Famous People Born In 1878

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Discover the most famous people born in 1878. The list includes people like Joseph Stalin, Pancho Villa, Upton Sinclair, Lise Meitner, Jack Johnson (Boxer) and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, novelists and historians born in 1878. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Japan & Austria and many more countries.
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Joseph Stalin
(Soviet Political Leader & Dictator Who Led the Soviet Union from 1922 Until His Death in 1953)
Joseph Stalin
154
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gori, Georgia
Died: March 5, 1953
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Pancho Villa
(Governor of Chihuahua from 1913 to 1914)
Pancho Villa
21
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Coyotada, Mexico
Died: July 20, 1923
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Jack Johnson (Boxer)
(One of the Most Influential Boxers of All Time)
Jack Johnson (Boxer)
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 31st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: June 10, 1946
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Manuel L. Quezon
(2nd President of the Philippines)
Manuel L. Quezon
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler, Philippines
Died: August 1, 1944
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Rezā Shāh
(Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941)
Rezā Shāh
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Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alasht, Iran
Died: July 26, 1944
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Lionel Barrymore
(Actor & Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Mr. Potter’ in the Film ‘It's a Wonderful Life’)
Lionel Barrymore
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 15, 1954
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Upton Sinclair
(American writer)
Upton Sinclair
8
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 25, 1968
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George M. Cohan
(Entertainer, Playwright and Composer Who is Considered to be ‘The Father of American Musical Comedy’)
George M. Cohan
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 5, 1942
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Lise Meitner
(Austrian-Swedish Physicist Who Discovered the Element Protactinium)
Lise Meitner
5
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 27, 1968
 10 
Bill Robinson
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: November 25, 1949
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John B. Watson
(Psychologist)
John B. Watson
6
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 25, 1958
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Carl Sandburg
(Writer & Editor)
Carl Sandburg
2
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22, 1967
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Louis Chevrolet
(Race Car Driver and Co-Founder of the ‘Chevrolet Motor Car Company’ and ‘Frontenac Motor Corporation’)
Louis Chevrolet
11
Listed In: Race Car Drivers
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: June 6, 1941
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Harry Carey
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Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: September 21, 1947
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Elizabeth Arden
(Cosmetologist)
Elizabeth Arden
2
Listed In: Business Women
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 18, 1966
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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
(Russian Noble and Youngest Son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsentralny District, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 13, 1918
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C. Rajagopalachari
(Indian Independence Activist and the Last Governor-General of India)
C. Rajagopalachari
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Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thorapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: December 25, 1972
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Martin Buber
(Religious Philosopher Known for His Philosophy of Dialogue)
Martin Buber
1
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 13, 1965
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Janusz Korczak
(Former educator, children's author, pedagogue)
Janusz Korczak
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7, 1942
 20 
The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)
The Great Gama
2
Listed In: Martial Artists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: May 22, 1963
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Charles Joughin
0
Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: December 9, 1956
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Sergio Osmeña
(The 4th President of the Philippines)
Sergio Osmeña
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cebu City, Philippines
Died: October 19, 1961
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Gustav Stresemann
(Chancellor of Germany)
Gustav Stresemann
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: October 3, 1929
 24 
Ernest Joseph King
(Naval Officer)
Ernest Joseph King
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
Died: June 25, 1956
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Lillian Moller Gilbreth
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Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: January 2, 1972
 26 
Glenn Curtiss
(American Aviation and Motorcycling Pioneer & Founder of the U.S. Aircraft Industry)
Glenn Curtiss
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Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammondsport, New York, United States
Died: July 23, 1930
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Macario Sakay
(Revolutionary)
Macario Sakay
0
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: September 13, 1907
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John Masefield
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ledbury, United Kingdom
Died: May 12, 1967
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Eileen Gray
(Architect)
Eileen Gray
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland
Died: October 31, 1976
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André Citroën
(Industrialist and the founder of French automaker Citroën)
André Citroën
0
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 3, 1935
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16, 1942
 32 
Paul Reynaud
(Politician, Lawyer, Journalist)
Paul Reynaud
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelonnette
Died: September 21, 1966
 33 
Shigeru Yoshida
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1948 - 1954))
Shigeru Yoshida
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Died: October 20, 1967
 34 
William Kissam Vanderbilt II
(Motor Racer, Sailor)
William Kissam Vanderbilt II
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 8, 1944
 35 
Horacio Quiroga
(Uruguayan Playwright, Poet and Short Story Writer)
Horacio Quiroga
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay
Died: February 19, 1937
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Alfred Munnings
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mendham, Suffolk
Died: July 17, 1959
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Robert Walser
0
Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25, 1956
 38 
Alexander von Falkenhausen
(Soldier, Politician, Military personnel)
Alexander von Falkenhausen
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silesia Province
Died: July 31, 1966
 39 
Wallace Hartley
(Bandleader, Violinist)
Wallace Hartley
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 2nd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colne, Lancashire, England
Died: April 15, 1912
 40 
Major Taylor
(Cyclist)
Major Taylor
1
Listed In: Cyclists
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: June 21, 1932
 41 
Jorge Ubico
(Politician, Officer)
Jorge Ubico
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Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: June 14, 1946
Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria
0
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
Died: March 13, 1960
 43 
James Truslow Adams
(Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer)
James Truslow Adams
0
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 18, 1949
 44 
Edward Thomas
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Died: April 9, 1917
 45 
Ferenc Molnár
( Hungary’s Most Celebrated and Controversial Novelist and Playwright Known for His Novel 'The Paul Street Boys')
Ferenc Molnár
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 1, 1952
 46 
Don Marquis
(Humorist)
Don Marquis
1
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walnut, Illinois
Died: December 29, 1937
 47 
Conrad Schlumberger
(Geophysicist)
Conrad Schlumberger
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guebwiller, France
Died: May 9, 1936
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Harry Emerson Fosdick
(American Pastor)
Harry Emerson Fosdick
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 5, 1969
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Alfréd Hajós
(The First Modern Olympic Swimming Champion)
Alfréd Hajós
0
Listed In: Swimmers
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 12, 1955
Francis Sheehy-Skeffington
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bailieborough, Ireland
Died: April 26, 1916