Famous People Born In 1842

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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.
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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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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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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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Okita Sōji
(Captain of the First Unit of the 'Shinsengumi', a Special Police Force in Kyoto During Late Shogunate Period)
Okita Sōji
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: July 19, 1868
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Stéphane Mallarmé
(French Symbolist Poet)
Stéphane Mallarmé
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9, 1898
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James Dewar
(Scottish Chemist and Physicist Best Known for His Invention of the 'Vacuum Flask')
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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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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Josef Breuer
(Physician, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist)
Josef Breuer
1
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: June 20, 1925
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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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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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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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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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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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Pîhtokahanapiwiyin
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Battleford, Canada
Died: July 4, 1886
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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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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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Sam Davis
(Confederate Soldier Who was Executed by Union Forces and Remembered for His Courage and Loyalty)
Sam Davis
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 27, 1863
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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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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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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Georg Brandes
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Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 19, 1927
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Adna Chaffee
(Army General)
Adna Chaffee
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Orwell, Ohio, United States
Died: November 1, 1914
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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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Osman Hamdi Bey
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Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: February 24, 1910
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Elliott Coues
(American Ornithologist Who Advanced the Study and Classification of 'North American Birds')
Elliott Coues
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Listed In: Ornithologists
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 25, 1899
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Carl von Linde
(Scientist)
Carl von Linde
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Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berndorf, Germany
Died: November 16, 1934
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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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John Gerrard Keulemans
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Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 29, 1912
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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
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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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George Trumbull Ladd
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Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Painesville, Ohio, United States
Died: August 8, 1921
Georg, Ritter von Schönerer
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Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 14, 1921
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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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Henry Hyndman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 20, 1921
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 5, 1906
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Lewanika
(King)
Lewanika
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Nyengo Swamp, Barotseland
Died: 1916 AD
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Gaston, Count of Eu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: August 28, 1922
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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Olive Soulouque
(Princess)
Olive Soulouque
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Second Empire of Haiti
Died: July 23, 1883
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Rābiḥ az-Zubayr
(Sudanese Slave Trader and Warlord Who Founded a Powerful Empire in Today's Chad)
Rābiḥ az-Zubayr
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Died: April 22, 1900
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Frederick Broome
(Politician)
Frederick Broome
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canada
Died: November 26, 1896
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Annie Louise Cary
(American Singer)
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
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Charles Cros
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aude, France
Died: August 9, 1888