Famous People Born In 1847

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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.
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Thomas Edison
(Inventor of Phonograph, Motion Picture Camera and Early Version of the Electric Light Bulb)
Thomas Edison
63
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18, 1931
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Alexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone & Co-Founder of 'American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)')
Alexander Graham Bell
39
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 2, 1922
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Jesse James
(American Outlaw, Bank and Train Robber and Leader of the 'James–Younger Gang')
Jesse James
38
Listed In: Robbers
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kearney, Missouri, United States
Died: April 3, 1882
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Bram Stoker
(Irish Author Best Known for His Horror Novel ‘Dracula’)
Bram Stoker
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 20, 1912
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Annie Besant
(British Social Reformer, Theosophist and Women's Rights Activist)
Annie Besant
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clapham Town, London, United Kingdom
Died: September 20, 1933
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Paul von Hindenburg
(President of Germany (1925-1934))
Paul von Hindenburg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: August 2, 1934
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Joseph Pulitzer
(Journalist & Publisher)
Joseph Pulitzer
9
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makó
Died: October 29, 1911
 8 
Ike Clanton
(Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys)
Ike Clanton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Callaway County, Missouri
Died: June 1, 1887
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Maria Feodorovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1881 - 1884))
Maria Feodorovna
3
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 13, 1928
 10 
Millicent Fawcett
(Feminist Politcian Who Led the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain)
Millicent Fawcett
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, England
Died: August 5, 1929
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Kate Sheppard
(The Most Prominent Member of the Women's Suffrage Movement in New Zealand)
Kate Sheppard
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Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: July 13, 1934
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Ellen Terry
(Actress)
Ellen Terry
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: July 21, 1928
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Anna Howard Shaw
(Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.)
Anna Howard Shaw
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Died: July 2, 1919
 14 
Jacob Schiff
(German-born American Banker & Philanthropist Who Financed the Expansion of American Railroads)
Jacob Schiff
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: September 25, 1920
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Georges Sorel
(Social Thinker, Political Theorist & Historian Known for His Advocacy of 'Sorelianism')
Georges Sorel
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Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg, France
Died: August 29, 1922
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John Chard
(Engineer, Military personnel)
John Chard
1
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth
Died: November 1, 1897
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Benjamin R. Tillman
1
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 1918
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Sergey Nechayev
(Revolutionary)
Sergey Nechayev
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ivanovo, Russia
Died: December 3, 1882
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Bolesław Prus
(Polish Novelist and One of the Leading Figures of the Positivist Period in Polish Literature)
Bolesław Prus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hrubieszow, Poland
Died: May 19, 1912
 20 
Koos de la Rey
(Military officer)
Koos de la Rey
2
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Doornfontein, Winburg, South Africa
Died: September 15, 1914
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Vinnie Ream
(Sculptor)
Vinnie Ream
0
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 12, 1914
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Albert Pinkham Ryder
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 28, 1917
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Catherine Dolgorukov
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Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russia
Died: February 15, 1922
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Solomon Schechter
(American Rabbi, Scholar and Founder of the 'United Synagogue of America')
Solomon Schechter
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Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Focșani
Died: November 19, 1915
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Maria Pia of Savoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Turin, Sardinia
Died: July 5, 1911
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John R. Lynch
(politician, lawyer)
John R. Lynch
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Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Died: November 2, 1939
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John Alexander Dowie
0
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 9, 1907
 28 
Nakano Takeko
(Warrior)
Nakano Takeko
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: October 10, 1868
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John Forrest
(Australian Politician, Explorer and the First Premier of Western Australia)
John Forrest
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunbury, Australia
Died: September 2, 1918
 30 
Frits Thaulow
(Painter)
Frits Thaulow
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo Christiania, Norway
Died: November 5, 1906
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Oscar Swahn
(Sport Shooter)
Oscar Swahn
1
Listed In: Shooters
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Götaland, Sweden
Died: May 1, 1927
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Otto Wallach
(German Chemist Who was Awarded Nobel Prize for His Work on Alicyclic Compounds)
Otto Wallach
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: February 26, 1931
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Charles Follen McKim
0
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 1909
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Julia A. Moore
(American poet)
Julia A. Moore
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plainfield charter Township, Michigan, United States
Died: June 5, 1920
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Lotta Crabtree
(American Actress, Entertainer, Comedian, and Philanthropist)
Lotta Crabtree
1
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 25, 1924
 36 
Wong Fei-hung
(Physician,Martial artist)
Wong Fei-hung
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Listed In: Martial Artists
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: April 17, 1925
 37 
Frank E. Butler
(Marksman)
Frank E. Butler
0
Listed In: Shooters
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Longford, Ireland
Died: November 21, 1926
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Nakae Chōmin
(Journalist)
Nakae Chōmin
0
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kōchi, Japan
Died: December 13, 1901
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James A. Bailey
(American Owner and Manager of Several 19th-Century Circuses)
James A. Bailey
1
Listed In: Entertainers
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 11, 1906
 40 
Radomir Putnik
(Serbia's First Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff)
Radomir Putnik
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kragujevac, Serbia
Died: May 17, 1917
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Mary Watson Whitney
0
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 21, 1921
Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Prussia
Died: September 17, 1921
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Sidney Sonnino
(Statesman)
Sidney Sonnino
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: November 24, 1922
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William Terriss
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 16, 1897
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Jens Peter Jacobsen
(Danish Novelist, Poet, and Scientist)
Jens Peter Jacobsen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1885
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Sarah Frances Whiting
(American Physicist, Astronomer and First Director of the 'Whitin Observatory' at 'Wellesley College')
Sarah Frances Whiting
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wyoming, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 1927
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George Grossmith
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Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: March 1, 1912
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Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from March 1894 to June 1895)
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
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Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 1929
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John Peter Altgeld
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Selters (Westerwald), Germany
Died: March 12, 1902
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John Bates Clark
(Economist)
John Bates Clark
0
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 21, 1938