Famous People Born In 1862

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Discover the most famous people born in 1862. The list includes people like Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, O. Henry, Ida B. Wells, David Hilbert and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, novelists and playwrights born in 1862. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Claude Debussy
(French Impressionist Composer Best Known for His Opera 'Pelléas et Mélisande')
Claude Debussy
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: March 25, 1918
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O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)
O. Henry
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Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: June 5, 1910
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Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25, 1931
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Gustav Klimt
(Austrian Symbolist Painter and One of the Most Prominent Members of the ‘Vienna Secession’ Movement)
Gustav Klimt
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6, 1918
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David Hilbert
(Mathematician)
David Hilbert
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Königsberg or Wehlau, Province of Prussia (today Znamensk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)
Died: February 14, 1943
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Edith Wharton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 11, 1937
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Joseph Merrick
(Elephant Man)
Joseph Merrick
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Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leicester
Died: April 11, 1890
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J. Bruce Ismay
(Businessman)
J. Bruce Ismay
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Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Crosby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 17, 1937
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Hilma af Klint
(Swedish Artist and Mystic Best Known for Her 'Temple' Paintings)
Hilma af Klint
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Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Died: October 21, 1944
 10 
Charles M. Schwab
(American Steel Magnate & Businessman)
Charles M. Schwab
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Listed In: Steel
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 18, 1939
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Billy Sunday
(The Most Influential American Evangelist During the First Two Decades of the 20th Century)
Billy Sunday
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Story County, Iowa, U.S
Died: November 6, 1935
 12 
Connie Mack
(Baseball manager)
Connie Mack
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 8, 1956
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Homer Plessy
(Activist)
Homer Plessy
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Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 1, 1925
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Charles Evans Hughes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Died: August 27, 1948
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Ugyen Wangchuck
(The First Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan))
Ugyen Wangchuck
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bumthang District
Died: August 7, 1926
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Loie Fuller
(Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist, Dancer, Stage actor, Model)
Loie Fuller
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: January 1, 1928
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Louis Botha
(Politician)
Louis Botha
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greytown
Died: August 27, 1919
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George Washington Vanderbilt II
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Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Dorp
Died: March 6, 1914
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Arthur Schnitzler
(Austrian Playwright and Novelist )
Arthur Schnitzler
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 21, 1931
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Frederick Delius
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Died: June 10, 1934
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Robert Hotung
(The grand old man of Hong Kong)
Robert Hotung
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Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Died: April 26, 1956
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Victoria of Baden
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Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1930
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William Henry Bragg
(Physicist and Mathematician Who Invented the ‘X-Ray’ Spectrometer)
William Henry Bragg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wigton, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 12, 1942
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Niko Pirosmanashvili
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kakheti
Died: April 9, 1918
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Aristide Briand
(Prime Minister)
Aristide Briand
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes
Died: April 7, 1932
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Amos Alonzo Stagg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 17, 1965
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Hawley Harvey Crippen
(Homeopath & Killer of His Wife)
Hawley Harvey Crippen
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Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coldwater, Michigan, United States
Died: November 23, 1910
 28 
Julius Rosenwald
(Businessman)
Julius Rosenwald
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6, 1932
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Nikolai Yudenich
(Military commander)
Nikolai Yudenich
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 5, 1933
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Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: September 2, 1925
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James Clark McReynolds
(Attorney General)
James Clark McReynolds
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elkton, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 24, 1946
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Mary Kingsley
(British Ethnographer, Scientific Writer and Explorer Known for Her Travels and Writings on West Africa)
Mary Kingsley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: June 3, 1900
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Philipp Lenard
(Physicist)
Philipp Lenard
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pressburg, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire
Died: May 20, 1947
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Edward Stratemeyer
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 13, 1905
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Gustav Ritter von Kahr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weissenburg, Germany
Died: June 30, 1934
 36 
Carolyn Wells
(Former Writer remembered largely for her popular mysteries, children’s books, and humorous verse.)
Carolyn Wells
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Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 26, 1942
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Allauddin Khan
(musician, composer, music educator)
Allauddin Khan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Brahmanbaria District
Died: September 6, 1972
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Maurice Barrès
(Novelist)
Maurice Barrès
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charmes, France
Died: December 4, 1923
Prince Henry of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 20, 1929
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Billy Hughes
(Prime Minister)
Billy Hughes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 28, 1952
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Victor, Prince Napoléon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Domaine National du Palais-Royal, Paris, France
Died: May 3, 1926
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Okakura Kakuzō
(Art critic)
Okakura Kakuzō
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Listed In: Art Critics
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: September 2, 1913
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Nicholas Murray Butler
(Philosopher, Educator)
Nicholas Murray Butler
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth
Died: December 7, 1947
 44 
Walter Damrosch
(American Conductor and Composer)
Walter Damrosch
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: December 22, 1950
 45 
Auguste Lumière
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: April 10, 1954
 46 
Maironis
(Poet)
Maironis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Raseiniai District Municipality, Lithuania
Died: June 28, 1932
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Helene Schjerfbeck
(Finnish Modernist Painter Best Known for Her Self-Portraits and Realist Arts)
Helene Schjerfbeck
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Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland
Died: January 23, 1946
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Cosmo Duff-Gordon
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Listed In: Fencers
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 20, 1931
 49 
Andrew Fisher
(Politician, Diplomat, Trade unionist)
Andrew Fisher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Crosshouse
Died: October 22, 1928
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Bernard Maybeck
(Architect)
Bernard Maybeck
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Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 3, 1957