Famous People Born In 1844

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Discover the most famous people born in 1844. The list includes people like Friedrich Nietzsche, Mary Cassatt, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Bernadette Soubirous, Sarah Bernhardt and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, emperors & kings and lawyers born in 1844. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Friedrich Nietzsche
(German Philosopher, Cultural Critic and Philologist)
Friedrich Nietzsche
37
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Röcken, Lützen, Germany
Died: August 25, 1900
 2 
Alexandra of Denmark
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and British Dominions (1901 - 1910))
Alexandra of Denmark
10
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 20, 1925
 3 
Louis Riel
(Canadian Political Leader and Founder of the Province of 'Manitoba')
Louis Riel
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red River Colony, Canada
Died: November 16, 1885
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Sarah Bernhardt
(One of the Most Popular French Actresses of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century)
Sarah Bernhardt
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 26, 1923
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
(Russian Composer Known for His Operas: ‘Sadko’ and ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan’)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
4
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tikhvin, Russia
Died: June 21, 1908
 6 
Mary Cassatt
(Painter)
Mary Cassatt
5
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Allegheny
Died: June 14, 1926
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Menelik II
(Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913)
Menelik II
7
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angolalla Tera
Died: December 12, 1913
 8 
Henri Rousseau
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, France
Died: September 2, 1910
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Karl Benz
(Entrepreneur)
Karl Benz
7
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mühlburg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1929
 10 
Henry J. Heinz
(Businessperson)
Henry J. Heinz
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Side (Pittsburgh) Birmingham, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 14, 1919
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Ludwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)
Ludwig Boltzmann
4
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: September 5, 1906
 12 
Paul Verlaine
(One of the Greatest French Poets of the 19th Century)
Paul Verlaine
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: January 8, 1896
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Elijah McCoy
(Canadian-American Engineer Best Remembered for Inventing Lubrication Systems for Steam Engines)
Elijah McCoy
2
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 10, 1929
 14 
Edmonia Lewis
(First African-American and Native American Sculptor to Achieve International Prominence)
Edmonia Lewis
2
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Died: September 17, 1907
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Mehmed V
(Ottoman King)
Mehmed V
4
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: July 3, 1918
 16 
Bernadette Soubirous
(French Saint Who Received Visions from the Virgin Mary in a Cave Near Lourdes)
Bernadette Soubirous
5
Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourdes, France
Died: April 16, 1879
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Ilya Repin
(Russian Painter Who was One of the Most Renowned Artists in Russia During the 19th Century)
Ilya Repin
0
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chuhuiv, Ukraine
Died: September 29, 1930
 18 
Thomas Eakins
(American Photographer, Realist Painter, Fine Arts Educator, and Sculptor)
Thomas Eakins
1
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 25, 1916
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Andrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)
Andrew Lang
2
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Selkirk
Died: July 20, 1912
 20 
Belle Boyd
(Confederate Spy in the American Civil War)
Belle Boyd
5
Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Martinsburg, Virginia
Died: June 11, 1900
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Anatole France
(One of the Best-Selling French Poet and Novelist)
Anatole France
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1924
Peter I of Yugoslavia
2
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: August 16, 1921
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Abdur Rahman Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901)
Abdur Rahman Khan
6
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: October 1, 1901
 24 
G. Stanley Hall
(Psychologist, Science writer)
G. Stanley Hall
0
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: April 24, 1924
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Edward Carpenter
(Poet, Philosopher, Writer)
Edward Carpenter
0
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hove
Died: June 28, 1929
 26 
Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Poet, Writer)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: June 8, 1889
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Friedrich Miescher
(First Scientist to Isolate Nucleic Acid in 1869)
Friedrich Miescher
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: August 26, 1895
 28 
Minna Canth
(Finnish Social Activist and Writer Best Known for Her Plays, 'The Pastor's Family' and 'The Worker's Wife')
Minna Canth
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Died: May 12, 1897
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Muhammad Ahmad
(Ruler of Sudan from 1881 to 1885)
Muhammad Ahmad
9
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dongola, Sudan
Died: June 22, 1885
 30 
Joshua Slocum
(First Person in Recorded History to Sail Around the World Single-handedly)
Joshua Slocum
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Hanley, Canada
Died: November 14, 1909
 31 
Sarah Winnemucca
(Former writer known for Activist and Spokeswoman for Northern Paiute)
Sarah Winnemucca
0
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Nevada, United States
Died: October 17, 1891
 32 
Friedrich Ratzel
(Biologist, Geopolitician, Geographer, Zoologist, Political scientist, University teacher)
Friedrich Ratzel
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: August 9, 1904
Harvey Washington Wiley
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, Indiana, United States
Died: June 30, 1930
 34 
Pablo de Sarasate
(Former violin virtuoso, composer and conductor of the Romantic period)
Pablo de Sarasate
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain
Died: September 20, 1908
 35 
Sophia Tolstaya
0
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Northwestern Administrative Okrug, Russia
Died: November 4, 1919
 36 
Richard Theodore Greener
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 2, 1922
 37 
Vasily Polenov
0
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 18, 1927
 38 
Minnie Dean
(Serial killer)
Minnie Dean
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: August 12, 1895
 39 
James Henry Greathead
(British Mechanical and Civil Engineer Who Improved the Tunneling Shield and the Basic Tool of Underwater Tunneling)
James Henry Greathead
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grahamstown, South Africa
Died: October 21, 1896
 40 
Manuel González Prada
(Peruvian Anarchist, Politician, and Literary Critic)
Manuel González Prada
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: July 22, 1918
 41 
Mihály Munkácsy
(Former Painter who earned international reputation with his genre pictures and large-scale biblical paintings)
Mihály Munkácsy
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mukachevo, Ukraine
Died: May 1, 1900
 42 
Adam Worth
(art thief)
Adam Worth
1
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia
Died: January 8, 1902
 43 
Wu Changshuo
(Painter)
Wu Changshuo
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anji County, Huzhou, China
Died: November 29, 1927
 44 
Philip Wicksteed
(British Economist, Classicist, Literary Critic and Theologian)
Philip Wicksteed
0
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: March 18, 1927
 45 
Wilhelm Leibl
(Painter)
Wilhelm Leibl
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: December 4, 1900
 46 
Klas Pontus Arnoldson
(Politician, Journalist, Writer, Non-fiction writer)
Klas Pontus Arnoldson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gothenburg
Died: February 20, 1916
 47 
Emily Ruete
(Writer, Princess)
Emily Ruete
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: February 29, 1924
 48 
Sheng Xuanhuai
(Official)
Sheng Xuanhuai
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wujin District, Changzhou, China
Died: April 27, 1916
 49 
May Wright Sewall
(American Reformer Known for Her Service to the Causes of Education, Women’s Rights, and World Peace)
May Wright Sewall
0
Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Greenfield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: July 22, 1920
 50 
Lewis Powell
(Soldier, Murder)
Lewis Powell
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Randolph County, Alabama, United States
Died: July 7, 1865