Famous People Born In 1872

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Discover the most famous people born in 1872. The list includes people like Bertrand Russell, Calvin Coolidge, Piet Mondrian, Emily Davison, Roald Amundsen and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, novelists and non-fiction writers born in 1872. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Russia and many more countries.
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Calvin Coolidge
(30th President of the United States (1923–1929))
Calvin Coolidge
15
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth, Vermont, United States
Died: January 5, 1933
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Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)
Bertrand Russell
24
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2, 1970
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Piet Mondrian
(One of the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century)
Piet Mondrian
6
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: January 31, 1944
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Roald Amundsen
(Norwegian Explorer Who was the First to Reach the South Pole)
Roald Amundsen
29
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borge, Norway
Died: June 18, 1928
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Alexandra Feodorovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1894 - 1917))
Alexandra Feodorovna
15
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 17, 1918
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Sri Aurobindo
(Philosopher, Spiritual Leader)
Sri Aurobindo
9
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 5, 1950
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Emily Davison
(English Suffragette Who Fought for Votes for Women in Britain in the Early 20th Century)
Emily Davison
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 8, 1913
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Ralph Vaughan Williams
0
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Down Ampney, England
Died: August 26, 1958
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David Unaipon
(Preacher)
David Unaipon
19
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Australia
Died: February 7, 1967
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Edith Wilson
(First Lady of the United States)
Edith Wilson
2
Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wytheville, Virginia, United States
Died: December 28, 1961
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William Desmond Taylor
(Director and Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Diamond from the Sky’, ‘A Woman Scorned’ and ‘Ben Blair’)
William Desmond Taylor
0
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlow, Ireland
Died: February 1, 1922
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Zane Grey
(Novelist)
Zane Grey
1
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: October 23, 1939
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Aubrey Beardsley
(Illustrator)
Aubrey Beardsley
2
Listed In: Illustrators
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: March 16, 1898
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Eduard Bloch
(Physician)
Eduard Bloch
0
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hluboká nad Vltavou
Died: June 1, 1945
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Emily Post
(Novelist)
Emily Post
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: September 25, 1960
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Maude Adams
(Actress)
Maude Adams
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: July 17, 1953
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Léon Blum
(Former Prime Minister of France)
Léon Blum
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 30, 1950
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Julia Morgan
(Architect)
Julia Morgan
0
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: February 2, 1957
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Paul Laurence Dunbar
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 9, 1906
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Anna Held
(French-Polish Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Revues 'The Ziegfeld Follies')
Anna Held
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 12, 1918
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Louis Blériot
(Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer)
Louis Blériot
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambrai
Died: August 2, 1936
 22 
Mathilde Kschessinska
(Russian Ballerina and the First Russian Dancer to Master 32 Consecutive 'Fouettés en Tournant')
Mathilde Kschessinska
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ligovo, Russia
Died: December 6, 1971
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Habibullah Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1901 to 1919)
Habibullah Khan
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tashkent
Died: February 20, 1919
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(Translator)
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
0
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: December 10, 1953
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Harlan F. Stone
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 22, 1946
Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
1
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cumberland Lodge, Old Windsor
Died: December 8, 1956
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John McCrae
(Poet and Soldier Best Known as the Author of War Memorial Poem 'In Flanders Fields')
John McCrae
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 28, 1918
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Albert C. Barnes
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24, 1951
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Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: February 8, 1938
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Sergei Diaghilev
(Russian Art Critic, Ballet Impresario and Founder of the 'Ballets Russes')
Sergei Diaghilev
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chudovsky District, Russia
Died: August 19, 1929
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Julius Fučík
(Composer)
Julius Fučík
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Town, Prague, Czech Republic
Died: September 25, 1916
 32 
Paul Langevin
(Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of science, Educationist, Non-fiction writer)
Paul Langevin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: December 19, 1946
 33 
Learned Hand
(Former United States Judge and Judicial Philosopher)
Learned Hand
2
Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albany
Died: August 18, 1961
William Heath Robinson
0
Listed In: Cartoonists
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 13, 1944
 35 
Jože Plečnik
(Architect)
Jože Plečnik
0
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: January 7, 1957
 36 
Willie Keeler
(Baseball player)
Willie Keeler
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: January 1, 1923
 37 
Frank Worsley
(Sailor, Explorer)
Frank Worsley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akaroa, New Zealand
Died: February 1, 1943
 38 
Marcel Mauss
(French Sociologist and Anthropologist Best Known for His Work on Social Exchange and Gift-Giving)
Marcel Mauss
1
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Épinal, Vosges, France
Died: February 10, 1950
 39 
John Harper
(Pastor)
John Harper
0
Listed In: Pastors
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: April 15, 1912
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Leon Leonwood Bean
0
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenwood, Maine, United States
Died: February 5, 1967
 41 
Otto Braun
(Former Prime Minister of Prussia Who Held the Office for 3-Terms Between 1920 and 1932)
Otto Braun
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia
Died: December 15, 1955
 42 
A. Mitchell Palmer
(50th United States Attorney General)
A. Mitchell Palmer
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 11, 1936
 43 
Julius Koch
(Tallest people)
Julius Koch
2
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Reutlingen, Germany
Died: March 30, 1902
 44 
Albert Payson Terhune
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 18, 1942
 45 
Edward Gordon Craig
(Actor, Director, Illustrator, Scenographer, Painter)
Edward Gordon Craig
0
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage
Died: July 29, 1966
William Monroe Trotter
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7, 1934
 47 
Addison Mizner
(Architect)
Addison Mizner
0
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benicia
Died: February 5, 1933
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Djemal Pasha
(Military leader)
Djemal Pasha
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mitilini, Greece
Died: July 21, 1922
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José Sanjurjo
(Officer, Military personnel)
José Sanjurjo
1
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pamplona
Died: July 20, 1936
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Joseph Taylor Robinson
1
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lonoke, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 14, 1937