Famous People Born In 1857

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Discover the most famous people born in 1857. The list includes people like William Howard Taft, Joseph Conrad, Edward Elgar, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include psychiatrists, journalists, mathematicians and political leaders born in 1857. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France and many more countries.
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William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
17
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: March 8, 1930
 2 
Joseph Conrad
(Known for Short Stories and Novels Like Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness and the Secret Agent)
Joseph Conrad
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: August 3, 1924
 3 
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
(First Chief Scout of the World-Renowned Scout Movement.)
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: January 8, 1941
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Milton S. Hershey
(Chocolatier & Businessman)
Milton S. Hershey
11
Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 13, 1945
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Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
(The Fifth Daughter and the Youngest Child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert)
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
3
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26, 1944
 6 
Edward Elgar
(Composer)
Edward Elgar
3
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Broadheath, England
Died: February 23, 1934
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Heinrich Hertz
(German Physicist Who Discovered the Existence of Electromagnetic Waves)
Heinrich Hertz
5
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 1, 1894
 8 
Clarence Darrow
2
Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kinsman Township
Died: March 13, 1938
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Pope Pius XI
2
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Desio, Italy
Died: February 10, 1939
 10 
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
(Russian Rocket Scientist Who Pioneered Astronautic Theory)
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
1
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Izhevskoe, Russia
Died: September 19, 1935
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Ronald Ross
(Medical doctor)
Ronald Ross
1
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Almora, India
Died: September 16, 1932
 12 
Williamina Fleming
(Scottish Astronomer Famous for Her Discovery of the 'Horsehead Nebula')
Williamina Fleming
1
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: May 21, 1911
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Alfred Binet
(Psychologist, Educationist)
Alfred Binet
1
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice
Died: October 18, 1911
 14 
George Gissing
(British Novelist Best Known for His Works: 'The Nether World', 'New Grub Street' and 'The Odd Women')
George Gissing
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: December 28, 1903
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Charles Scott Sherrington
(English Neurophysiologist Who Won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Charles Scott Sherrington
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: March 4, 1952
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Ida Tarbell
(Journalist)
Ida Tarbell
0
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hatch Hollow, Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 6, 1944
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Theodor Kittelsen
(Artist, illustrator)
Theodor Kittelsen
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Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kragerø, Norway
Died: January 21, 1914
 18 
Eugène Atget
(Photographer, Artist)
Eugène Atget
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libourne
Died: August 4, 1927
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Ruggero Leoncavallo
(Italian Opera Composer and Librettist)
Ruggero Leoncavallo
1
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 9, 1919
 20 
Fannie Farmer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 15, 1915
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Vladimir Bekhterev
(Russian Neurologist and the Father of Objective Psychology Known for Noting the Role of the 'Hippocampus' in Memory)
Vladimir Bekhterev
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorali, Russia
Died: December 24, 1927
 22 
Aleksandr Lyapunov
(mathematician, physicist)
Aleksandr Lyapunov
0
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaroslavl
Died: November 3, 1918
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Georges Gilles de la Tourette
(Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist)
Georges Gilles de la Tourette
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers
Died: May 26, 1904
 24 
E. A. Wallis Budge
(Egyptologist)
E. A. Wallis Budge
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Listed In: Philologists
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bodmin, England
Died: November 23, 1934
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Andrija Mohorovičić
(Meteorologist)
Andrija Mohorovičić
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Opatija
Died: December 18, 1936
 26 
Pedro Paterno
(politician, novelist, poet, author, autobiographer)
Pedro Paterno
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila
Died: March 11, 1911
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Alfonso XII of Spain
(King of Spain)
Alfonso XII of Spain
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 25, 1885
 28 
Eugen Bleuler
(Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher)
Eugen Bleuler
1
Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zollikon
Died: July 15, 1939
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Max Klinger
(Painter)
Max Klinger
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Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 5, 1920
 30 
Shibli Nomani
(Former writer known for the founding of the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin)
Shibli Nomani
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: November 18, 1914
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Martinus Theunis Steyn
(Former 6th State President of the Orange Free State (1896 - 1902))
Martinus Theunis Steyn
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winburg, South Africa
Died: November 28, 1916
 32 
Elwood Haynes
(Inventor)
Elwood Haynes
0
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Indiana, United States
Died: April 13, 1925
 33 
George Dayton
(Entrepreneur)
George Dayton
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Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clifton Springs
Died: February 18, 1938
 34 
Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria
(Former Prince of Bulgaria (1879 - 1886))
Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria
2
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: November 17, 1893
 35 
Lucy, Lady Houston
(Philanthropist, Political activist)
Lucy, Lady Houston
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: December 29, 1936
 36 
Sidney Kidman
(Businessperson, Stockman)
Sidney Kidman
0
Listed In: Celebrities
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adelaide
Died: September 2, 1935
 37 
Julius Wagner-Jauregg
(Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Professor)
Julius Wagner-Jauregg
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wels
Died: September 27, 1940
 38 
Paul Doumer
(President of France, June 1931- May 1931)
Paul Doumer
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aurillac, France
Died: May 7, 1932
 39 
Frank J. Sprague
1
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milford
Died: October 25, 1934
 40 
Edward Emerson Barnard
(American astronomer)
Edward Emerson Barnard
0
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: February 6, 1923
 41 
Martha Carey Thomas
0
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 2, 1935
 42 
Henrik Pontoppidan
(Johann Adolph Hasse)
Henrik Pontoppidan
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark
Died: August 21, 1943
 43 
Karl Koller
(Ophthalmologist)
Karl Koller
0
Listed In: Ophthalmologists
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bohemia, Czech Republic
Died: March 21, 1944
 44 
John Jacob Abel
(Biochemist)
John Jacob Abel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 26, 1938
 45 
Mikhail Alekseyev
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia
Died: October 8, 1918
 46 
Axel Munthe
(Medical Doctor)
Axel Munthe
0
Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oskarshamn, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1949
 47 
Cécile Chaminade
(Former Pianist, Composer who was awarded the Légion d'Honneur, a first for a female composer)
Cécile Chaminade
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 13, 1944
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Arthur Wesley Dow
0
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 1, 1922
 49 
James Edward Keeler
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Salle, Illinois, United States
Died: August 12, 1900
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Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 11, 1927