Famous People Born In 1864

Discover the most famous people born in 1864. The list includes people like Nellie Bly, George Washington Carver, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, John Jacob Astor IV, Alfred Stieglitz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, journalists and poets born in 1864. This list includes people from Germany, United States, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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George Washington Carver
(American Agricultural Scientist and Inventor Who Promoted Alternative Crops to Cotton and Methods to Prevent Soil Depletion)
George Washington Carver
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States
Died: January 5, 1943
Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver is best remembered for promoting crops that were alternative to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He invented ways to prevent soil depletion and developed scores of products made from peanuts, including paints and cosmetics. He won numerous honors, such as the Spingarn Medal.
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John Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman, Investor, and Founder of the ‘Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’)
John Jacob Astor IV
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 1912
Business tycoon, real-estate developer, and writer John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV had also served in the Spanish–American War. He belonged to the famed Astor family of New York. Astor died in the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 and was the richest passenger aboard the liner.
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Nellie Bly
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Nellie Bly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cochrans Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 1922

Nellie Bly was an American industrialist, journalist, inventor, and charity worker. She is remembered for her circumnavigation of the world in 72 days. She is also known for pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism as she worked undercover from within a mental institution to report on the institution. Nellie Bly’s life and work have inspired several works of art.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French Painter, Printmaker, and Illustrator, Known for His Work ‘At the Moulin Rouge’ and ‘La Toilette’)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Listed In: Illustrators
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: September 9, 1901
French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most significant figures of the Post-Impressionist period. He was also an illustrator and poster painter, who was known for his colorful depictions of cabaret from Paris's Moulin Rouge. His painting The Laundress sold for US$22.4 million at a 2005 Christie’s auction.
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Max Weber
(Sociologist)
Max Weber
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: June 14, 1920

Max Weber was a German historian, political economist, jurist, and sociologist. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and important theorists, Weber's ideas had a profound influence on social research and social theory. Although he did not see himself as a sociologist, Weber is often counted among the fathers of sociology alongside Émile Durkheim, Auguste Comte, and Karl Marx.

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Richard Georg Strauss
(Considered a Leading Composer of The Late Romantic & Early Modern Eras)
Richard Georg Strauss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: September 8, 1949

Richard Georg Strauss was a German conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist. Renowned for his pioneering subtleties of orchestration, Strauss is generally regarded as a modernist, although he was initially considered a conservative, backwards-looking composer. Over the years, his music has influenced other prominent composers like Béla Viktor János Bartók, Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Edward Elgar, and Benjamin Britten.

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Apolinario Mabini
(Filipino Revolutionary and the 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines)
Apolinario Mabini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Talaga, Tanauan, Philippines
Died: May 13, 1903

The 1st prime minister of the Philippines, Apolinario Mabini led the Philippine Revolution and helped in drafting the Malolos Constitution. Born into a family of illiterate peasants, he became a lawyer, before joining the forces of revolutionary Emilio Aguinaldo. He spent most of his later years in exile, targeted by the US.

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Banjo Paterson
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Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange
Died: February 5, 1941

Remembered for the legendary poems Waltzing Matilda and The Man from Snowy River, Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson was an Australian bush poet who depicted rural life through his works. Initially a law clerk and a journalist, he later adopted the pseudonym Banjo, which was his favorite horse’s name.

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Camille Claudel
(French Sculptor Known for Her Work: ‘The Waltz’ and ‘The Mature Age’)
Camille Claudel
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fère-en-Tardenois, France
Died: October 19, 1943

French sculptor Camille Claudel is also popularly known as legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin’s student, mistress, and muse. Claudel also contributed to many of Rodin’s masterpieces but never got any credit for it. After her relationship with Rodin soured, she became alienated and eventually died in an asylum.

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Alfred Stieglitz
(Photographer)
Alfred Stieglitz
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Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoboken
Died: July 13, 1946
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Frances Cleveland
(First Lady of the United States (1886-89, 1893-97))
Frances Cleveland
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 29, 1947
Frances Cleveland became the youngest First Lady of the U.S., as the wife of President Grover Cleveland, at 21. Following the president’s death, she married Thomas J. Preston, Jr., becoming the first widow of a president to remarry. She opposed women’s suffrage and was part of the National Security League.
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Alois Alzheimer
(Psychiatrist, Neuropathologist)
Alois Alzheimer
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marktbreit
Died: December 19, 1915

German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer is noted for identifying the first published case of presenile dementia, which his colleague and German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin later identified as Alzheimer's disease.  Alois publicly discussed his findings on brain pathology and symptoms of presenile dementia in late-1906 and penned a larger paper giving details of the disease and his findings in 1907.

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Roger Casement
(British Diplomat Known as ‘Father of Twentieth-Century Human Rights Investigations')
Roger Casement
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sandycove, Ireland
Died: August 3, 1916

Roger Casement was an Irish nationalist and diplomat. Also a well-known humanitarian activist, Casement is remembered for the Casement Report, a 1904 document in which he wrote about the abuses in the Congo Free State. His investigations of human rights abuses earned him a knighthood in 1911. However, Casement was stripped of his knighthood after being charged with high treason.

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Breaker Morant
(Writer)
Breaker Morant
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: February 27, 1902

Anglo-Australian bush poet and military officer Breaker Morant was one of the first war criminals who was court-martialled, convicted and executed in British military history for murder during the Second Anglo-Boer War. A folk hero in modern Australia, Morant became subject of several books, a play and an award-winning film.

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Hermann Minkowski
(German Mathematician and Professor Who Created and Developed the Geometry of Numbers)
Hermann Minkowski
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: January 12, 1909

Hermann Minkowski was a mathematician who served as a professor at the University of Göttingen, the University of Königsberg, and the University of Zurich. He is credited with creating and developing the geometry of numbers. He is also credited with using geometrical methods to resolve problems in the theory of relativity, mathematical physics, and number theory.

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Charles Marion Russell
(Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Writer)
Charles Marion Russell
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Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: October 24, 1926

Charles Marion Russell was an American artist best remembered for depicting the American Old West. Dubbed the cowboy artist, Russell produced over 2,000 paintings featuring Native Americans, landscapes of the western United States, and cowboys. In 1955, Charles Marion Russell was made a member of the Hall of Great Westerners.

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Miguel de Unamuno
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Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bilbao
Died: December 31, 1936

Miguel de Unamuno was a Spanish essayist, poet, playwright, novelist, and philosopher. His most famous novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion, a modern retelling of the Biblical Cain and Abel story. He was a significant figure in the Spanish literary and intellectual circles and served as rector of the University of Salamanca. 

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John Francis Dodge
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)
John Francis Dodge
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Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: January 14, 1920
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Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
(Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia)
Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: August 23, 1945

Princess Stéphanie of Belgium became the Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia after her marriage to Crown Prince Rudolf, the son of Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I. Following the death of her husband and his mistress in a suicide-murder pact, she married a Hungarian nobleman.

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William S. Hart
(Actor)
William S. Hart
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Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 1946
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Maurice Leblanc
(French Novelist Known as the Creator of the Fictional Gentleman Thief and Detective ‘Arsène Lupin')
Maurice Leblanc
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: November 6, 1941

French author Maurice Leblanc is best known for creating the character Arsène Lupin, who has been part of 60 of Leblanc’s crime stories and novels. He quit his law studies to become an author. Several of his films have been turned into films. He also earned the Légion d'Honneur.

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Ransom Eli Olds
(Automotive designer)
Ransom Eli Olds
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Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Ohio, United States
Died: August 26, 1950
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Anagarika Dharmapala
(Writer)
Anagarika Dharmapala
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matara, Sri Lanka
Died: April 29, 1933
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Elinor Glyn
(Former novelist and scriptwriter who specialised in romantic fiction, which was considered scandalous for its time, although her works are relatively tame by modern standards)
Elinor Glyn
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Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Helier, Jersey
Died: September 23, 1943
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Walther Nernst
(Physicist and Chemist)
Walther Nernst
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wąbrzeźno
Died: November 18, 1941

Walther Nernst was a German chemist best remembered for his work in physical chemistry, thermodynamics, solid state physics, and electrochemistry. He is credited with formulating the Nernst heat theorem, which was in turn used in the formulation of the third law of thermodynamics. Walther Nernst received the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 1920.

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James Allen
(Writer)
James Allen
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Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: January 12, 1912
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Maggie Lena Draper Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Maggie Lena Draper Walker
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 15, 1934
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Dmitri Ivanovsky
(Russian Botanist, the Co-Discoverer of Viruses and One of the Founders of Virology)
Dmitri Ivanovsky
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gdov, Russia
Died: June 20, 1920

Best remembered for his co-discovery of viruses during his research on the mosaic disease in tobacco, Russian botanist Dmitri Ivanovsky is regarded as one of the pioneers of virology. Interestingly, following his discovery, he didn’t focus on virology much and taught plant anatomy and physiology instead.

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Isabelo de los Reyes
(Co-Founder of the Philippine Independent Church 'Iglesia Filipina Independiente')
Isabelo de los Reyes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vigan
Died: October 10, 1938

Isabelo de los Reyes, also known as Don Belong, was a prominent Filipino politician and activist who co-founded the independent Philippine church Iglesia Filipina Independiente. A labor leader and author, too, he served as the senator of the Philippines. He also wrote extensively on folklore, religion, and history.

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Eleuthérios Venizélos
(Former Prime Minister of Greece Who Served Eight-Terms Between 1910 to 1933)
Eleuthérios Venizélos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mournies, Greece
Died: March 18, 1936

Eleuthérios Venizélos was a Greek statesman who played a prominent role in the Greek national liberation movement. He served as the Prime Minister of Greece on eight occasions between 1910 and 1933. As a politician, he contributed immensely to the expansion of Greece. Eleuthérios Venizelos is often called the Maker of Modern Greece due to his influence on the country.

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Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden
(Politician)
Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cowling, England
Died: May 15, 1937
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Louis Lumière
(Inventor of Cinematographer)
Louis Lumière
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: June 6, 1948
While Thomas Edison was the first to invent motion pictures for solo viewing, the shares experience of watching a film with others, or cinema, was the brainchild of Louis Lumière. With his cinematograph, Lumière shot the first commercial film, a clip of workers leaving the Lumière photo factory. 
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Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
(9th Ruler of Kuwait)
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kuwait
Died: February 23, 1921
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Herbert Macaulay
(Nigerian Politician Who Was Known as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism)
Herbert Macaulay
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Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lagos Colony, Nigeria
Died: May 7, 1946

The first Nigerian civil engineer, Herbert Macaulay was a multi-talented man who had been a politician, a musician, and a journalist. Also remembered as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism, he was one of the major figures who opposed British colonialism in Nigeria. He practiced ancient African magic and the occult.

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Princess Zorka of Montenegro
(Aristocrat)
Princess Zorka of Montenegro
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Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cetinje, Principality of Montenegro Montenegro
Died: March 16, 1890
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Thomas Dixon Jr.
(Politician)
Thomas Dixon Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 3, 1946
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Ban Johnson
(Baseball player)
Ban Johnson
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Died: March 28, 1931
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William, Prince of Hohenzollern
(Prince)
William, Prince of Hohenzollern
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Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: October 22, 1927
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Li Yuanhong
(Former President of the Republic of China)
Li Yuanhong
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wuhan, China
Died: June 3, 1928

Li Yuanhong was a Chinese politician who held the office of the President of China for a year each on two different occasions. A respected politician, Li Yuanhong played a critical role in avoiding China's participation in the First World War. He then resigned from his post in 1917, only to be elected again as president of China in 1922. 

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Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
(Sultan)
Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: October 4, 1913
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Qi Baishi
(Chinese Painter)
Qi Baishi
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiangtan, China
Died: September 16, 1957
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Branislav Nušić
(Playwright)
Branislav Nušić
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: January 19, 1938
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Israel Zangwill
(Author)
Israel Zangwill
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 1, 1926
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Ion I. C. Brătianu
(Prime Minister of Romania Who Served for 5-Terms Between 1909 and 1927)
Ion I. C. Brătianu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ștefănești, Romania
Died: November 24, 1927

Ion Ionel Constantin Brătianu served as Prime Minister of Romania for five-terms and played an instrumental role in unification of Old Romanian Kingdom with Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina. He served as Foreign Minister of Romania. He led National Liberal Party (PNL) for over 18-years. He hailed from the influential Brătianu family of Romanian politicians, who dominated PNL throughout its existence.

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Jules Renard
(Author and member of the Académie Goncourt)
Jules Renard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Châlons-du-Maine, Mayenne, France
Died: May 22, 1910
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Robert E. Park
(sociologist, criminologist, writer, university teacher)
Robert E. Park
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Listed In: Sociologists
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harveyville
Died: February 7, 1944
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Ethel Voynich
(Novelist)
Ethel Voynich
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland
Died: July 27, 1960
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Arthur Zimmermann
(German Diplomat and Politician)
Arthur Zimmermann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olecko
Died: June 6, 1940
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Rudolf Kjellén
(Swedish Political Scientist, Geographer and Politician Who First Coined the Term 'Geopolitics')
Rudolf Kjellén
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Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torsö, Sweden
Died: November 14, 1922

Rudolf Kjellén was a Swedish politician, geographer, and political scientist. Apart from coining the term geopolitics, Kjellén is also credited with laying the foundations for the German Geopolitik. Rudolf Kjellén also served as a professor of political sciences and statistics at the University of Gothenburg. 

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George Washington Crile
(American Surgeon Known for Co-founding the Cleveland Clinic)
George Washington Crile
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chili, Ohio, United States
Died: January 7, 1943

American surgeon George Washington Crile, who is noted for co-founding the non-profit American academic medical center called the Cleveland Clinic, is credited formally as the first surgeon who performed the first surgery using a direct blood transfusion. He made significant contributions to the study of blood pressure, described the radical neck dissection and designed a small hemostatic forceps.