Famous People Born In 1835

Discover the most famous people born in 1835. The list includes people like Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Leopold II of Belgium, Sai Baba of Shirdi, Camille Saint-Saëns and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, poets, novelists and spiritual & religious leaders born in 1835. This list includes people from United States and many more countries.
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Mark Twain
(Lauded as the 'Greatest Humorist' the United States Has Produced)
Mark Twain
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Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florida, Missouri, United States
Died: April 21, 1910

Mark Twain, “the father of American literature,” was one of the world’s greatest 19-th century humorists and authors. His novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were drawn from his childhood experiences in Missouri. In his later life, he sunk into bankruptcy and also recovered.

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Andrew Carnegie
(Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.)
Andrew Carnegie
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Listed In: Steel
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline
Died: August 11, 1919
Andrew Carnegie revolutionized the 19th-century steel industry by investing in railroads, bridges, and other projects. He donated most of his wealth to philanthropic causes, and built significant establishments, such as the Carnegie Hall and the Carnegie Mellon University. In the Gospel of Wealth, he urged the wealthy to donate.
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Camille Saint-Saëns
(One of the Greatest Organists and Composers of the Romantic Era)
Camille Saint-Saëns
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 16, 1921
French composer and multi-instrumentalist Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was an icon of the Romantic era, known for masterpieces such as the First Cello Concerto and the opera Samson and Delilah. He was initially a church organist and then became a freelance composer and pianist. He also taught music in Paris.
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Leopold II of Belgium
(Former King of the Belgians (1865 - 1909))
Leopold II of Belgium
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: December 17, 1909

Leopold II of Belgium reigned over Belgium as its second king from 1865 to 1909. He also owned the Independent State of the Congo from 1885 to 1908. Congolese people were subjected to torture and murder under Leopold's administration; the term crimes against humanity was coined by George Washington Williams in 1890 to describe the atrocities of Leopold's administration.

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Empress Dowager Cixi
(Empress Dowager of the Qing Dynasty from 1861 to 1908)
Empress Dowager Cixi
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: November 15, 1908

Empress Dowager Cixi was a Chinese regent and empress dowager. From 1861 to 1908, Cixi served as the de facto supreme ruler of the Qing dynasty. She is credited with overseeing a series of moderate reforms called the Tongzhi Restoration, which helped the regime survive for a long period of time. She also supported military and technological reforms.  

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Adlai Stevenson I
(23rd Vice President of the United States (1893-97))
Adlai Stevenson I
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 14, 1914
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Rebecca Latimer Felton
(First Woman Who was Appointed to the United States Senate)
Rebecca Latimer Felton
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: January 24, 1930

Writer, lecturer, suffragist, reformer, feminist, politician and slave-owner Rebecca Latimer Felton was the first woman who served in the United States Senate. The most distinguished woman in Georgia during the Progressive Era, Felton was appointed Senator from Georgia as a mark of respect. With this she became the oldest freshman-senator who entered the Senate and served for just 24 hours.    

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Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
(Aristocrat)
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Langenburg, Germany
Died: January 25, 1900
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Elisha Gray
(Engineer)
Elisha Gray
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville
Died: January 21, 1901
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Cesare Lombroso
(Criminologist, Phrenologist, Physician)
Cesare Lombroso
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: October 19, 1909

Cesare Lombroso was an Italian criminologist, phrenologist, and physician. He founded the Italian School of Positivist Criminology at the end of the 19th century. Initially an army surgeon, he later became a professor of forensic medicine and hygiene. His works drew from the concepts of physiognomy, degeneration theory, and psychiatry. Later in life, be became interested in spirituality.

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Fukuzawa Yukichi
(Writer, Teacher, Educationist, Philosopher, University teacher, Critic, Journalist)
Fukuzawa Yukichi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ōsaka
Died: February 3, 1901
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Henryk Wieniawski
(Polish Composer and Violinist Who is Regarded Amongst the Greatest Violinists in History)
Henryk Wieniawski
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Died: March 31, 1880

Henryk Wieniawski was a Polish composer, violinist, and pedagogue. He is often counted among the greatest violinists of all time. He was also one of the most important players in London's Beethoven Quartet Society. Henryk Wieniawski is still revered by violinists all over the world. 

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César Cui
(Russian Composer and Music Critic)
César Cui
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Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: March 13, 1918

Cesar Cui was a Russian composer best remembered for his association with a group called The Five, which worked to create a national style of classical music. Also a well-known music critic of his time, Cui worked hard to promote the music of other Russian composers, especially the works of his co-members from The Five.

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Giovanni Schiaparelli
(Italian Astronomer and Science Historian)
Giovanni Schiaparelli
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Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savigliano, Italy
Died: July 4, 1910

Giovanni Schiaparelli made headlines when he discovered the canals of Mars, suggesting the existence of intelligent life forms on the planet. He also discovered the asteroid named Hesperia and was associated with the Brera Observatory in Milan for more than 40 years. He had also been a senator of Italy.

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Adolf von Baeyer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: August 20, 1917

Adolf von Baeyer was a German chemist who is best known for synthesizing indigo. Interested in science from a young age,  he studied chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, where his mentor was the prominent organic chemist August Kekulé. He went on to have a successful career and received the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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James Fisk
(Stockbroker)
James Fisk
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pownal, Vermont, United States
Died: January 7, 1872
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Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
(Prussian prince)
Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krauchenweis, Germany
Died: June 8, 1905
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Samuel Butler
(Novelist)
Samuel Butler
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: June 18, 1902
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Simon Newcomb
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, University teacher, Science fiction writer)
Simon Newcomb
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Died: July 11, 1909

Initially a herbalist’s apprentice, Simon Newcomb later deviated to mathematics and astronomy. Born to a schoolteacher, he had loved math since age 5 but wasn’t formally educated. He later joined Harvard University, taught math at the US Navy, detected locations of celestial bodies, and wrote a science-fiction novel, too.

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Eduard Strauss
(Composer)
Eduard Strauss
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Austria
Died: December 28, 1916
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Nikolai Rubinstein
(Former pianist, conductor, and composer)
Nikolai Rubinstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 23, 1881
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Pope Pius X
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1903 to 1914)
Pope Pius X
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riese Pio X, Italy
Died: August 20, 1914

Pope Pius X was the head of the Catholic Church from 1903 to 1914. He is credited for initiating the preparation of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. He was vehemently opposed to modernism as a pope. He regularly gave homily sermons in the pulpit, a rare practice for popes. He was beatified in 1951 and canonized in 1954.

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Matsukata Masayoshi
(Prime Minister of Japan from 1891 to 1892 and from 1896 to 1898)
Matsukata Masayoshi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kagoshima, Japan
Died: July 2, 1924

Born into a samurai family, Matsukata Masayoshi grew up to become the prime minister of Japan. His strategic financial reforms, which included cutting down on government expenditure and establishing the Bank of Japan, helped the country stabilize itself. He had also been the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan.

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John La Farge
(Painter)
John La Farge
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 14, 1910
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Giosuè Carducci
(Italian Poet, Writer and Winner of 1906 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Giosuè Carducci
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Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pietrasanta, Italy
Died: February 16, 1907

Giosuè Carducci was an Italian poet, literary critic, teacher, and writer. Widely regarded as the national poet of modern Italy, Carducci was a very influential figure. He became the first Italian to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906. Carducci was also a translator and is responsible for translating some of Heine and Goethe into Italian.

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Raffi
(Author)
Raffi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Payajouk, Qajar Persia
Died: April 25, 1888
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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
(Founder of Ahmadiyya Sect)
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
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Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Qadian
Died: May 26, 1908

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was an Indian religious leader. He is credited with founding the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which is an Islamic revival movement. A prolific author, Ghulam Ahmad wrote over 90 books on various theological, moral, and religious subjects. He continues to be revered as a subordinate prophet by Ahmadi Muslims, which is often debated by mainstream Muslims.

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Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet
(British Diplomat and 2nd Inspector-General of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service (1863 - 1911))
Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland
Died: September 20, 1911

Remembered as the most successful British diplomat to have served in Qing dynasty China, Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet played a major role in the expansion of the Maritime Customs Bureau and employed both Chinese and Westerners in it. He was eventually knighted and made a baronet for his services.

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Arthur Lyon Fremantle
(Military officer)
Arthur Lyon Fremantle
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: September 25, 1901
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William Torrey Harris
(Philosopher)
William Torrey Harris
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Killingly, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: November 5, 1909
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Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
(Author)
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: April 9, 1905
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Josef Stefan
(Physicist and Mathematician Known for Deriving the 'Stefan-Boltzmann Law')
Josef Stefan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: January 7, 1893

Best known for originating the Stefan-Boltzmann law, Josef Stefan was an Austrian physicist, who published nearly eighty scientific papers in his life time. Starting his career as a lecturer in mathematical physics at University of Vienna, he rose to become director of Physical Institute, meanwhile empirically deriving the Stefan-Boltzmann law, thus paving the way for further work on blackbody radiation.

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Désirée Artôt
(Soprano)
Désirée Artôt
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Listed In: Soprano Singers
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 3, 1907
 34 
Walter William Skeat
(Anthropologist)
Walter William Skeat
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Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: October 7, 1912
British philologist, Walter William Skeat, was instrumental in developing the English language as a higher education subject in the UK. His research led to the publication of two major works: Malay Magic and Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula. Born in London, Skeat was the founder and only president of the English Dialect Society from 1873 to 1896.
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Mary Elizabeth Braddon
(Novelist)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 4, 1915
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Krišjānis Barons
(Writer)
Krišjānis Barons
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jaunpils parish, Latvia
Died: March 8, 1923
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Olympia Brown
(Minister)
Olympia Brown
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Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prairie Ronde Township, Michigan, United States
Died: October 23, 1926
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Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova
(Revolutionary leader and founder of the Soviet Union)
Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 25, 1916
 39 
Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig
(Chemist)
Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 19, 1910
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William Stanley Jevons
(British Economist and Philosopher Who Foreshadowed Several Developments of the 20th Century)
William Stanley Jevons
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 13, 1882

A pioneer of the mathematical method in economics, William Stanley Jevons was the son of an iron merchant and economic enthusiast. Remembered for his studies on marginal utility and supply/demand, he penned the iconic work A General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy and also wrote on Britain’s depleting coal supplies.

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Amalia Freud
(Third wife of Jacob Freud and mother of Sigmund Freud)
Amalia Freud
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Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brody, Ukraine
Died: September 12, 1930
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Johannes Wislicenus
(Chemist)
Johannes Wislicenus
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Querfurt, Germany
Died: December 5, 1902
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Adah Isaacs Menken
(Actress)
Adah Isaacs Menken
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Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: August 10, 1868
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Demetrius Vikelas
(1st President of the International Olympic Committee from 1894 to 1896)
Demetrius Vikelas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ermoupoli, Greece
Died: July 20, 1908

Demetrius Vikelas was a Greek writer and businessman. He is best remembered for serving as the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) first president from 1894 to 1896. The Syros Island National Airport and the Sports Center Stadium in Syros are named in his honor.

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Eugenio Beltrami
(Italian Mathematician Known for His Description of Non-euclidean Geometry)
Eugenio Beltrami
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: February 18, 1900

Eugenio Beltrami was an Italian mathematician, whose work on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces helped to establish the soundness of non-Euclidean geometry. A faculty of University of Bologna, he dealt in wide range of subjects, establishing Beltrami equation, Beltrami identity, Beltrami's theorem, Laplace–Beltrami operator, Beltrami vector field and Beltrami–Klein model, publishing several works including Opere Matematiche.

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Thomas Erskine Holland
(British legal scholar)
Thomas Erskine Holland
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: May 24, 1926
 47 
Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh
(Military personnel)
Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dahomey, Benin
Died: 1851 AD
 48 
Antanas Baranauskas
(Poet)
Antanas Baranauskas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Anyksciai, Lithuania
Died: November 26, 1902
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Raphael Kalinowski
(Discalced Carmelite Friar)
Raphael Kalinowski
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilnius, Russian Empire
Died: November 15, 1907

Raphael Kalinowski was a Polish friar who founded several Carmelite monasteries in and around Poland after the suppression by the Russians. A multi-talented personality, Kalinowski also served as a royal tutor, engineer, and teacher. Raphael Kalinowski was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1983. Today, he is revered by Catholics as a patron saint of officers in Poland.

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Sir John Eldon Gorst
(Lawyer)
Sir John Eldon Gorst
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: April 4, 1916