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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Thomas Edison
(Inventor of Phonograph & Motion Picture Camera)

Thomas Edison
37
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18, 1931

 2 
Alexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

Alexander Graham Bell
27
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 2, 1922

 3 
Jesse James
(Outlaw, Bank and Train Robber)

Jesse James
18
Listed In: Robbers
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kearney, Missouri, United States
Died: April 3, 1882
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Bram Stoker
(Author of Dracula)

Bram Stoker
4
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 20, 1912
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Annie Besant
(Social Reformer)

Annie Besant
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clapham, England
Died: 1933 AD

 6 
Joseph Pulitzer
(Journalist & Publisher)

Joseph Pulitzer
7
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makó
Died: October 29, 1911
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Maria Feodorovna
1
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 13, 1928
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Ike Clanton
(Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys)

Ike Clanton
3
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Callaway County, Missouri
Died: June 1, 1887
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Millicent Fawcett
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, England
Died: August 5, 1929

 10 
Kate Sheppard
(Women's Suffrage Leader)

Kate Sheppard
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Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: July 13, 1934
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Paul von Hindenburg
(President of Germany (1925-1934))

Paul von Hindenburg
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grand Duchy of Posen, Poland
Died: August 2, 1934

 12 
Wong Fei-hung
(Physician,Martial artist)

Wong Fei-hung
2
Listed In: Martial Artists
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: April 17, 1925
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Benjamin R. Tillman
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Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 1918

 14 
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
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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

 16 
Koos de la Rey
(Military officer)

Koos de la Rey
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Doornfontein, Winburg, South Africa
Died: September 15, 1914
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 17 
Bolesław Prus
(Journalist)

Bolesław Prus
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hrubieszow, Poland
Died: May 19, 1912

 18 
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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Jacob Schiff
(Banker, Financier)

Jacob Schiff
0
Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: September 25, 1920

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John Alexander Dowie
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Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 9, 1907
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James A. Bailey
(Impresario)

James A. Bailey
0
Listed In: Entertainers
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 11, 1906

 22 
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from March 1894 to June 1895)

Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
0
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 1929
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 23 
Georges Sorel
(Historian)

Georges Sorel
0
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
Died: August 29, 1922

 24 
Solomon Schechter
(Rabbi, University teacher)

Solomon Schechter
0
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Focșani
Died: November 19, 1915
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 25 
Sergey Nechayev
(Revolutionary)

Sergey Nechayev
0
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ivanovo, Russia
Died: December 3, 1882

 26 
John R. Lynch
(politician, lawyer)

John R. Lynch
0
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Died: November 2, 1939
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Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Prussia
Died: September 17, 1921

 28 
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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Catherine Dolgorukov
0
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russia
Died: February 15, 1922

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Maria Pia of Savoy
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Turin, Sardinia
Died: July 5, 1911

 31 
Otto Wallach
(Chemist)

Otto Wallach
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: February 26, 1931

 32 

Paul Mounet
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bergerac, France
Died: February 10, 1922

 33 
Max Liebermann
(Former Impressionist painter)

Max Liebermann
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 8, 1935

 34 
Camille Doncieux
(painter, model)

Camille Doncieux
0
Listed In: Art Critics
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 5, 1879

 35 
John Forrest
(Politician)

John Forrest
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunbury, Australia
Died: September 2, 1918

 36 
Oscar Swahn
(Sport Shooter)

Oscar Swahn
1
Listed In: Shooters
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Götaland, Sweden
Died: May 1, 1927

 37 

William Terriss
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 16, 1897

 38 

Jens Peter Jacobsen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1885

 39 
Galileo Ferraris
(Former Physicist, known for alternating current, Rotating magnetic field)

Galileo Ferraris
0
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno Ferraris, Italy
Died: February 7, 1897

 40 
Nakae Chōmin
(Journalist)

Nakae Chōmin
0
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kōchi, Japan
Died: December 13, 1901

 41 

Albert Pinkham Ryder
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 28, 1917

 42 

Charles Follen McKim
0
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 1909

William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie
0
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Died: June 7, 1924

 44 
Nakano Takeko
(Warrior)

Nakano Takeko
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: October 10, 1868

 45 

Mary Watson Whitney
0
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 21, 1921

 46 

Henry Demarest Lloyd
0
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1903

 47 
Frits Thaulow
(Painter)

Frits Thaulow
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo Christiania, Norway
Died: November 5, 1906

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Kobayashi Kiyochika
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: November 28, 1915

 49 

Alice Meynell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barnes, London, England
Died: November 27, 1922

 50 
Sidney Sonnino
(Statesman)

Sidney Sonnino
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: November 24, 1922