Famous People Born In 1840

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Claude Monet

Claude Monet
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rue Laffitte, Paris, France
Died: December 5, 1926

 2 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer of the Romantic period
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Votkinsk, Russia
Died: November 6, 1893

 3 Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Poet
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stinsford, Dorset, England
Died: January 11, 1928
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 4 Emile Zola

Emile Zola
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Playwright
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1902
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 5 Victoria, Princess Royal

Victoria, Princess Royal
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Famous As: German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1888)
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 5, 1901

 6 Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Famous As: Nez Perce leader
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wallowa River
Died: September 21, 1904
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 7 Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin
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Listed In: Sculptors
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17, 1917
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 8 Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast
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Listed In: Cartoonists
Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Landau
Died: December 7, 1902
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 9 Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nîmes, France
Died: December 17, 1897

 10 Yaa Asantewaa

Yaa Asantewaa
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Famous As: Queens Mother
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Besease
Died: October 17, 1920
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 11 Carlota of Mexico

Carlota of Mexico
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19, 1927

 12 John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop
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Listed In: Inventors
Famous As: Inventor, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dreghorn
Died: October 23, 1921
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 13 Alfred Thayer Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1914

 14 Father Damien

Father Damien
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Listed In: Priests
Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tremelo, Belgium
Died: April 15, 1889
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 15 Carl Menger

Carl Menger
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Listed In: Economists
Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowy Sącz
Died: February 26, 1921

 16 William, Prince of Orange

William, Prince of Orange
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
Died: June 11, 1879
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 17 Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
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Listed In: Bankers
Famous As: Politician, Banker
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 31, 1915

 18 Murad V

Murad V
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Died: August 29, 1904
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 19 Isabella Stewart Gardner

Isabella Stewart Gardner
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Listed In: Art Critics
Famous As: Art collector
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 17, 1924

 20 Hiram Maxim

Hiram Maxim
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Listed In: Inventors
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sangerville
Died: November 24, 1916
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 21 Richard von Krafft-Ebing

Richard von Krafft-Ebing
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: December 22, 1902

 22 Edward Drinker Cope

Edward Drinker Cope
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Famous As: American paleontologist
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 12, 1897
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 23 Namık Kemal

Namık Kemal
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: December 2, 1888

 24 Edward Whymper

Edward Whymper
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: September 16, 1911
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 25 Charles Booth

Charles Booth
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 23, 1916

 26 Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana

Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana
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Famous As: Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
Died: 1898 AD
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 27 Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi

Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Musashi, Japan
Died: November 11, 1931

 28 William Graham Sumner

William Graham Sumner
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Anthropologist, Political scientist, Writer
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 12, 1910
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 29 American Horse

American Horse
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Famous As: Tribal chief
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Black Hills, United States
Died: December 16, 1908

 30 Ernst Abbe

Ernst Abbe
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Astronomer, University teacher
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eisenach
Died: January 14, 1905

 31 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petworth, England
Died: September 10, 1922

 32 August Bebel

August Bebel
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Famous As: Former Politician best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) in 1869
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Deutz, Cologne, Germany
Died: August 13, 1913

 33 Sisowath of Cambodia

Sisowath of Cambodia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambodia
Died: August 9, 1927

 34 Marie Bracquemond

Marie Bracquemond
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Listed In: Artists
Famous As: Former Impressionist painter
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brest, Finistère, France
Died: January 17, 1916

 35 Akaki Tsereteli

Akaki Tsereteli
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Listed In: Poets
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skhvitori, Imereti
Died: January 26, 1915

 36 Francis Amasa Walker

Francis Amasa Walker
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 5, 1897

 37 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912

 38 Tantia Bhil

Tantia Bhil
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Listed In: Robbers
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 4, 1889

 39 Mirambo

Mirambo
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Listed In: War Criminals
Famous As: Warlord
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tanzania
Died: 1884 AD

 40 Helena Modjeska

Helena Modjeska
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Cracow
Died: April 8, 1909

 41 Lozen

Lozen
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Listed In: Soldiers
Famous As: Warrior
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: United States
Died: June 17, 1889

 42 Per Teodor Cleve

Per Teodor Cleve
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 18, 1905

 43 Edward Henry Palmer

Edward Henry Palmer
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Listed In: Explorers
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: August 10, 1882

 44 Hermann Götz

Hermann Götz
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Listed In: Composers
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Russia
Died: December 3, 1876

 45 Henry Austin Dobson

Henry Austin Dobson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: September 2, 1921

 46 Mary Jane Patterson

Mary Jane Patterson
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Listed In: Educators
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 24, 1894

 47 Oswald Durand

Oswald Durand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: April 22, 1906

 48 Hans Makart

Hans Makart
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: October 3, 1884

 49 Kate Chase

Kate Chase
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Listed In: Socialites
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: July 31, 1899

 50 Emin Pasha

Emin Pasha
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
Died: October 23, 1892