Famous People Born In 1843

Discover the most famous people born in 1843. The list includes people like William McKinley, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Henry James, Robert Koch, Edvard Grieg and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, novelists and presidents born in 1843. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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William McKinley
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 1901

The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley led America to victory in the Spanish-American War. During his presidency, he played a major role in promoting American industry by raising protective tariffs, which in turn boosted the country's economic growth. He also played a key role in the American Civil War.

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Robert Todd Lincoln
(35th United States Secretary of War & Son of Abraham Lincoln)
Robert Todd Lincoln
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: July 25, 1926

Lawyer Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, served as the U.S. Secretary of War from 1881 to 1885 and as the U.S. minister to the U.K. from 1889 to 1893. He had served in the Civil War, too, and had also been the president of the Pullman Car Company

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Edvard Grieg
(One of the Main Composers of the Romantic Era)
Edvard Grieg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: September 4, 1907
Regarded as Norway’s Shakespeare, musical legend Edvard Grieg learned the piano from his mother. The Scottish claim he was their own, as Grieg’s Scottish grandfather had migrated to Norway. Grieg was known for his compositions such as the Piano Concerto and for infusing Norwegian folk elements into his music.
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Robert Koch
(Physician)
Robert Koch
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Died: May 27, 1910

Robert Koch was a German microbiologist and physician. One of the prominent co-founders of modern bacteriology, Koch is credited with creating and improving laboratory techniques and technologies in the field of microbiology. He is also credited with making important discoveries in public health. In 1905, Robert Koch won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on tuberculosis.

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Henry James
(British Author Who is Regarded as a Key Transitional Figure Between Literary Realism and Literary Modernism)
Henry James
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: February 28, 1916

Henry James was an author, regarded as one of the greatest novelists ever to write in the English language. One of his novellas titled The Turn of the Screw has been the most analyzed ghost story in the history of English language literature. While his works have been adapted into films, he has been the subject of several other stories.

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Virgil Earp
(Police officer)
Virgil Earp
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 19, 1905
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Frederick VIII of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VIII of Denmark
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 14, 1912
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Bertha von Suttner
(Austrian-Bohemian Pacifist, Novelist and the First Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Bertha von Suttner
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Golz-Kinsky Palace, Prague, Czechia
Died: June 21, 1914

Once a governess of the four daughters of the affluent Suttner family, Bertha von Suttner later married the sisters’ elder brother, Baron Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner. The Austrian novelist was known for her peace activism, which made her the first female to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt II
(Businessperson)
Cornelius Vanderbilt II
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 1899
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Camillo Golgi
(Physician, Pathologist, Biologist)
Camillo Golgi
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Italy
Died: January 21, 1926

Nobel Prize-winning cytologist and physician Camillo Golgi is remembered for his contribution to the study of the central nervous system. He revolutionized medical science with his staining technique and discoveries such as the Golgi cell, the Golgi tendon organ, and the Golgi apparatus, apart from his research on malaria.

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Emily Warren Roebling
(Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.)
Emily Warren Roebling
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cold Spring, New York
Died: February 28, 1903

Apart from being a socialite, Emily Warren Roebling was also a skilled engineer. She took over the reins of designing the Brooklyn Bridge when her husband, the chief engineer of the project, Washington Augustus Roebling, was rendered bedridden. She went against the grain and earned a law certificate, too.

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Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
(Former Grand Duchess Consort of Hesse and by Rhine (1877 - 1878))
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 14, 1878
Princess Alice was the third child of England’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her organization Princess Alice Women's Guild oversaw military hospitals during the Austro-Prussian War. She became the Grand Duchy of Hesse by virtue of her marriage to German Prince Louis. She eventually died due to diptheria.
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Gertrude Jekyll
(Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction writer, Botanist, Architect)
Gertrude Jekyll
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: December 8, 1932

Landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll was born into an affluent family and grew up in a refined environment, learning music and traveling. Initially interested in painting, she gave it up to focus on gardening when she developed eyesight problems. She built around 400 gardens and also collaborated with Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Adelina Patti
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Popular Sopranos of All Time)
Adelina Patti
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919

Adelina Patti was an Italian opera singer who achieved immense poularity in the USA and Europe. One of the finest singers of her generation, Patti was also among the highest-paid at the peak of her career. Along with her near contemporaries Thérèse Tietjens and Jenny Lind, Adelina Patti is considered one of the most popular sopranos of all time.

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Henry M. Leland
(American Machinist, Inventor, Automotive Entrepreneur and Founder of Automotive Brands ‘Cadillac’ and ‘Lincoln')
Henry M. Leland
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: March 26, 1932

While initially working in the machine plants and firearms industries, Henry M. Leland gradually mastered the art of toolmaking and manufacturing. He later revolutionized the auto industry and was the man behind the car brands Cadillac and Lincoln. He introduced inventions such as the electric starter and the V-8 engine.

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Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia
(Prince)
Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia
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Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alexander Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 24, 1865
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Henry Faulds
(Scientist)
Henry Faulds
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Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beith
Died: March 19, 1930
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Elisabeth of Wied
(Queen Consort of Romania (1881 - 1914))
Elisabeth of Wied
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Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schloss Monrepos
Died: March 2, 1916

The daughter of German nobleman Hermann, Prince of Wied, Elisabeth of Wied had a flair for writing and initially wished to be a teacher. She later became the first queen of Romania, as the wife of King Carol I. She also wrote many plays, poems, and novels as Carmen Sylva.

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Aaron Montgomery Ward
(Entrepreneur)
Aaron Montgomery Ward
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Listed In: Retailers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: December 7, 1913
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Georg von Hertling
(Politician)
Georg von Hertling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: January 4, 1919
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C. I. Scofield
(Theologian)
C. I. Scofield
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Michigan, United States
Died: July 24, 1921
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Camillo Sitte
(Austrian Architect)
Camillo Sitte
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 16, 1903

Renowned Austrian architect Camillo Sitte, best known for his book City Planning According to Artistic Principles, believed in a lot of ideas that were similar to those of English architect Sir Ebenezer Howard. He had also been the director of the Vienna State Polytechnic School and launched the periodical City Building.

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Albert Cashier
(Soldier)
Albert Cashier
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clogherhead, Ireland
Died: October 10, 1915
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Joanna Hiffernan
(Model)
Joanna Hiffernan
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Listed In: Models
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 1903 AD
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Lola Rodriguez de Tio
(Poet)
Lola Rodriguez de Tio
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico
Died: November 10, 1924
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Leung Bik
(Chinese Martial Artist)
Leung Bik
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Listed In: Martial Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: 1911 AD
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Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal
(Queen)
Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 5, 1884
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Henryk Siemiradzki
(Painter)
Henryk Siemiradzki
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Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pecheniz'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: August 23, 1902
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Hermann Schwarz
(Mathematician)
Hermann Schwarz
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerzmanowa, Poland
Died: November 30, 1921
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Russell Conwell
(Lawyer)
Russell Conwell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Worthington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 6, 1925
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Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy
(Aristocrat)
Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Turin, Turin, Italy
Died: June 25, 1911
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William Henry Jackson
(Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist, Mountaineer)
William Henry Jackson
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Keeseville
Died: June 30, 1942
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Christina Nilsson
(Swedish Operatic Soprano from the 19th Century)
Christina Nilsson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1921

A renowned Swedish operatic soprano from the 19th century, Christina Nilsson ruled the world opera scene for 20 years. She was often compared to fellow opera star Adelina Patti and finds a mention in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. One of her most iconic roles was that of Marguerite in Charles Gounod's Faust.

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Eugene de Blaas
(Painter)
Eugene de Blaas
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albano Laziale, Italy
Died: February 10, 1931
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William Cornelius Van Horne
(Railroad Executive)
William Cornelius Van Horne
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Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfort, Illinois, United States
Died: September 11, 1915
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Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz
(Military officer)
Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivanovka, Russia
Died: April 19, 1916
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Melville Reuben Bissell
(Entrepreneur)
Melville Reuben Bissell
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartwick, New York, United States
Died: March 15, 1889
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William de Wiveleslie Abney
(British Astronomer, Chemist, and Photographer Known for His Development of a Photographic Emulsion)
William de Wiveleslie Abney
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Derby, England
Died: December 3, 1920

Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney was an English photographer, chemist, and astronomer. A pioneer of many technical facets of photography, Abney's work in the chemistry of photography led to developments in astronomy apart from producing useful photographic products. Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney also wrote several books on photography that went on to become standard texts at that time.

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Frederic W. H. Myers
(British Poet, Classicist, Philologist, and a Founder of the Society for Psychical Research)
Frederic W. H. Myers
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Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keswick, England
Died: January 17, 1901

Frederic W.H. Myers was a 19th-century classicist and a Victorian psychical researcher. The essayist’s best-known work remains his posthumously published 2-volume collection Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death. He also penned award-winning poems. Rumors claim he was homosexual but also had a relationship with his cousin's wife.

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Sophie Gray
(Model)
Sophie Gray
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Listed In: Models
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: March 15, 1882
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Oscar Montelius
(Swedish Archaeologist Who Refined the Concept of Seriation)
Oscar Montelius
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 4, 1921

Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius is best remembered for his pioneering research on prehistoric chronology, especially that of the Bronze Age. He was associated with the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, as a professor and as a museum director. He had also won honors such as the Anders Retzius Medal.

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Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
(US Geologist and Educator Who Suggested the Planetesimal Hypothesis)
Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mattoon, Illinois, United States
Died: November 15, 1928

US geologist Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin proposed the theory of planetesimal hypothesis. Initially the chief geologist of the Wisconsin Geological Survey, he later joined the US Geological Survey. An educator, too, he was associated with the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was also the founder-editor of The Journal of Geology.

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Stephen Moulton Babcock
(Chemist)
Stephen Moulton Babcock
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oneida County, New York, United States
Died: July 2, 1931
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Josephine Shaw Lowell
(American Social Worker Best Known for Creating the 'New York Consumers League' in 1890)
Josephine Shaw Lowell
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Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 12, 1905

Best remembered for establishing the New York Consumers League, Josephine Shaw Lowell believed that charity shouldn’t just relieve people’s suffering but also help people in overcoming their misery by rehabilitating them. She was also the first female commissioner of the New York Charities Commission and campaigned for women’s rights.

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John Graham Chambers
(Sportsman)
John Graham Chambers
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Listed In: Rowers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
Died: March 4, 1883
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Joseph James Cheeseman
(Politician)
Joseph James Cheeseman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edina, Liberia
Died: November 12, 1896
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Charles Montagu Doughty
(Poet)
Charles Montagu Doughty
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saxmundham, England
Died: January 20, 1926
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Paul Cambon
(Diplomat)
Paul Cambon
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Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 29, 1924
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Mariano Rampolla
(Cardinal)
Mariano Rampolla
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Polizzi Generosa, Italy
Died: December 16, 1913
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Susan Blow
(Educator)
Susan Blow
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 27, 1916