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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Friedrich Nietzsche
(German Philosopher, Cultural Critic and Philologist)
Friedrich Nietzsche
30
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
8
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 20, 1925
Bernadette Soubirous
4
Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourdes, France
Died: April 16, 1879
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Louis Riel
(Canadian Political Leader and Founder of the Province of 'Manitoba')
Louis Riel
25
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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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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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
(Russian Composer Known for His Operas: ‘Sadko’ and ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan’)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
3
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tikhvin, Russia
Died: June 21, 1908
 8 
Menelik II
(Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913))
Menelik II
4
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angolalla Tera
Died: December 12, 1913
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Henri Rousseau
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, France
Died: September 2, 1910
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Muhammad Ahmad
(Ruler of Sudan (1881-85))
Muhammad Ahmad
9
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dongola, Sudan
Died: June 22, 1885
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Ludwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)
Ludwig Boltzmann
3
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: September 5, 1906
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Henry J. Heinz
(Businessperson)
Henry J. Heinz
0
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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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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Karl Benz
(Entrepreneur)
Karl Benz
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mühlburg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1929
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Edmonia Lewis
(First African-American and Native American Sculptor to Achieve International Prominence)
Edmonia Lewis
1
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Died: September 17, 1907
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Elijah McCoy
(American-Canadian inventor)
Elijah McCoy
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 10, 1929
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Ilya Repin
(Realist painter)
Ilya Repin
0
Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chuhuiv, Ukraine
Died: September 29, 1930
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Thomas Eakins
(Painter)
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
4
Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Martinsburg, Virginia
Died: June 11, 1900
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Abdur Rahman Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901)
Abdur Rahman Khan
5
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: October 1, 1901
 22 
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
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Joshua Slocum
(First Person in Recorded History to Sail Around the World Single-handedly)
Joshua Slocum
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Hanley, Canada
Died: November 14, 1909
 24 
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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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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Edward Carpenter
(Poet, Philosopher, Writer)
Edward Carpenter
0
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hove
Died: June 28, 1929
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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 
Minnie Dean
(Serial killer)
Minnie Dean
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: August 12, 1895
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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
Peter I of Yugoslavia
2
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: August 16, 1921
 31 
Adam Worth
(art thief)
Adam Worth
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia
Died: January 8, 1902
 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
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Sophia Tolstaya
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Northwestern Administrative Okrug, Russia
Died: November 4, 1919
 34 
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
Harvey Washington Wiley
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, Indiana, United States
Died: June 30, 1930
 36 
Garret Hobart
(Vice President of the United States (1897-99))
Garret Hobart
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 21, 1899
 37 
Richard Theodore Greener
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 2, 1922
 38 
Karl Lueger
(Politician, Lawyer)
Karl Lueger
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wieden
Died: March 10, 1910
 39 
Anthony Comstock
(Political writer)
Anthony Comstock
0
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Canaan
Died: September 21, 1915
 40 
Victorine Meurent
0
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1927
 41 
Julius Wellhausen
(German Biblical Scholar and Orientalist Best Known for His Analysis of the Structure and Dating of the 'Pentateuc/Torah')
Julius Wellhausen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamelin, Germany
Died: January 7, 1918
 42 
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
 43 
Lewis Powell
(Soldier, Murder)
Lewis Powell
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Randolph County, Alabama, United States
Died: July 7, 1865
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Vasily Polenov
0
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 18, 1927
 45 
Marie Spartali Stillman
(Painter, Model)
Marie Spartali Stillman
0
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: March 6, 1927
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Wilhelm Leibl
(Painter)
Wilhelm Leibl
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: December 4, 1900
 47 
Mehmed V
(Ottoman King)
Mehmed V
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: July 3, 1918
 48 
Philip Wicksteed
(Economist)
Philip Wicksteed
0
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: March 18, 1927
 49 
Wu Changshuo
(Painter)
Wu Changshuo
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anji County, Huzhou, China
Died: November 29, 1927
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Robert Bridges
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Walmer, Kent, England
Died: April 21, 1930