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.

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
7th May, Indian
Poet
H.H. Holmes H. H. Holmes
16th May, American
Serial Killer

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

Prafulla Chandra RayPrafulla Chandra Ray
2nd August, Indian
Chemist

Rudolf SteinerRudolf Steiner
25th February, Croatian
Philosopher, social reformer, architect and

Motilal NehruMotilal Nehru
6th May, Indian
Political Leader
James NaismithJames Naismith
6th November, Canadian, American
Invented Basketball

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

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead
15th February, British, American
Mathematician, Philosopher
Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
6th August, American
Former First Lady of the United States

William C. DurantWilliam C. Durant
9th December, American
Entrepreneur
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10th October, Norwegian
Explorer

Madan Mohan MalaviyaMadan Mohan Malaviya
25th December, Indian
Politician & Educationist

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
19th May, Australian
Opera Singer

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

Edith Dircksey CowanEdith Cowan
2nd August, Australian
Social Campaigner
Jose RizalJose Rizal
19th June, Filipino
 

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

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

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

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

H. H. HolmesH. H. Holmes
16th May, American
Criminal, Serial killer

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

Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11th September, German, Polish
Politician, Officer

Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23rd April, British
Soldier
Frederic RemingtonFrederic Remington
4th October, American
Sculptor, Writer, Painter

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Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
2nd November, German, Russian
Politician
Robert BoschRobert Bosch
23rd September, Austrian, German
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan

Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11th May, American
Explorer, Writer

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

Frederick Jackson TurnerFrederick Jackson Turner
14th November, American
Historian, Writer
John William GodwardJohn William Godward
9th August, British
Painter
Omar MukhtarOmar Mukhtar
20th August, Libyan
Ruler of Senussi Zawiyas

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20th May, American
Engineer

Chung Ling SooChung Ling Soo
2nd April, American
Stage magician

Halford MackinderHalford Mackinder
15th February, British
Geographer
Victor HortaVictor Horta
6th January, Belgian
Architect

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19th December, Italian
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,

Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
7th July, American
Geneticist

William BatesonWilliam Bateson
8th August, British
Biologist

Armando DiazArmando Diaz
5th December, Italian
General
Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
4th October, American
Theologian

Luigi FactaLuigi Facta
16th November, Italian
Prime Minister of Italy
Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
9th June, French
Historian

István TiszaIstván Tisza
22nd April, Hungarian
Politician

Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
8th December, French
Sculptor, Painter, Engraver
Pehr Evind SvinhufvudPehr Evind Svinhufvud
15th December, Finnish
Lawyer

Anton ArenskyAnton Arensky
12th July, Russian
composer, conductor, music educator, university
Dorothy DixDorothy Dix
18th November, American
Journalist

William Wrigley, Jr.William Wrigley, Jr.
30th September, American
Industrialist

James MooneyJames Mooney
10th February, American
Ethnographer

Peter Cooper HewittPeter Cooper Hewitt
5th May, American
Electrical Engineer

Ernestine Schumann-HeinkErnestine Schumann-Heink
15th June, Austrian, German, American
Contralto
Antoine BourdelleAntoine Bourdelle
30th October, French
Sculptor, Painter

James Mark BaldwinJames Mark Baldwin
12th January, French, American
Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher

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

Norman TriplettNorman Triplett
1st October, American
psychologist
Maurice BlondelMaurice Blondel
2nd November, French
Philosopher

Frank Orren LowdenFrank Orren Lowden
26th January, American
Governor
Reginald WingateReginald Wingate
25th June, Scottish
General

Ralph ModjeskiRalph Modjeski
27th January, Polish, American
Civil Engineer

Alexey KaledinAlexey Kaledin
24th October, Russian
Military officer
Bliss CarmanBliss Carman
15th April, Canadian
Poet

Almroth WrightAlmroth Wright
10th August, British
Bacteriologist
Albert Bacon FallAlbert Bacon Fall
26th November, American
United States Senator

Pauline JohnsonPauline Johnson
10th March, Canadian
 

Isaac Burns MurphyIsaac Burns Murphy
1st January, American
American jockey
George TyrrellGeorge Tyrrell
6th February, Irish
Theologian

Edwin Robert Anderson SeligmanEdwin Robert Anderson Seligman
25th April, American
Economist
Uchimura KanzōUchimura Kanzō
26th March, Japanese
Writer

Herbert PutnamHerbert Putnam
20th September, American
Librarian

Juhani AhoJuhani Aho
11th September, Finnish
Author

Maximilian HardenMaximilian Harden
20th October, German
German journalist
James B. HerrickJames B. Herrick
11th August, American
Physician
Walter SimonsWalter Simons
24th September, German
Lawyer

François GényFrançois Gény
17th December, French
Jurist

Charles Martin LoefflerCharles Martin Loeffler
30th January, German, American
Violinist

Albert ChevalierAlbert Chevalier
21st March, British
Comedian
Henry Seely WhiteHenry Seely White
20th May, American
Mathematician

Francis BourneFrancis Bourne
23rd March, British
Archbishop

Hans GoldschmidtHans Goldschmidt
18th January, German
Chemist

Arthur E. KennellyArthur E. Kennelly
17th December, American
Electrical engineer

Irving Wightman ColburnIrving Wightman Colburn
16th May, American
Inventor
Marcellin BouleMarcellin Boule
1st January, French
Palaeontologist

Mikhail MatyushinMikhail Matyushin
30th November, Russian
Painter
Hannes HafsteinHannes Hafstein
4th December, Icelander
Politician

Édouard DujardinÉdouard Dujardin
10th November, French
Writer
Vida Dutton ScudderVida Dutton Scudder
15th December, American
Writer
João da Cruz e SousaJoão da Cruz e Sousa
24th November, Brazilian
Poet