Famous People Born In 1851

Discover the most famous people born in 1851. The list includes people like Doc Holliday, Ferdinand Foch, Morgan Earp, Emile Berliner, Léon Bourgeois and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include physicists, family members, zoologists and botanists born in 1851. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Morgan Earp
(Police officer)
Morgan Earp
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Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pella, Iowa, United States
Died: March 18, 1882
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Doc Holliday
(Gambler, Gunfighter)
Doc Holliday
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Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Died: November 8, 1887

Doc Holliday was a well-known American gunfighter, gambler, and dentist. He played a major role in the events leading up to the most famous shootout in American Wild West history, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. His interesting life and character have inspired several books, films, and TV series; he has been portrayed by actors like Cesar Romero and Kirk Douglas.

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Asa Griggs Candler
(Businessman)
Asa Griggs Candler
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Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Villa Rica, Georgia, United States
Died: March 12, 1929
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Walter Reed
(U.S. Army Physician Who Led a Team Which Confirmed That Yellow Fever Gets Transmitted By a Mosquito)
Walter Reed
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Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belroi, Virginia, United States
Died: November 22, 1902

Walter Reed was a U.S. Army physician best remembered for leading a team which confirmed that yellow fever gets transmitted by a mosquito rather than by direct contact. His work went a long way in the fight against yellow fever.

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Olga Constantinovna of Russia
(Queen Consort of Greece)
Olga Constantinovna of Russia
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Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 18, 1926

Olga Constantinovna of Russia was the oldest daughter of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. She was married to King George I of Greece and was the queen consort of Greece as his wife. In this role, she became involved in social and charitable work and founded hospitals and schools. 

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Young Tom Morris
(Scottish Professional Golfer)
Young Tom Morris
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Listed In: Golfers
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Andrews, Scotland
Died: December 25, 1875
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Emile Berliner
(Inventor)
Emile Berliner
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: August 3, 1929
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Louise of Sweden
(Queen of Denmark)
Louise of Sweden
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 20, 1926
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Taytu Betul
(Empress of Ethiopia (1889 - 1913))
Taytu Betul
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oromia, Ethiopian Empire
Died: February 11, 1918

Taytu Betul reigned as the Empress of Ethiopia from 10 May 1889 to 12 December 1913. She is credited with co-founding the city of Addis Ababa along with her husband in 1886. As the wife of Emperor Menelik II, Taytu Betul wielded considerable political power. In fact, the emperor always consulted Taytu Betul before making important decisions. 

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Arthur Evans
(Archaeologist)
Arthur Evans
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nash Mills, England
Died: July 11, 1941
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Luis Ricardo Falero
(Painter)
Luis Ricardo Falero
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: December 7, 1896
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Charles Dow
(Journalist)
Charles Dow
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sterling, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 4, 1902
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Peder Severin Krøyer
(Painter)
Peder Severin Krøyer
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Died: November 21, 1909

Peder Severin Krøyer was a Danish painter best remembered for painting beach scenes featuring local fishermen as well as recreation life on the beach. Some of his paintings are preserved at the Skagens Museum in Denmark.

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Melvil Dewey
(Librarian, Resort developer, Reformer)
Melvil Dewey
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Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adams Center
Died: December 26, 1931
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Oliver Lodge
(British Physicist, Inventor and Prinicpal Patent Holder and Developer of 'Radio')
Oliver Lodge
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Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Penkhull, England
Died: August 22, 1940

Best known for developing the radio-wave detector named coherer, Oliver Lodge had also served as the first principal of Birmingham University. He was made a Knights Bachelor and had also been a Royal Institution lecturer. His inventions revolutionized early wireless telegraph technology, though they were replaced by modern instruments later.

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Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
(Austrian Economist Who Made Important Contributions to the Development of the Austrian School of Economics)
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: August 27, 1914

A major advocate of the Austrian school of economics, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk made major reforms as part of the Austrian ministry of finance, such as imposition of the gold standard. He was also one of the first to oppose Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation of workers.

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David Starr Jordan
(Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist)
David Starr Jordan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gainesville (village), New York
Died: September 19, 1931

Remembered as the first president of the Leland Stanford Junior University, now known as Stanford University, David Starr Jordan was a reputed ichthyologist. An anti-war activist, too, who opposed America’s participation in World War I, he spent his later years as the chief director of the World Peace Foundation.

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Léon Bourgeois
(French Statesman)
Léon Bourgeois
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1925

Léon Bourgeois was a French statesman known for his progressive political ideals. He studied law as a young man and soon entered politics. With time, he steadily rose through the political ranks and became the prime minister of France in 1895. He promoted social insurance schemes, economic equality, controlled disarmament, economic sanctions, and expanded educational opportunities.

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Eugenie Schumann
(Pianist)
Eugenie Schumann
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Listed In: Pianists
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: September 25, 1938

Born to pianist parents Robert and Clara Schumann, Eugenie Schumann grew up to be not just a fine pianist but also an author, who had penned her memoir, The Schumanns and Johannes Brahms. It is believed, she was in a long-term lesbian relationship with Austrian singer Marie Fillunger.

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Martinus Beijerinck
(Microbiologist)
Martinus Beijerinck
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 1, 1931
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Jonas Basanavičius
(Doctor)
Jonas Basanavičius
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Listed In: Social Activists
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ožkabaliai, Lithuania
Died: February 16, 1927
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Infanta Isabel, Countess of Girgenti
Infanta Isabel, Countess of Girgenti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: April 22, 1931
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Friedrich von Wieser
(Former Austrian Minister of Commerce and Economist)
Friedrich von Wieser
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Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 22, 1926

One of the principal members of the Austrian school of economics, Friedrich von Wieser is known for coining the term marginal utility and developing number of theories including the alternative cost theory, proclaiming that cost of a commodity depends mainly on its subjective, or psychological, value. Among his many publications more significant are Natural Value and Foundations of Social Economy.

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Emilia Pardo Bazán
(Writer Known for Introducing Naturalism Into Spanish Literature)
Emilia Pardo Bazán
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
Died: May 12, 1921

Spanish countess and novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán had initially gained fame with the essay The Critical Issue. She was an advocate of naturalism and free will. Known for novels such as The House of Ulloa, she also taught Romance literature and was divorced by her husband because of her literary success.

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Jacobus Kapteyn
(Dutch Astronomer Who Used Photography and Statistical Methods in Determining the Motions and Distribution of Stars)
Jacobus Kapteyn
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barneveld, Netherlands
Died: June 18, 1922

Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn was a Dutch astronomer best remembered for his studies of the Milky Way. He proved the existence of galactic rotation and was also among the first astronomers to talk about the existence of dark matter as early as 1922. Over the course of his career, Kapteyn was honored with many awards like the James Craig Watson Medal.

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Charles Joseph Bonaparte
(46th United States Attorney General (1906 - 1909) and 37th United States Secretary of the Navy (1905 and 1906))
Charles Joseph Bonaparte
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: June 28, 1921

The grandnephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Joseph Bonaparte was a French-American lawyer and political activist, born and raised in Baltimore. Founder of Baltimore Reform League, his works attracted Theodore Roosevelt’s admiration and serving as U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Attorney General during the latter’s tenure as President, he established Bureau of Investigation, later Day FBI, prosecuting many antitrust suits.

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Vincent d'Indy
(Composer)
Vincent d'Indy
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1931
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Prince Henry, Count of Bardi
(Prince)
Prince Henry, Count of Bardi
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Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: April 14, 1905
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Aristide Bruant
(French Cabaret Singer, Nightclub Owner, and Comedian)
Aristide Bruant
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Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Courtenay, France
Died: February 11, 1925
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William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme
(Entrepreneur)
William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bolton, England
Died: May 7, 1925
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Knut Wicksell
(Swedish Economist)
Knut Wicksell
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Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 3, 1926

A prominent name in the field of economics, Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist known for his pioneering work in monetary theory. His work has influenced numerous economists like James M. Buchanan and John Maynard Keynes and various economic schools of thought like Keynesian and Austrian school. During his career, he also worked as a professor at the Lund University.

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Désiré-Joseph Mercier
(Belgian Catholic Cardinal Who Was a Prominent Thomist Scholar)
Désiré-Joseph Mercier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
Died: January 23, 1926

Belgian Roman Catholic cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier was a prominent Thomist scholar who was largely responsible for the revival of the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas in the 19th century. He served as the Archbishop of Mechelen and is remembered for his valiant resistance to the 1914–1918 German occupation.

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Paddy Ryan
(Irish American Boxer, and Became the Bare-Knuckle American Heavyweight Champion)
Paddy Ryan
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: December 14, 1900
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Emma Borden
(Lizzie Borden's Sister)
Emma Borden
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts
Died: June 10, 1927
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George Francis FitzGerald
(Physicist, University teacher)
George Francis FitzGerald
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Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: February 22, 1901

Irish physicist and Trinity College professor George Francis FitzGerald made pioneering contributions to wireless telegraphy with his discovery of a way of producing radio waves. His Lorentz–FitzGerald contraction was later used by Albert Einstein in his special theory of relativity. He also made unsuccessful attempts to create a flying machine.

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Roque Sáenz Peña
(Politician)
Roque Sáenz Peña
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 9, 1914
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Henry Drummond
(Author, University teacher, Writer)
Henry Drummond
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stirling, United Kingdom
Died: March 11, 1897
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Edward Robert Hughes
(British Painter)
Edward Robert Hughes
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 23, 1914
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Frederick Selous
(Explorer)
Frederick Selous
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 4, 1917
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Sir George Abraham Grierson
(Irish Linguist and Scholar Who Conducted the Linguistic Survey of India )
Sir George Abraham Grierson
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Listed In: Linguists
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glenageary, Ireland
Died: March 9, 1941
 41 
Anton Haus
(Austro-Hungarian Naval Chief Who Later Became the Grand Admiral of the Navy)
Anton Haus
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tolmin
Died: February 8, 1917

Austro-Hungarian naval chief who led during World War I, Anton Haus later served as the Navy's Grand Admiral. He also penned the iconic academic text Oceanography and Maritime Meteorology when he worked as a teacher at the Naval Academy. He also supported unrestricted submarine warfare, a technique followed by the Germans.

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Jane Dieulafoy
(Archaeologist)
Jane Dieulafoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: May 25, 1916
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Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
(Architect)
Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 15, 1942
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A.B. Frost
(Illustrator)
A.B. Frost
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Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 22, 1928
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Thomas Fortune Ryan
(Magnate)
Thomas Fortune Ryan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nelson County, Virginia, United States
Died: November 23, 1928
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Ferdinand Foch
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tarbes, France
Died: March 20, 1929

Ferdinand Foch was a French military theorist and general who played a key role during the First World War where he served as the Supreme Allied Commander. Ferdinand Foch played a crucial role in stopping a renewed German advance in the Second Battle of the Marne. Foch was promoted to Marshal of France for his role in World War I.

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Margherita of Savoy
(Queen)
Margherita of Savoy
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Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Italy
Died: January 4, 1926

It is believed that the Margherita pizza that is a popular dish today was actually first made by a pizza maker in Naples to treat Margherita of Savoy, who had grown tired of the royal gourmet food. The wife of King Umberto I, Margherita was the queen of Italy.

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Nikolai Tchaikovsky
(Revolutionary)
Nikolai Tchaikovsky
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirov, Russia
Died: April 30, 1926
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Barney Barnato
(Entrepreneur)
Barney Barnato
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 14, 1897
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J. B. van Heutsz
(Military Officer)
J. B. van Heutsz
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coevorden, Netherlands
Died: July 11, 1924