Famous People Born In 1842

Discover the most famous people born in 1842. The list includes people like William James, Ambrose Bierce, Peter Kropotkin, Alfred Marshall, Mary MacKillop and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include physicists, economists, chemists and psychologists born in 1842. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France 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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William James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)

William James
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Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 26, 1910

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Ambrose Bierce
(Journalist & Writer, soldier)

Ambrose Bierce
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Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Died: December 1, 1914

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Peter Kropotkin
(Anarchist, Socialist & Historian)

Peter Kropotkin
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Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921
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Mary MacKillop
(Religious sister)

Mary MacKillop
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Australia
Died: August 8, 1909
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Alfred Marshall
(Economist)

Alfred Marshall
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bermondsey
Died: July 13, 1924

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Mahadev Govind Ranade
(Judge, Social Reformer)

Mahadev Govind Ranade
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16, 1901
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Arthur Sullivan
(Composer)

Arthur Sullivan
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lambeth, London
Died: November 22, 1900
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Jules Massenet
(Composer)

Jules Massenet
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montaud, France
Died: August 13, 1912
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Stéphane Mallarmé
(Poet, Critic)

Stéphane Mallarmé
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9, 1898

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Abdul Hamid II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Constantinople Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: February 10, 1918
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Lord Rayleigh
(Discoverer of Argon)

Lord Rayleigh
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England
Died: June 30, 1919

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Okita Sōji
(Military leader)

Okita Sōji
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: July 19, 1868
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James Dewar
(Chemist)

James Dewar
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kincardine, Scotland
Died: March 27, 1923

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Josef Breuer
(Physician, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist)

Josef Breuer
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Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: June 20, 1925
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Charlotte Mason
(British Educator & Reformer)

Charlotte Mason
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
Died: January 16, 1923

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Sidney Lanier
(Musician)

Sidney Lanier
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: September 7, 1881
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Clarence King
(Clarence Rivers King)

Clarence King
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 24, 1901

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Karl May
(Former Writer known for his adventure novels set in the Old American West and featuring the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand)

Karl May
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Died: March 30, 1912
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Allen Allensworth
(Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer)

Allen Allensworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Died: September 14, 1914

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Sam Davis
(Spy, Soldier)

Sam Davis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 27, 1863
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Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria
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Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Died: January 18, 1919

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Captain Moonlite
(Public speaker, Bank robber)

Captain Moonlite
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rathfriland, Ireland
Died: January 20, 1880
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Paul Lafargue
(Journalist, Writer)

Paul Lafargue
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: November 25, 1911

 24 
David Herold
(Pharmacist's assistant)

David Herold
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Listed In: Pharmacologists
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Died: July 7, 1865
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William B. Cushing
(Naval officer)

William B. Cushing
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 17, 1874

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Vasily Vereshchagin
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Novgorod Governorate, Russia
Died: April 13, 1904
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John Fiske
(Philosopher)

John Fiske
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Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 4, 1901

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 22, 1932
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Giovanni Giolitti
(Politician)

Giovanni Giolitti
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mondovì
Died: July 17, 1928

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Giovanni Boldini
(Former Painter known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting)

Giovanni Boldini
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: January 11, 1931

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Alfred de Rothschild
(Banker, Diplomat)

Alfred de Rothschild
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: January 31, 1918

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Osborne Reynolds
(Physicist, Civil engineer, Engineer)

Osborne Reynolds
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: February 21, 1912

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Camille Flammarion
(Former Astronomer author who published the magazine L'Astronomie, starting in 1882)

Camille Flammarion
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Val-de-Meuse, France
Died: June 3, 1925

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Sophus Lie
(Created the Theory of Continuous Symmetry and Applied It to the Study of Geometry and Differential Equations)

Sophus Lie
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Died: February 18, 1899

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Hermann Cohen
(Philosopher)

Hermann Cohen
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coswig, Anhalt, Germany
Died: April 4, 1918

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Ellen Swallow Richards
(Chemist, University teacher, Economist)

Ellen Swallow Richards
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunstable
Died: March 30, 1911

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Charles Alfred Pillsbury
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Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warner, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 17, 1899

 38 
William D. Coleman
(Politician)

William D. Coleman
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 12, 1908

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Elliott Coues
(Historian)

Elliott Coues
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Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 25, 1899

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Georg Brandes
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Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 19, 1927

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John Gerrard Keulemans
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Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 29, 1912

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Henry Hyndman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 20, 1921

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Arrigo Boito
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: June 10, 1918

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Maria Konopnicka
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
Died: October 8, 1910

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Olive Soulouque
(Princess)

Olive Soulouque
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Second Empire of Haiti
Died: July 23, 1883

Marie-Charles David de Mayrena
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: November 11, 1890

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Arkhip Kuindzhi
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Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mariupol, Russian
Died: July 24, 1910

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Helen Blackburn
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valentia Island, Ireland
Died: January 11, 1903

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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American publisher)

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1924

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Annie Louise Cary
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wayne, Maine, United States
Died: April 3, 1921