Famous People Born In 1828

Discover the most famous people born in 1828. The list includes people like Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Henrik Ibsen, Joshua Chamberlain, Henry Dunant and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, lawyers and military leaders born in 1828. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Leo Tolstoy
(One of the Greatest Authors of All Time)
Leo Tolstoy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
Died: November 20, 1910

Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy, is widely considered as one of the greatest authors ever. After experiencing a profound moral crisis in the 1870s, Tolstoy went through a phase of spiritual awakening, which had a great impact on his subsequent works that incorporated ideas on nonviolent resistance. These works influenced personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, thereby effectively changing the course of history.

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Jules Verne
(French Author Who Was One of the Pioneers of the Modern Science Fiction Genre)
Jules Verne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 24, 1905
French author Jules Verne, also known as the “Father of Science Fiction,” is best remembered for his legendary adventure novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. He also became the world’s second most-translated writer since 1979.
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Rani Lakshmibai
(Queen of the Princely State of Jhansi & One of the Leading Figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Rani Lakshmibai
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Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: June 18, 1858

Remembered for her heroics against the British, the Indian Joan of Arc Rani Lakshmibai remains an icon of the 1857 Indian Rebellion. The wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao, she is known for leading the fight against the British after her husband’s death. She also inspired the legendary lines Khoob Ladi Mardani.

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Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: May 23, 1906

Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian theatre director and playwright. One of the most influential and popular playwrights of his generation, Ibsen is credited with co-founding modernism in theatre, for which he is often called the father of realism. After William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen is the world's most often performed dramatist. His works have influenced other playwrights like George Bernard Shaw.

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Effie Gray
(Artist)
Effie Gray
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Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perth, United Kingdom
Died: December 23, 1897

Effie Gray was a Scottish painter. She was married to draughtsman and watercolorist, John Ruskin, before leaving him to marry John Everett Millais. This popular love triangle has been depicted in several plays and films, including the 1912 silent movie, The Love of John Ruskin. After marrying Millais, Effie Gray had a major influence on his works.

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Joshua Chamberlain
(Educator & War Hero)
Joshua Chamberlain
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brewer
Died: February 24, 1914
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 9, 1882

Known for founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a legendary poet and painter of the 19th century. His illustrations also adorned the books of his poet sister Christina Rossetti. Known for volumes such as The House of Life, he also influenced the Aesthetic movement.

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Henry Dunant
(Swiss Humanitarian, Businessman and Co-Founder of the 'Red Cross')
Henry Dunant
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 30, 1910

Henry Dunant was a Swiss businessman, social activist, and humanitarian. He is credited with co-founding and promoting the Red Cross. In 1901, he became the first Swiss Nobel laureate when he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. Dunant is also credited with founding the Swiss branch of YMCA. His life inspired the 1948 historical drama film, Man to Men.

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Josephine Butler
(Social Worker)
Josephine Butler
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northumberland
Died: December 30, 1906

Renowned Victorian-era feminist and social reformer Josephine Butler was a champion for women’s suffrage and also fought against human trafficking. It is believed, she devoted herself to charity after the death of her 6-year-old daughter. She also forced Cambridge to encourage women’s education, which culminated in the Newnham women’s college.

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George Meredith
(Novelist)
George Meredith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Died: May 18, 1909
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Joseph Swan
(Chemist, Physicist, Inventor)
Joseph Swan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sunderland
Died: May 27, 1914

Joseph Swan was an English chemist, physicist, and inventor known for being an independent early developer of a successful incandescent light bulb. He developed and supplied the first batch of incandescent lights used for illuminating houses and public buildings. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1894 and knighted by King Edward VII in 1904. 

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John Langdon Down
(British Physician)
John Langdon Down
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Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torpoint, Cornwall, England
Died: October 7, 1896

British doctor John Langdon Down was pushed to assist at his father’s shop at 14. He gained an interest in medicine after apprenticing with a London surgeon. A pioneer in the treatment of mentally challenged patients, he is remembered for his study of what is now known as Down syndrome.

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Andrew Taylor Still
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Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lee County
Died: December 12, 1917
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Paul Gachet
(Physician)
Paul Gachet
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Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: January 9, 1909
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Patrick Cleburne
(Senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded infantry in the Western Theater of the American Civil War)
Patrick Cleburne
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ovens, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1864
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James B. McPherson
(Officer)
James B. McPherson
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clyde
Died: July 22, 1864
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Saigo Takamori
(Samurai, Poet)
Saigo Takamori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kagoshima
Died: September 24, 1877

Saigo Takamori was a samurai and he is considered as one of the most influential samurais in Japanese history. He was one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration. Saigo Takamori lived during the late Edo and early Meiji periods and led the imperial forces at the Battle of Toba–Fushimi. He was dubbed "the true last Samurai" after his death. 

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Albrecht von Graefe
(German Ophthalmologist Known for Discovering a Method of Treating 'Glaucoma')
Albrecht von Graefe
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Listed In: Ophthalmologists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 20, 1870

Regarded as the pioneer of modern ophthalmology, Albrecht von Gräfe was born to German surgeon Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, known for his pathbreaking research on plastic surgery. He explained Gräfe’s sign, made the first legitimate use of the ophthalmoscope, and also launched an eye clinic deemed one of Europe’s best.

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Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
(Military officer)
Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 15, 1885
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Horatio Spafford
(Lawyer)
Horatio Spafford
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Troy
Died: October 16, 1888
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Meyer Guggenheim
(Industrialist)
Meyer Guggenheim
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Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Langnau, Switzerland
Died: March 15, 1905
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Ferdinand Cohn
(Founder of Bacteriology and Microbiology)
Ferdinand Cohn
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: June 25, 1898

Ferdinand Cohn was a German biologist who is credited with co-founding microbiology and modern bacteriology. Apart from publishing more than 150 research reports, Cohn also made significant contributions to the field of botany. He was also the first person to classify algae as plants. Ferdinand Cohn received the prestigious Leeuwenhoek Medal in 1885.

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Dora d'Istria
(Writer)
Dora d'Istria
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 17, 1888
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Jacob Dolson Cox
(Former 28th Governor of Ohio (1866 - 1868), 10th United States Secretary of the Interior (1869 - 1870))
Jacob Dolson Cox
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 4, 1900

Apart from being a lawyer and a war historian, Jacob Dolson Cox had served as the governor of Ohio and as a US representative from Ohio's 6th district. During the American Civil War, he was a Union general. As the Secretary of the Interior, he introduced a civil service merit system.

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Joseph Henry Thayer
(Scholar)
Joseph Henry Thayer
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Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 26, 1901
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Samuel J. Randall
(Politician)
Samuel J. Randall
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Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 13, 1890
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Ward Hill Lamon
(Lawyer)
Ward Hill Lamon
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: May 7, 1893
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Nikolay Chernyshevsky
(Critic)
Nikolay Chernyshevsky
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Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Died: October 29, 1889
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Ernest Trumpp
(Philologist, Linguist)
Ernest Trumpp
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Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ilsfeld, Germany
Died: April 5, 1885
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James Pinson Labulo Davies
(Businessman, 19th-century African merchant-sailor)
James Pinson Labulo Davies
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bathurst, Sierra Leone
Died: April 29, 1906
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Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
(Former Prime Minister of Spain (1895 - 1897))
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: August 8, 1897

While he initially studied law, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo showed a marked interest in history and politics, too. The six-time prime minister of Spain led the Conservative Party. As a historian, he had penned works such as History of the Decline of Spain. He was assassinated by an Italian anarchist.

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Horace Gray
(Jurist)
Horace Gray
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 15, 1902
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Franjo Rački
(Croatian Historian, Politician, and Author)
Franjo Rački
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Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fužine, Croatia
Died: February 13, 1894

Croatian historian, politician, and author Franjo Rački started his career as a teacher in Senj. He launched many magazines, including Književnik and also co-established the Yugoslavian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Most of his writings were on topical issues in Croatia. He also served as the president of Matica hrvatska.

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Alfred Waud
(Artist)
Alfred Waud
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Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 6, 1891
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Friedrich Albert Lange
(Philosopher)
Friedrich Albert Lange
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Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: November 23, 1875
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Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage
(Philanthropist)
Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: November 4, 1918
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William Cairns
(Governor of Trinidad 1874 – 27 1874)
William Cairns
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Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died: July 9, 1888
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Martha Finley
(Teacher)
Martha Finley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30, 1909
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George Franklin Edmunds
(Senator)
George Franklin Edmunds
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Vermont, United States
Died: February 27, 1919
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Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
(Scottish Novelist and Historical Writer)
Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wallyford, Scotland
Died: June 20, 1897
Though a talented writer since childhood, Margaret Oliphant Oliphant started her professional writing career as a means to provide for her family after her husband’s death, she later gained fame as one of the most prominent Scottish historical authors. She is best remembered for The Chronicles of Carlingford.
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Viktor Rydberg
(Swedish Writer and Novelist)
Viktor Rydberg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: September 21, 1895

Viktor Rydberg was a Swedish writer best remembered for his novel Singoalla, which was published in 1858. He is also remembered for his most ambitious novel Den siste Atenaren, which was published in 1859. Renowned for his versatility, Viktor Rydberg experimented with different genres, including mythology.

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Mikhail Chernyayev
(General)
Mikhail Chernyayev
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mogilev Governorate, Russia
Died: August 16, 1898
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Charles de Freycinet
(Former Prime Minister of France (1890 - 1892), Minister of War of France (1898 - 1899))
Charles de Freycinet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Foix, Ariège, France
Died: May 14, 1923

Charles de Freycinet was a French statesman who served as the prime minister four times during the Third Republic. A member of the Opportunist Republicans faction, he also spent a term as the minister of war. An engineer by profession, he was an elected member of the Academy of Sciences. He also occupied a seat in the Académie française. 

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Leo Tolstoy bibliography
(Writer)
Leo Tolstoy bibliography
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1910 AD

Legendary Russian author Leo Tolstoy was one of the greatest novelists of the world. Best known for his realistic fiction and cult novels such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, he had also penned plays such as The Power of Darkness and was nominated for the Nobel Prize multiple times.

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Mercedes de Jesus Molina
(Missionary)
Mercedes de Jesus Molina
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baba, Los Ríos, Ecuador
Died: June 12, 1883
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Grace Marks
(Irish-Canadian Maid & Murderer)
Grace Marks
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Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ulster
Died: 1873 AD
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Randal Cremer
(Politician)
Randal Cremer
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Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fareham, England
Died: July 22, 1908
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Boris Chicherin
(Jurist)
Boris Chicherin
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Russia
Died: February 3, 1904
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Rainilaiarivony
(4th Prime Minister of Madagascar)
Rainilaiarivony
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ilafy, Madagascar
Died: July 17, 1896
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Jean Dupuis
(Explorer)
Jean Dupuis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Just-la-Pendue, France
Died: November 28, 1912