Famous People Born In 1836

Discover the most famous people born in 1836. The list includes people like Jay Gould, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Bret Harte, Isabella Beeton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, artists, philosophers and novelists born in 1836. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France and many more countries.
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Thomas Crapper
(Businessman)
Thomas Crapper
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waterside, Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 27, 1910
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Jay Gould
(American Railroad Executive, Financier, and Speculator)
Jay Gould
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Listed In: Investors
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roxbury, New York, United States
Died: December 2, 1892
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Winslow Homer
(American Illustrator and Landscape Painter)
Winslow Homer
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 29, 1910

Winslow Homer was an American illustrator and landscape painter. He is best remembered for painting marine subjects. A pre-eminent figure in American art, Homer is widely regarded as one of the most important painters in 19th-century America. Although he never had any students, Winslow Homer's works influenced subsequent generations of American painters.

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Kalakaua
(Monarch)
Kalakaua
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: January 20, 1891
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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Mayor of Aldeburgh)
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: December 17, 1917

The first female doctor and surgeon of Britain, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was initially denied admission to medical schools because of her gender and had thus started studying privately. Soon after joining the Marylebone Dispensary as an attendant, she contributed to the formation of the New Hospital for Women.

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Wilhelm Steinitz
(American Chess Player and the First World Chess Champion)
Wilhelm Steinitz
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Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: August 12, 1900

Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian-born American chess player. He is recognized as the first World Chess Champion, having reigned from 1886 to 1894. A multi-talented personality, Wilhelm Steinitz was also an influential chess theoretician and writer. Steinitz is also remembered for having a huge impact on the game and was a well-known player during his time.

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Bret Harte
(Author & Poet)
Bret Harte
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: May 5, 1902
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Milton Bradley
(Publisher, Writer)
Milton Bradley
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Maine, United States
Died: May 30, 1911
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W. S. Gilbert
(Dramatist)
W. S. Gilbert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Southampton Street, London, England
Died: May 29, 1911
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Joseph Wheeler
(Military Commander)
Joseph Wheeler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: January 25, 1906
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Isabella Beeton
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Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: February 6, 1865
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema
(One of the Most Popular Victorian Painters of 19th Century)
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dronrijp, Netherlands
Died: June 25, 1912

Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a Dutch classical subject painter whose painting about luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire became very well known. Regarded a prominent Victorian painter, he was successful, admired, famous and highly paid during his lifetime. However, his popularity waned after his death and saw a resurgence only in the second half of the 20th century.

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Joseph Chamberlain
(Politician)
Joseph Chamberlain
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Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 2, 1914
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John Atkinson Grimshaw
(Painter)
John Atkinson Grimshaw
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: October 13, 1893
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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(One of the Most Important Figures in Spanish Literature and Most Read Writer After 'Miguel de Cervantes')
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: December 22, 1870

Spanish Romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was orphaned at age 11. Inspired by his painter brother Valeriano, he embarked on a literary career, writing for El Contemporáneo in Madrid. His Rimas (Rhymes) and Leyendas (Legends) gained popularity only after his death at 34 due to tuberculosis.

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Léo Delibes
(Composer)
Léo Delibes
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La La Flèche, France
Died: January 16, 1891
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Shields Green
(Activist, Sailor)
Shields Green
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Died: December 16, 1859
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Mily Balakirev
(Composer, pianist, and conductor known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism)
Mily Balakirev
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: May 29, 1910
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Hassan I of Morocco
(Sultan of Morocco)
Hassan I of Morocco
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: June 9, 1894
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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
(Austrian Nobleman, Writer and Journalist Known for His Romantic Stories of Galician Life)
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: March 9, 1895

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch lent his name to the term masochism, a form of sexual deviation. Best known for his novel Venus in Furs, one of his rare books that have been translated in English, he depicted Galician romance and fantasies. He spent his final years in a mental asylum.

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Henri Fantin-Latour
(Painter)
Henri Fantin-Latour
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: August 25, 1904
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Pauline von Metternich
(Socialite)
Pauline von Metternich
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 28, 1921
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Joseph Gurney Cannon
(Politician)
Joseph Gurney Cannon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Died: November 12, 1926
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Sakamoto Ryōma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōchi, Tosa Province, Japan
Died: December 10, 1867

Sakamoto Ryōma began training in swordsmanship at 14 and went from being a low-ranking samurai to one of Japan’s most revered heroes. Remembered for his role in ousting the shogunate of Japan and in modernizing his country, Ryōma was assassinated at 31, shortly after the revival of the imperial power.

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Sophia of Nassau
(Queen)
Sophia of Nassau
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Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: December 30, 1913
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Piet Cronjé
(South African Boer General During the Anglo-Boer Wars)
Piet Cronjé
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cape Colony, South Africa
Died: February 4, 1911

Piet Cronjé was a South African Boer general who participated in both the Anglo-Boer Wars. He besieged the British garrison at Potchefstroom during the First Boer War, making a reputation for himself. He was the general commanding in the western theatre of war during the Second Boer War. He was defeated at the Battle of Paardeberg and surrendered. 

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Ernst von Bergmann
(German Surgeon Who was the First Physician to Introduce Heat Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments)
Ernst von Bergmann
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: March 25, 1907

Ernst von Bergmann was a Baltic German surgeon, known for being the first physician to introduce heat sterilization of surgical instruments. He is credited to be a pioneer of aseptic surgery. He also served as a medical officer in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War. He wrote a classic treatise on head injuries, among other medical works. 

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Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
(Spiritual & Religious Leader)
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kamarpukur, West Bengal, India
Died: August 16, 1886

The widely revered Hindu religious leader and saint who had a large following was known for promoting the ancient Indian philosophy of Advaita Vedanta and Bhakti. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a devotee of Goddess Kali who he worshipped as the universal mother. His marriage to Sharada Devi was never consummated. Swami Vivekanada was the most famous disciple of the Bengal-born mystic.

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Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1905-08))
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: April 22, 1908
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Norman Lockyer
(British Scientist and Astronomer Known for Discovering the Gas Helium and Was the Founder of the Journal 'Nature')
Norman Lockyer
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Died: August 16, 1920

British astronomer Norman Lockyer is known for his discovery of the gas helium, along with French astronomer Pierre Janssen, though both worked independently. A talented author, too, he established the periodical Nature and remained associated with it till death. He was knighted for his achievements.

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Nicholas of Japan
(Saint)
Nicholas of Japan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: February 16, 1912
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Ronglu
(Manchu Political and Military Leader of the Late Qing Dynasty)
Ronglu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: China
Died: April 11, 1903

Ronglu was a Manchu military and political leader who lived during the late Qing dynasty. A close associate of Empress Dowager Cixi, Ronglu served in many prominent military and civil positions, such as the Grand Council, Viceroy of Zhili, Grand Secretary, Zongli Yamen, Secretary of Defence, Wuwei Corps Commander, Nine Gates Infantry Commander, and Beiyang Trade Minister.

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Walter Besant
(Novelist)
Walter Besant
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: June 9, 1901
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Henry Billings Brown
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Henry Billings Brown
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 4, 1913
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Edward Poynter
(Painter, University teacher)
Edward Poynter
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 26, 1919
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John W. Foster
(Politician)
John W. Foster
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petersburg, Indiana, United States
Died: November 15, 1917
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Poet & Novelist)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: March 19, 1907
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Mendele Moykher Sforim
(Author)
Mendele Moykher Sforim
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Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kopyl, Russia
Died: December 8, 1917
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Charles Goodnight
(Rancher)
Charles Goodnight
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Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Macoupin County, Illinois, United States
Died: December 12, 1929
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Marie Henriette of Austria
(Queen of the Belgians as the wife of King Leopold II)
Marie Henriette of Austria
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Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 19, 1902
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Charles Eastlake
(Architect)
Charles Eastlake
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: November 20, 1906
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Enomoto Takeaki
(One of the Founders of the Imperial Japanese Navy)
Enomoto Takeaki
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: October 26, 1908
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James Tissot
(Painter)
James Tissot
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Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: August 8, 1902
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Nikolay Dobrolyubov
(Literary Critic)
Nikolay Dobrolyubov
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Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: November 29, 1861
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Sarah Fuller
(Educator)
Sarah Fuller
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Weston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 1, 1927
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Michael Foster
(Physiologist)
Michael Foster
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Listed In: Physiologists
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huntingdon, England
Died: January 29, 1907

British physiologist Michael Foster scripted history as the first physiology professor at the University of Cambridge. As a teacher, he stressed on the importance of laboratory experiments and thus modernized the teaching methods for subjects such as biology and physiology. He had also tried his luck in politics.

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Daniel Owen
(Welsh Novelist)
Daniel Owen
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mold, Wales
Died: October 22, 1895

The national novelist of Wales, Daniel Owen was born to a coal miner who died when his mine was flooded. Growing up amid poverty, he was initially trained as a tailor but later focused on literature. He is remembered for his novels such as Y Dreflan and his numerous poems and short stories.

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Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
(Opera singer)
Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 21, 1865
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Princess Anna of Prussia
(Princess)
Princess Anna of Prussia
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 12, 1918
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Charles Henry de Soysa
(Philanthropist)
Charles Henry de Soysa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Died: September 29, 1890