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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 1 
Billy the Kid
41
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 14, 1881
 2 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(British Writer Who Created the Character of Sherlock Holmes)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: July 7, 1930
 3 
Wilhelm II
(German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888 - 1918))
Wilhelm II
18
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
9
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: June 1, 1952
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Pierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Pierre Curie
8
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19, 1906
 6 
Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)
Belle Gunness
15
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selbu
Died: April 28, 1908
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Georges Seurat
(French Post-Impressionist Artist Who Devised the Painting Techniques Known as 'Chromoluminarism' and 'Pointillism')
Georges Seurat
3
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29, 1891
 8 
Jerome K. Jerome
10
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
1
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1941
 10 
Edmund Husserl
(German Philosopher, Mathematician and Founder of Phenomenology)
Edmund Husserl
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: April 27, 1938
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Venustiano Carranza
(President of Mexico (1917-20))
Venustiano Carranza
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuatrociénegas Municipality, Mexico
Died: May 21, 1920
 12 
A. E. Housman
2
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fockbury, England
Died: April 30, 1936
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Fusajiro Yamauchi
(Japanese Entrepreneur Best Remembered as the Founder of 'Nintendo')
Fusajiro Yamauchi
0
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 1, 1940
 14 
Knut Hamsun
(One of the Most Influential Norwegian Writers & Winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature.)
Knut Hamsun
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom Municipality, Norway
Died: February 19, 1952
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Carrie Chapman Catt
(American Women's Suffrage Leader Who Successfully Campaigned for Passing of the ‘Nineteenth Amendment’)
Carrie Chapman Catt
1
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: March 9, 1947
 16 
Thibaw Min
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: December 19, 1916
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Svante Arrhenius
(Scientist)
Svante Arrhenius
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vik
Died: October 2, 1927
 18 
Jean Jaurès
(Former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of France)
Jean Jaurès
0
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: July 31, 1914
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Katharine Lee Bates
(poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter)
Katharine Lee Bates
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Falmouth
Died: September 28, 1929
 20 
Florence Kelley
(American Social and Political Reformer and the Pioneer of the Term 'Wage Abolitionism')
Florence Kelley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17, 1932
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Samuel Insull
(Business Magnate)
Samuel Insull
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 16, 1938
 22 
Charles Comiskey
(American Major League Baseball Player and Founding Owner of the 'Chicago White Sox')
Charles Comiskey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 26, 1931
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Alexander Stepanovich Popov
1
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: January 13, 1906
 24 
Alfred Dreyfus
(Artillery Officer)
Alfred Dreyfus
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: July 12, 1935
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Dorabji Tata
(Key figure in the history and development of the Tata Group)
Dorabji Tata
2
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 3, 1932
 26 
Supayalat
(Queen)
Supayalat
0
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: November 24, 1925
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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
 28 
Havelock Ellis
(Physician)
Havelock Ellis
0
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croydon
Died: July 8, 1939
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Henry Ossawa Tanner
2
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: May 25, 1937
 30 
Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)
Pierre Janet
0
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1947
 31 
L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)
L. L. Zamenhof
0
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14, 1917
 32 
John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southampton, England
Died: November 20, 1935
 33 
Charles August Lindbergh
(Politician, Lawyer)
Charles August Lindbergh
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 24, 1924
 34 
Anna Ancher
(One of Denmark's Greatest Visual Artists)
Anna Ancher
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skagen, Denmark
Died: April 15, 1935
Henry Gauthier-Villars
0
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villiers-sur-Orge, France
Died: January 12, 1931
 36 
Théophile Steinlen
(Former Art Nouveau painter and printmaker)
Théophile Steinlen
0
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: December 13, 1923
 37 
Sholem Aleichem
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pereiaslav, Ukraine
Died: May 13, 1916
 38 
Childe Hassam
(Painter)
Childe Hassam
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorchester
Died: August 27, 1935
 39 
Francis Thompson
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: November 13, 1907
Prince Oscar Bernadotte
0
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 4, 1953
 41 
Saad Zaghloul
(Prime Minister)
Saad Zaghloul
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt
Died: August 23, 1927
 42 
Hans Zatzka
(Painter)
Hans Zatzka
0
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 17, 1945
James Kenneth Stephen
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 3, 1892
 44 
Cass Gilbert
(architect, painter)
Cass Gilbert
0
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanesville
Died: May 17, 1934
 45 
Christian von Ehrenfels
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 8, 1932
 46 
Sergei Lyapunov
(Composer)
Sergei Lyapunov
0
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia
Died: November 8, 1924
 47 
Bertha Pappenheim
(Feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jewish Women's Association)
Bertha Pappenheim
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 28, 1936
 48 
Pavel Milyukov
(Russian Liberal Politician and Former Member of the Russian State Duma (1906 - 1917))
Pavel Milyukov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 31, 1943
 49 
Aurel Stodola
(Engineer)
Aurel Stodola
0
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liptovský Mikuláš
Died: December 25, 1942
 50 
Ellen Gates Starr
(American Social Reformer and Activist)
Ellen Gates Starr
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Laona Township, Illinois, United States
Died: February 10, 1940