Famous People Born In 1856

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Discover the most famous people born in 1856. The list includes people like Nikola Tesla, Sigmund Freud, Woodrow Wilson, J. J. Thomson, George Bernard Shaw and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, inventors, physicists and journalists born in 1856. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Nikola Tesla
(Inventor, Engineer & Futurist, Who Obtained Over 300 Patents)
Nikola Tesla
72
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
Died: January 7, 1943
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Sigmund Freud
(Neurologist & the Founder of Psychoanalysis)
Sigmund Freud
38
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Příbor, Czechia
Died: September 23, 1939
 3 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
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Booker T. Washington
(American Educator Who was the Dominant Leader of the African-American Community Between 1890 and 1915)
Booker T. Washington
24
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westlake Corner, Virginia, United States
Died: November 14, 1915
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George Bernard Shaw
(Irish playwright Who Won the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature)
George Bernard Shaw
23
Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 2, 1950
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J. J. Thomson
(British Physicist Who is Credited With the Discovery of the Electron)
J. J. Thomson
16
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 30, 1940
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L. Frank Baum
(Best Known for His Children's Books Like 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and its Sequels)
L. Frank Baum
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: May 6, 1919
 8 
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian Independence Activist and One Third of the 'Lal Bal Pal' Triumvirate)
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: September 1, 1920
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John Singer Sargent
(American Expatriate Artist and One of the Leading Portrait Painters of His Generation)
John Singer Sargent
4
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 14, 1925
 10 
Robert Peary
(Explorer)
Robert Peary
2
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cresson, Pennsylvania
Died: February 20, 1920
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Louis Sullivan
(Pioneering Architect)
Louis Sullivan
1
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: April 14, 1924
 12 
Frederick Winslow Taylor
(American Mechanical Engineer Known for His Methods to Improve Industrial Efficiency)
Frederick Winslow Taylor
2
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 21, 1915
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Alfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Alfred Deakin
8
Listed In: Prime Ministers
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: October 7, 1919
 14 
Louis Brandeis
(Former Lawyer & US Supreme Court Associate Justice)
Louis Brandeis
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 5, 1941
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H. Rider Haggard
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradenham, England
Died: May 14, 1925
 16 
Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
(Islamic Scholar, Reformer)
Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
68
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bareilly
Died: October 28, 1921
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Daniel Hale Williams
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 4, 1931
 18 
Granville Woods
(Inventor)
Granville Woods
2
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30, 1910
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Moses Fleetwood Walker
(Baseball player)
Moses Fleetwood Walker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11, 1924
 20 
Tongzhi Emperor
(9th Emperor of the Qing dynasty)
Tongzhi Emperor
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Died: January 12, 1875
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Emil Kraepelin
(Psychiatrist)
Emil Kraepelin
1
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neustrelitz, Germany
Died: October 7, 1926
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Harry Gordon Selfridge
(business magnate)
Harry Gordon Selfridge
2
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: May 8, 1947
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Diamond Jim Brady
(Businessman)
Diamond Jim Brady
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: April 13, 1917
 24 
Henry Ossian Flipper
(Military Leader)
Henry Ossian Flipper
8
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 26, 1940
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Andrey Markov
(Mathematician)
Andrey Markov
1
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia
Died: July 20, 1922
 26 
Andrew Watson
(World's first black person to play association football at international level)
Andrew Watson
2
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Demerara, Guyana
Died: March 8, 1921
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Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 5, 1929
 28 
Ivan Franko
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nahuievychi, Ukraine
Died: May 28, 1916
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Frank B. Kellogg
(Lawyer, Politician)
Frank B. Kellogg
0
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: December 21, 1937
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Mabel Loomis Todd
0
Listed In: Editors
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1932
 31 
Elbert Hubbard
1
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Died: May 7, 1915
 32 
John Lavery
(Painter)
John Lavery
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: January 10, 1941
 33 
Narayana Guru
(Spiritual Leader, Social Reformer)
Narayana Guru
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chempazhanthy, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Died: September 20, 1928
 34 
Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli
(Austrian general during World War I who rose to the rank of field marshal in the Austro-Hungarian Army)
Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: December 9, 1941
 35 
Keir Hardie
(Former Leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom (1906 - 1908))
Keir Hardie
0
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newhouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: September 26, 1915
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Émile Picard
(Mathematician)
Émile Picard
0
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 11, 1941
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Robert Nivelle
(Military personnel)
Robert Nivelle
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tulle
Died: March 23, 1924
 38 
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
(Chancellor of the German Empire From 1909 to 1917)
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
0
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hohenfinow, Germany
Died: January 1, 1921
 39 
Tom Roberts
(Artist, Painter)
Tom Roberts
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester
Died: September 14, 1931
 40 
John Redmond
(Politician)
John Redmond
0
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Wexford
Died: March 6, 1918
 41 
Vernon Lee
(British Writer Known for Her Supernatural Fiction and Her Work on Aesthetics)
Vernon Lee
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Died: February 13, 1935
 42 
Doane Robinson
(Historian)
Doane Robinson
0
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sparta, USA
Died: November 27, 1946
 43 
Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
0
Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Navsari, India
Died: 1926 AD
 44 
Charles Frohman
(Theatrical producer)
Charles Frohman
0
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Died: May 7, 1915
 45 
Elisabeth Marbury
(Literary agent)
Elisabeth Marbury
0
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 1933
 46 
Henri-Edmond Cross
(Former painter most acclaimed as a master of Neo-Impressionism and he played an important role in shaping the second phase of that movement)
Henri-Edmond Cross
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douai, Nord, France
Died: May 16, 1910
 47 
William Willett
(British Builder and a Promoter of 'British Summer Time')
William Willett
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Farnham, Surrey, England
Died: March 4, 1915
Harriot Stanton Blatch
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 20, 1940
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Hara Takashi
(Prime Minister of Japan from 1918 to 1921)
Hara Takashi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Died: November 4, 1921
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William Bramwell Booth
0
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom
Died: June 16, 1929