Famous People Born In 1840

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Discover the most famous people born in 1840. The list includes people like Claude Monet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Thomas Hardy, Emile Zola, Auguste Rodin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, psychiatrists, political scientists and historians born in 1840. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.
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Claude Monet
(French Painter and Founder of 'Impressionism')
Claude Monet
12
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 5, 1926
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(Russian Romantic Composer Best Known for His Ballet Compositions ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘The Nutcracker’)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Votkinsk, Russia
Died: November 6, 1893
 3 
Thomas Hardy
(Novelist & Poet)
Thomas Hardy
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stinsford, Dorset, England
Died: January 11, 1928
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Emile Zola
(French Novelist & Playwright Known for His Works 'Les Rougon-Macquart' and 'Thérèse Raquin')
Emile Zola
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1902
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Victoria, Princess Royal
(German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1888))
Victoria, Princess Royal
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Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 5, 1901
 6 
Chief Joseph
(Nez Perce leader)
Chief Joseph
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wallowa River
Died: September 21, 1904
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Auguste Rodin
(French Sculptor Best Regarded as the Founder of 'Modern Sculpture')
Auguste Rodin
2
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17, 1917
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Alphonse Daudet
(French Novelist Known for His Books ‘Le Petit Chose’ and ‘Fromont jeune et Risler aîné’)
Alphonse Daudet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nîmes, France
Died: December 17, 1897
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Yaa Asantewaa
(Queens Mother)
Yaa Asantewaa
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Besease
Died: October 17, 1920
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Thomas Nast
(Cartoonist)
Thomas Nast
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Listed In: Cartoonists
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Landau
Died: December 7, 1902
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Carlota of Mexico
(Empress Consort of Mexico (1864 - 1867))
Carlota of Mexico
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Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19, 1927
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Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 31, 1915
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John Boyd Dunlop
(Inventor, Entrepreneur)
John Boyd Dunlop
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dreghorn
Died: October 23, 1921
 14 
Alfred Thayer Mahan
(Naval Officer)
Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1914
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Father Damien
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tremelo, Belgium
Died: April 15, 1889
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Edward Drinker Cope
(American paleontologist)
Edward Drinker Cope
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 12, 1897
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Carl Menger
(Economist, University teacher)
Carl Menger
0
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowy Sącz
Died: February 26, 1921
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Richard von Krafft-Ebing
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: December 22, 1902
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Murad V
(Sultan)
Murad V
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Died: August 29, 1904
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Isabella Stewart Gardner
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Listed In: Art Critics
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 17, 1924
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Namık Kemal
(Writer)
Namık Kemal
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: December 2, 1888
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Hiram Maxim
(Inventor)
Hiram Maxim
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sangerville
Died: November 24, 1916
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Charles Booth
(Social Reformer)
Charles Booth
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 23, 1916
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Edward Whymper
(Mountaineer)
Edward Whymper
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: September 16, 1911
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Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana
(Spiritual Leader)
Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
Died: 1898 AD
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Helena Modjeska
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Cracow
Died: April 8, 1909
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Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
(Japanese Industrialist Who Spearheaded the Introduction of Western Capitalism to Japan)
Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
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Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Musashi, Japan
Died: November 11, 1931
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William Graham Sumner
(Anthropologist, Political scientist, Writer)
William Graham Sumner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 12, 1910
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William, Prince of Orange
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Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
Died: June 11, 1879
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August Bebel
(Former Politician best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) in 1869)
August Bebel
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Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Deutz, Cologne, Germany
Died: August 13, 1913
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American Horse
(Tribal chief)
American Horse
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Black Hills, United States
Died: December 16, 1908
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Ernst Abbe
(Physicist, Astronomer, University teacher)
Ernst Abbe
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eisenach
Died: January 14, 1905
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Sophia Jex-Blake
(English Physician, Feminist and the First Practising Female Doctor in Scotland)
Sophia Jex-Blake
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petworth, England
Died: September 10, 1922
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Sisowath of Cambodia
(King of Cambodia (1904 - 1907))
Sisowath of Cambodia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambodia
Died: August 9, 1927
 36 
Mirambo
(Warlord)
Mirambo
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Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tanzania
Died: 1884 AD
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John Stainer
(Composer)
John Stainer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, Englanda
Died: March 31, 1901
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Marie Bracquemond
(Former Impressionist painter)
Marie Bracquemond
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brest, Finistère, France
Died: January 17, 1916
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Akaki Tsereteli
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skhvitori, Imereti
Died: January 26, 1915
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Mary Jane Patterson
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 24, 1894
 41 
Francis Amasa Walker
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 5, 1897
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Per Teodor Cleve
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 18, 1905
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Edward Henry Palmer
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: August 10, 1882
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Kuroda Kiyotaka
(Former Prime Minister of Japan)
Kuroda Kiyotaka
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shinyashikicho, Kagoshima, Japan
Died: August 23, 1900
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Alexander Kovalevsky
(Russian Embryologist Known for His Research on Gastrulation)
Alexander Kovalevsky
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vārkava Parish, Latvia
Died: November 22, 1901
Henry Austin Dobson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: September 2, 1921
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Hermann Götz
(Composer)
Hermann Götz
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Russia
Died: December 3, 1876
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Kate Chase
(Socialite)
Kate Chase
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: July 31, 1899
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Emin Pasha
(Physician)
Emin Pasha
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Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
Died: October 23, 1892
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Isabella Thoburn
(Missionary)
Isabella Thoburn
0
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: September 1, 1901