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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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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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
 3 
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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O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)
O. Henry
7
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: June 5, 1910
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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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George Washington Vanderbilt II
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Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Dorp
Died: March 6, 1914
 8 
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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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
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
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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
 12 
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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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
 14 
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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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
 16 
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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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
 18 
Louis Botha
(Politician)
Louis Botha
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greytown
Died: August 27, 1919
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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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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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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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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
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wigton, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 12, 1942
 24 
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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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
 26 
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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Niko Pirosmanashvili
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kakheti
Died: April 9, 1918
 28 
Gustav Ritter von Kahr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weissenburg, Germany
Died: June 30, 1934
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Robert Hotung
(The grand old man of Hong Kong)
Robert Hotung
0
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Died: April 26, 1956
 30 
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
 31 
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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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
 33 
Julius Rosenwald
(Businessman)
Julius Rosenwald
0
Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6, 1932
 34 
Maurice Barrès
(Novelist)
Maurice Barrès
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charmes, France
Died: December 4, 1923
 35 
Nicholas Murray Butler
(Philosopher, Educator)
Nicholas Murray Butler
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth
Died: December 7, 1947
Prince Henry of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 20, 1929
 37 
Henri Pirenne
(Belgian Scholar and Historian)
Henri Pirenne
0
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Verviers
Died: October 25, 1935
 38 
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
 39 
Edward Stratemeyer
0
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 13, 1905
 40 
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
 41 
Florence Bascom
(Geologist)
Florence Bascom
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18, 1945
 42 
Carolyn Wells
(Former Writer remembered largely for her popular mysteries, children’s books, and humorous verse.)
Carolyn Wells
0
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 26, 1942
 43 
Auguste Lumière
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: April 10, 1954
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 7, 1933
 45 
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
 46 
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
 47 
Emil von Sauer
(German Composer and One of the Most Distinguished Pianists of His Generation)
Emil von Sauer
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: April 27, 1942
 48 
Billy Hughes
(Prime Minister)
Billy Hughes
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 28, 1952
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Ashraf Ali Thanwi
(Former writer who authored several hundred books including Bayan Ul Quran and Bahishti Zewar)
Ashraf Ali Thanwi
0
Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1943 AD
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Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: September 2, 1925