Famous People Born In 1839

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Discover the most famous people born in 1839. The list includes people like John D. Rockefeller, Jamsetji Tata, Devil Anse Hatfield, Modest Mussorgsky, Henry George and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, artists, economists and geographers born in 1839. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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John D. Rockefeller
(American Businessman and Founder of the 'Standard Oil Company')
John D. Rockefeller
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 1937
 2 
Paul Cezanne
(French Artist and Post-Impressionist Painter)
Paul Cezanne
13
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: October 22, 1906
 3 
Jamsetji Tata
(Indian Industrialist and Founder of 'Tata Group')
Jamsetji Tata
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gujarat, India
Died: May 19, 1904
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George Armstrong Custer
(United States Army Officer and Cavalry Commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars)
George Armstrong Custer
40
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Rumley, Ohio, United States
Died: June 25, 1876
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Devil Anse Hatfield
(Patriarch of the Hatfield Clan)
Devil Anse Hatfield
8
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Logan, West Virginia, United States
Died: January 6, 1921
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Modest Mussorgsky
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karevo, Russia
Died: March 28, 1881
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Robert Smalls
(Politician)
Robert Smalls
4
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Died: February 23, 1915
 8 
Carol I of Romania
(King of Romania (1881 – 1914))
Carol I of Romania
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: October 10, 1914
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Charles Sanders Peirce
(Scientist, Philosopher)
Charles Sanders Peirce
0
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 19, 1914
 10 
Henry George
(Economist, Politician, Writer)
Henry George
1
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: October 29, 1897
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Josiah Willard Gibbs
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 28, 1903
 12 
George Cadbury
(Businessman)
George Cadbury
8
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edgbaston
Died: October 24, 1922
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
(Brazilian novelist)
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: September 29, 1908
 14 
Kate Perugini
(Painter)
Kate Perugini
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: May 9, 1929
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Thomas Reed
(Politician, Lawyer)
Thomas Reed
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: December 7, 1902
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Eugenio María de Hostos
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: near Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Died: August 11, 1903
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Alfred Sisley
(Impressionist Landscape Painter)
Alfred Sisley
2
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 29, 1899
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Kathleen O'Meara
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 10, 1888
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William Erasmus Darwin
(Charles Darwin's son)
William Erasmus Darwin
0
Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: 1914 AD
 20 
Takasugi Shinsaku
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Died: May 17, 1867
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Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
0
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: February 10, 1872
 22 
Nikolay Przhevalsky
(Geographer, Explorer)
Nikolay Przhevalsky
0
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: November 1, 1888
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Josephine Cochrane
2
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashtabula County
Died: August 3, 1913
 24 
Josef Rheinberger
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Died: November 25, 1901
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Konstantin Makovsky
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 17, 1915
 26 
John Butler Yeats
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lawrencetown, County Down, Ireland
Died: February 3, 1922
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Emil Škoda
(Engineer)
Emil Škoda
0
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: August 8, 1900
 28 
Gustavus Franklin Swift
(Business Executive)
Gustavus Franklin Swift
0
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sagamore, Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 29, 1903
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Yoshitoshi
(Engraver, Painter, Poet)
Yoshitoshi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edo
Died: June 9, 1892
 30 
Sully Prudhomme
(Poet, Essayist, and was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901)
Sully Prudhomme
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 6, 1907
 31 
Nikolay Bobrikov
(Governor of Finland)
Nikolay Bobrikov
0
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Strelna, Russia
Died: June 17, 1904
 32 
Laura Spelman Rockefeller
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wadsworth, Ohio, United States
Died: March 12, 1915
 33 
Ludwig Mond
(Chemist)
Ludwig Mond
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: December 11, 1909
 34 
John Knowles Paine
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: April 25, 1906
 35 
Théodule-Armand Ribot
0
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guingamp, France
Died: December 9, 1916
 36 
John F. Dryden
0
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Temple, Maine, United States
Died: November 24, 1911
 37 
Floriano Peixoto
(Soldier, Politician)
Floriano Peixoto
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maceió
Died: July 29, 1895
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James A. Herne
(Playwright)
James A. Herne
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cohoes, New York, United States
Died: June 2, 1901
 39 
John McKenzie
(Statesman)
John McKenzie
0
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ardross, Scotland
Died: August 6, 1901
 40 
Luigi Capuana
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mineo, Italy
Died: November 29, 1915
 41 
Walter Pater
(English Essayist, Literary Critic Famous for His Unique Style of Writings)
Walter Pater
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: July 30, 1894
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Louis Auguste Sabatier
0
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vallon, France
Died: April 12, 1901
 43 
Béni Kállay
(Statesman)
Béni Kállay
0
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 13, 1903
 44 
Matthijs Maris
0
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: August 22, 1917
 45 
Addison Emery Verrill
0
Listed In: Zoologists
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Greenwood, Maine, United States
Died: December 10, 1926
 46 
Carl Humann
(Engineer)
Carl Humann
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: April 12, 1896
 47 
Isaac K. Funk
(Lexicographer)
Isaac K. Funk
0
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clifton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 4, 1912
 48 
Ludwig Anzengruber
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 10, 1889
 49 
Francis Planté
0
Listed In: Pianists
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orthez, France
Died: December 19, 1934
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Panayotis Potagos
0
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Vytina, Greece
Died: 1903 AD