Famous People Born In 1832

Discover the most famous people born in 1832. The list includes people like Lewis Carroll, Édouard Manet, Gustave Eiffel, Louisa May Alcott, Wilhelm Wundt and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, artists, political leaders and mathematicians born in 1832. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France and many more countries.
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Lewis Carroll
(English Author Best Known for His Works: ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ & Its Sequel ‘Through the Looking-Glass’)
Lewis Carroll
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 1898
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, is remembered for his iconic children’s fiction such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He explored the genre of literary nonsense with his poems such as Jabberwocky. He was also a photographer, a mathematician, and an inventor.
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Louisa May Alcott
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6, 1888
Novelist and short story writer Louisa May Alcott is best remembered as the author of the 1868 novel Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo's Boys. She initially wrote using the pseudonym “A. M. Barnard.” She never married and remained a life-long feminist and abolitionist.
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Gustave Eiffel
(French Civil Engineer Known for His Contribution to Building the ‘Statue of Liberty’ and ‘Eiffel Tower’)
Gustave Eiffel
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: December 27, 1923
The man behind the jewel that adorns Paris, the Eiffel Tower, French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel later earned the nickname “the magician of iron.” He revolutionized bridge-building by using compressed-air caissons, designed the Statue of Liberty, and built the first aerodynamic laboratory. He died while listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony.
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Édouard Manet
(French Modernist Painter Known for His Work ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ and ‘Olympia’)
Édouard Manet
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, Francece
Died: April 30, 1883

Édouard Manet was a French painter who played a key role in the transition to Impressionism from Realism in the 19th-century. Manet was one of the first artists from his generation to paint modern life. His early masterworks, such as Olympia, served as rallying points for young and aspiring impressionist painters. His works continue to influence painters around the world.

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Wilhelm Wundt
(Philosopher)
Wilhelm Wundt
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: August 31, 1920

Wilhelm Wundt was a German physiologist, professor, and philosopher. He is often counted among the founders of modern psychology and is widely considered the father of experimental psychology. He is also credited with founding the first laboratory for psychological research, which he founded at the University of Leipzig in 1879.

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Mary Edwards Walker
(Surgeon, Feminist, Activist)
Mary Edwards Walker
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oswego
Died: February 21, 1919

Mary Edwards Walker, or Dr. Mary Walker, was the only female surgeon who served injured soldiers during the American Civil War. A dress reform supporter, she believed women should value comfort more than tradition when it came to clothes. She was also the first and only Medal of Honor winner.

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Gustave Doré
(Artist Best Known for His Prolific Output of Wood-Engravings and Illustrated Texts)
Gustave Doré
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Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 1883

Best known for his wood-engraving, Gustave Doré was a child prodigy who began his artwork at the tender age of 5. A master lithographer and caricaturist, he began his career with Journal pour Rire. He also worked on commissions from authors such as Cervantes, Milton, and Dante.

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Maximilian I of Mexico
(Emperor of Mexico from 1864 to 1867)
Maximilian I of Mexico
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 19, 1867
Austrian archduke Maximilian I ruled as the only emperor of the Second Mexican Empire, from 1864 to 1867. He had also been the commander-in-chief of the Imperial Austrian Navy. However, after the French withdrew their support, he was executed by Mexico’s Republican forces, led by Benito Juárez.
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William Crookes
(British Chemist and Physicist Known for His Discovery of the Element 'Thallium' and Invention of 'Crookes Tubes')
William Crookes
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 4, 1919

William Crookes was a British chemist and physicist remembered as a pioneer of vacuum tubes. He was the inventor of what became known as the Crookes tube. He is also credited with the discovery of the element thallium. He was the first person to describe the spectrum of terrestrial helium. He was interested in spiritualism and occultism as well. 

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Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia
(Military personnel)
Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 18, 1909
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Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
(Military General)
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanpur, India
Died: November 14, 1914
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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
(Norwegian Writer and Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903)
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kvikne, Norway
Died: April 26, 1910

Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, the first Nobel laureate from his country, is regarded as one of The Four Greats of Norwegian Literature. He also penned the Norwegian national anthem and is known for books such as Absalom's Hair and short stories such as The Railroad and the Churchyard.

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Sarah Boone
(African-American Inventor)
Sarah Boone
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Craven County, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1904 AD
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Caroline Harrison
(First Lady)
Caroline Harrison
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oxford, Ohio
Died: October 25, 1892
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Ivan Shishkin
(Painter)
Ivan Shishkin
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yelabuga, Russia
Died: March 20, 1898

Ivan Shishkin was a Russian painter best remembered for his associaton with the Peredvizhniki movement. He achieved popularity for his forest landscapes, such as Morning in a Pine Forest and Rain in an Oak Forest. He was also an excellent printmaker and a draftsman. Shishkin also worked as a professor of painting in several prestigious institutions like the Imperial Academy.

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Henry Steel Olcott
(Military Officer)
Henry Steel Olcott
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 17, 1907
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John Brown Gordon
(General)
John Brown Gordon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Upson County, Georgia, United States
Died: January 9, 1904
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Tippu Tib
(Businessman)
Tippu Tib
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: June 14, 1905
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Horatio Alger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 30, 1899
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Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
(Duchess)
Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
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Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: July 15, 1911
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Hudson Taylor
(British Baptist Christian Missionary)
Hudson Taylor
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Listed In: Pastors
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnsley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: June 3, 1905

Hudson Taylor was one of the most popular Christian missionaries in China. His 51-year stint in China witnessed him baptizing over 50,000 people. Apart from converting people, he also mingled with the Chinese at a personal level, adopting their clothing habits, contrary to what other missionaries practiced.

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Khurshidbanu Natavan
(One of the Best Lyrical Poets in Azerbaijan's History)
Khurshidbanu Natavan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shusha
Died: October 2, 1897

Khurshidbanu Natavan was an Azerbaijani poet and philanthropist. Regarded as one of the most prominent lyrical poets of Azerbaijan, Natavan was best known for her lyrical ghazals. Also a well-known philanthropist, Khurshidbanu Natavan worked towards promoting the cultural and social development of Karabakh. She is credited with building an aqueduct, which relieved the townsfolk of their water problem.

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John George Nicolay
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Listed In: Biographers
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Essingen, Rhineland-Palatinate
Died: September 26, 1901
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Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier
(Duchess)
Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier
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Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain
Died: February 2, 1897
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Philip Danforth Armour
(Entrepreneur)
Philip Danforth Armour
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Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockbridge, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1901
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Edward Burnett Tylor
(British Anthropologist and the Founder of 'Cultural Anthropology')
Edward Burnett Tylor
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Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: January 2, 1917

Known for his pioneering work in cultural anthropology, Edward Burnett Tylor penned iconic works such as Primitive Culture, which was partially influenced by Darwin’s theory of evolution. Born to affluent Quaker parents, he quit school to focus on his business but was later drawn to anthropology. He popularized the term animism.

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Mary Fields
(Mail carrier)
Mary Fields
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hickman County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1914 AD
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Jules Ferry
(Prime Minister of France from 1883 to 1885)
Jules Ferry
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France
Died: March 17, 1893

Once the prime minister of France, Jules Ferry was a Moderate Republican leader, who is remembered for his efforts in the French colonial expansion. He followed in his father’s footsteps to become a lawyer but gained fame as a political critic. He later became increasingly unpopular due to expenditures incurred in wars. 

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Tomás Estrada Palma
(1st President of Cuba (1902 - 1906))
Tomás Estrada Palma
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayamo, Cuba
Died: November 4, 1908

Tomás Estrada Palma was a Cuban politician who served as the first President of Cuba after Cuba's independence in 1902. During his presidency, Cuba's infrastructure, public health, and communication improved significantly. Tomás Estrada Palma had also played an important role during the Ten Years' War, serving as the Cuban Republican in Arms' president.

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Juan Montalvo
(Ecuadorian Essayist and Author)
Juan Montalvo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ambato, Ecuador
Died: January 17, 1889

Juan Montalvo was an Ecuadorian essayist and author. He is best remembered for his 1880 work Las catilinarias, which made him popular throughout intellectual circles in Europe, the USA, and the rest of Latin America. Although the book made him famous, it also forced him to live in France for the rest of his life as a refugee.

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Juan Leon Mera
(Ecuadorian Novelist, Essayist, Painter, and Politician)
Juan Leon Mera
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Listed In: Essayists
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ambato, Ecuador
Died: December 13, 1894

Juan Leon Mera was an Ecuadorian novelist, essayist, painter, and politician. He is credited with writing Ecuador's national anthem, Salve, Oh Patria. Among his other well-known literary works is a novel titled Cumandá, which was translated into English by Noé O. Vaca in 2007.

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Narcisa de Jesus
(Saint)
Narcisa de Jesus
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nobol, Guayas, Ecuador
Died: December 8, 1869
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Julius Sterling Morton
(Politician)
Julius Sterling Morton
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Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adams, New York, United States
Died: April 27, 1902
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Amos Whitney
(American Mechanical Engineer and Inventor Who Co-founded the 'Pratt & Whitney Company')
Amos Whitney
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Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biddeford, Maine, United States
Died: August 5, 1920

Amos Whitney was in his early teens when he apprenticed at a machine company. He is best remembered for his manufacturing company Pratt & Whitney, which he set up with Francis A. Pratt. He had designed a number of innovative machine parts for sewing machines, guns, and typewriters.

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Wilhelm Busch
(German Painter & Poet Best Known for His Drawings, Which Were Accompanied by Wise, Satiric, Doggerel Verse)
Wilhelm Busch
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Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiedensahl, Germany
Died: January 9, 1908

German artist and poet Wilhelm Busch is best remembered for pioneering the illustrations known as Bilderbogen, believed to have inspired the modern-day comic strip format. A qualified mechanical engineer, he later deviated to art. His best-known work remains Max und Moritz, which influenced The Katzenjammer Kids.

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Garretson W. Gibson
(Politician)
Garretson W. Gibson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 26, 1910
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John Kirk
(Physician)
John Kirk
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Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barry, Scotland
Died: January 15, 1922
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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
(First to Break Through the Great Sea Ice Barrier of the Southeast Greenland Coast)
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: August 12, 1901

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was a Finland-Swedish geologist, aristocrat, Arctic explorer, and mineralogist. He is best remembered for leading the Vega Expedition of 1878–1880, the first Arctic expedition to steer through the Northeast Passage. The expedition is regarded as one of the greatest achievements in Swedish science history.    

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Walter Q. Gresham
(Politician)
Walter Q. Gresham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lanesville, Indiana, United States
Died: May 28, 1895
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William Le Baron Jenney
(American Architect and Engineer)
William Le Baron Jenney
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Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 15, 1907

Architect and civil engineer William Le Baron Jenney was a major figure of the Chicago School. His Home Insurance Company Building was the world’s first tall building or skyscraper that used steel as a basic material. Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, was his architecture classmate.

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Mary Everest Boole
(English Mathematician and Philosopher)
Mary Everest Boole
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wickwar, England
Died: May 17, 1916
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Howell Edmunds Jackson
(Attorney)
Howell Edmunds Jackson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 8, 1895
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Michel Bréal
(Philologist)
Michel Bréal
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Landau, Germany
Died: November 25, 1915
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George Herman Babcock
(Inventor, Engineer)
George Herman Babcock
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Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unadilla Forks, New York, United States
Died: December 16, 1893
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Pavel Tretyakov
(Founder of the Moscow Merchant Bank)
Pavel Tretyakov
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 16, 1898
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Luigi Palma di Cesnola
(Soldier)
Luigi Palma di Cesnola
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rivarolo Canavese, Italy
Died: November 20, 1904
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Edward Wilmot Blyden
(Educator)
Edward Wilmot Blyden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: February 7, 1912
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Charles Russell, Baron Russell
(Jurist)
Charles Russell, Baron Russell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Died: August 10, 1900
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Ernest de Sarzec
(Archaeologist)
Ernest de Sarzec
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rennes, France
Died: May 31, 1901
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Ivan Zajc
(Former composer, conductor, director, and teacher who dominated Croatia's musical culture for over forty years)
Ivan Zajc
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia
Died: December 16, 1914