Famous People Born In 1876

Discover the most famous people born in 1876. The list includes people like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Ibn Saud, Jack London, Mata Hari, Konrad Adenauer and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, political leaders and sculptors born in 1876. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Jack London
(Novelist & Journalist)
Jack London
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916

Jack London was an American novelist, social activist, and journalist. A pioneer of American magazines and commercial fiction, London was one of the first authors from the US to become an international celebrity. His life and work inspired several films, such as the 1943 movie Jack London and 1980 film Klondike Fever. He was also portrayed in several TV series.

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(The Founder of Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: September 11, 1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s Father of the Nation, was an All-India Muslim League leader who led to the formation of Pakistan in 1947. Educated in England, Jinnah was a barrister and had worked at the Bombay High Court. He had helped pass the 1916 Lucknow Pact, too.
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Elsa Einstein
(Albert Einstein's Wife)
Elsa Einstein
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hechingen, Germany
Died: December 20, 1936

Elsa Einstein was the second wife of Albert Einstein. She is best remembered for her relationship with Albert Einstein as the latter started a relationship with Elsa, who also happens to be his cousin, while he was still married to Mileva Marić. Elsa Einstein was instrumental in the Einsteins building their summer house in 1929.

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Konrad Adenauer
(Former Chancellor of Germany)
Konrad Adenauer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne
Died: April 19, 1967

German politician, Konrad Adenauer, served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963. He was also the co-founder and the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He played a key role in leading his country from the ruins of World War II to becoming a  prosperous nation.

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Constantin Brâncuși
(One of the Most Influential Sculptors of the 20th-Century)
Constantin Brâncuși
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hobita, Romania
Died: March 16, 1957

Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter, and photographer. A pioneer of modernism, he is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century. The son of poor parents, he worked hard to fund his training at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts and became a skilled sculptor. He left behind 1200 photographs and 215 sculptures at his death. 

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Rube Waddell
(Baseball Player)
Rube Waddell
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 1, 1914
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Erich Raeder
(Admiral)
Erich Raeder
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 6, 1960

Erich Raeder was a German admiral best remembered for his role in World War II. In 1939, Raeder became the first person since Henning von Holtzendorff to hold the rank of Grand Admiral, the highest possible naval rank. Raeder led the Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, for the first half of the Second World War before resigning in 1943.

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Pablo Casals
(Composer, Conductor and One of the Greatest Cellists of All time)
Pablo Casals
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22, 1973

Spanish cellist Pablo Casals got his first lessons in instruments such as the violin and the piano from his organist father. Known for his unique technique of using flexible left-hand positions, he later formed a celebrated trio with pianist Alfred Cortot and violinist Jacques Thibaud. He won a posthumous Grammy.

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Sherwood Anderson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: March 8, 1941
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Manuel de Falla
(One of Spain's Greatest Composers of the 20th Century)
Manuel de Falla
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: November 14, 1946

Spanish pianist Manuel de Falla, known for his musical nationalism, was one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Born in Cádiz, Falla initially learned playing the piano from his mother, and later went to Madrid for further training. His work also took him to France and Argentina.

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Charles F. Kettering
(Inventor, Engineer & Businessman)
Charles F. Kettering
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Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1958

Charles F. Kettering was an American engineer, inventor, and businessman. Kettering is credited with founding Delco Electronics Corporation. Holder of 186 patents, Kettering is also credited with the invention of Freon refrigerant for air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Over the course of his career, Charles F. Kettering won prestigious awards like the IEEE Edison Medal, Hoover Medal, and Franklin Medal. 

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Father Divine
(American Spiritual Leader)
Father Divine
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Listed In: Preachers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, United States
Died: September 10, 1965

African-American religious leader George Baker, better known as Father Divine, founded Peace Mission, a movement that is now considered the basis of the civil rights movement. Father Divine claimed that divine intervention had caused the death of the judge who had sentenced him to prison for arranging meetings in Sayville.

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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist and Short Story Writer of the Early 20th Century)
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Debanandapur, Bandel, India
Died: January 16, 1938

Iconic Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is best known for his works such as Devdas, Srikanta, and Parineeta, many of which have been made into films. Born into a poverty-stricken family, he found solace in literature and began writing in his teens. He was a prominent figure of the Bengali Renaissance.

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Natalie Clifford Barney
(Playwright)
Natalie Clifford Barney
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 2, 1972
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Zewditu
(Empress of Ethiopia (1916 - 1930))
Zewditu
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Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Werreyimenu, Wollo
Died: April 2, 1930

Zewditu, a 20th-century Ethiopian empress and the eldest daughter of King Menelik of Shewa, scripted history as the first female head of an internationally recognized African state. She was also the first and last empress regnant of Ethiopia. It’s widely believed, she died of shock 2 days after her husband’s death in battle.

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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
(Italian Poet, Founder of the 'Futurist Movement' and Author of the First 'Futurist Manifesto')
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
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Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: December 2, 1944

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was an Italian poet, art theorist, and editor. He is credited with founding the Futurist movement and is remembered for his work Manifesto of Futurism. In 1918, he founded a political party called Futurist Political Party as an extension of the social and futurist artistic movement. The party merged with the Italian Fasces of Combat in 1919.

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Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Princess)
Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Anton Palace, Attard, Malta
Died: March 2, 1936
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Alexander I of Serbia
(Prince)
Alexander I of Serbia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: June 11, 1903
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Dragutin Dimitrijević
(Serbian Army Officer Who was Involved in the Assassination of Queen Draga and King Alexander I of Serbia)
Dragutin Dimitrijević
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: June 24, 1917

Dragutin Dimitrijević was a Serbian army officer best remembered for his association with a secret military society called the Black Hand, which organized the May Coup and the assassination of Queen Draga and King Alexander I of Serbia. Dragutin Dimitrijević was found guilty of conspiracy and executed by firing squad on 26 June 1917.

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Pope Pius XII
(Pope (1939-1958))
Pope Pius XII
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Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 9, 1958

Pope Pius XII served as the head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican City from 1939 till 1958. Of the many positions he had held, one was the secretaryship of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs. He is remembered for negotiating the treaty of Reichskonkordat.

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Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark
(Queen)
Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark
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Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Died: December 14, 1940
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John Hubert Marshall
(Archaeologist)
John Hubert Marshall
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Listed In: Archaeologists
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: August 17, 1958
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Max Jacob
(Poet)
Max Jacob
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quimper, France
Died: March 5, 1944
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Ivan Bilibin
(Russian Illustrator and Stage Designer)
Ivan Bilibin
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Listed In: Illustrators
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 7, 1942

Ivan Bilibin was a Russian stage designer and illustrator. Inspired by the culture and art of Ruthenia, Bilibin established himself as an important illustrator. He is remembered for his contribution to Slavic folklore and Russian folk tales. As a stage designer, he contributed to the Ballets Russes. Ivan Bilibin is also credited with co-founding the Union of Russian Artists.     

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Madeleine Vionnet
(Grand couturier)
Madeleine Vionnet
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Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chilleurs-aux-Bois
Died: March 2, 1975

Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer who established her own fashion house in 1912. From 1919 to 1939, Vionnet was one of the most prominent designers in Paris. Dubbed the Queen of the bias cut, Vionnet is best remembered for popularizing the bias cut. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential designers, Vionnet inspired many fashion designers.

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Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant
(Historian)
Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The White House, Washington, D.C., United States
Died: October 4, 1975
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Josef Hofmann
(Polish-American Pianist, Composer and Inventor Known For His Invention of 'Pneumatic Shock Absorbers' for Cars and Airplanes)
Josef Hofmann
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: February 16, 1957

Josef Hofmann was a Polish-American composer, pianist, inventor, and music teacher. From 1927 to 1938, he served as the director of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, USA. As the director of the institute, Hofmann was instrumental in recruiting musicians like Efrem Zimbalist, Marcella Sembrich, Fritz Reiner, and Isabella Vengerova. Among his pupils were Abbey Simon and Shura Cherkassky.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Writer)
Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh), United States
Died: September 22, 1958
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Anna de Noailles
(Writer)
Anna de Noailles
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 30, 1933
 30 
Ivan Cankar
(Considered as the Beginner of Modernism in Slovene Literature)
Ivan Cankar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vrhnika, Slovenia
Died: December 11, 1918

Ivan Cankar was a Slovene writer, poet, essayist, playwright, and political activist. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernism in Slovene literature. Considered the greatest Slovene language writer, Cankar had a great influence on the subsequent generations of intellectuals and writers. Numerous streets, institutions, and public buildings have been named in his honor.

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Maria Ouspenskaya
(Actress)
Maria Ouspenskaya
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: December 3, 1949
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John James Rickard Macleod
(British Biochemist and Physiologist Who Co-Discovered 'Insulin' and Worked on 'Carbohydrate Metabolism')
John James Rickard Macleod
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clunie, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: March 16, 1935

John James Rickard Macleod was a Scottish biochemist and physiologist. Even though his research covered diverse topics in physiology and biochemistry, he is best remembered for his work in carbohydrate metabolism. He played a major role in the discovery and isolation of insulin, for which he shared the 1923 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine with Frederick Banting.  

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Alfred L. Kroeber
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Alfred L. Kroeber
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Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 5, 1960
 34 
Ziya Gökalp
(Turkish Sociologist, Author, and Poet)
Ziya Gökalp
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Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Çermik, Turkey
Died: October 25, 1924

Turkish intellectual, sociologist, and author Mehmed Ziya, better known by his pseudonym, Ziya Gökalp, was a main figure of the Turkish nationalist movement. Though initially educated as a vet, he later quit his studies to focus on politics. His writings include The Principles of Turkism. He was apparently highly influenced by Sufism.

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Kim Gu
(13th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea)
Kim Gu
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Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: June 26, 1949
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Walter Burley Griffin
(Architect, Landscape architect, Urban planner)
Walter Burley Griffin
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Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maywood
Died: February 11, 1937

American architect Walter Burley Griffin is best known for designing cities such as Canberra, Griffith, and Leeton. His early projects were inspired by the Prairie house style. He is also believed to have developed the concept of the L-shaped floor plan. He died in India, while working on his commissions.

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Clara Maass
(American Nurse Who Served in the United States Army During the Spanish-American War)
Clara Maass
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Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: August 24, 1901

Clara Maass was an American nurse who volunteered as a contract nurse and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. She served again in the Eighth U.S. Army Corps from 1899 to 1900. After her second assignment with the army, Clara Maass volunteered for experiments to study yellow fever. She died of the disease at age 25.

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Gwen John
(Painter, Visual artist, Model)
Gwen John
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Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haverfordwest
Died: September 18, 1939
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Wilson Mizner
(Playwright & Raconteur)
Wilson Mizner
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benicia, California, United States
Died: April 3, 1933
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13th Dalai Lama
(13th Dalai Lama of Tibet)
13th Dalai Lama
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thakpo Langdun, Ü-Tsang, Tibet
Died: December 17, 1933
Thubten Gyatso served as the 13th Dalai Lama after he was recognized as Dalai Lama's reincarnation in 1878. A skilful politician and intellectual reformer, Gyatso is remembered for standing up against the British expedition to Tibet. He is also credited with reinstating discipline in monastic life.
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Edith Abbott
(Economist)
Edith Abbott
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Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 28, 1957
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Havergal Brian
(Composer)
Havergal Brian
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent,England
Died: November 28, 1972
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Prince Harald of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince Harald of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: March 30, 1949
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Otto Diels
(Chemist)
Otto Diels
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 7, 1954
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Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski
(Polish Writer Known for His Books About 'Lenin' and the 'Russian Civil War' in Which He Participated)
Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ludza, Latvia
Died: January 3, 1945

Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski was a Polish writer, anticommunist political activist, university professor, and explorer. He is remembered for his participation in the Russian Civil War and the books that he wrote about the war and Lenin. Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski also contributed immensely to the underground education and postwar learning programs in Poland. 

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Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
(Military Leader)
Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 12, 1938
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Nellie Tayloe Ross
(American Educator and Politician Who Served as the 14th Governor of Wyoming)
Nellie Tayloe Ross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: December 19, 1977
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Frank Ernest Gannett
(Publisher)
Frank Ernest Gannett
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Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol, New York, United States
Died: December 3, 1957
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Marvin Hart
(Boxer)
Marvin Hart
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 17, 1931
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Boardman Robinson
(Caricaturist and painter)
Boardman Robinson
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Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somerset, Canada
Died: September 5, 1952