Famous People Born In 1829

Discover the most famous people born in 1829. The list includes people like Chester A. Arthur, Newton Knight, William Booth, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Theodor Billroth and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, preachers and poets born in 1829. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Chester A. Arthur
(The 21st president of the United States)
Chester A. Arthur
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont, United States
Died: November 18, 1886
Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. in 1881, after the assassination of President James A. Garfield, and served till 1885. Arthur represented Elizabeth Jennings Graham in the 1854 case against segregation in streetcars. He signed the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act and rebuilt the U.S. Navy.
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Geronimo
(Bedonkohe Apache Leader of the Chiricahua Apache)
Geronimo
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arizpe Municipality, Mexico
Died: February 17, 1909
Native American hero Geronimo is remembered for his heroics in the Apache Wars against the U.S. and Mexico. After his surrender in 1886, he lived as a U.S. prisoner of war and spent the rest of his life being exhibited at various events and selling his belongings for money.
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Levi Strauss
(Former businessman known as founder of the Levi Strauss & Co.)
Levi Strauss
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Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buttenheim, Germany
Died: September 26, 1902

Levi Strauss, the man behind the iconic clothing brand Levi Strauss & Co., or Levi's, which was also the first blue-jeans-manufacturing firm, was born in Germany and later moved to the US. It is rumored that his jeans were meant for the labor class, and he himself had never worn a pair.

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Newton Knight
(Military Leader)
Newton Knight
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jones County
Died: 1922 AD

Newton Knight was an American soldier, farmer, and Southern Unionist in Mississippi. He is best remembered for leading a band of Confederate army deserters known as the Knight Company, who opposed the Confederacy during the American Civil War. His life and work have inspired films, such as Tap Roots and Free State of Jones.

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John Everett Millais
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Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: August 13, 1896
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William Booth
(Founder of the Salvation Army, Preacher)
William Booth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sneinton, Nottingham, England
Died: August 20, 1912

Hailed as the Prophet of the Poor, William Booth was the co-founder and the first the General of the Salvation Army, a Christian church known for its world-wide charitable work. Initially a Methodist preacher, he was moved by the plight of the poor and formed the Salvation Army, aiming to deliver salvation by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs.

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Anton Rubinstein
(Pianist)
Anton Rubinstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ofatinti, Moldova
Died: November 20, 1894
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Oscar II of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1872 to 1907)
Oscar II of Sweden
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stadsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 8, 1907
Oscar II ruled as the king of both Sweden and Norway., His reign witnessed the dissolution of the union between the two countries in 1905. A lover of literature and the arts, he had penned several books and had also built the world’s first open-air museum, near Oslo.
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk
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Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 18, 1869
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August Kekulé
(German Organic Chemist Known for His Theory of Chemical Structure and the Tetravalence of Carbon)
August Kekulé
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 13, 1896

August Kekulé was a German organic chemist. Regarded as one of the most important chemists in Europe, Kekulé is credited with founding the theory of chemical structure, including the Kekulé structure of benzene. Kekulé is also credited with teaching future Nobel Prize winners, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff Jr., Hermann Emil Louis Fischer, and Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer.

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Allan Octavian Hume
(Founder of Indian National Congress)
Allan Octavian Hume
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Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Mary Cray, Orpington, United Kingdom
Died: July 31, 1912

British civil servant A. O. Hume is remembered as the Father of the Indian National Congress, having co-founded the party. Apart from being an administrator, he was also an ornithologist and had written List of Birds in India. His vocal criticism of the British made his bosses distrust him.

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Laura Bridgman
(Educator)
Laura Bridgman
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire,United States
Died: May 24, 1889
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Otto Goldschmidt
(Composer)
Otto Goldschmidt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 24, 1907

German composer and pianist Otto Goldschmidt was one of the first students at the Leipzig Conservatory. The son of a Jewish salesperson, he grew up to be one of the greatest musicians of the 19th century. He later settled in England and established the London Bach Choir.

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Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov
(Philosopher)
Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Klyuchi, Russia
Died: December 28, 1903
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Tu Duc
(Emperor of Vietnam)
Tu Duc
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hue, Vietnam
Died: July 17, 1883
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John Mercer Langston
(Attorney)
John Mercer Langston
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisa, Virginia, United States
Died: November 15, 1897
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Theodor Billroth
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Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bergen auf Rügen, Germany
Died: February 6, 1894

Born to a pastor father in Prussia, Theodor Billroth was pushed to study medicine by his mother. Initially undecided over his career, he devoted most of his first university year to music. Later, he gained fame as a pioneer of abdominal surgery and also examined how bacteria causes wound fever.

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Catherine Booth
(Co-Founder of the Salvation Army and Wife of Methodist Preacher William Booth)
Catherine Booth
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashbourne, England
Died: October 4, 1890

Owing to a spinal ailment, Catherine Booth remained mostly at home as a child. She later founded The Salvation Army, with her Methodist preacher husband William Booth, thus helping the poor and the needy. She refused to believe women couldn’t preach the gospels and wrote the pamphlet Female Ministry.

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Patrick Gilmore
(Composer)
Patrick Gilmore
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ballygar, Ireland
Died: September 24, 1892
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Joseph Jefferson
(Actor)
Joseph Jefferson
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 23, 1905
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Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
(US Geologist Who Made Pioneering Research on the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains)
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 22, 1887

US geologist Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden is remembered for his ground-breaking research on the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. He also served as a Union Army surgeon during the American Civil War and taught geology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also played a major role in the formation of the Yellowstone National Park.

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Anselm Feuerbach
(Painter)
Anselm Feuerbach
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
Died: January 4, 1880
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Antonio Guzmán Blanco
(Former President of Venezuela Who for Served 3-Terms Between 1870 and 1887)
Antonio Guzmán Blanco
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: July 28, 1899

Venezuelan military leader Antonio Guzmán Blanco led the country as its president for 3 terms. The son of Liberal Party founder Antonio Leocadio Guzmán, he grew up to join the movement known as Liberalismo Amarillo. He modernized civil facilities in Caracas but curbed civil and religious liberties.

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William Mason
(Composer, Pianist)
William Mason
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 14, 1908
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Radama II
(King of Madagascar)
Radama II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queen's Palace, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Died: May 12, 1863
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Ranavalona II
(Queen of Madagascar from 1868 to 1883)
Ranavalona II
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Madagascar
Died: July 13, 1883
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George Stephen
(Scots-Quebecker Banker, Railway Executive in Canada and Businessman)
George Stephen
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dufftown, Scotland
Died: November 29, 1921
Born in Scotland, George Stephen became the first Canadian to attain the position of the Peerage of the United Kingdom and became the 1st Baron Mount Stephen. A banker, he had also headed Canadian Pacific Railway. His philanthropic contributions helped the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal and other hospitals.
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Dolores Veintimilla
(Ecuadorian Poet Best Remembered for Her Poem, 'Quejas')
Dolores Veintimilla
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: May 23, 1857

Dolores Veintimilla was an Ecuadorian poet best remembered for her poem, Quejas. Veintimilla committed suicide at the age of 27 and some of her works were published posthumously. Although her works were never fully appreciated during her lifetime, Dolores Veintimilla achieved posthumous fame when her works reached the hands of subsequent generation of readers.

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Jane Cunningham Croly
(Journalist)
Jane Cunningham Croly
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Died: December 23, 1901
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Auguste Beernaert
(Former Prime Minister of Belgium)
Auguste Beernaert
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: October 6, 1912

Auguste Beernaert was a Belgian politician best remembered for serving as the Prime Minister of Belgium from 26 October 1884 to 26 March 1894. For his work at a non-UN intergovernmental organization called the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Auguste Beernaert was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1909. 

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Odo Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill
(Diplomat)
Odo Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill
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Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 25, 1884
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Mikayel Nalbandian
(Writer)
Mikayel Nalbandian
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nakhichevan-on-Don, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (now Rostov-on-Don, Russia)
Died: April 12, 1866
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Alfred Newton
(Ornithologist)
Alfred Newton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: June 7, 1907
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Johannes Janssen
(Historian)
Johannes Janssen
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Xanten, Germany
Died: December 24, 1891
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John Of Kronshtadt
(Saint)
John Of Kronshtadt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pinezhsky District, Russia
Died: January 2, 1909
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Silas Weir Mitchell
(American Physician Known for His Discovery of 'Causalgia' And 'Erythromelalgia')
Silas Weir Mitchell
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Listed In: Neurologists
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 4, 1914

A pioneer of medical neurology, Silas Weir Mitchell not only discovered the causalgia and erythromelalgia but also penned more than 100 monographs on various medical treatments. A talented author, he also penned children’s stories, poems, and novels, such as Roland Blake. He also developed rest cure during the American Civil War.

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Emilio Visconti Venosta
(Statesman)
Emilio Visconti Venosta
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 24, 1914
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Manuel Tamayo y Baus
(Spanish dramatist)
Manuel Tamayo y Baus
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: June 20, 1898
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Elizabeth Siddal
(Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model)
Elizabeth Siddal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holborn
Died: February 11, 1862
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Emeline Horton Cleveland
(American Physician Who was One of the First Women to Perform Major Gynecological Surgery in the United States)
Emeline Horton Cleveland
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashford, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 8, 1878

Emeline Horton Cleveland created history by becoming the first female surgeon to successfully conduct gynecological surgery in the U.S. Initially aspiring to be a missionary, she changed her plans and began teaching, before furthering her medical career. She also introduced one of the first training courses for nurses in her country.

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Robert Campbell
(Jamaican-born emigrant from the United States to Nigeria)
Robert Campbell
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: January 19, 1884
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Thomas William Robertson
(Dramatist)
Thomas William Robertson
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark-on-Trent, England
Died: February 3, 1871
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William Michael Rossetti
(Writer)
William Michael Rossetti
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Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 5, 1919
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Asaph Hall
(American astronomer)
Asaph Hall
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Goshen
Died: November 22, 1907

Asaph Hall was born into a poor family of a clockmaker, and after losing his father, he began working as a carpenter’s apprentice. His talent in mathematics earned him a position at the Harvard College Observatory, and he ended up discovering the two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos.

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José de Alencar
(Brazilian Lawyer and Writer)
José de Alencar
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fortaleza, State of Ceará, Brazil
Died: December 12, 1877
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Konrad Duden
(Philologist, Writer)
Konrad Duden
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Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wesel, Germany
Died: August 1, 1911
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Lazarus Geiger
(Philosopher, philologist)
Lazarus Geiger
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: August 29, 1870
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Laurence Oliphant
(South African-Born British Traveller and Author Who is Remembered for his Satirical Novel, 'Piccadilly')
Laurence Oliphant
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 23, 1888

Laurence Oliphant was a South African-born British traveller, author, diplomat, Christian Zionist, Christian mystic, and British intelligence agent. He is best remembered for his satirical novel, Piccadilly. Laurence Oliphant is also remembered for his work of esoteric Christianity along with his wife Alice. The work was published as Sympneumata, or Evolutionary Forces Now Active in Man in 1885.

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Carl Schurz
(13th United States Secretary of the Interior (1877 - 1881))
Carl Schurz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Erftstadt, Germany
Died: May 14, 1906

Carl Schurz was a German-born American statesman, reformer, and journalist. After immigrating to the USA during the German revolutions of 1848–49, Schurz became an important member of the Republican Party. He also helped found the Liberal Republican Party which was organized to oppose the reelection of Ulysses S. Grant.  

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Alfred Brehm
(German writer)
Alfred Brehm
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Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Renthendorf
Died: November 11, 1884