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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
H. H. Holmes
(Serial Killer)

H. H. Holmes
42
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 7, 1896

Jose Rizal
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896

Rabindranath Tagore
51
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941
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James Naismith
(The Inventor of the Game of 'Basketball')

James Naismith
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Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28, 1939
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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
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: May 13, 1930

 6 
Rudolf Steiner
(Philosopher)

Rudolf Steiner
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Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Donji Kraljevec, Croatia
Died: March 30, 1925
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Josephine Earp
(Wyatt Earp's wife)

Josephine Earp
0
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: December 19, 1944
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 8 
Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)

Nellie Melba
35
Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23, 1931
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 9 
Madan Mohan Malaviya
(Politician & Educationist)

Madan Mohan Malaviya
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allahabad, India
Died: November 12, 1946

 10 
Edith Roosevelt
(Former First Lady of the United States)

Edith Roosevelt
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 30, 1948
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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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Prafulla Chandra Ray
2
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khulna
Died: June 16, 1944
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 13 
Nettie Stevens
(Geneticist)

Nettie Stevens
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cavendish, Vermont, United States
Died: May 4, 1912

 14 
Edith Cowan
(Social Campaigner)

Edith Cowan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geraldton, Australia
Died: June 9, 1932
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 15 
Solomon Guggenheim
(Businessman)

Solomon Guggenheim
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 3, 1949

 16 
Isaac Albeniz
(Spanish Catalan Virtuoso Pianist & One of the Foremost Composers of the Post-Romantic Era)

Isaac Albeniz
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camprodon, Spain
Died: May 18, 1909
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 17 
William C. Durant
(Co-founder of the General Motors and Chevrolet)

William C. Durant
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Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 18, 1947

 18 
William Wrigley, Jr.
(Industrialist)

William Wrigley, Jr.
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Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 1932
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Robert Bosch
(Entrepreneur, Inventor, Artisan)

Robert Bosch
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Felkirchen
Died: March 12, 1942

 20 
Helen Herron Taft
(First Lady of the United States (1990-13))

Helen Herron Taft
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 22, 1943
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 21 
William James Mayo
(Physician and Surgeon)

William James Mayo
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Sueur
Died: July 28, 1939

 22 
Henry Gantt
(Engineer)

Henry Gantt
1
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calvert County
Died: November 23, 1919
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 23 

John William Godward
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon
Died: December 13, 1922

Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arolsen, Germany
Died: September 1, 1922
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 25 
Frederic Remington
(Sculptor, Writer, Painter)

Frederic Remington
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York
Died: December 26, 1909

 26 
Georgy Lvov
(Politician)

Georgy Lvov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: March 7, 1925
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 27 
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

 28 
Frederick Russell Burnham
(Explorer, Writer)

Frederick Russell Burnham
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blue Earth County
Died: September 1, 1947
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Frederick Gowland Hopkins
0
Listed In: Biochemists
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: May 16, 1947

 30 
Maximilian von Spee
(Naval officer)

Maximilian von Spee
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 8, 1914

 31 
Constance Garnett
(English translator)

Constance Garnett
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Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: December 17, 1946

 32 
Zinaida Yusupova
(Lady in waiting)

Zinaida Yusupova
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24, 1939

 33 
Halford Mackinder
(Geographer)

Halford Mackinder
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Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gainsborough, England
Died: March 6, 1947

 34 
Victor Horta
(Architect)

Victor Horta
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Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: September 8, 1947

Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Germany
Died: July 31, 1942

 36 
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

 37 
James Mark Baldwin
(Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher)

James Mark Baldwin
0
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbia
Died: November 8, 1934

 38 

Vazha-Pshavela
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire, now Georgia
Died: July 10, 1915

Stanislas de Guaita
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moselle, France
Died: December 19, 1897

 40 
Ralph Modjeski
(Civil Engineer)

Ralph Modjeski
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bochnia, Poland
Died: June 26, 1940

 41 
Amy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

Amy Levy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Clapham
Died: September 10, 1889

 42 
Richard Dudley Sears
(Tennis player)

Richard Dudley Sears
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Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 8, 1943

 43 
Dorothy Dix
(Journalist)

Dorothy Dix
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Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 16, 1951

 44 
William Bateson
(Biologist who was the first person to use the term genetics to describe the study of heredity)

William Bateson
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whitby, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 8, 1926

 45 

Ernestine Schumann-Heink
0
Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Libeň, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died: November 17, 1936

 46 
Louis Anquetin
(Was a French Painter)

Louis Anquetin
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Étrépagny, France
Died: August 19, 1932

 47 
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

 48 

Aristide Maillol
0
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Died: September 27, 1944

 49 
J.B. Bury
(Historian)

J.B. Bury
0
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clontibret, Ireland
Died: June 1, 1927

 50 
Almroth Wright
(Bacteriologist)

Almroth Wright
0
Listed In: Bacteriologists
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Middleton Tyas, England
Died: April 30, 1947