Famous People Born In 1848

Discover the most famous people born in 1848. The list includes people like Wyatt Earp, Paul Gauguin, Raja Ravi Varma, Arthur Balfour, Hristo Botev and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, journalists, poets and philosophers born in 1848. This list includes people from France, United States, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
Vote for Your Favourite Person

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

 1 
Wyatt Earp
(American Lawman and Gambler Best Known for His Involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)
Wyatt Earp
30
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monmouth, Illinois, United States
Died: January 13, 1929

A policeman and a gunfighter, Wyatt Earp is most known for his role in one of the most famous gunfights in the American West history - the Gunfight at O.K. Corral against a group of cowboys. The incident inspired numerous films and books that elevated his heroic status. During his life, he also worked as a truck driver and saloonkeeper. 

 2 
Paul Gauguin
(French Post-Impressionist Artist)
Paul Gauguin
12
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8, 1903
French Post-Impressionist artist, sculptor, and writer Paul Gauguin was a major figure in the Symbolist movement. He had worked as a stockbroker and businessman before gaining fame as an artist. He influenced the French avant-garde and modern artists such as Pablo Picasso and also led the way for Primitivism.
 3 
Lewis Howard Latimer
4
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 11, 1928
Lewis Howard Latimer was born to former slaves and went on to become a skilled patent draftsman. He had worked with Alexander Graham Bell on the patent of his telephone, and with the Edison Electric Light Company. He had also invented a modification of the process of making carbon filaments. 
Recommended Lists:
 4 
Raja Ravi Varma
(One of the Greatest Painters in the History of Indian Art)
Raja Ravi Varma
13
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kilimanoor, Travancore, India
Died: October 2, 1906

One of the greatest Indian painters of all time, Raja Ravi Varma is best remembered for mixing Indian mythological subjects with the Western historicist style of art. His painting skills made the king of Travancore his patron at 14. His best-known works include The Milkmaid and The Begum’s Bath.

Recommended Lists:
Louis Comfort Tiffany
3
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 17, 1933
 6 
Vilfredo Pareto
(Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher)
Vilfredo Pareto
1
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 19, 1923

A qualified civil engineer, Vilfredo Pareto had initially worked for the railways and the ironworks. However, he gradually deviated to philosophy, sociology, and politics and gained fame for his application of math to economic issues and his introduction of Pareto efficiency. Mind and Society remains his best-known work.

Recommended Lists:
 7 
Otto Lilienthal
(German Aeronautical Engineer Who Completed Successful Glider Flights for the First Time)
Otto Lilienthal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anklam, Germany
Died: August 10, 1896

German aeronautical engineer Otto Lilienthal became the first known person to use gliders for a successful flight. A mechanical engineer, he owned a shop and flight factory and developed gliders, with which he completed around 2,000 flights. Lilienthal, however, died after breaking his back in a glider crash.

 8 
Gottlob Frege
(Philosopher)
Gottlob Frege
0
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany
Died: July 26, 1925
Recommended Lists:
 9 
Helmuth von Moltke the Younger
(officer)
Helmuth von Moltke the Younger
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Parchim
Died: June 18, 1916

Helmuth von Moltke the Younger was a German military officer who served as a general. Moltke the Younger became the Chief of the German General Staff and led the German Army between 1906 and 1914. His influence on Germany's decision to enter World War I has tarnished his legacy. The failure of his Schlieffen Plan has also earned him criticisms.

 10 
Otto of Bavaria
(King)
Otto of Bavaria
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany
Died: October 11, 1916
Recommended Lists:
 11 
Hristo Botev
(One of the Heroes of the Bulgarian National Revolution and Poet)
Hristo Botev
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kalofer, Bulgaria
Died: June 1, 1876

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary. Widely regarded as a national hero by Bulgarians, Botev was thought to be ahead of his peers in his aesthetic, philosophical, and political views. An influential and important figure in the history of Bulgaria, Botev has several monuments, schools, football clubs, and stadiums named after him.

 12 
Gustave Caillebotte
(Painter)
Gustave Caillebotte
0
Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 21, 1894
Recommended Lists:
 13 
Victor Noir
(French Journalist)
Victor Noir
2
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Attigny, France
Died: January 11, 1870
 14 
Hugo de Vries
(Botanist, Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher)
Hugo de Vries
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: May 21, 1935
Recommended Lists:
 15 
Thomas Lipton
(Merchant)
Thomas Lipton
2
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: October 2, 1931
 16 
Joris-Karl Huysmans
(Art critic, Novelist)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
0
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 12, 1907
Recommended Lists:
 17 
William Gilbert Grace
(English Amateur Cricketer)
William Gilbert Grace
1
Listed In: Cricketers
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Downend, England
Died: October 23, 1915
 18 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
(Sculptor)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
0
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: August 3, 1907

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a sculptor who achieved popularity for his monuments celebrating heroes of the Civil War. Some of his well-known monuments include the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, General John Logan Memorial, and Abraham Lincoln: The Man. He is also credited with designing the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful coins ever issued.

Recommended Lists:
 19 
Carl Wernicke
(German Physician, Anatomist and Neuropathologist)
Carl Wernicke
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tarnowskie Gory, Poland
Died: June 15, 1905

German neurologist, pathologist, and anatomist Carl Wernicke is best remembered for his extensive work on the various types of aphasia, or disorders that hinder the ability to speak or write. He also distinguished between motor aphasia and sensory aphasia, or what is now known as Wernicke's aphasia.

 20 
Vasily Surikov
(Russian Realist History Painter)
Vasily Surikov
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Died: March 19, 1916

Vasily Surikov was a Russian painter best remembered as an exponent of Realist history painting. Many of his paintings have been used as illustrations and that has contributed to his popularity among the general public. His life and career inspired a biographical movie named Vasily Surikov where Surikov was played by Russian-American actor Yevgeni Nikolayevich Lazarev.

Recommended Lists:
 21 
Viktor Vasnetsov
(Russian Artist Specialised in Mythological and Historical Subjects)
Viktor Vasnetsov
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lop'yal, Russia
Died: July 23, 1926

Russian artist and architect Viktor Vasnetsov is best remembered for his work on the façade of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery. He also remains one of the most significant figures of the Peredvizhniki movement, with paintings such as Moving House and A Game of Preference. He later depicted folk tales and legends.

 22 
William II of Württemberg
(Last King of Württemberg)
William II of Württemberg
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: October 2, 1921
Recommended Lists:
 23 
Guido von List
(Poet, Journalist, Novelist)
Guido von List
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 17, 1919
 24 
Robert I, Duke of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Robert I, Duke of Parma
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 16, 1907
Recommended Lists:
 25 
Carlos, Duke of Madrid
(Noble)
Carlos, Duke of Madrid
1
Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: July 18, 1909
 26 
Edward Henry Harriman
(Railroad Executive)
Edward Henry Harriman
1
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hempstead, New York, United States
Died: September 9, 1909
Recommended Lists:
 27 
Sam Steele
(Canadian Police Official and Soldier)
Sam Steele
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Purbrook, Bracebridge, Canada
Died: January 30, 1919
 28 
Ferdinand Mannlicher
(Austrian Small Arms Designer and Engineer)
Ferdinand Mannlicher
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: January 20, 1904
Recommended Lists:
 29 
Matthew Webb
(British Swimmer Known for Swimming the English Channel)
Matthew Webb
0
Listed In: Swimmers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dawley, Shropshire, England
Died: July 24, 1883
 30 
Brooks Adams
(Geopolitician, Historian, Author, University teacher, Writer)
Brooks Adams
0
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quincy
Died: February 13, 1927
 31 
Lilla Cabot Perry
(American Artist)
Lilla Cabot Perry
0
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 1933
 32 
Jules Bastien-Lepage
(Painter)
Jules Bastien-Lepage
0
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Damvillers, France
Died: December 10, 1884
 33 
Ioan Slavici
(Writer)
Ioan Slavici
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Siria, Transilvania, Romania
Died: August 17, 1925
 34 
Octave Mirbeau
(Novelist)
Octave Mirbeau
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trévières, France
Died: February 16, 1917
 35 
Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans
(Princess)
Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans
1
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Telmo Palace, Seville, Spain
Died: April 23, 1919
 36 
Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves
(President of Brazil from 1902 to 1906)
Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guaratinguetá
Died: January 16, 1919

Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves was a Brazilian politician best remembered for his service as the President of Brazil from 1902 to 1906. During his term, Rodrigues Alves remodeled Rio de Janeiro, the then capital of Brazil. He was also elected as the president for a second term in 1918; however, he died on 16 January 1919 before taking office.

 37 
Francis Davis Millet
(Painter, sculptor)
Francis Davis Millet
1
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 15, 1912
 38 
Loránd Eötvös
(Physicist)
Loránd Eötvös
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 8, 1919

Remembered for his research on molecular surface tension, physicist Loránd Eötvös also invented the torsion pendulum. Born to a famous Hungarian author and minister, Eötvös initially aspired to become a lawyer but later deviated to physics. The University of Budapest, where he taught, was later named after him.

 39 
Henry Augustus Rowland
(Physicist)
Henry Augustus Rowland
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 16, 1901
 40 
Madge Kendal
(Actress)
Madge Kendal
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grimsby, England
Died: September 14, 1935
 41 
Joel Chandler Harris
(Journalist)
Joel Chandler Harris
1
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Died: July 3, 1908
 42 
Uriel Sebree
(Military officer and Explorer)
Uriel Sebree
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fayette, Missouri, United States
Died: August 6, 1922
 43 
Vladimir de Pachmann
(Pianist)
Vladimir de Pachmann
0
Listed In: Pianists
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
Died: January 6, 1933
 44 
Huang Zunxian
(Official)
Huang Zunxian
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mei County, Baoji, China
Died: March 28, 1905
 45 
Édouard Detaille
(Painter)
Édouard Detaille
0
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 23, 1912
 46 
Lilli Lehmann
(Operatic Soprano)
Lilli Lehmann
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wurzburg, Germany
Died: May 17, 1929
 47 
Lothar von Trotha
(Military personnel)
Lothar von Trotha
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Magdeburg
Died: March 31, 1920
 48 
Victor Maurel
(Opera singer)
Victor Maurel
0
Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: October 22, 1923
 49 
Pedro Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil
(Second son and youngest child of Emperor Dom Pedro II and Dona Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies)
Pedro Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palácio Imperial de São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: January 10, 1850
 50 
Bamba Muller
(Known for a modern 'Cinderella')
Bamba Muller
0
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: September 18, 1887