Famous People Born In 1841

Discover the most famous people born in 1841. The list includes people like Edward VII, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henry Morton Stanley, Georges Clémenceau, Theodor Kocher and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, composers and journalists born in 1841. This list includes people from France, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Antonín Dvořák
(One of the First Czech Composers to Achieve Worldwide Recognition)
Antonín Dvořák
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: May 1, 1904

Antonín Dvořák was a Czech composer who achieved worldwide recognition for his works. His life and career inspired the 1980 historical biographical film Concert at the End of Summer, in which Dvořák was played by actor Josef Vinklář. Canadian children's author Ian Krykorka has based many of his works on some of Antonín Dvořák's operas.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French Impressionist Painter)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: December 3, 1919

French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, father of actor Pierre Renoir and director Jean Renoir, was a key Impressionist painter. His best-known works include The Swing, Diana, and Seated Girl. He was known for his use of vibrant colors and feminine sensuality in his works. He also painted landscapes and portraits.

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Henri Fayol
(Industrialist, Management Thinker)
Henri Fayol
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

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Henry Morton Stanley
(Welsh-American Explorer Who Was Famous for His Exploration of Central Africa and His Search for Missionary David Livingstone)
Henry Morton Stanley
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Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: May 10, 1904

Henry Morton Stanley was a Welsh-American explorer, journalist, colonial administrator, soldier, politician, and author. He is remembered for his exploration of central Africa and his search for the source of the River Nile. Stanley received an honorary title of knighthood in 1899. His life and career inspired the 1939 movie Stanley and Livingstone, where Stanley was played by Spencer Tracy.

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Georges Clémenceau
(Former French Prime Minister)
Georges Clémenceau
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Vendee
Died: November 24, 1929

Georges Clémenceau, or The Tiger, who had served as the French prime minister, is remembered as a key figure of the French Third Republic. He not only played a major role in the Allied victory in World War I, but was also a key framer of the Treaty of Versailles.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
(Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court)
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 6, 1935
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Berthe Morisot
(Painter)
Berthe Morisot
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: March 2, 1895
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Itō Hirobumi
(Politician, Diplomat)
Itō Hirobumi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Died: October 26, 1909

One of the most significant figures behind the modernization of Japan, Itō Hirobumi had led his country as its first prime minister and was also a genrō. Born to an adopted son of a samurai family, he contributed to the Meiji Restoration and the formation of the Japanese constitution.

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Gustave Le Bon
(French Polymath)
Gustave Le Bon
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Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogent-le-Rotrou, France
Died: December 13, 1931

French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon is best remembered for his research on crowd psychology. In his iconic work La psychologie des foules, or The Crowd, he stated that people are driven by their emotions and not by their intellect when they act as part of a crowd.

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Louis Le Prince
(French Inventor Who Was the First Person to Shoot a Moving Picture Sequence Using a Single Lens Camera)
Louis Le Prince
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Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: September 16, 1890

Louis Le Prince was a French inventor and artist. He is credited with inventing an early motion-picture camera and is often referred to as the Father of Cinematography. However, Louis Le Prince's work failed to influence the commercial development of motion picture because of the secrecy surrounding his invention.

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Edward VII
(King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (1901 - 1910))
Edward VII
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 6, 1910

Edward VII, the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death, is said to have played a role in the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War. His main interests lay in the fields of foreign affairs and naval and military matters.

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Wilfrid Laurier
(7th Prime Minister of Canada (1896 -1911))
Wilfrid Laurier
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Canada
Died: February 17, 1919

Wilfrid Laurier was a Canadian politician who served as the seventh prime minister of Canada; he was in office from 1896 to 1911. Counted amongst the country's greatest statesmen, he envisioned Canada as a “land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism.” He was placed first on Maclean's historical ranking of Canadian prime ministers in 2011.

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William Rockefeller Jr.
(American Businessman and Co-Founder of 'Standard Oil')
William Rockefeller Jr.
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Listed In: Oil Barons
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: June 24, 1922

Part of the famous Rockefeller family of bankers and industrialists, William Rockefeller played a major role in the development of the Standard Oil Company along with his brother John D. Rockefeller. His interests also included copper mining and railways, and he also set up what is now known as Citigroup.

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Frédéric Bazille
(French Painter)
Frédéric Bazille
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Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: November 28, 1870
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Otto Wagner
(Architect, University teacher)
Otto Wagner
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Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: April 12, 1918

Austrian urban architect and furniture designer Otto Wagner started his career in line with the Neo-Renaissance style but later made pioneering contributions to the modern architectural movement in Europe. A major figure of both the Vienna Secession and the Art Nouveau, he built iconic buildings such as the Postal Savings Bank.

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Emmanuel Chabrier
(Composer)
Emmanuel Chabrier
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ambert, France
Died: September 13, 1894
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Félix Faure
(Former President of France)
Félix Faure
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 16, 1899

Born to a furniture maker in Paris, Félix Faure initially worked as a tanner. After gaining considerable wealth as a merchant later, he became the deputy mayor of Le Havre and then the president of France. He is remembered for his reluctance to reopen the case of Alfred Dreyfus.

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Philipp Mainlander
(Philosopher)
Philipp Mainlander
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Offenbach, Germany
Died: April 1, 1876

Philipp Mainlander was unfortunately born out of marital rape and was later forced by his father to train to be a merchant. However, while working in Italy, he devoted himself to writing. His works include the iconic The Philosophy of Redemption. He eventually committed suicide by hanging.

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Marcus Daly
(Businessman)
Marcus Daly
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Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ballyjamesduff, Ireland
Died: November 12, 1900

Born into a poor peasant family, Marcus Daly was 14 when he arrived in New York as an Irish refugee. He started his career unloading ships and then worked as a ranch boy and a railroad worker, eventually taking over the copper mining industry and emerging as a Copper King of Montana.

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Armand Fallières
(Former President of France)
Armand Fallières
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mézin, France
Died: June 22, 1931

Armand Fallières began as a town councillor in Nérac and later became the president of France. Prior to this, he had been the prime minister of France, too, but he was forced to resign after just 21 days, owing to his stand on the expulsion of the pretenders to French throne.

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Emil Theodor Kocher
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: July 27, 1917

Emil Theodor Kocher was a Swiss medical researcher and physician. In 1909, Kocher became the first surgeon and first Swiss citizen to receive a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He earned the prize for his work in the pathology, physiology, and surgery of the thyroid. He was widely regarded as a leader and pioneer in the field of surgery.

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John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher
(Politician)
John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: July 10, 1920

John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, was 13 when he first joined the navy. The British admiral later became the First Sea Lord. He is remembered for introducing torpedo-boat destroyers and for improving the naval gunnery. He retired over bitter disagreements with the likes of Winston Churchill and their naval expedition plans.

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Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
(Aristocrat)
Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caserta, Kingdom of Two Sicilies Two Sicilies
Died: May 26, 1934
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Clément Ader
(engineer, inventor, aerospace engineer)
Clément Ader
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Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Muret
Died: March 5, 1925

Clément Ader was a French engineer and inventor best remembered for his pioneering work in aviation. Widely regarded as the father of aviation in France, Clément Ader is still revered for his early powered-flight efforts. His aircraft models are still displayed at Paris' Musée des Arts et Métiers.

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John Philip Holland
(Former engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the US Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, Holland 1)
John Philip Holland
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Liscannor, Ireland
Died: August 12, 1914
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Oreste Baratieri
(Italian Military Leader Who Served as the Governor of Italian Eritrea from 1892 to 1896)
Oreste Baratieri
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Condino, Italy
Died: August 7, 1901

Oreste Baratieri was an Italian general who served as the governor of Italian Eritrea from 1892 to 1896. During his lifetime, Baratieri was part of many significant battles, such as the Battle of the Volturnus, the Battle of Custoza, and the Battle of Kassala. Oreste Baratieri also played an important role in the First Italo–Ethiopian War.

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William Henry Hudson
(Anglo-Argentine Author, Naturalist and Ornithologist)
William Henry Hudson
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Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Died: August 18, 1922

British-Argentine author, naturalist, and ornithologist William Henry Hudson not just published a number of ornithological studies but also several novels, such as Green Mansions. He criticized Darwinism and was inspired by Samuel Butler’s writings. He was also part of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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Ahmed ʻUrabi
(Prime Minister of Egypt)
Ahmed ʻUrabi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: near Al-Zaqāzīq, Egypt
Died: September 21, 1911
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Julia Tutwiler
(Advocate)
Julia Tutwiler
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana, Alabama, United States
Died: March 24, 1916
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Carl Robert Jakobson
(Estonian Politician Who Played an Important Role in the 'Estonian National Awakening Movement')
Carl Robert Jakobson
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Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: March 19, 1882

Carl Robert Jakobson was an Estonian politician, writer, and teacher. He is best remembered for his role in the Estonian national awakening movement that unfolded during the latter half of the 19th century. As part of the movement, Carl Robert Jakobson founded a newspaper named Sakala in 1878, which became an important promoter of the cultural awakening. 

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Sarah Emma Edmonds
(She Served the Union Army Disguised as a Man During the 'American Civil War')
Sarah Emma Edmonds
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Brunswick, Canada
Died: September 5, 1898

Canadian-born Sarah Emma Edmonds is best-remembered as the woman who served the Union Army, disguised as a man, during American Civil War. She also claimed that she served as a spy. She later used her real identity and served as a nurse at a hospital in Washington, D.C.  In 1897, Edmonds was admitted to the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Gerhard Armauer Hansen
(physician)
Gerhard Armauer Hansen
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Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bergen
Died: February 12, 1912
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James Chalmers
(Scottish missionary)
James Chalmers
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ardrishaig, Scotland
Died: April 8, 1901
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Sam Loyd
(American Chess Player, Chess Composer, Puzzle Author, and Recreational Mathematician)
Sam Loyd
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 10, 1911
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Vasily Klyuchevsky
(Historian)
Vasily Klyuchevsky
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Penza Oblast, Russia
Died: May 25, 1911
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Michael Maybrick
(Composer)
Michael Maybrick
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: August 26, 1913
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Clarence Dutton
(US Geologist and Seismologist Who Pioneered the Concept of Isostasy)
Clarence Dutton
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Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 4, 1912

US Army officer, geologist, and seismologist Clarence Dutton is best known for developing the concept of isostasy. He is also remembered for his vivid descriptions of the geology of Grand Canyon. He was a co-founder of the Cosmos Club and was part of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Armand Guillaumin
(Painter)
Armand Guillaumin
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Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 1927
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William George Aston
(Diplomat)
William George Aston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Derry, Ireland
Died: November 22, 1911
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Maria Sophie of Bavaria
(Queen)
Maria Sophie of Bavaria
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schloss Possenhofen, Pöcking, Germany
Died: January 19, 1925
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Luigi Luzzatti
(Political, Prime Minister)
Luigi Luzzatti
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Listed In: Prime Ministers
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: March 29, 1927
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Wilhelm Scherer
(Historian, Philologist)
Wilhelm Scherer
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Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Göllersdorf, Austria
Died: August 6, 1886
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Carl Snoilsky
(Poet)
Carl Snoilsky
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 19, 1903
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Francis Brinkley
(Newspaper owner, Editor and Scholar who resided in Meiji period)
Francis Brinkley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leinster, Ireland
Died: October 12, 1912
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Malietoa Laupepa
(Ruler of Samoa in the late 19th century)
Malietoa Laupepa
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sapapali'i, Savai'i, Samoa
Died: August 22, 1898
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Isabella Macdonald Alden
(Author)
Isabella Macdonald Alden
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: August 5, 1930
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Robert Williams Buchanan
(Author)
Robert Williams Buchanan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caverswall, England
Died: June 10, 1901
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Karl Tausig
(Polish Pianist and Composer)
Karl Tausig
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 17, 1871

Karl Tausig was a Polish virtuoso pianist and composer. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. The son of a pianist, he was introduced to the instrument at an early age. He studied under Hungarian Romantic pianist Franz Liszt and thrived under his mentorship. Sadly, the brilliant pianist died an untimely death at 29. 

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Ferdinand Buisson
(Educator)
Ferdinand Buisson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 16, 1932
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James Gordon Bennett Jr.
(Publisher)
James Gordon Bennett Jr.
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1918