Famous People Born In 1857

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.

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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 1 
William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)

William Howard Taft
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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
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: August 3, 1924

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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
(Founder of the Scout Movement)

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: January 8, 1941
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Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
(Youngest Child of Queen Victoria)

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26, 1944
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Milton S. Hershey
(Chocolatier & Businessman)

Milton S. Hershey
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 13, 1945

 6 
Edward Elgar
(Composer)

Edward Elgar
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Broadheath, England
Died: February 23, 1934
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Heinrich Hertz
(Physicist)

Heinrich Hertz
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 1, 1894
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Clarence Darrow
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Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kinsman Township
Died: March 13, 1938
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Pope Pius XI
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Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Desio, Italy
Died: February 10, 1939

 10 
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
(Aerospace engineer, Rocket Scientist)

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
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Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Izhevskoe, Russia
Died: September 19, 1935
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Ronald Ross
(Medical doctor)

Ronald Ross
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Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Almora, India
Died: September 16, 1932

 12 
Williamina Fleming
(Astronomer)

Williamina Fleming
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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
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice
Died: October 18, 1911

 14 
Charles Scott Sherrington
(Neurophysiologist)

Charles Scott Sherrington
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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
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hatch Hollow, Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 6, 1944

 16 
George Gissing
(Novelist)

George Gissing
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: December 28, 1903
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Eugène Atget
(Photographer, Artist)

Eugène Atget
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libourne
Died: August 4, 1927

 18 
Georges Gilles de la Tourette
(Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist)

Georges Gilles de la Tourette
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers
Died: May 26, 1904
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Vladimir Bekhterev
(Neurologist)

Vladimir Bekhterev
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Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorali, Russia
Died: December 24, 1927

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Fannie Farmer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 15, 1915
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Andrija Mohorovičić
(Meteorologist)

Andrija Mohorovičić
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Opatija
Died: December 18, 1936

 22 
Eugen Bleuler
(Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher)

Eugen Bleuler
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zollikon
Died: July 15, 1939
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 23 
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

 24 
Shibli Nomani
(Former writer known for the founding of the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin)

Shibli Nomani
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: November 18, 1914
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 25 
Pedro Paterno
(politician, novelist, poet, author, autobiographer)

Pedro Paterno
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila
Died: March 11, 1911

 26 
Alfonso XII of Spain
(King of Spain)

Alfonso XII of Spain
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 25, 1885
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 27 
Elwood Haynes
(Inventor)

Elwood Haynes
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Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Indiana, United States
Died: April 13, 1925

 28 
Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria
(First prince (knyaz) of the Principality of Bulgaria from 1879 until his abdication in 1886)

Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria
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Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: November 17, 1893
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 29 
Marthinus Theunis Steyn
(President of Orange Free State)

Marthinus Theunis Steyn
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rietfontein, South Africa
Died: November 28, 1916

 30 
Aleksandr Lyapunov
(mathematician, physicist)

Aleksandr Lyapunov
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaroslavl
Died: November 3, 1918

 31 
Sidney Kidman
(Businessperson, Stockman)

Sidney Kidman
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Listed In: Celebrities
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adelaide
Died: September 2, 1935

 32 
George Dayton
(Entrepreneur)

George Dayton
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Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clifton Springs
Died: February 18, 1938

 33 
Ruggero Leoncavallo
(Opera composer and librettist)

Ruggero Leoncavallo
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 9, 1919

 34 
Julius Wagner-Jauregg
(Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Professor)

Julius Wagner-Jauregg
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wels
Died: September 27, 1940

 35 
Le Pétomane
(Flatulist)

Le Pétomane
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Listed In: Entertainers
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: August 8, 1945

 36 
Max Klinger
(Painter)

Max Klinger
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Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 5, 1920

 37 
Axel Munthe
(Medical Doctor)

Axel Munthe
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oskarshamn, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1949

 38 
Edward Emerson Barnard
(American astronomer)

Edward Emerson Barnard
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: February 6, 1923

 39 
Cécile Chaminade
(Former Pianist, Composer who was awarded the Légion d'Honneur, a first for a female composer)

Cécile Chaminade
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 13, 1944

 40 
Paul Doumer
(President of France, June 1931- May 1931)

Paul Doumer
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aurillac, France
Died: May 7, 1932

 41 
Henrik Pontoppidan
(Johann Adolph Hasse)

Henrik Pontoppidan
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark
Died: August 21, 1943

 42 

Frank J. Sprague
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Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milford
Died: October 25, 1934

 43 
Georg Michaelis
(Chancellor of the German Empire for a few months in 1917)

Georg Michaelis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chojnów, Poland
Died: July 24, 1936

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Mikhail Alekseyev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia
Died: October 8, 1918

 45 

Martha Carey Thomas
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Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 2, 1935

 46 
Henry Fairfield Osborn
(Geologist, Paleontologist)

Henry Fairfield Osborn
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fairfield
Died: September 6, 1935

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Mrs. Leslie Carter
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 13, 1937

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Richard Mansfield
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Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 30, 1907

 49 
John Jacob Abel
(Biochemist)

John Jacob Abel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 26, 1938

 50 
Juan Vicente Gómez
(Venezuelan dictator)

Juan Vicente Gómez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio de Tachira, Venezuela
Died: December 17, 1935