Famous People Born In 1875

Discover the most famous people born in 1875. The list includes people like Carl Jung, Aleister Crowley, Maurice Ravel, Thomas Mann, Mileva Mari? and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, military leaders and philosophers born in 1875. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Carl Jung
(Swiss Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Founder of Analytical Psychology)
Carl Jung
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Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland
Died: June 6, 1961

Widely regarded as the father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung is one of the most important contributors to symbolization and dream analysis. The concepts of socionics and a popular psychometric instrument called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) were developed from Jung's theory. Apart from working as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Carl Jung was also an artist, craftsman, builder, and prolific writer.

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Mileva Marić
(Serbian Physicist, Mathematician and the First Wife of Albert Einstein)
Mileva Marić
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 4, 1948
Serbian physicist/mathematician Mileva Marić was the first wife of Albert Einstein and the second lady to complete the full program at the mathematics and physics department of Zürich Polytechnic. Experts still debate over whether she had helped Einstein in his initial research. Einstein transferred his Nobel Prize money to her.
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Ferdinand Porsche
(Automotive Engineer and Founder of the ‘Porsche AG’)
Ferdinand Porsche
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: ratislavice nad Nisou, Liberec, Czechia
Died: January 30, 1951

Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian-German automotive engineer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular car companies in the world, Porsche AG. He is also credited with creating the Lohner-Porsche mixed hybrid, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. During World War II, Porsche was a prominent contributor to the German war effort.

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Albert Schweitzer
(Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,)
Albert Schweitzer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: September 4, 1965

Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian polymath who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophical work, Reverence for Life. He is credited with founding the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, which was a direct result of his philosophical expression. Schweitzer is also credited with influencing the Organ reform movement, which began in the mid-20th-century.

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Maurice Ravel
(One of the Leading Composers of Impressionist Music, Known for His Orchestral Work "Boléro,")
Maurice Ravel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Died: December 28, 1937
French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel is best known for his orchestral composition Boléro. He rejected the Legion d'honneur and all French awards. He was one the first composers to realize the importance of recording music to gain a wider reach. Most of his music consisted of piano and orchestration.
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Rainer Maria Rilke
(Austrian Poet and Novelist Known for His Poetry Collections ‘Duino Elegies’ and ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’)
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 29, 1926

Bohemian-Austrian poet and author Rainer Maria Rilke is best remembered for his numerous poetry collections and his only novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His works contain metaphors, contradictions, and elements drawn from Greek mythology. Though most of his works were in German, he had also written in French.

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(First Deputy Prime Minister of India and First Home Minister of India)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Died: December 15, 1950

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an Indian politician who played an influential role in the Indian independence movement. Dubbed the Iron Man of India and Unifier of India, Sardar Patel played an important role in integrating various princely states into a united, independent nation. In 2018, the world's tallest statue called the Statue of Unity was dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs
(Creator of Tarzan)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 19, 1950
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Mary McLeod Bethune
(American Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the 'National Council of Negro Women')
Mary McLeod Bethune
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955

Mary McLeod Bethune was an American civil rights activist, educator, womanist, humanitarian, and philanthropist. She is credited with founding the National Council of Negro Women. Bethune also played a key role in the creation of the Black Cabinet while serving as an adviser to Franklin Roosevelt. In 1973, Bethune was made an indutee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Thomas Mann
(German Novelist Who Won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Thomas Mann
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: August 12, 1955
German author Thomas Mann, known for his epic novels, was part of the Hanseatic Mann family of authors. He depicted his own family in his novel Buddenbrooks. He won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. During Hitler’s reign, he fled to Switzerland and then to the U.S.
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D. W. Griffith
(American Director Who is One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of the Motion Picture)
D. W. Griffith
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Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 23, 1948
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Jim Corbett
(Hunter, Naturalist)
Jim Corbett
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Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Died: April 19, 1955
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Marie of Romania
(Wife of Ferdinand I of Romania and Former Queen Consort of Romania (1914 - 1927))
Marie of Romania
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 10, 1938

Marie of Romania was a descendant of Queen Victoria and born as the Princess of Edinburgh, before she married King Ferdinand I and became the last queen of Romania. A visual artist and a patron of the Art Nouveau movement, she was also a skilled equestrian and driver.

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Carter Woodson
(Historian)
Carter Woodson
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Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia, United States
Died: April 3, 1950

Historian Carter Woodson was is remembered for pioneering Black studies in schools and colleges. He began the Negro History Week, which is now celebrated as the Black History Month. Poverty had pushed him to work in the coal mines initially, and he couldn’t join high school before 20.

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Birsa Munda
(Tribal Leader Who Revolted Against the British Rule)
Birsa Munda
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ulihatu, Khunti, India
Died: June 9, 1900

In spite of his short life, which ended at age 24, Birsa Munda is remembered for spearheading the tribal movement against the British. He also made the British introduce new laws for the protection of the tribal land rights. He died in prison while undergoing trials.

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Syngman Rhee
(Statesman)
Syngman Rhee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haeju
Died: July 19, 1965
South Korea’s first president, Syngman Rhee, plunged into politics fighting for independence from Japan. His PhD from Princeton made him the first Korean to get a U.S. doctorate. Faced with the April Revolution and the Second Republic of Korea, he resigned and spent his final years exiled in Honolulu. 
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Albert I of Belgium
(Former King of the Belgians (1909 - 1934))
Albert I of Belgium
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: February 17, 1934

Albert I of Belgium ruled as King of the Belgians for over 25 years from 1909 to 1934. He played a crucial role during World War I, for which he is often referred to as the Soldier King or Knight King in Belgium. A renowned alpinist, Albert died in a mountaineering accident and his death was mourned around the world.

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Jeanne Calment
(Oldest Person Ever)
Jeanne Calment
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Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arles
Died: August 4, 1997
Jeanne Calment was a French supercentenarian who lived till 122 years and was, till her death in 1997, the longest-living documented human in history. She attributed her longevity to olive oil, wine, and chocolate. Some experts believe she had died long back and her daughter had falsely assumed her identity.
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Walter Chrysler
(Business person)
Walter Chrysler
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wamego, Kansas, U.S.
Died: August 18, 1940
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Jesse E. James
(Lawyer, Actor)
Jesse E. James
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: March 26, 1951
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Alfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)
Alfred P. Sloan
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Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: February 17, 1966
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Fritz Kreisler
(One of the Greatest Violinists of All Time - Known for His Sweet Tone and Expressive Phrasing)
Fritz Kreisler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 29, 1962

Born to a doctor in Austria, Fritz Kreisler was a music prodigy. However, after being rejected by the Vienna Philharmonic, he had started studying medicine. He had also studied art and been part of the Austrian army, though he is chiefly remembered for his violin pieces such as Viennese Caprice.

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William D. Leahy
(Naval Officer)
William D. Leahy
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampton, Iowa, United States
Died: July 20, 1959
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Edgar Wallace
(Multi-genre writer who is most famous for King Kong and the J. G. Reeder detective series)
Edgar Wallace
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Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, Kent, England, united Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1932
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
(Legendary British Composer and Conductor)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 1, 1912

Known as the African Mahler for his bi-racial ethnicity, British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ruled the music scene of the early 20th century. Throughout his illustrious career, he taught music, judged contests, and created many choral and orchestral works. He was best known for the Longfellow trilogy, based on The Song of Hiawatha.

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Hiram Bingham III
(American Academic, Explorer and Politician)
Hiram Bingham III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: June 6, 1956

Best known for his research on the Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes, American archaeologist Hiram Bingham III had learned mountaineering from his missionary father. Though not a professional archaeologist, he ventured into exploration after gaining an interest in South America while teaching South American history at Yale.

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Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1932 to 1953)
Ibn Saud
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

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Arthur Currie
(Military Officer)
Arthur Currie
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Strathroy, Canada
Died: November 30, 1933
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Harriet Quimby
(The First Female Pilot to Fly across the English Channel)
Harriet Quimby
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Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcadia, Michigan, United States
Died: July 1, 1912

Women’s aviation pioneer, Harriet Quimby became the first female pilot to complete a flight across the English Channel. Starting her career as a journalist for Dramatic Review, she later worked as a drama critic for Leslie’s Weekly, before stepping into aviation. She was killed when her aircraft lost control over Dorchester Bay.

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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
(Lithuanian Composer and Painter)
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Senoji Varėna, Lithuania
Died: April 10, 1911

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian composer, painter, and writer. Widely regarded as a pioneer of abstract art in Europe, Čiurlionis contributed immensely to art nouveau and symbolism. Today, many of his paintings are preserved at the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Lithuania. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis also had a major influence on modern Lithuanian culture.

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Mikhail Kalinin
(Soviet Communist Leader and Statesman)
Mikhail Kalinin
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Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Russia
Died: June 3, 1946

Mikhail Kalinin was a Soviet politician and an Old Bolshevik revolutionary. From 1919 to 1946, Kalinin served as head of state of the Soviet Union. After Kalinin's death, three major cities of the Soviet Union were named or renamed in his honor.

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Carl Emil Pettersson
(Sailor)
Carl Emil Pettersson
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 12, 1937

Swedish sailor Carl Emil Pettersson, who worked for Neuguinea-Compagnie, was shipwrecked while on a work trip in the Pacific. He was washed ashore and eventually became the ruler of Tabar Island in Papua New Guinea, after marrying the princess of the island. He also owned plantations and unearthed a gold deposit.

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Rafael Sabatini
(Writer)
Rafael Sabatini
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: February 13, 1950

Rafael Sabatini was an Italian-English author who wrote romance and adventure novels. Sabatini is best remembered for his bestselling novels like The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood: His Odyssey, and Bellarion the Fortunate. Overall, Rafael Sabatini wrote 34 novels, six non-fiction books, eight short story collections, and several uncollected short stories.

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Cleo de Merode
(Ballet dancer)
Cleo de Merode
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Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 17, 1966

Cleo de Merode was a French dancer whose glamor overshadowed her dancing skills. Often referred to as the first modern celebrity and the first real celebrity icon, de Mérode was also the first female public figure whose pictures were distributed worldwide. She is also remembered for her sculpture La Danseuse which was sculpted from a plaster cast of her body.

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James Jackson Jeffries
(Boxer)
James Jackson Jeffries
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carroll, Ohio, United States
Died: March 3, 1953
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Jacques Futrelle
(Journalist and mystery writer, best known for writing short detective stories)
Jacques Futrelle
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pike County, Georgia, United States
Died: April 15, 1912
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Owen Roberts
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US)
Owen Roberts
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17, 1955
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Gilbert N. Lewis
(American Physical Chemist Best Known for His Discovery of the Covalent Bond)
Gilbert N. Lewis
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Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 23, 1946

Gilbert N. Lewis was an American physical chemist best remembered for his detection of the covalent bond. He made immense contributions to photochemistry, chemical thermodynamics, and isotope separation. Gilbert N. Lewis received 41 nominations for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but never won the award. However, he influenced and mentored numerous Nobel laureates, including Harold Urey and William F. Giauque.

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Pierre Monteux
(Conductor)
Pierre Monteux
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Listed In: Conductors
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 1, 1964
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Frank Reicher
(Actor)
Frank Reicher
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Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: January 19, 1965

German-American actor and filmmaker Frank Reicher was the son of actor Emanuel Reiche and the grandson of baritone singer August Kindermann. While he started his career with Broadway, he later soared to fame as Capt. Englehorn from the film King Kong and its sequel, The Son of Kong.

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Vesto Slipher
(Astronomer)
Vesto Slipher
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Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mulberry
Died: November 8, 1969

Vesto Slipher was an American astronomer who was the first to discover that distant galaxies are redshifted and also the first to relate these redshifts to velocity. He also performed the first measurements of radial velocities for galaxies. He completed his doctorate at Indiana University and spent his entire career at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. 

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Margaret Preston
(Former painter and printmaker who is regarded as one of Australia's leading modernists of the early 20th century)
Margaret Preston
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port Adelaide, Australia
Died: May 28, 1963
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Alice Dunbar Nelson
(Poet)
Alice Dunbar Nelson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 18, 1935
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Abd al-Hafid of Morocco
(Sultan)
Abd al-Hafid of Morocco
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: April 4, 1937
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John Buchan
(15th Governor General of Canada (1935 -1940))
John Buchan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: February 11, 1940

Apart from being a Unionist politician who had also been the Governor General of Canada, John Buchan was also a notable writer of adventure fiction, thrillers, and historical novels. Best known for his novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, he also penned a 24-volume history of World War I.

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Eugene Meyer
(Financier)
Eugene Meyer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 17, 1959
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Franz Xaver Schwarz
(Politician)
Franz Xaver Schwarz
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Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Günzburg
Died: December 2, 1947
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Marie Marvingt
(French Athlete Who Was the First Female Fighter Pilot and Held Countless Sports Records)
Marie Marvingt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aurillac, in Cantal, France
Died: December 14, 1963

Refused entry in the Tour de France because she was a woman, French athlete Marie Marvingt finished the course by herself. An aviator and mountaineer, too, she later made many sporting records. She was the first female fighter pilot. She had also been a journalist, a medical officer, and a ski school instructor.

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Henry Hallett Dale
(English Physiologist, Pharmacologist and 1936 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine)
Henry Hallett Dale
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 23, 1968

Henry Hallett Dale was an English physiologist and pharmacologist. He is best remembered for winning the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1936 along with Otto Loewi. Henry Hallett Dale was also the recipient of many other awards like the Royal Medal, the Copley Medal, and the Albert Medal.

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Hashim al-Atassi
(Three-Time President of Syria Who Was Known for His Affinity to Constitutional Rule)
Hashim al-Atassi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Homs, Syria
Died: December 5, 1960

Three-time president of Syria, Hashim al-Atassi was a nationalist. Born into a landowning family, he began his political career serving as the governors of places such as Hama, Anatolia, and Baalbek. Known for his adherence to constitutional means of governance, he was respected by his opponents, too.