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

Motilal NehruMotilal Nehru
6th May, Indian
Political Leader

James NaismithJames Naismith
6th November, Canadian, American
Invented Basketball

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

Mehmed VIMehmed VI
14th January, Turkish
Last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19th June, British
Military Leader

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

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

Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
6th August, American
Former First Lady of the United States
Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
19th May, Australian
Opera Singer

Prafulla Chandra RayPrafulla Chandra Ray
2nd August, Indian
Chemist
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

Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15th February, Swiss
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10th November, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Louis AnquetinLouis Anquetin
26th January, French
Painter

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,

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10th October, Norwegian
Zoologist, Polar explorer, Diplomat, Explorer,

Omar MukhtarOmar Mukhtar
20th August, Libyan
Ruler of Senussi Zawiyas
Maximilian von SpeeMaximilian von Spee
22nd June, German
Navy officer
Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12th February, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst

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

William C. DurantWilliam C. Durant
8th December, American
Entrepreneur

Ferdinand I of BulgariaFerdinand I of Bulgaria
26th February, German
Ruler
Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11th September, German, Polish
Politician, Officer

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Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20th May, American
Engineer

Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23rd April, British
Politician, Diplomat, Officer, Philosopher

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

Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11th May, American
Explorer, Writer
Frederick Jackson TurnerFrederick Jackson Turner
14th November, American
Historian, Writer

Chung Ling SooChung Ling Soo
2nd April, American
Stage magician
Victor HortaVictor Horta
6th January, Belgian
Architect

Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
7th July, American
Geneticist

Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
2nd November, Russian
statesman, politician
John William GodwardJohn William Godward
9th August, British
Painter

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19th December, Italian
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,
Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
10th June, French
Historian

Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
4th October, American
Theologian

Armando DiazArmando Diaz
5th December, Italian
General

Luigi FactaLuigi Facta
16th November, Italian
Prime Minister of Italy

William BatesonWilliam Bateson
8th August, British
Biologist
William Wrigley, Jr.William Wrigley, Jr.
30th September, American
Industrialist

Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
8th December, French
Sculptor, Painter, Engraver

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

Pehr Evind SvinhufvudPehr Evind Svinhufvud
15th December, Finnish
Lawyer
Antoine BourdelleAntoine Bourdelle
30th October, French
Sculptor, Painter

Isaac Burns MurphyIsaac Burns Murphy
1st January, American
American jockey
Bliss CarmanBliss Carman
15th April, Canadian
Poet

Norman TriplettNorman Triplett
1st October, American
psychologist

James Mark BaldwinJames Mark Baldwin
12th January, French, American
Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher
Albert Bacon FallAlbert Bacon Fall
26th November, American
United States Senator

Pauline JohnsonPauline Johnson
10th March, Canadian
 
Halford John MackinderHalford John Mackinder
15th February, British
Geographer, academic, politician

James A. NaismithJames A. Naismith
30th November, Canadian
Coach, Inventor

Solomon GuggenheimSolomon Guggenheim
2nd February, American
Businessman