Famous People Born In 1827

Discover the most famous people born in 1827. The list includes people like Mangal Pandey, Joseph Lister, Francisco Solano López, John Hanning Speke, Henry Gray and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, explorers and philosophers born in 1827. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, India and many more countries.
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Ellen G White
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Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gorham, Maine, United States
Died: July 16, 1915
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Joseph Lister
(British Medical Scientist and a Pioneer in the Field of Antiseptic Medicine and Surgery)
Joseph Lister
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upton House, West Ham, England
Died: February 10, 1912

British surgeon Joseph Lister was a pioneer of antiseptic medicine usage and made a huge contribution to the development of preventive medicine for bacterial infection. His achievements have been honored by many, such as the makers of Listerine antiseptic and mouthwash, who named their product after him.

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Jyotiba Phule
(Social Reformer)
Jyotiba Phule
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Satara, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 28, 1890

Jyotiba Phule was an Indian thinker, social activist, writer, and anti-caste social reformer. During his lifetime, he worked towards eradicating the caste system and untouchability in India. He was also a pioneer of women education in India and began his first school for girls in Pune in 1848. B. R. Ambedkar had often cited Jyotiba Phule as an inspiration.

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Mangal Pandey
(Indian Soldier Who Played an Important Role During the Time of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Mangal Pandey
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagwa, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: April 8, 1857
Indian soldier Mangal Pandey was a significant figure in the Indian rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, or First War of Independence. Pandey was a sepoy of the British East India Company’s 34th BNI Regiment. His life inspired the Bollywood movie Mangal Pandey: The Rising
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Sandford Fleming
(Scottish Canadian Engineer and Inventor of 'Worldwide Standard Time')
Sandford Fleming
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Died: July 22, 1915
Hailed as the Father of Standard Time, Canadian engineer ,Sandford Fleming, promoted worldwide standard time zones, a prime meridian, and the use of the 24-hour clock. He also designed Canada's first postage stamp and founded the Royal Canadian Institute in 1849. Fleming gained the reputation as one of the primary railway engineers and was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1897.
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Hiram Rhodes Revels
(Politician)
Hiram Rhodes Revels
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Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: January 16, 1901
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Henry Gray
(Anatomist and surgeon)
Henry Gray
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: June 13, 1861

Best known for his iconic medical textbook Gray's Anatomy, surgeon Henry Gray, who was a skilled anatomist, was made a Fellow of The Royal Society at the tender age of 25. His untimely death at 34 due to small pox, while treating his nephew, cheated him of an illustrious career.

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Lewis Wallace
(Lawyer)
Lewis Wallace
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brookville, Indiana, United States
Died: February 15, 1905
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Francisco Solano López
(Former President of Paraguay)
Francisco Solano López
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asunción
Died: March 1, 1870

Francisco Solano López was a Paraguayan politician who served as the president of Paraguay from 1862 to 1870. Before becoming a leader, López played an important role in the Platine Wars where he fought against Juan Manuel de Rosas, serving in the Paraguayan Army. A controversial figure, Solano López is sometimes held responsible for the outbreak of the Paraguayan War. 

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Johanna Spyri
(Swiss Novelist and Children’s Story Writer Best Known for Her Book 'Heidi')
Johanna Spyri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hirzel, Switzerland
Died: July 7, 1901

Johanna Spyri made a significant contribution to children’s literature with her novel Heidi. After the death of her husband and her child, the Swiss author focused on charitable causes. A professor later claimed Heidi had been plagiarized by Spyri, though later studies proved the claim was baseless.

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John Hanning Speke
(Discoverer of the source of the Nile)
John Hanning Speke
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Somerset
Died: September 15, 1864
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Josef Strauss
(Composer)
Josef Strauss
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 22, 1870
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William Holman Hunt
(Painter, Artist)
William Holman Hunt
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheapside
Died: September 7, 1910
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Arnold Böcklin
(Swiss Symbolist Painter)
Arnold Böcklin
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Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 16, 1901

Though born to a silk trader, Arnold Böcklin ditched his family business and deviated toward art instead. Initially part of the Düsseldorf school of painting, the Symbolist painter later found inspiration in Rome and infused mythological elements in his art. Isle of the Dead and Pan in the Bulrushes remain his best-known works.

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William Burges
(Architect)
William Burges
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Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: April 20, 1881

William Burges was a British architect and designer best remembered for building castles like Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch. Apart from designing castles, churches, and houses, William Burges also designed sculptures, metalwork, furniture, jewelry, and stained glass.

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Richard Morris Hunt
(Architect)
Richard Morris Hunt
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: July 31, 1895

Architect Richard Morris Hunt is largely credited with bringing in the French Beaux-Arts style to the U.S. He was also a major force behind the formation of the American Institute of Architects. His creations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade and the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal.

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Lizzie Burns
(Activist)
Lizzie Burns
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Listed In: Social Activists
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 12, 1878
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Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera
(Monk)
Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Died: April 29, 1911
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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
(French Sculptor and Painter During the Second Empire Under Napoleon III)
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
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Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: October 12, 1875

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was a French painter and sculptor who worked during Napoleon III's reign. Impressed by his early works, which included a bust of Princess Mathilde, Napoleon III commissioned several works to Carpeaux which established his reputation as an important sculptor. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is credited with mentoring future sculptors like Olin Levi Warner and Jules Dalou.

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Paul de Lagarde
(Orientalist)
Paul de Lagarde
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Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Prussia
Died: December 22, 1891
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Marcellin Berthelot
(French Chemist and Politician Known for the 'Thomsen–Berthelot Principle of Thermochemistry')
Marcellin Berthelot
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 18, 1907

Born to a doctor in Paris, Marcellin Berthelot was an intelligent student in his younger days and excelled in history and philosophy before gaining an interest in chemistry. Best known for proposing the Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry, he was one of the “Forty Immortals” of the French Academy.

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Mary Walton
(Inventor)
Mary Walton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York City, United States of America
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Kusumoto Ine
(Physician)
Kusumoto Ine
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Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
Died: August 27, 1903
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Cynthia Ann Parker
(Kidnap survivor)
Cynthia Ann Parker
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Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crawford County, Illinois, United States
Died: February 29, 1871
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Goffredo Mameli
(Poet)
Goffredo Mameli
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: July 6, 1849
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Robert Shields
(Military Personnel)
Robert Shields
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: December 23, 1864
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Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: May 12, 1894
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Octave Crémazie
(Canadian Poet Known for Patriotic Poetic Works Such as Le Vieux Soldat Canadien and Le Drapeau de Carillon)
Octave Crémazie
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Died: January 16, 1879

Octave Crémazie was a French-Canadian bookseller and poet who played a major role in Quebec's cultural development. Often referred to as the father of French Canadian poetry, Crémazie is best remembered for his patriotic verse. Octave Crémazie is credited with founding an organization called Institut canadien, which aimed at promoting French-Canadian culture.

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Oswald Achenbach
(Painter)
Oswald Achenbach
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: February 1, 1905
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St. George Jackson Mivart
(Biologist)
St. George Jackson Mivart
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 1, 1900
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Peter Lalor
(Irish-Australian Rebel and Politician)
Peter Lalor
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Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Raheen, Ireland
Died: February 9, 1889
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Maria Susanna Cummins
(Author)
Maria Susanna Cummins
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 1, 1866
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Antonio Borrero
(President of Ecuador from 1875 to 1876)
Antonio Borrero
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Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuenca, Ecuador
Died: October 9, 1911

Antonio Borrero was an Ecuadorian political figure, journalist, and writer. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Ecuador from 1875 to 1876. A prominent politician, Borrero also served as Ecuador's Vice President from 1863 to 1864. Antonio Borrero's administration encouraged press freedom, free suffrage, and individual rights. 

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Frances Buss
(Educator)
Frances Buss
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 24, 1894
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Francis A. Pratt
(American Mechanical Engineer, Inventor, and Co-founder of 'Pratt & Whitney')
Francis A. Pratt
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Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peru, New York, United States
Died: February 10, 1902

Francis A. Pratt spent his early days as an apprentice at a machine shop. He later met Amos Whitney, with whom he set up the manufacturing firm Pratt & Whitney. Apart from developing the Lincoln miller, Pratt also contributed to inventing machine parts for sewing machines, guns, and other industries.

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Deodoro da Fonseca
(Brazilian Military Leader Who Became the Country's 1st President)
Deodoro da Fonseca
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marechal Deodoro, State of Alagoas, Brazil
Died: August 23, 1892

The 1st president of Brazil, Deodoro da Fonseca led a coup that ousted Emperor Pedro II. Born to an army officer, he grew up to be an army officer and fought valiantly in campaigns such as the Paraguayan War. However, as a president, he proved to be ineffective and was later forced to resign.

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Susan Shelby Magoffin
(Diarist)
Susan Shelby Magoffin
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Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 26, 1855
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Petko Slaveykov
(Bulgarian Poet, Folklorist, Publicist and Pioneer of Bulgarian Children's Literature)
Petko Slaveykov
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Died: July 1, 1895

Petko Slaveykov was a Bulgarian poet, folklorist, publicist, and politician. A multi-talented personality, Slaveykov also worked as a journalist, translator, and philologist. He also left his mark on various fields of study such as history, geography, and biography. Petko Slaveykov is considered the pioneer of Bulgarian children's literature and is credited with authoring several textbooks.

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Annie Turner Wittenmyer
(American Social Reformer)
Annie Turner Wittenmyer
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Adams County, Ohio, United States
Died: February 2, 1900

Annie Turner Wittenmyer is remembered for his association with the temperance movement and for supplying medical aid and food to soldiers during the Civil War. Widowed in her youth, she devoted her entire life to relief work and even headed the Iowa State Sanitary Commission.

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Julia McGroarty
(Religious leader)
Julia McGroarty
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Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Inver, Ireland
Died: November 12, 1901

Irish-born nun Julia McGroarty later moved to the US and became one of its leading educators. Part of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she was the first American to be the superior of the order. She also established Washington’s Trinity College, which later became the Trinity Washington University.

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Augustus Pitt Rivers
(Archaeologist)
Augustus Pitt Rivers
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Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bramham cum Oglethorpe, England
Died: May 4, 1900
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Carlo Piaggia
(Italian Explorer)
Carlo Piaggia
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: January 17, 1882

Italian explorer Carlo Piaggia is best known for his exploration of Lake Kyoga in Uganda and the upper Nile River system. Though he belonged to a poor family and had very little formal education, his thirst for knowledge led him to learn about the geography and natural history of African nations.

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Jules Breton
(Painter)
Jules Breton
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Courrières, France
Died: July 5, 1906
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John Crerar
(Industrialist)
John Crerar
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Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 19, 1889
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Jean Antoine Villemin
(Physician)
Jean Antoine Villemin
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Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 6, 1892
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Adalbert Falk
(Politician)
Adalbert Falk
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Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mieczków, Poland
Died: July 7, 1900
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George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon
(Statesman)
George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon
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Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 9, 1909
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Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia
(Viceroy of the Kingdom of Poland)
Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia
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Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 25, 1892
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Johann Gottlieb Christaller
(Philologist)
Johann Gottlieb Christaller
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Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winnenden, Germany
Died: December 16, 1895
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Anthimus VII of Constantinople
(Ecumenical Patriarch)
Anthimus VII of Constantinople
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Epirus, Greece
Died: December 19, 1913

Anthimus VII/Anthimus VII Tsatsos was the Ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople for two years between 1895 and 1896. He is known for his criticism of the papal encyclical Praeclara Gratulationis (of Roman Pope Leo XIII) which called for the reunion of Eastern and Western churches. He was also a theologian, an orator and a critic of the Roman Catholic Church.