Famous People Born In 1877

Discover the most famous people born in 1877. The list includes people like Muhammad Iqbal, Hermann Hesse, Isadora Duncan, G. H. Hardy, Buddy Bolden and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and artists born in 1877. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Isadora Duncan
(American Dancer and Choreographer)
Isadora Duncan
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Listed In: Choreographers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 14, 1927

Isadora Duncan was a dancer acclaimed in USA, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Raised by a single mother, she grew up in poverty and started teaching dance to children to earn some money. She later joined Augustin Daly's theater company. Eventually, she opened her own dance schools to teach her unique philosophy and techniques to her students. 

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Hermann Hesse
(Poet, Novelist & Painter Who Won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Hermann Hesse
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calw, Germany
Died: August 9, 1962

German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Hesse received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. He explored individuals’ search for authenticity, self-knowledge, and spirituality in his works. An intense and headstrong person from childhood, he developed an early interest in reading. He started writing as a young man and became an influential author in the German-speaking world. 

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G. H. Hardy
(English Mathematician Known for His Contributions in Number Theory and Mathematical Analysis)
G. H. Hardy
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cranleigh, England
Died: December 1, 1947

English mathematician G. H. Hardy is best recognised for his work and achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis, and also as mentor of distinguished Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. He is noted for his essay on mathematics titled A Mathematician's Apology. He also made his mark in biology formulating a basic principle of population genetics called Hardy–Weinberg principle.  

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Garrett Morgan
(Inventor)
Garrett Morgan
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 27, 1963

Garrett Morgan is remembered for inventing the Morgan safety hood, which served as a prototype for later gas masks. He also invented the T-shaped traffic signal and a range of hair-care products, such as hair straightening creams. An NAACP member, he also launched a newspaper to cater to African-Americans.

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Muhammad Iqbal
(One of the Most Important Figures in Urdu and Persian Literature)
Muhammad Iqbal
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Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: April 21, 1938

Muhammad Iqbal was a Scholar, poet, and politician. Born in British India (present-day Pakistan), Iqbal's poetry in Persian and Urdu languages is regarded as one of the greatest of the modern era. Also an influential politician, Muhammad Iqbal's vision of an independent Muslim state helped inspire the creation of Pakistan where he is recognized as the national poet.

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Consuelo Vanderbilt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 6, 1964
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Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8, 1917

Tom Thomson was a Canadian artist best remembered for producing some of Canada's most iconic works, namely The West Wind and The Jack Pine. Thomson's work has had a profound influence on Canadian art and he is often regarded as an unofficial member of the famous Group of Seven as he died shortly before the establishment of the iconic group.

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Alben W. Barkley
(35th Vice President of the U.S)
Alben W. Barkley
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Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowes, Kentucky
Died: April 30, 1956
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Buddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)
Buddy Bolden
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Listed In: Jazz Musicians
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 4, 1931
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Charles Coburn
(Actor Known for His Movies 'The Devil and Miss Jones', 'The More the Merrier' and 'The Green Years')
Charles Coburn
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: August 30, 1961
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Wilhelm Canaris
(5th Chief of the Abwehr (1935 - 1944))
Wilhelm Canaris
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Germany
Died: April 9, 1945

While Wilhelm Canaris became one of Hitler’s most trusted secret agents, he was actually supplying information to Britain all along. He went down in history as a man who was hanged twice for treason, first as part of torture for a few moments, and then for good.

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Alice B. Toklas
(Writer, Autobiographer, Memoirist)
Alice B. Toklas
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Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: March 7, 1967
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Hjalmar Schacht
(Reichsminister of Economics (1934 - 1937))
Hjalmar Schacht
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tinglev, Denmark
Died: June 3, 1970

German banker Hjalmar Schacht was appreciated for his role in saving the Weimar Republic from inflation and later served as the Reichsminister of Economics under Adolf Hitler. Following as assassination attempt on Hitler, her was imprisoned, but was later freed and then set up his own bank in Düsseldorf.

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Ananda Coomaraswamy
(Metaphysician, Historian and a Celebrated Philosopher of Indian art)
Ananda Coomaraswamy
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Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: September 9, 1947

Ananda Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese Tamil philosopher of Indian art, metaphysician, and pioneering historian. He is credited for being one of the earliest interpreters of Indian culture to the West. He is also held responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West. Apart from bridging the gap between East and West, Coomaraswamy's works also aimed at rehabilitating original Buddhism.

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Mykola Leontovych
(Legendary Ukrainian Composer Known for His A Cappella Choral Music)
Mykola Leontovych
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Monastyrysche, Ukraine
Died: January 23, 1921
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Frank Gotch
(Wrestler)
Frank Gotch
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Listed In: Wrestlers
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16, 1917
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Charles Rolls
(British Motoring and Aviation Pioneer & Co-Founder of 'Rolls-Royce')
Charles Rolls
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley Square, London, England
Died: July 12, 1910

British automobile and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls is remembered for co-founding Rolls-Royce. The Cambridge alumnus was the first pilot to fly across the English Channel and back without a halt. He died in a plane accident at age 32 and was the first British aviator to do so.

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George Hackenschmidt
(Estonian Professional Wrestler)
George Hackenschmidt
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Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: February 19, 1968
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Louis Renault
(Founder of Renault)
Louis Renault
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Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 24, 1944

Louis Renault was a French industrialist. A pioneer of the automobile industry, Renault is remembered for co-founding the popular automobile manufacturer, Renault Group. Renault is credited with building factories that contributed immensely to the war effort during the First World War; the Renault FT tank, the first tank of modern configuration, was created and manufactured by his company.

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Max Factor Sr.
(American makeup designer)
Max Factor Sr.
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Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: August 30, 1938

Known for his pioneering contribution to the make-up industry in Hollywood and for his revolutionary products such as Supreme Greasepaint, Max Factor Sr. was a Polish Jew, who moved to the US in the early 1900s. He founded his own brand of cosmetics, popularized the word “make-up,” and won an honorary Academy Award.

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Carl T. Hayden
(Senator)
Carl T. Hayden
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Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona, United States
Died: January 25, 1972
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Frederick Soddy
(Radiochemist)
Frederick Soddy
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eastbourne
Died: September 22, 1956
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Luisa Spagnoli
(Businesswoman)
Luisa Spagnoli
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Listed In: Business Women
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perugia, Italy
Died: September 21, 1935

Luisa Spagnoli was an Italian businesswoman best remembered for creating the popular women's clothing and chocolate brand Perugina. Spagnoli's chocolate brand Baci Perugina became so famous that it was marketed in foreign countries, such as the United States of America.

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Laura Knight
(Painter, Autobiographer)
Laura Knight
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Eaton
Died: July 7, 1970
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Alfred Cortot
(French Pianist and Conductor Known for His Piano Trio with Violinist 'Jacques Thibaud' and Cellist 'Pablo Casals')
Alfred Cortot
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyon, Switzerland
Died: June 15, 1962

French pianist Alfred Cortot is remembered for his renditions of popular Romantic composers, such as Chopin and Schumann. The Paris Conservatory alumnus later established the Paris Orchestre Philharmonique and the École Normale de Musique. He also formed a trio with cellist Pablo Casals and violinist Jacques Thibaud.

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Enrico De Nicola
(Journalist)
Enrico De Nicola
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples
Died: October 1, 1959

Enrico De Nicola was an Italian jurist, journalist, and politician. He served as the provisional head of state of republican Italy from 1946 to 1948, following which he became the first president of Italy. He was a successful lawyer before he entered politics. He was succeeded by economist Luigi Einaudi as the president. 

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Sadao Araki
(Military personnel)
Sadao Araki
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Komae, Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 2, 1966
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Gabriele Münter
(German Expressionist Painter)
Gabriele Münter
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 19, 1962

Gabriele Munter was a German expressionist painter who led the Munich avant-garde movement in the early 20th century. She began to draw as a child and was supported in her ambitions by her parents. She went on to have a successful career and became a founding member of the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter. She lived with painter Wassily Kandinsky.  

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Alfred Kubin
(Austrian Graphic Artist Known for His Drawings and Paintings of Dreamlike, Often Morbid, Subjects)
Alfred Kubin
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Litomerice, Czechia
Died: August 20, 1959

Austrian printmaker, illustrator, and occasional writer Alfred Kubin is counted among the important representatives of Symbolism and Expressionism. He is noted for his inventive black-and-white drawings that included dreamlike, often morbid, subjects and portrayed supernatural creatures and sexual violence. He illustrated Der Orchideengarten magazine, and has also worked for the likes of E. T. A. Hoffmann and Edgar Allan Poe.  

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Otto Gross
(Austrian Psychoanalyst)
Otto Gross
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gniebing-Weißenbach, Austria
Died: February 13, 1920

Born to renowned criminologist Hans Gross, Otto Gross initially worked with his father but later deviated to depth psychology. It is believed, he was a liberal drug user and an advocate of polyamory. He apparently allowed his wife to have sexual relationships with other men, often participating as an observer.

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Endre Ady
(One of the Greatest Hungarian Poets of the 20th Century)
Endre Ady
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ady Endre, Romania
Died: January 27, 1919

Endre Ady was a Hungarian poet and journalist. Widely regarded as the 20th century's greatest Hungarian poet, Ady is credited with introducing a new, modern style of poetry, breaking away from the folksy style of Sándor Petőfi, which was widely followed by Hungarian poets at that time. In 1947, a postage stamp featuring Ady's likeness was issued by Hungary. 

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Joan Gamper
(Former Football Executive Who Founded Football Clubs in Switzerland and Spain)
Joan Gamper
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Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: July 30, 1930

Swiss-born sports executive Joan Gamper is best remembered as the founder of the legendary football club FC Barcelona. A sports enthusiast since his childhood, he excelled in many sports, such as football, golf, and tennis. He died of suicide at age 52, apparently driven by depression related to financial issues.

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Victor Trumper
(Australian Cricketer)
Victor Trumper
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Listed In: Cricketers
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 28, 1915
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Charles Rothschild
(Banker, Entomologist)
Charles Rothschild
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: October 12, 1923
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Renée Vivien
(Poet)
Renée Vivien
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 18, 1909
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Francis William Aston
(Chemist & Physicist)
Francis William Aston
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harborne, Birmingham
Died: November 20, 1945

Nobel Prize-winning English scientist Francis William Aston was solely a chemist before the advent of X-rays and radioactivity made him focus on physics too. He is best remembered for inventing the mass spectrograph, or the mass spectrometer, which helped him discover 212 of the 287 natural isotopes.

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Lewis Terman
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Lewis Terman
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson County
Died: December 21, 1956
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Oswald Avery
(Biologist, Physician, Geneticist)
Oswald Avery
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Died: February 20, 1955

A pioneer of molecular biology, Oswald Avery revolutionized science with his research on the chemical processes involved in immunology. The Canadian-American bacteriologist initially aspired to be a musician. He later proved that DNA was the basis of heredity. Though nominated for the Nobel Prize multiple times, he never won it.

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Isabelle Eberhardt
(Explorer)
Isabelle Eberhardt
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 21, 1904
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Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
(Businessperson, Socialite)
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 7, 1915
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William Beebe
(US Explorer and Ornithologist Who Co-Discovered the Bathysphere)
William Beebe
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Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1962

American marine biologist, ornithologist, and entomologist William Beebe is remembered for his exploratory expeditions conducted for the New York Zoological Society. He also co-discovered the Bathysphere, penned many books, was a renowned lecturer, worked with the New York Zoological Gardens, and led tropical research at the New York Zoological Society.

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James Jeans
(British Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician)
James Jeans
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Died: September 16, 1946

James Jeans was an English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who made great contributions to the areas of quantum theory, the theory of radiation, and stellar evolution. Along with Arthur Eddington, Jeans is a founder of British cosmology. He spent his academic career at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Princeton University. He received the Royal Medal in 1919. 

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Norman Brookes
(First Australian to Win Three Grand Slam Singles Titles; Wimbledon in 1907 and 1914)
Norman Brookes
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Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
Died: September 28, 1968
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Plutarco Elías Calles
(47th President of Mexico (1924 - 1928))
Plutarco Elías Calles
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guaymas, Mexico
Died: October 19, 1945

Remembered for modernizing the revolutionary forces of Mexico, military leader Plutarco Elías Calles later served his country as its president. Initially a schoolteacher, he later joined Madero’s campaign against dictator Porfirio Diaz. He also established the National Revolutionary Party and was a supporter of social justice and labor rights.

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Walter Sutton
(American Geneticist)
Walter Sutton
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Listed In: Geneticists
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: November 10, 1916

Walter Sutton was an American physician and geneticist best remembered for his Boveri-Sutton chromosome theory, which is widely regarded as one of the most important contributions to present-day biology. Walter Sutton is also credited with improving several medical and surgical practices, such as anesthetic techniques.

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Edmund Landau
(Former Mathematician known for Distribution of prime numbers, Landau prime ideal theorem)
Edmund Landau
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 19, 1938
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Rosalie Edge
(Women’s Right Activist & Environmentalist)
Rosalie Edge
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United States of America
Died: November 20, 1962
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Alfred Loewenstein
(Banker whose wealth worth around £12 million in the 1920s)
Alfred Loewenstein
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: July 4, 1928
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Charles Glover Barkla
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Widnes, Lancashire, England
Died: October 23, 1944

Charles Glover Barkla won a Nobel Prize for his research on X-ray scattering, which pave way for further research on atomic structures. A staunch Methodist, he believed his work was part of his search for God. Musically talented, Barkla also sang in the church choir of King’s College, Cambridge, his alma.

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Charles E. Mitchell
(Banker)
Charles E. Mitchell
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Listed In: Bankers
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 14, 1955