Famous People Born In 1837

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Discover the most famous people born in 1837. The list includes people like Grover Cleveland, J. P. Morgan, Wild Bill Hickok, Mary Harris Jones, Johannes van der Waals and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, soldiers and poets born in 1837. This list includes people from United States, France and many more countries.
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Grover Cleveland
(The 22nd and 24th President of the United States)
Grover Cleveland
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caldwell, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 24, 1908
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J. P. Morgan
(Financier)
J. P. Morgan
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 31, 1913
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Wild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter, Law enforcement officer)
Wild Bill Hickok
7
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Died: August 2, 1876
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Empress Elisabeth of Austria
(Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1854-1898))
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
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Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: September 10, 1898
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Amelia Dyer
(English Serial Killer Who Killed Infants)
Amelia Dyer
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Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897
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Robert Gould Shaw
(Military Personnel)
Robert Gould Shaw
2
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: July 18, 1863
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Olive Oatman
(White Girl Abducted By Native Americans)
Olive Oatman
3
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: March 20, 1903
 8 
James Murray
(Lexicographer)
James Murray
2
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denholm, Scotland
Died: July 26, 1915
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George Dewey
(Military Leader)
George Dewey
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpelier, Vermont, United States
Died: January 16, 1917
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Tokugawa Yoshinobu
(15th and last shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan)
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 22, 1913
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Vasil Levski
(Bulgarian Revolutionary & Freedom Fighter Who was Executed by the Ottoman Authorities)
Vasil Levski
1
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karlovo, Bulgaria
Died: February 18, 1873
 12 
John Newlands
(Chemist)
John Newlands
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: July 29, 1898
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Thomas Moran
(Explorer, Painter)
Thomas Moran
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Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolton
Died: August 25, 1926
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Ion Creanga
(Writer)
Ion Creanga
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Târgu Neamț, Moldavia
Died: December 31, 1889
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Washington Roebling
(Civil Engineer)
Washington Roebling
0
Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 21, 1926
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William Dean Howells
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 11, 1920
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Abraham Kuyper
(Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1901 - 1905))
Abraham Kuyper
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maassluis, Netherlands
Died: November 8, 1920
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Ilia Chavchavadze
(Journalist)
Ilia Chavchavadze
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kvareli, Georgia
Died: September 12, 1907
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José Burgos
(Priest)
José Burgos
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: February 17, 1872
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P. B. S. Pinchback
(Politician)
P. B. S. Pinchback
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: December 21, 1921
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Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
(Belgian Noble and Son of King Leopold I of Belgium)
Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: November 17, 1905
 22 
Cosima Wagner
(Composer)
Cosima Wagner
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bellagio, Italy
Died: April 1, 1930
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Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 28, 1899
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John Ernst Worrell Keely
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 18, 1898
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Amanda Smith
(American Methodist Preacher and Former Slave Who Opened an Orphanage for African-American Girls)
Amanda Smith
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Green, Maryland, United States
Died: February 24, 1915
 26 
Charles Yerkes
(Financier)
Charles Yerkes
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 29, 1905
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Khama III
(Tribal Chief)
Khama III
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bechuanaland Protectorate
Died: February 21, 1923
 28 
Georges Ernest Boulanger
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rennes, France
Died: September 30, 1891
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Johannes van der Waals
(Theoretical Physicist)
Johannes van der Waals
1
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: March 8, 1923
 30 
Gabriel Dumont
(Political figure)
Gabriel Dumont
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Red River Settlement, Canada
Died: May 19, 1906
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Donald Dinnie
(Wrestler)
Donald Dinnie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Birse, Scotland
Died: 1916 AD
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Hilary R. W. Johnson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia
Died: 1901 AD
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William Williams Keen
0
Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 7, 1932
Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krauchenwies, Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: July 17, 1859
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Henry Draper
(Doctor)
Henry Draper
0
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
Died: November 20, 1882
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Nell Arthur
(Chester A. Arthur's wife)
Nell Arthur
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Culpeper, Virginia, United States
Died: January 12, 1880
Charlotte Forten Grimké
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 23, 1914
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Fredrik Bajer
(Writer and pacifist politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908 together with Klas Pontus Arnoldson)
Fredrik Bajer
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Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Næstved, Denmark
Died: January 22, 1922
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Ivan Kramskoi
(Painter, art critic who was an intellectual leader of the art movement known as the Wanderers between 1860–1880)
Ivan Kramskoi
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ostrogozhsk, Russia
Died: April 6, 1887
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William C. Quantrill
(Confederate guerrilla leader)
William C. Quantrill
3
Listed In: Terrorists
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canal Dover, Ohio, United States
Died: June 6, 1865
 41 
Whitelaw Reid
(Diplomat)
Whitelaw Reid
0
Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cedarville
Died: December 15, 1912
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Alois Hitler
(Adolf Hitler's Father)
Alois Hitler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Döllersheim, Austria
Died: January 3, 1903
 43 
Pierre Auguste Cot
(Former painter of the Academic Classicism school)
Pierre Auguste Cot
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bédarieux, France
Died: August 2, 1883
 44 
Rosalía de Castro
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Died: July 15, 1885
Michael Hicks Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn
0
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 30, 1916
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Alphonse Legros
0
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: December 8, 1911
 47 
Kintpuash
(Tribal chief)
Kintpuash
0
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tule Lake, California, United States
Died: October 3, 1873
 48 
Morell Mackenzie
(Physician)
Morell Mackenzie
0
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leytonstone, England
Died: February 3, 1892
 49 
Karl Mauch
(Explorer)
Karl Mauch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kernen, Germany
Died: April 4, 1875
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Paul Morphy
(Chess player)
Paul Morphy
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Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 10, 1884