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
Jose RizalJose Rizal
19th June, Filipino
 

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

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

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,

Omar MukhtarOmar Mukhtar
20th August, Libyan
Ruler of Senussi Zawiyas
Maximilian von SpeeMaximilian von Spee
22nd June, German
Navy officer

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
10th October, Norwegian
Zoologist, Polar explorer, Diplomat, Explorer,
Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12th February, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst

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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Frederic RemingtonFrederic Remington
4th October, American
Sculptor, Writer, Painter
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 Jackson TurnerFrederick Jackson Turner
14th November, American
Historian, Writer

Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11th May, American
Explorer, Writer
Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
2nd November, Russian
statesman, politician
Henry GanttHenry Gantt
20th May, American
Engineer

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

Victor HortaVictor Horta
6th January, Belgian
Architect

John William GodwardJohn William Godward
9th August, British
Painter
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
7th July, American
Geneticist

Walter RauschenbuschWalter Rauschenbusch
4th October, American
Theologian

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

Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
10th June, French
Historian

Armando DiazArmando Diaz
5th December, Italian
General
Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
8th December, French
Sculptor, Painter, Engraver

Luigi FactaLuigi Facta
16th November, Italian
Prime Minister of Italy
William BatesonWilliam Bateson
8th August, British
Biologist

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

James Mark BaldwinJames Mark Baldwin
12th January, French, American
Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher
James MooneyJames Mooney
10th February, American
Ethnographer

Ernestine Schumann-HeinkErnestine Schumann-Heink
15th June, Austrian, German, American
Contralto
Dorothy DixDorothy Dix
18th November, American
Journalist

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

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

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

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

Bliss CarmanBliss Carman
15th April, Canadian
Poet
Ralph ModjeskiRalph Modjeski
27th January, Polish, American
Civil Engineer

Cyrus Edwin DallinCyrus Edwin Dallin
22nd November, American
American sculptor
Reginald WingateReginald Wingate
25th June, Scottish
General

George TyrrellGeorge Tyrrell
6th February, Irish
Theologian

Pauline JohnsonPauline Johnson
10th March, Canadian
 
Albert Bacon FallAlbert Bacon Fall
26th November, American
United States Senator

Halford John MackinderHalford John Mackinder
15th February, British
Geographer, academic, politician
J.B. BuryJ.B. Bury
16th October, Irish
Historian

Michael SadlerMichael Sadler
3rd July, British
Historian

James A. NaismithJames A. Naismith
30th November, Canadian
Coach, Inventor
Solomon GuggenheimSolomon Guggenheim
2nd February, American
Businessman