Famous People Born In 1847

Discover the most famous people born in 1847. The list includes people like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Jesse James, Bram Stoker, Paul von Hindenburg and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, novelists and military leaders born in 1847. This list includes people from United States, England, France & Germany and many more countries.

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11th February, American
Inventor, Businessman
Jesse JamesJesse James
5th September, American
American Outlaw & Gang Leader

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
3rd March, Canadian, Scottish
Inventor of Telephone

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg
2nd October, German
General, Second President of Weimar Republic

Bram StokerBram Stoker
8th November, Irish
Creator of Dracula

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
1st October, British
Member of the London School Board
Ike ClantonIke Clanton
30th November, American
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
10th April, Hungarian
Journalist & Publisher

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11th June, British
Suffragist
Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
10th March, New Zealander
Women's Suffrage Leader

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
14th February, American
Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the
Otto WallachOtto Wallach
27th March, German
Chemist

Thomas Alva EdisonThomas Alva Edison
11th February, American
 

Maria FeodorovnaMaria Feodorovna
26th November, Danish
Dagmar of Denmark

James A. BaileyJames A. Bailey
4th July, American
Impresario

Wong Fei-hungWong Fei-hung
9th July, Chinese
Physician, Acupuncturist
Arthur Kinnaird, 11th Lord KinnairdArthur Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird
16th February, British
Football player

Benjamin R. TillmanBenjamin R. Tillman
11th August, American
Politician

Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of RoseberyArchibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
7th May, British
Former British Prime Minister

John ChardJohn Chard
21st December, British
Engineer, Military personnel
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
22nd April
Statesman, Military personnel, Architect

Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
10th January, American
Banker, Financier
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
2nd November, French
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade

Ferdinand Walsin EsterhazyFerdinand Walsin Esterhazy
16th December, French
Military personnel, Spy, Composer

Ellen TerryEllen Terry
27th February, British
Actress
Nakano TakekoNakano Takeko
12th July, Japanese
Warrior

Koos de la ReyKoos de la Rey
22nd October, South African
Military officer
Sergey NechayevSergey Nechayev
2nd October, Russian
Revolutionary

Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
15th January, French
painter, model

John Alexander DowieJohn Alexander Dowie
25th May, Scottish
Evangelist
Catherine DolgorukovCatherine Dolgorukov
2nd November, Russian
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Ralph Albert BlakelockRalph Albert Blakelock
15th October, American
Painter
Max LiebermannMax Liebermann
20th July, German
Painter

William Pirrie, 1st Viscount PirrieWilliam Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie
31st May, Canadian
Businessman

Radomir PutnikRadomir Putnik
24th January, Serbian
General

Jean Casimir-PérierJean Casimir-Périer
8th November, French
Prime Minister, politician
John ForrestJohn Forrest
22nd August, Australian
Politician
Bolesław PrusBolesław Prus
20th August, Polish
Journalist

Albert RyderAlbert Pinkham Ryder
19th March, American
Painter

George GrossmithGeorge Grossmith
9th December, British
Comedian

Lotta CrabtreeLotta Crabtree
7th November, American
Actress
John R. LynchJohn R. Lynch
10th September, American
politician, lawyer

James O'NeillJames O'Neill
15th November, Irish, American
Actor

Galileo FerrarisGalileo Ferraris
30th October, Italian
physicist, engineer, inventor

William TerrissWilliam Terriss
20th February, British
Actor

Philipp, Prince of EulenburgPhilipp, Prince of Eulenburg
12th February, German
Diplomat
Solomon SchechterSolomon Schechter
7th December, Romanian
Rabbi, University teacher

John Peter AltgeldJohn Peter Altgeld
30th December, German, American
Governor
James HanningtonJames Hannington
3rd September, British
Missionary

Paul MounetPaul Mounet
5th October, French
Actor, Film actor

John Bates ClarkJohn Bates Clark
26th January, American
Economist
Edwin James HoustonEdwin James Houston
9th July, American
Electrical engineer

Sidney SonninoSidney Sonnino
11th March, Italian
Statesman
Kobayashi KiyochikaKobayashi Kiyochika
10th September, Japanese
Artist

Vinnie ReamVinnie Ream
25th September
Sculptor

Jens Peter JacobsenJens Peter Jacobsen
7th April, Danish
Novelist

Nikolai ZhukovskyNikolai Zhukovsky
17th January, Russian
Scientist, Mathematician, Engineer

Ray LankesterRay Lankester
15th May, British
Zoologists
Charles Follen McKimCharles Follen McKim
24th August, American
Architect

Mary Anna Hallock FooteMary Anna Hallock Foote
9th November, American
Author

Giuseppe GiacosaGiuseppe Giacosa
21st October, Italian
Poet

Alice MeynellAlice Meynell
11th October, British
Writer
Afonso Augusto Moreira PenaAfonso Augusto Moreira Pena
30th November, Brazilian
Brazilian Politician

Mori ArinoriMori Arinori
23rd August, Japanese
Statesman
Phan Dinh PhungPhan Dinh Phung
6th June, Vietnamese
Rebel Leader

Kálmán MikszáthKálmán Mikszáth
16th January, Hungarian, Slovak
Novelist

Pavel YablochkovPavel Yablochkov
14th September, Russian
Electrical engineer
Henry Demarest LloydHenry Demarest Lloyd
1st May, American
Journalist

Thomas BrockThomas Brock
1st March, British
Sculptor
Castro AlvesCastro Alves
14th March, Brazilian
Poet

Julia A. MooreJulia A. Moore
1st December, American
American poet

Auguste PavieAuguste Pavie
31st May, French
Explorer
Sir Alexander Campbell MackenzieSir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie
22nd August, Scottish
Composer

Adolf von HildebrandAdolf von Hildebrand
6th October, German
Sculptor
Katherine TingleyKatherine Tingley
6th July, American
Social Worker

Nakae ChōminNakae Chōmin
8th December, Japanese
Journalist

Emil HolubEmil Holub
7th October, Austrian, Czech, Hungarian
Physician

Émile FaguetÉmile Faguet
17th December, French
Author
Stephanus Jacobus du ToitStephanus Jacobus du Toit
10th October, South African
Journalist
Charles RenardCharles Renard
23rd November, French
Military Engineer

Alice Stopford GreenAlice Stopford Green
30th May, Irish
Historian

Joseph Achille Le BelJoseph Achille Le Bel
21st January, French
Chemist

Franz, Prince of Thun and HohensteinFranz, Prince of Thun and Hohenstein
2nd September, Austrian, Hungarian
Statesman
Sarah Frances WhitingSarah Frances Whiting
23rd August, American
Astronomer

Edvard BrandesEdvard Brandes
21st October, Danish
Politician

Frederick William BordenFrederick William Borden
14th May, Canadian
Politician

Mary Watson WhitneyMary Watson Whitney
11th September, American
Astronomer

George Eulas FosterGeorge Eulas Foster
3rd September, Canadian
Politician
Recaizade Mahmud EkremRecaizade Mahmud Ekrem
1st March, Turkish
Civil Servant

Charles Frederic Moberly BellCharles Frederic Moberly Bell
2nd April, British
Journalist
Frédéric MassonFrédéric Masson
8th March, French
Historian

Johann Georg HagenJohann Georg Hagen
6th March, Austrian
Priest
Linda GilbertLinda Gilbert
13th May, American
Prison Reformer
Marcel Alexandre BertrandMarcel Alexandre Bertrand
2nd July, French
Geologist