier also designed several public and private buildings on the Italian Riviera and is thereby sometimes credited with turning the place into a tourist attraction.

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Harriet E. Wilson
(American Novelist)
Harriet E. Wilson
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milford, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 28, 1900
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Hans Gude
(Norwegian Romanticist Painter)
Hans Gude
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: August 17, 1903

Hans Gude was a Norwegian romanticist painter best remembered for his landscape paintings. Counted among Norway's leading landscape painters along with Johan Christian Dahl, Gude is also considered the backbone of Norwegian National Romanticism. Over the course of his illustrious career, Hans Gude won several honors and medals.

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Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin
(Politician)
Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sultan Lama, Brunei Town, Brunei
Died: May 10, 1906
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Ferdinand von Mueller
(German-Australian Botanist Who Founded the National Herbarium of Victoria and Named Many Australian Plants)
Ferdinand von Mueller
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Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Died: October 10, 1896

Ferdinand von Mueller was a German-Australian geographer, physician, and botanist. He is credited with founding the National Herbarium of Victoria, the oldest scientific institution in Victoria. He is also credited with naming several Australian plants. Such is his popularity that many plants, animals, journals, and places in Australia are named after him. 

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Ferdinand Lassalle
(Prussian-German Jurist, Philosopher and Politician)
Ferdinand Lassalle
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 31, 1864

Enamoured by the ideas of French and German philosophers, Ferdinand Lassalle initially aspired to be a lecturer. He later joined the socialist cause and spearheaded Germany’s social democratic movement. He also introduced terms such as the iron law of wages and concepts such as Lassallism, or achieving socialist ideals through the state.

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Bayard Taylor
(Poet)
Bayard Taylor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 19, 1878
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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
(German Lawyer and Jurist Who is Regarded as a Pioneer of Sexology and the Modern Gay Rights Movement)
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aurich, Germany
Died: July 14, 1895

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a German lawyer, journalist, jurist, and writer. Today, he is widely regarded as a pioneer of the modern gay rights movement and sexology. Ulrichs is considered the first openly gay man in the history of mankind. In August 1867, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs urged the goverment to revoke anti-homosexual laws, becoming the first homosexual to do so.

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Mswati II
(King)
Mswati II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Eswatini
Died: 1868 AD
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William Stubbs
(Historian)
William Stubbs
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Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knaresborough, England
Died: April 22, 1901
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Vaso Pasha
(A Major Figure of the Albanian Renaissance)
Vaso Pasha
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shkodër, Vilayet of Scutari, Ottoman Empire
Died: June 29, 1892

A renowned poet and author from Northern Albania, Vaso Pasha was a key figure of the Rilindja movement, commonly known as the Albanian Renaissance. He was well-versed in multiple languages and had also worked at the British consulate in Shkodër and as the mutasarrif of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate.

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Eduard Hanslick
(Music Critic)
Eduard Hanslick
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Listed In: Music Critics
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: August 6, 1904
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James Skivring Smith
(Politician)
James Skivring Smith
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Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1892 AD
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Camilo Castelo Branco
(One of the Best Portuguese Romantic Novelists of the 19th Century)
Camilo Castelo Branco
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mártires, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 1, 1890

Camilo Castelo Branco was a Portuguese writer who wrote more than 260 books, which include novels, plays, and essays, during an illustrious writing career that spanned more than three decades. Best remembered for his peculiar wit, Camilo Castelo Branco was made a viscount for his contributions to literature in 1885. Some of his works have been adapted into films.

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Harriet Hanson Robinson
(Poet)
Harriet Hanson Robinson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 22, 1911
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Francis H. Underwood
(Writer)
Francis H. Underwood
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 7, 1894
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Brooke Foss Westcott
(British Bishop, Biblical Scholar and Theologian)
Brooke Foss Westcott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: July 27, 1901

Apart from serving as the Bishop of Durham, Brooke Foss Westcott also established himself as a biblical scholar. A Trinity College alumnus, he later worked as a professor of divinity at Cambridge. His works include the iconic critical edition of the Greek New Testament he had penned with Fenton J.A. Hort.

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Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
(Politician)
Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Doha, Qatar
Died: July 17, 1913
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Frederick James Furnivall
(Philologists)
Frederick James Furnivall
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Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Egham, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 2, 1910
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Lord George Sanger
(Showman)
Lord George Sanger
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Listed In: Entertainers
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newbury, England
Died: November 28, 1911
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Karl Möbius
(Zoologist)
Karl Möbius
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eilenburg, Germany
Died: April 26, 1908
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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
(Jurist)
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Died: January 23, 1893
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Richard Henry Stoddard
(Writer, Poet)
Richard Henry Stoddard
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hingham
Died: May 12, 1903
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Paschal Beverly Randolph
(Physician, Occultist)
Paschal Beverly Randolph
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Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 29, 1875
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Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
(Master of Literary Realism Who Is Mainly Remembered for Stirring Narrative Ballads Like ‘Die Füße Im Feuer')
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 28, 1898
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Laura Matilda Towne
(Educator)
Laura Matilda Towne
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22, 1901
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Alexander Mozhaysky
(Naval officer)
Alexander Mozhaysky
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Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kotka, Finland
Died: March 1, 1890
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Johann Jakob Balmer
(Swiss mathematician)
Johann Jakob Balmer
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lausen
Died: March 12, 1898

Apart from teaching at a secondary school, Johann Jakob Balmer also taught geometry at the University of Basel. The Swiss mathematician is best remembered for his Balmer series formula for the hydrogen atom, which was later explained by Niels Bohr. He made a contribution to the field of atomic spectroscopy.

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William Balfour Baikie
(Explorer)
William Balfour Baikie
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Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kirkwall, Scotland
Died: December 12, 1864
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John Hunt Morgan
(Military General)
John Hunt Morgan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Died: September 4, 1864
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Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
(Politician)
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sorø, Denmark
Died: December 24, 1913
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John Hutchinson
(Chemist, Businessperson)
John Hutchinson
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Died: March 14, 1865
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Francis March
(Polymath)
Francis March
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Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Millbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 9, 1911
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Benedetto Cairoli
(Prime Minister of Italy from 1879 to 1881)
Benedetto Cairoli
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Listed In: Prime Ministers
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pavia, Italy
Died: August 8, 1889
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Johannes Zimmermann
(Missionary, Philologist)
Johannes Zimmermann
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gerlingen, Germany
Died: December 13, 1876
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Thomas French
(Missionary)
Thomas French
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Died: May 14, 1891