Famous People Born In 1861

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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.
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Jose Rizal
(Filipino Nationalist and Writer Who is Considered One of the Greatest Heroes of the Philippines)
Jose Rizal
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896
 2 
James Naismith
(The Inventor of the Game of 'Basketball')
James Naismith
7
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28, 1939
Rabindranath Tagore
65
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941
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H. H. Holmes
(American Serial Killer and Con Artist)
H. H. Holmes
71
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 7, 1896
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Fridtjof Nansen
(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the First High Commissioner for Refugees Appointed by the League of Nations)
Fridtjof Nansen
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: May 13, 1930
 6 
Rudolf Steiner
( Austrian Occultist, Social Reformer and Founder of 'Anthroposophy' Spiritualist Movement)
Rudolf Steiner
6
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hungary ,Austrian
Died: March 30, 1925
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Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba
56
Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23, 1931
 8 
Edith Roosevelt
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Edith Roosevelt
4
Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 30, 1948
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Nettie Stevens
(American Geneticist Known for Her Discovery of 'X and Y Sex Determining Chromosomes')
Nettie Stevens
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cavendish, Vermont, United States
Died: May 4, 1912
 10 
Alfred North Whitehead
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Alfred North Whitehead
1
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent, England
Died: December 30, 1947
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William C. Durant
(Co-founder of the General Motors and Chevrolet)
William C. Durant
4
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 18, 1947
 12 
Edith Cowan
(Social Campaigner)
Edith Cowan
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geraldton, Australia
Died: June 9, 1932
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Robert Bosch
(Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan)
Robert Bosch
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Felkirchen
Died: March 12, 1942
 14 
Solomon Guggenheim
(Businessman)
Solomon Guggenheim
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 3, 1949
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William Wrigley, Jr.
(Industrialist)
William Wrigley, Jr.
0
Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 1932
 16 
Josephine Earp
(Wyatt Earp's wife)
Josephine Earp
2
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: December 19, 1944
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Isaac Albeniz
(Spanish Catalan Virtuoso Pianist & One of the Foremost Composers of the Post-Romantic Era)
Isaac Albeniz
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camprodon, Spain
Died: May 18, 1909
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Helen Herron Taft
(First Lady of the United States (1990-13))
Helen Herron Taft
1
Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 22, 1943
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Frederic Remington
(Sculptor, Writer, Painter)
Frederic Remington
0
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York
Died: December 26, 1909
 20 
Madan Mohan Malaviya
(Politician & Educationist)
Madan Mohan Malaviya
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allahabad, India
Died: November 12, 1946
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Prafulla Chandra Ray
3
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khulna
Died: June 16, 1944
 22 
William James Mayo
(Physician and Surgeon)
William James Mayo
3
Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Sueur
Died: July 28, 1939
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Georgy Lvov
(8th Prime Minister of Russia (March 1917 - July 1917))
Georgy Lvov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: March 7, 1925
Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
0
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arolsen, Germany
Died: September 1, 1922
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Erich von Falkenhayn
(Former Minister of War of Prussia (1913 - 1915))
Erich von Falkenhayn
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Białochowo, Poland
Died: April 8, 1922
 26 
John William Godward
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon
Died: December 13, 1922
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Henry Gantt
(Engineer)
Henry Gantt
1
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calvert County
Died: November 23, 1919
 28 
Halford Mackinder
(British Geographer, Academic and One of the Founding Fathers of Both 'Geopolitics' and 'Geostrategy')
Halford Mackinder
0
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gainsborough, England
Died: March 6, 1947
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Victor Horta
(Architect)
Victor Horta
1
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: September 8, 1947
 30 
Constance Garnett
(English translator)
Constance Garnett
0
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: December 17, 1946
 31 
Georges Méliès
(One of the First Filmmakers to Use Storyboards & Fictional Narratives in Movies)
Georges Méliès
3
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 21, 1938
 32 
Frederick Gowland Hopkins
(English Biochemist Whose Discovery of Vitamins Earned Him 'Nobel Prize in Medicine' in 1929)
Frederick Gowland Hopkins
0
Listed In: Biochemists
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Died: May 16, 1947
 33 
Luigi Facta
(Former Prime Minister of Italy (February 1922 - October 1922))
Luigi Facta
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pinerolo, Italy
Died: November 5, 1930
Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Germany
Died: July 31, 1942
 35 
Ralph Modjeski
(Polish-American Civil Engineer)
Ralph Modjeski
0
Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bochnia, Poland
Died: June 26, 1940
 36 
William Bateson
(Biologist who was the first person to use the term genetics to describe the study of heredity)
William Bateson
0
Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whitby, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 8, 1926
 37 
Zinaida Yusupova
(Lady in waiting)
Zinaida Yusupova
1
Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24, 1939
 38 
Richard Dudley Sears
(Tennis player)
Richard Dudley Sears
0
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 8, 1943
 39 
Albert Bacon Fall
(United States Senator)
Albert Bacon Fall
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Died: November 30, 1944
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia
0
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 26, 1929
 41 
Vazha-Pshavela
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire, now Georgia
Died: July 10, 1915
 42 
Antoine Bourdelle
(French Sculptor, Teacher and an Key Figure in the 'Art Deco Movement')
Antoine Bourdelle
0
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
Died: October 1, 1929
 43 
Aristide Maillol
(French Sculptor, Painter, and Printmaker)
Aristide Maillol
0
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Died: September 27, 1944
Stanislas de Guaita
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moselle, France
Died: December 19, 1897
 45 
Charles Édouard Guillaume
(Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar)
Charles Édouard Guillaume
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fleurier
Died: May 13, 1938
 46 
Chung Ling Soo
(American Magician Famous For His 'Bullet Catch' Trick)
Chung Ling Soo
1
Listed In: Magicians
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, United States
Died: March 24, 1918
 47 
Amy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)
Amy Levy
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Clapham
Died: September 10, 1889
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Walter Rauschenbusch
(American Theologian and Baptist Pastor)
Walter Rauschenbusch
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: July 25, 1918
 49 
Louis Anquetin
(Was a French Painter)
Louis Anquetin
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Étrépagny, France
Died: August 19, 1932
 50 
Bliss Carman
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fredericton
Died: June 8, 1929