Famous People Born In 1861

Discover the most famous people born in 1861. The list includes people like Rabindranath Tagore, Jose Rizal, James Naismith, Rudolf Steiner, Madan Mohan Malaviya and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, political leaders, military leaders and novelists born in 1861. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & India and many more countries.

James NaismithJames Naismith
6th November, Canadian, American
Invented Basketball
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
7th May, Indian
Poet

H.H. Holmes H. H. Holmes
16th May, American
Serial Killer

Jose RizalJose Rizal
19th June, Filipino
 

Mehmed VIMehmed VI
14th January, Turkish
Last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Rudolf SteinerRudolf Steiner
25th February, Croatian
Philosopher, social reformer, architect and
Motilal NehruMotilal Nehru
6th May, Indian
Political Leader

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19th June, British
Military Leader

Madan Mohan MalaviyaMadan Mohan Malaviya
25th December, Indian
Politician & Educationist
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10th October, Norwegian
Explorer

Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
6th August, American
Former First Lady of the United States
William C. DurantWilliam C. Durant
9th December, American
Entrepreneur

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead
15th February, British, American
Mathematician, Philosopher

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
19th May, Australian
Opera Singer

Helen TaftHelen Herron Taft
2nd June, American
First Lady of the United States

Prafulla Chandra RayPrafulla Chandra Ray
2nd August, Indian
Chemist
Edith Dircksey CowanEdith Cowan
2nd August, Australian
Social Campaigner

George W NorrisGeorge W. Norris
11th July, American
Former US Senator

William James MayoWilliam James Mayo
29th June, American
Physician and Surgeon

Frederick Gowland HopkinsFrederick Gowland Hopkins
20th June, British
English biochemist
Louis AnquetinLouis Anquetin
26th January, French
Painter

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10th November, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15th February, Swiss
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

James A. NaismithJames Naismith
6th November, Canadian, American
Inventor

Josephine EarpJosephine Earp
30th November, American
actor
Georges MélièsGeorges Méliès
8th December, French
Actor, Film director, Animator, Film editor,

Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12th February, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst
Ferdinand I of BulgariaFerdinand I of Bulgaria
26th February, German
Ruler

Omar MukhtarOmar Mukhtar
20th August, Libyan
Ruler of Senussi Zawiyas

Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
2nd November, German, Russian
Politician
Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11th September, German, Polish
Politician, Officer

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Solomon GuggenheimSolomon Guggenheim
2nd February, American
Businessman
Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23rd April, British
Soldier

Robert BoschRobert Bosch
23rd September, Austrian, German
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan

Frederic RemingtonFrederic Remington
4th October, American
Sculptor, Writer, Painter

Chung Ling SooChung Ling Soo
2nd April, American
Stage magician
Frederick Jackson TurnerFrederick Jackson Turner
14th November, American
Historian, Writer
William Wrigley, Jr.William Wrigley, Jr.
30th September, American
Industrialist

Albert Bacon FallAlbert Bacon Fall
26th November, American
United States Senator

Maximilian von SpeeMaximilian von Spee
22nd June, German
Navy officer

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20th May, American
Engineer
Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11th May, American
Explorer, Writer

Victor HortaVictor Horta
6th January, Belgian
Architect

Halford MackinderHalford Mackinder
15th February, British
Geographer

John William GodwardJohn William Godward
9th August, British
Painter

Luigi FactaLuigi Facta
16th November, Italian
Prime Minister of Italy
Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
4th October, American
Theologian

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19th December, Italian
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
7th July, American
Geneticist

James Edward Hubert Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th marquess of SalisburyJames Edward Hubert Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th marquess of Salisbury
23rd October, British
British statesman

Armando DiazArmando Diaz
5th December, Italian
General
Pehr Evind SvinhufvudPehr Evind Svinhufvud
15th December, Finnish
Lawyer

Pauline JohnsonPauline Johnson
10th March, Canadian
 
William BatesonWilliam Bateson
8th August, British
Biologist

Prince AlemayehuPrince Alemayehu
23rd April, Ethiopian
Prince

Anton ArenskyAnton Arensky
12th July, Russian
composer, conductor, music educator, university

István TiszaIstván Tisza
22nd April, Hungarian
Politician

Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
9th June, French
Historian
J.B. BuryJ.B. Bury
16th October, Irish
Historian

Stanislas de GuaitaStanislas de Guaita
6th April, French
Poet

Dorothy DixDorothy Dix
18th November, American
Journalist

Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
8th December, French
Sculptor, Painter, Engraver
Norman TriplettNorman Triplett
1st October, American
psychologist

Peter Cooper HewittPeter Cooper Hewitt
5th May, American
Electrical Engineer
Ernestine Schumann-HeinkErnestine Schumann-Heink
15th June, Austrian, German, American
Contralto

Isaac Burns MurphyIsaac Burns Murphy
1st January, American
American jockey

Vazha-PshavelaVazha-Pshavela
26th July, Georgian
Poet
James Mark BaldwinJames Mark Baldwin
12th January, French, American
Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher

Michael SadlerMichael Sadler
3rd July, British
Historian
Richard Dudley SearsRichard Dudley Sears
26th October, American
Tennis player

Reginald WingateReginald Wingate
25th June, Scottish
General

Alexey KaledinAlexey Kaledin
24th October, Russian
Military officer
Maurice BlondelMaurice Blondel
2nd November, French
Philosopher

Antoine BourdelleAntoine Bourdelle
30th October, French
Sculptor, Painter
James MooneyJames Mooney
10th February, American
Ethnographer

Félix FénéonFélix Fénéon
22nd June, French
Art critic

Bliss CarmanBliss Carman
15th April, Canadian
Poet

Ralph ModjeskiRalph Modjeski
27th January, Polish, American
Civil Engineer
Frank Orren LowdenFrank Orren Lowden
26th January, American
Governor
Uchimura KanzōUchimura Kanzō
26th March, Japanese
Writer

Cyrus Edwin DallinCyrus Edwin Dallin
22nd November, American
American sculptor

Almroth WrightAlmroth Wright
10th August, British
Bacteriologist

George TyrrellGeorge Tyrrell
6th February, Irish
Theologian
Ivana KobilcaIvana Kobilca
20th December, Slovenian
Painter

Juhani AhoJuhani Aho
11th September, Finnish
Author

Albert ChevalierAlbert Chevalier
21st March, British
Comedian

Maximilian HardenMaximilian Harden
20th October, German
German journalist

Herbert PutnamHerbert Putnam
20th September, American
Librarian
Ernest RenshawErnest Renshaw
3rd January, British
Tennis Player

Carl GrünbergCarl Grünberg
10th February, Austrian, German, Romanian
Philosopher
Henry Seely WhiteHenry Seely White
20th May, American
Mathematician

Édouard DujardinÉdouard Dujardin
10th November, French
Writer
Hans GoldschmidtHans Goldschmidt
18th January, German
Chemist
José Francisco Trindade CoelhoJosé Francisco Trindade Coelho
18th June, Portuguese
Writer