Famous People Born In 1859

Discover the most famous people born in 1859. The list includes people like Billy the Kid, John Dewey, Pierre Curie, Henri Bergson, Svante Arrhenius and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, inventors and political leaders born in 1859. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

Pierre CuriePierre Curie
15th May, French
Nobel Laureate in Physics
Billy the KidBilly the Kid
17th November, American
Gunman

John DeweyJohn Dewey
20th October, American
Philosopher

Belle GunnessBelle Gunness
11th November, Norwegian, American
Serial Killer

Alfred DreyfusAlfred Dreyfus
9th October, French
Artillery Officer

Yuan ShikaiYuan Shikai
16th September, Chinese
Former President of the Republic of China
Georges SeuratGeorges Seurat
2nd December, French
Painter

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of KedlestonGeorge Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
11th January, British
Former Viceroy of India

Henri BergsonHenri Bergson
18th October, French
Philosopher and Writer
Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl
8th April, Austrian, German
Philosopher

Wilhelm IIWilhelm II
27th January, German
Emperor of Germany
Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
9th January, American
Women’s Rights Activists

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
4th August, Norwegian
Writer

Venustiano CarranzaVenustiano Carranza
29th December, Mexican
Politician

Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome
2nd May, British
Writer

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26th March, British
Poet
Sholem AleichemSholem Aleichem
2nd March, American
Author

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
19th February, Swedish
Scientist

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
2nd February, British
Physician

Henry Ossawa TannerHenry Ossawa Tanner
21st June, American
 
Samuel InsullSamuel Insull
11th November, American
Business Magnate

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22nd May, British, Scottish
Writer & Physician
Anna AncherAnna Ancher
18th August, Danish
Painter

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10th May, Slovak
Engineer

Dorabji TataDorabji Tata
27th August, Indian
 
L. L. ZamenhofL. L. Zamenhof
15th December, Polish
Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet,

Katharine Lee BatesKatharine Lee Bates
12th August, American
poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter
Kenneth GrahameKenneth Grahame
8th March, British
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
22nd November, Japanese
Entrepreneur

Archibald Gracie IVArchibald Gracie IV
17th January, American
historian, writer
John Jellicoe, 1st Earl JellicoeJohn Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
5th December, British
Royal Navy officer

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George LansburyGeorge Lansbury
21st February, British
Social Reformer
Jean JaurèsJean Jaurès
3rd September, French
Political leader

Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16th March, Russian
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer

Charles ComiskeyCharles Comiskey
15th August, American
Baseball player

Thibaw MinThibaw Min
1st January, Burmese
King
Childe HassamChilde Hassam
17th October, American
Painter
Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
3rd February, German
Engineer

Walter CampWalter Camp
7th April, American
Football Player

Pierre JanetPierre Janet
30th May, French
Psychologist

Cass GilbertCass Gilbert
29th November, American
architect, painter
Alexandre MillerandAlexandre Millerand
10th February, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Victor HerbertVictor Herbert
1st February, Irish, American
Composer

Théophile SteinlenThéophile Steinlen
10th November, Swiss, French
Painter, Illustrator, Poster artist, Sculptor,

Francis ThompsonFrancis Thompson
18th December, British
Poet

Saad ZaghloulSaad Zaghloul
1st July, Egyptian
Prime Minister
Bertha PappenheimBertha Pappenheim
27th February, Austrian, German
Writer, Journalist, Social worker, Feminist

Pavel MilyukovPavel Milyukov
27th January, Russian
Historian
Cecil SharpCecil Sharp
22nd November, British
Musician

Willis Van DevanterWillis Van Devanter
17th April, American
Jurist

Sidney Webb, 1st Baron PassfieldSidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield
13th July, British
Economist
Florence KelleyFlorence Kelley
12th September, American
Social Reformer

Francesc MaciàFrancesc Macià
21st September, Spanish
Politician
Lord CurzonLord Curzon
11th January, British
Former Viceroy of India

Luis Muñoz RiveraLuis Muñoz Rivera
17th July, Puerto Rican
Poet

Alexandru AverescuAlexandru Averescu
3rd April, Romanian, Ukrainian
Politician

Katharine TynanKatharine Tynan
23rd January, Irish
Writer

Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
6th July, Swedish
Swedish poet
Thomas J. WalshThomas J. Walsh
12th June, American
United States senator

Frank Johnson GoodnowFrank Johnson Goodnow
18th January, American
Educator

Louis MajorelleLouis Majorelle
26th September, French
Designer

Pauline HopkinsPauline Hopkins
30th November, American
Novelist
Christian von EhrenfelsChristian von Ehrenfels
20th June, Austrian
Philosopher

Mikhail Ippolitov-IvanovMikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
19th November, Russian
Composer
Anatole Le BrazAnatole Le Braz
2nd April, French
Poet

Ellen Gates StarrEllen Gates Starr
19th March, American
Social Reformer

Samuel AlexanderSamuel Alexander
6th January, Australian
British philosopher
Frank William TaussigFrank William Taussig
28th December, American
Economist

Nahum SokolowNahum Sokolow
10th January, Polish
Writer
Thomas Mott OsborneThomas Mott Osborne
23rd September, American
Political Figure

Enrico BaroneEnrico Barone
22nd December, Italian
Economist

E. H. SothernE. H. Sothern
6th December, American
Actor
Edward MartynEdward Martyn
30th January, Irish
Playwright

Theobald SmithTheobald Smith
31st July, American
Pathologist
Karl von StürgkhKarl von Stürgkh
30th October, Austrian
Prime minister

Karl MuckKarl Muck
22nd October, Swiss, German
Conductor

Irving BachellerIrving Bacheller
26th September, American
Journalist

Philippe Bunau-VarillaPhilippe Bunau-Varilla
26th July, French
Engineer
Jacques LoebJacques Loeb
7th April, German, American
Physiologist
John Crawford CrosbyJohn Crawford Crosby
15th June, American
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Robert Hope-JonesRobert Hope-Jones
9th February, British
Musician

Jānis ČaksteJānis Čakste
14th September, Latvian
President

Henry Ives CobbHenry Ives Cobb
19th August, American
Architect
S. R. CrockettS. R. Crockett
24th September, Scottish
Novelist

Ada RehanAda Rehan
22nd April, Irish, American
Actress

Tsubouchi ShōyōTsubouchi Shōyō
22nd June, Japanese
Author

Edward R. BradleyEdward R. Bradley
12th December, American
Businessman

Émile MeyersonÉmile Meyerson
12th February, French, Polish
Epistemologist
Gustave KahnGustave Kahn
21st December, French
Poet

Reginald De KovenReginald De Koven
3rd April, American
Music Critic
Alfred HettnerAlfred Hettner
6th August, German
Geographer

Ernest RhysErnest Rhys
17th July, British
Witer
Horace Everett HooperHorace Everett Hooper
8th December, American
Publisher
Léon DuguitLéon Duguit
4th February, French
Scholar