Famous People Born In 1859

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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.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(British Writer Who Created the Character of Sherlock Holmes)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: July 7, 1930
 2 
Wilhelm II
(German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888 - 1918))
Wilhelm II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 4, 1941
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John Dewey
(Philosopher)
John Dewey
12
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: June 1, 1952
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Billy the Kid
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 14, 1881
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Pierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Pierre Curie
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19, 1906
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Georges Seurat
(French Post-Impressionist Artist Who Devised the Painting Techniques Known as 'Chromoluminarism' and 'Pointillism')
Georges Seurat
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Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29, 1891
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Jerome K. Jerome
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Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caldmore, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1927
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Henri Bergson
(French Philosopher and Winner of the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Henri Bergson
2
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1941
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Fusajiro Yamauchi
(Japanese Entrepreneur Best Remembered as the Founder of 'Nintendo')
Fusajiro Yamauchi
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Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 1, 1940
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A. E. Housman
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fockbury, England
Died: April 30, 1936
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Venustiano Carranza
(44th President of Mexico)
Venustiano Carranza
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuatrociénegas Municipality, Mexico
Died: May 21, 1920
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Edmund Husserl
(German Philosopher, Mathematician and Founder of Phenomenology)
Edmund Husserl
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: April 27, 1938
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Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)
Belle Gunness
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Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selbu
Died: April 28, 1908
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Thibaw Min
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: December 19, 1916
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Carrie Chapman Catt
(American Women's Suffrage Leader Who Successfully Campaigned for Passing of the ‘Nineteenth Amendment’)
Carrie Chapman Catt
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Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: March 9, 1947
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Svante Arrhenius
(Scientist)
Svante Arrhenius
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vik
Died: October 2, 1927
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Knut Hamsun
(One of the Most Influential Norwegian Writers & Winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature.)
Knut Hamsun
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom Municipality, Norway
Died: February 19, 1952
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Katharine Lee Bates
(poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter)
Katharine Lee Bates
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Falmouth
Died: September 28, 1929
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Jean Jaurès
(Former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of France)
Jean Jaurès
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Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: July 31, 1914
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Florence Kelley
(American Social and Political Reformer and the Pioneer of the Term 'Wage Abolitionism')
Florence Kelley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17, 1932
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Alexander Stepanovich Popov
(Russian Physicist Who Was One of the First Persons to Invent a Radio Receiving Device)
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: January 13, 1906
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Charles Comiskey
(American Major League Baseball Player and Founding Owner of the 'Chicago White Sox')
Charles Comiskey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 26, 1931
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Charles August Lindbergh
(Politician, Lawyer)
Charles August Lindbergh
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 24, 1924
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Supayalat
(Queen)
Supayalat
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Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: November 24, 1925
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Samuel Insull
(Business Magnate)
Samuel Insull
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 16, 1938
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
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Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kedleston, Derbyshire, England
Died: March 20, 1925
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Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)
Pierre Janet
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Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1947
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Havelock Ellis
(Physician)
Havelock Ellis
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Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croydon
Died: July 8, 1939
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Henry Ossawa Tanner
(American Artist and the First Painter to Gain International Acclaim)
Henry Ossawa Tanner
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Listed In: Realist Painters
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 25, 1937
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Pavel Milyukov
(Russian Liberal Politician and Former Member of the Russian State Duma (1906 - 1917))
Pavel Milyukov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 31, 1943
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Théophile Steinlen
(French Art Nouveau Painter and Printmaker)
Théophile Steinlen
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Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: December 13, 1923
Henry Gauthier-Villars
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Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villiers-sur-Orge, France
Died: January 12, 1931
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Anna Ancher
(One of Denmark's Greatest Visual Artists)
Anna Ancher
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skagen, Denmark
Died: April 15, 1935
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Saad Zaghloul
(Prime Minister)
Saad Zaghloul
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt
Died: August 23, 1927
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Childe Hassam
(Painter)
Childe Hassam
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorchester
Died: August 27, 1935
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Sholem Aleichem
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pereiaslav, Ukraine
Died: May 13, 1916
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L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)
L. L. Zamenhof
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Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14, 1917
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John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southampton, England
Died: November 20, 1935
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Dorabji Tata
(Key figure in the history and development of the Tata Group)
Dorabji Tata
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Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 3, 1932
James Kenneth Stephen
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 3, 1892
Prince Oscar Bernadotte
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Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 4, 1953
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Cass Gilbert
(architect, painter)
Cass Gilbert
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanesville
Died: May 17, 1934
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Hans Zatzka
(Painter)
Hans Zatzka
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Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 17, 1945
 44 
Christian von Ehrenfels
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 8, 1932
 45 
Aurel Stodola
(Engineer)
Aurel Stodola
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liptovský Mikuláš
Died: December 25, 1942
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Ellen Gates Starr
(American Social Reformer and Activist)
Ellen Gates Starr
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Laona Township, Illinois, United States
Died: February 10, 1940
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Francis Thompson
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: November 13, 1907
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Hugo Junkers
(Engineer)
Hugo Junkers
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rheydt, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: February 3, 1935
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Jānis Čakste
(President)
Jānis Čakste
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lielsesava, Latvia
Died: March 14, 1927
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Bertha Pappenheim
(German-Austrian Social Worker and the founder of the 'Jewish Women's Association')
Bertha Pappenheim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 28, 1936