Famous People Born In 1846

Discover the most famous people born in 1846. The list includes people like Charles Stewart Parnell, Daniel Burnham, F. H. Bradley, Anna Katharine Green, Henry Gannett and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include inventors, journalists, political leaders and novelists born in 1846. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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Buffalo Bill
(American Showman, Bison Hunter and One of the Most Famous Figures of the American Old West,)
Buffalo Bill
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa, United States
Died: January 10, 1917
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a legendary showman and bison hunter who had also been a Union soldier. He began working as a freight carrier at 11 and later performed in Wild West-themed shows. He later formed Buffalo Bill's Wild West and toured across the U.S. and Europe.
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Edward Baker Lincoln
(Abraham Lincoln’s Son)
Edward Baker Lincoln
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: February 1, 1850
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George Westinghouse
(American Entrepreneur and Engineer Who Invented the ‘Railway Air Brake’)
George Westinghouse
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Central Bridge, New York, United States
Died: March 12, 1914

Inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse was mostly responsible for introducing the U.S. to alternating current (AC). Initially part of the army and the navy, the talented engineer began his journey of inventions with the rotary steam engine and went on to invent several products, such as air brakes.

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Auguste Escoffier
(Chef)
Auguste Escoffier
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Died: February 12, 1935
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Peter Carl Fabergé
(Russian Jeweller Best Known for the Famous 'Fabergé Eggs' Made of Precious Metals and Gemstones)
Peter Carl Fabergé
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 24, 1920

Apart from being the official jeweler of the Russian imperial court, Peter Carl Fabergé also created some of the most innovative jewelry designs, such as the iconic Fabergé eggs. He had also launched workshops in London, Moscow, and Kiev. Later, hounded by the revolutionary government, he fled to Switzerland.

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Daniel Burnham
(Architect, Urban Designer)
Daniel Burnham
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Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henderson
Died: June 1, 1912

American architect Daniel Burnham was one of the pioneering designers of the skyscrapers that populate cities such as Chicago. Part of the Beaux-Arts movement, he had been the director of the World’s Columbian Exposition. He also formed his own firm, Burnham & Root with John Wellborn Root.

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Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Polish Writer Who Won the '1905 Nobel Prize in Literature')
Henryk Sienkiewicz
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Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wola Okrzejska, Poland
Died: November 15, 1916

Henryk Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist and novelist best remembered for his historical novels. He was the author of the internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis. Beginning his career as a journalist, he soon became one of the most popular Polish authors of his era. He was awarded the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his contribution to literature. 

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Charles Stewart Parnell
(Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (1882 - 1891))
Charles Stewart Parnell
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Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avondale House, Rathdrum, Ireland
Died: October 6, 1891

Charles Stewart Parnell led both the Irish Parliamentary Party and the Home Rule League. A nationalist, he is remembered as one of the pioneering political leaders of Europe. However, his political image suffered a huge blow after he was dragged into an adultery scandal with Katherine O’Shea.

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Wilhelm Maybach
(German Automobile Designer Known for Designing the Initial Mercedes Cars, and Founder of 'Maybach')
Wilhelm Maybach
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Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: December 29, 1929

German engineer and auto designer Wilhelm Maybach once earned the nickname The King of Designers. He collaborated with Gottlieb Daimler and formed Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, eventually designing the first Mercedes automobiles. He and his son later started an aircraft engine company. In 1996, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Naim Frasheri
(Historian)
Naim Frasheri
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Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fraşer, Yanya Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Frashër, Albania)
Died: October 20, 1900
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Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
(Archivist)
Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
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Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Röcken
Died: November 8, 1935
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Elizabeth Thompson
(Painter)
Elizabeth Thompson
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: October 2, 1933
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Wladimir Köppen
(Russian–German Geographer, Meteorologist and Climatologist)
Wladimir Köppen
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Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 22, 1940

Wladimir Köppen was a Russian-German meteorologist, geographer, botanist, and climatologist. He is best remembered for publishing the Köppen climate classification system, which is used even today. Wladimir Köppen made important contributions to many branches of science. He is also credited with coining the term aerology.

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Kate Greenaway
(Artist and writer)
Kate Greenaway
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: November 6, 1901
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Julius Maggi
(Founding Maggi, which was merged with Nestle in 1947)
Julius Maggi
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Died: October 19, 1912
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F. H. Bradley
(British Idealist Philosopher Known for His Work ‘Appearance and Reality’)
F. H. Bradley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clapham, England
Died: September 18, 1924

A prominent 19th century English philosopher of the absolute Idealist school and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Francis Herbert Bradley was an opponent of the British Empiricist theories and utilitarian trends.  Well-known for his non-pluralistic approach to philosophy, he devoted his life to writing, publishing five books in his lifetime, most significant among them being Appearance and Reality.

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Vasily Dokuchaev
(Russian Ecologist and Geologist Who Conducted Path-Breaking Research on Soil Science)
Vasily Dokuchaev
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Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milyukovo, Russia
Died: November 8, 1903

Russian ecologist, geomorphologist, and soil scientist Vasily Dokuchaev initially taught at the University of St. Petersburg and was later associated with the Novo-Aleksandr Institute of Agriculture and Forestry. He developed a soil classification system that explained the 5 factors for soil formation. The city of Dokuchaievsk in Ukraine is named after him.

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Émile Gallé
(Artist)
Émile Gallé
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: September 23, 1904
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Comte de Lautréamont
(Poet)
Comte de Lautréamont
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 24, 1870
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Anna Dostoevskaya
(Memoirist)
Anna Dostoevskaya
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Listed In: Biographers
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 9, 1918
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Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington
(Politician)
Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington
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Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Apsley House, London, England
Died: June 8, 1900
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Paolo Tosti
(Composer)
Paolo Tosti
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ortona, Italy
Died: December 2, 1916
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Tokugawa Iemochi
(Shogun)
Tokugawa Iemochi
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Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minato-ku
Died: August 29, 1866
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Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
(Russian Anthropologist Known for Being One of the First to Explore New Guinea and Oppose Slavery)
Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yazykovo, Russia
Died: April 14, 1888

Russian explorer and anthropologist Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay was one of the first scientists to live with the indigenous community of New Guinea. Named the Moon Man by the Papuans for his ability to produce light through his lantern, he fought against slavery. He was idolized by both Russia and Australia.

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Whitcomb L. Judson
(Inventor, Engineer)
Whitcomb L. Judson
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: December 7, 1909
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George Taubman Goldie
(British Colonial Administrator Who Had a Major Role in Founding Nigeria)
George Taubman Goldie
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: August 20, 1925

British colonial administrator George Taubman Goldie who is known for his efforts in founding the country Nigeria. He led the Royal Niger Company and marked clear boundaries of control in his negotiations with the French and the German authorities. He was eventually knighted for his achievements.

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Henry Gannett
(American Geographer Who is Known as the 'Father of Mapmaking in America')
Henry Gannett
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bath, Maine, United States
Died: November 5, 1914

Henry Gannett was an American geographer best remembered for his association with the United States Geological Survey, where he served as the chief geographer from its founding until 1902. Nicknamed the father of mapmaking in America, Henry Gannett is also known as a founding member of the National Geographic Society, where he served as president.

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Gaston Maspero
(Egyptologist)
Gaston Maspero
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 30, 1916
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Samuel M. Jones
(32nd Mayor of Toledo)
Samuel M. Jones
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Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caernarvonshire, Wales
Died: July 12, 1904

Welsh-born Samuel M. Jones moved to the US with his family at age 3. Poverty forced him to work, first in a sawmill and then on a steamship. He later opened an oil-pumping machine factory and became well-liked for his Golden Rule. He also served as a Republican mayor of Toledo.

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George B. Selden
George B. Selden
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York
Died: January 17, 1922
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C.P. Scott
(British Journalist and the Editor of 'The Guardian’ from 1872 to 1929)
C.P. Scott
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Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bath, England
Died: January 1, 1932

Legendary British journalist C.P. Scott is best remembered as the editor of the iconic Manchester Guardian, which later became known as The Guardian. As part of its liberal stance under his editorship, the Guardian took up many controversial issues, such as the Irish Home Rule.

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Anna Katharine Green
(Detective Fiction Writer)
Anna Katharine Green
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 11, 1935
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Arabella Mansfield
(Lawyer)
Arabella Mansfield
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iowa, United States
Died: August 1, 1911
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Edmondo De Amicis
(Novelist)
Edmondo De Amicis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oneglia, Imperia, Italy
Died: March 11, 1908
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Edward Charles Pickering
(American Astronomer and Physicist Known for Discovering the First 'Spectroscopic Binary Stars')
Edward Charles Pickering
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 3, 1919

Astronomer and physicist Edward Charles Pickering was the man behind the first physics lab in the U.S. during his tenure as an MIT professor. Apart from inventing the meridian photometer and releasing the first photometric catalog, Harvard Photometry, he had also served as the director of the Harvard College Observatory.

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Alexandre de Serpa Pinto
(Portuguese Explorer Who Was the Fourth Explorer to Cross Africa From West to East)
Alexandre de Serpa Pinto
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tendais, Portugal
Died: December 28, 1900

Alexandre de Serpa Pinto was a Portuguese explorer and colonial administrator. His journey across Africa earned him the prestigious Founder's Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1881. Alexandre de Serpa Pinto also received many honorary memberships and awards for his achievements.

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Giulio Bizzozero
(Doctor)
Giulio Bizzozero
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varese, Italy
Died: April 8, 1901
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William Robertson Smith
(Scholar)
William Robertson Smith
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: March 31, 1894
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Albert Apponyi
(Politician)
Albert Apponyi
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Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 7, 1933
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Johann Most
(Politician)
Johann Most
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: March 17, 1906
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Karl Verner
(Danish Linguist and Formulator of Verner’s Law)
Karl Verner
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Listed In: Linguists
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: November 5, 1896

Karl Verner was a Danish linguist best remembered for publishing Verner's Law in 1876. He received the prestigious Bopp Prize in 1877. In 1888, Karl Verner was made a fellow at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

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Svetozar Marković
(Political Activist)
Svetozar Marković
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jagodina, Ottoman Empire
Died: February 26, 1875
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Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
(Princess)
Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
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Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 14, 1921
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Henry Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote
(Politician)
Henry Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 29, 1911
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Benjamin Franklin Keith
(Theater Owner)
Benjamin Franklin Keith
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Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States
Died: March 26, 1914
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William Henry Holmes
(US Explorer, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, and Geologist)
William Henry Holmes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harrison County, Ohio, United States
Died: April 20, 1933

American explorer, anthropologist, and archaeologist William Henry Holmes was a pioneer of professional archaeology in the US. He was also a geologist and a scientific illustrator. He had been a curator at the Smithsonian Institution and had been the director of the National Gallery of Art.

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Ledi Sayadaw
(Buddhist Monk)
Ledi Sayadaw
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saingpyin, Dabayin Kingdom of Burma
Died: June 27, 1923
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Carrie Nation
(Activist)
Carrie Nation
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Listed In: Social Activists
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gerrard County, Kentucky, USA
Died: June 9, 1911
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Wilhelm Herrmann
(Theologian)
Wilhelm Herrmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melkow, Germany
Died: January 2, 1922
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Oliver Perry Hay
(American Herpetologist, Ichthyologist, and Paleontologist)
Oliver Perry Hay
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Listed In: Paleontologists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Died: November 2, 1930

Initially a professor of geology and biology at Butler University, Oliver Perry Hay later contributed immensely to catalogs on North American fossil vertebrates. He had also served as the associate curator of New York’s American Museum of Natural History. His son, too, grew up to be a zoologist.