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.

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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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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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(British Writer Who Created the Character of Sherlock Holmes)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
14
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
17
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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 5 
Pierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)

Pierre Curie
7
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19, 1906

 6 
Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)

Belle Gunness
12
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selbu
Died: April 28, 1908
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Georges Seurat
3
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29, 1891
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 8 

Jerome K. Jerome
9
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caldmore, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1927
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 9 
Henri Bergson
(Philosopher)

Henri Bergson
1
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1941

 10 

A. E. Housman
2
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fockbury, England
Died: April 30, 1936
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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 
Fusajiro Yamauchi
(Entrepreneur)

Fusajiro Yamauchi
0
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 1, 1940
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Knut Hamsun
(One of the Most Influential Norwegian Writers & Winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature.)

Knut Hamsun
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom Municipality, Norway
Died: February 19, 1952

 14 
Carrie Chapman Catt
(Women’s Rights Activists)

Carrie Chapman Catt
1
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: March 9, 1947
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 15 
Dorabji Tata
(Key figure in the history and development of the Tata Group)

Dorabji Tata
1
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 3, 1932

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Thibaw Min
0
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

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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
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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

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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

Alexander Stepanovich Popov
1
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: January 13, 1906
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 23 
Charles Comiskey
(Baseball player)

Charles Comiskey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 26, 1931

 24 
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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 25 
Florence Kelley
(Social Reformer)

Florence Kelley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17, 1932

 26 
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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 27 
Supayalat
(Queen)

Supayalat
0
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: November 24, 1925

 28 
Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)

Pierre Janet
0
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1947
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Yuan Shikai
(Former President of the Republic of China)

Yuan Shikai
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Xiangcheng, Henan, Qing Empire
Died: June 6, 1916

 30 
Anna Ancher
(Painter)

Anna Ancher
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skagen, Denmark
Died: April 15, 1935

 31 
Théophile Steinlen
(Former Art Nouveau painter and printmaker)

Théophile Steinlen
0
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: December 13, 1923

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

 33 
Edmund Husserl
(Philosopher)

Edmund Husserl
2
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: April 27, 1938

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Francis Thompson
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: November 13, 1907

 35 
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

 36 
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

 37 
Hans Zatzka
(Painter)

Hans Zatzka
0
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 17, 1945

Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant
1
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Castle of Laeken, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 22, 1869

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Sholem Aleichem
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pereiaslav, Ukraine
Died: May 13, 1916

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Christian von Ehrenfels
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 8, 1932

Prince Oscar Bernadotte
0
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 4, 1953

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John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southampton, England
Died: November 20, 1935

 43 
Aurel Stodola
(Engineer)

Aurel Stodola
0
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liptovský Mikuláš
Died: December 25, 1942

 44 
Verner von Heidenstam
(Swedish poet)

Verner von Heidenstam
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olshammar
Died: May 20, 1940

James Kenneth Stephen
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 3, 1892

 46 
Ellen Gates Starr
(Social Reformer)

Ellen Gates Starr
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Died: February 10, 1940

 47 
Sergei Lyapunov
(Composer)

Sergei Lyapunov
0
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia
Died: November 8, 1924

 48 
Childe Hassam
(Painter)

Childe Hassam
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorchester
Died: August 27, 1935

 49 
Theobald Smith
(Pathologist)

Theobald Smith
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1934

 50 
Edward Martyn
(Playwright)

Edward Martyn
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
Died: December 5, 1923