Famous People Born In 1842

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

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.
Vote for Your Favourite Person
 1 
William James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)
William James
11
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 26, 1910
 2 
Peter Kropotkin
(Anarchist, Socialist & Historian)
Peter Kropotkin
3
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921
 3 
Ambrose Bierce
(Journalist & Writer, soldier)
Ambrose Bierce
8
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Died: December 1, 1914
Recommended Lists:
 4 
Abdul Hamid II
12
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Constantinople Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: February 10, 1918
Recommended Lists:
 5 
Alfred Marshall
(Economist)
Alfred Marshall
0
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bermondsey
Died: July 13, 1924
 6 
Arthur Sullivan
(Composer)
Arthur Sullivan
3
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lambeth, London
Died: November 22, 1900
Recommended Lists:
 7 
Jules Massenet
(Composer)
Jules Massenet
0
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montaud, France
Died: August 13, 1912
 8 
Okita Sōji
(Captain of the First Unit of the 'Shinsengumi', a Special Police Force in Kyoto During Late Shogunate Period)
Okita Sōji
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: July 19, 1868
Recommended Lists:
 9 
Stéphane Mallarmé
(French Symbolist Poet)
Stéphane Mallarmé
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9, 1898
 10 
Mahadev Govind Ranade
(Judge, Social Reformer)
Mahadev Govind Ranade
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16, 1901
Recommended Lists:
 11 
Lord Rayleigh
(Discoverer of Argon)
Lord Rayleigh
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England
Died: June 30, 1919
 12 
Josef Breuer
(Physician, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist)
Josef Breuer
1
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: June 20, 1925
Recommended Lists:
 13 
James Dewar
(Scottish Chemist and Physicist Best Known for His Invention of the 'Vacuum Flask')
James Dewar
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kincardine, Scotland
Died: March 27, 1923
 14 
Karl May
(German Writer Known for His Adventure Novels Set in the American Old West)
Karl May
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Died: March 30, 1912
Recommended Lists:
 15 
Mary MacKillop
(Australian Religious Sister Who Has Been Declared a Saint By the Catholic Church)
Mary MacKillop
23
Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Australia
Died: August 8, 1909
 16 
Charlotte Mason
(British Educator & Reformer)
Charlotte Mason
0
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
Died: January 16, 1923
Recommended Lists:
Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria
0
Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Died: January 18, 1919
 18 
Allen Allensworth
(Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer)
Allen Allensworth
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Died: September 14, 1914
Recommended Lists:
 19 
Pîhtokahanapiwiyin
0
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Battleford, Canada
Died: July 4, 1886
 20 
Clarence King
(US Geologist and Mountaineer Who Was the 1st Director of the US Geological Survey)
Clarence King
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 24, 1901
Recommended Lists:
 21 
Vasily Vereshchagin
(One of the Most Famous Russian War Artists)
Vasily Vereshchagin
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Novgorod Governorate, Russia
Died: April 13, 1904
 22 
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
Recommended Lists:
 23 
Sidney Lanier
(Musician)
Sidney Lanier
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: September 7, 1881
 24 
William B. Cushing
(Naval officer)
William B. Cushing
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 17, 1874
Recommended Lists:
 25 
John Fiske
(Philosopher)
John Fiske
2
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 4, 1901
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
1
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 22, 1932
Recommended Lists:
 27 
Charles Alfred Pillsbury
0
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warner, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 17, 1899
 28 
Captain Moonlite
(Public speaker, Bank robber)
Captain Moonlite
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rathfriland, Ireland
Died: January 20, 1880
Recommended Lists:
 29 
William D. Coleman
(Politician)
William D. Coleman
0
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 12, 1908
 30 
Adna Chaffee
(Army General)
Adna Chaffee
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Orwell, Ohio, United States
Died: November 1, 1914
 31 
Maria Konopnicka
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
Died: October 8, 1910
 32 
Carl von Linde
(Scientist)
Carl von Linde
1
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berndorf, Germany
Died: November 16, 1934
 33 
Elliott Coues
(American Ornithologist Who Advanced the Study and Classification of 'North American Birds')
Elliott Coues
0
Listed In: Ornithologists
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 25, 1899
 34 
David Herold
(Accomplice of John Wilkes Booth, the Man Who Killed Abraham Lincoln)
David Herold
0
Listed In: Pharmacologists
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Died: July 7, 1865
 35 
Hermann Cohen
(Philosopher)
Hermann Cohen
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coswig, Anhalt, Germany
Died: April 4, 1918
 36 
Gaston, Count of Eu
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: August 28, 1922
 37 
John Gerrard Keulemans
0
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 29, 1912
 38 
Sophus Lie
(Created the Theory of Continuous Symmetry and Applied It to the Study of Geometry and Differential Equations)
Sophus Lie
1
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Died: February 18, 1899
 39 
Giovanni Giolitti
(Politician)
Giovanni Giolitti
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mondovì
Died: July 17, 1928
 40 
Alfred de Rothschild
(Banker, Diplomat)
Alfred de Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: January 31, 1918
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 5, 1906
 42 
George Trumbull Ladd
0
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Painesville, Ohio, United States
Died: August 8, 1921
 43 
Paul Lafargue
(French Politician, Political Writer and Journalist)
Paul Lafargue
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: November 25, 1911
 44 
Lewanika
(King)
Lewanika
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Nyengo Swamp, Barotseland
Died: 1916 AD
 45 
Giovanni Boldini
(Former Painter known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting)
Giovanni Boldini
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: January 11, 1931
 46 
Helen Blackburn
(American Feminist and Women Activist)
Helen Blackburn
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valentia Island, Ireland
Died: January 11, 1903
 47 
Henry Hyndman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 20, 1921
 48 
Annie Louise Cary
(One of the Most Famous Singers in America in Mid-1880s)
Annie Louise Cary
0
Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wayne, Maine, United States
Died: April 3, 1921
Marie-Charles David de Mayrena
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: November 11, 1890
Georg, Ritter von Schönerer
0
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 14, 1921