Famous People Born In 1878

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.

Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin
18th December, Georgian, Russian
Communist Revolutionary & Ruler of former USSR
Pancho VillaPancho Villa
5th June, Mexican
General

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
3rd July, American
American playwright

Lionel BarrymoreLionel Barrymore
28th April, American
Actor

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
10th December, Indian
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20th September, American
American writer
Bill RobinsonBill Robinson
25th May, American
Dancer

Manuel L. QuezonManuel L. Quezon
19th August, Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
4th December, Russian
Military Leader
Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
7th November, Austrian
Physicist

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
6th January, American
Writer & Editor
Yakov YurovskyYakov Yurovsky
19th June, Russian
Soviet Era Executioner

John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
9th January, American
Psychologist

Martin BuberMartin Buber
8th February, Austrian, Israeli
Philosopher

Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
25th December, Swiss, American
Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company

Mirra AlfassaMirra Alfassa
21st February, French
Spiritual Guru
Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann
10th May, German
Chancellor of Germany

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24th May, American
Mother of Modern Management

J. F. C. FullerJ. F. C. Fuller
1st September, British
General

Rezā ShāhRezā Shāh
15th March, Iranian
Political figure
Don MarquisDon Marquis
29th July, American
Humorist

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
1st November, Argentinian
First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Peyo YavorovPeyo Yavorov
1st January, Bulgarian
Poet

Anton Hansen TammsaareAnton Hansen Tammsaare
30th January, Estonian
Writer

Jack Johnson (Boxer)Jack Johnson (Boxer)
31st March, American
 
Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10th August, German
Writer, Doctor

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
22nd May, Pakistani
Amateur wrestler
Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
2nd September, German, Polish
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth Arden
31st December, Canadian
Cosmetologist

Vallathol Narayana MenonVallathol Narayana Menon
16th October, Indian
Author
Maurice René FréchetMaurice René Fréchet
2nd September, French
Mathematician

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Janusz KorczakJanusz Korczak
22nd July, Polish
Educationist, Pediatrician, Children's writer
John MasefieldJohn Masefield
1st June, British
Poet

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
9th September, Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15th October, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

James ColosimoJames Colosimo
16th February, American
Criminal
Major TaylorMajor Taylor
30th November
Cyclist
Shigeru YoshidaShigeru Yoshida
22nd September, Japanese
Former Prime Minister

P. D. OuspenskyP. D. Ouspensky
4th March, Russian
philosopher, writer

Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of DunsanyEdward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
24th July, Irish, British
Dramatist

Iwane MatsuiIwane Matsui
27th July, Japanese
Soldier, Military personnel
Augustus JohnAugustus John
4th January, British
Painter, Etcher

Lionel GroulxLionel Groulx
13th January, Canadian
Historian

Glenn CurtissGlenn Curtiss
21st May, American
Aviator

Kurt von Hammerstein-EquordKurt von Hammerstein-Equord
26th September, German
Military personnel

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
8th October, British
painter
Princess Ingeborg of DenmarkPrincess Ingeborg of Denmark
2nd August, Danish
 

Alexander von FalkenhausenAlexander von Falkenhausen
29th October, German
Soldier, Politician, Military personnel
Clemens August Graf von GalenClemens August Graf von Galen
16th March, German
Bishop

Kōki HirotaKōki Hirota
14th February, Japanese
Politician, Diplomat

Horacio QuirogaHoracio Quiroga
31st December, Uruguayan
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
André CitroënAndré Citroën
5th February, French
French industrialist

Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
24th May, American
Pastor
James Truslow AdamsJames Truslow Adams
18th October, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer

Barney OldfieldBarney Oldfield
29th January, American
Race-Car Driver

Jorge UbicoJorge Ubico
10th November, Guatemalan
Politician, Officer

Hans LedwinkaHans Ledwinka
14th February, Austrian
Engineer, Entrepreneur

Yosano AkikoYosano Akiko
7th December, Japanese
Author
Ferenc MolnárFerenc Molnár
12th January, Hungarian, American
Author

William AberhartWilliam Aberhart
30th December, Canadian
Politician

Marcel GrossmannMarcel Grossmann
9th April, Swiss
Mathematician

Jan ŁukasiewiczJan Łukasiewicz
21st December, Irish, Ukrainian
Polish logician
Pyotr Nikolayevich WrangelPyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel
27th August, Lithuanian, Russian
Military Officer

Abdelaziz of MoroccoAbdelaziz of Morocco
24th February, Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco
Oliver St. John GogartyOliver St. John Gogarty
17th August, Irish
Poet

Agner Krarup ErlangAgner Krarup Erlang
1st January, Danish
Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Eva TanguayEva Tanguay
1st August, Canadian
Singer
Chen JiongmingChen Jiongming
18th January, Chinese
Political Figure

George WhippleGeorge Whipple
28th August, American
Physician
Lucien FebvreLucien Febvre
22nd July, French
Historian

Othmar SpannOthmar Spann
1st October, Austrian
Economist, Philosopher, University teacher,

Ferdynand Antoni OssendowskiFerdynand Antoni Ossendowski
27th May, Polish
physicist, chemist, biologist, explorer,
Kuzma Petrov-VodkinKuzma Petrov-Vodkin
5th November, Russian
Painter

Eino LeinoEino Leino
6th July, Finnish
Poet
Richard GoldschmidtRichard Goldschmidt
12th April, German, American
Geneticist

Ossip GabrilowitschOssip Gabrilowitsch
7th February, American, Russian
Pianist

Takeo ArishimaTakeo Arishima
4th March, Japanese
Novelist

Emmy DestinnEmmy Destinn
26th February, Czech
Operatic Soprano
Gustav RadbruchGustav Radbruch
21st November, German
Politician
Paul PelliotPaul Pelliot
28th May, French
Sinologist

Lawrence Joseph HendersonLawrence Joseph Henderson
3rd June, American
Physiologist

Alfréd HajósAlfréd Hajós
1st February, Hungarian
Swimmer

Wilfrid Wilson GibsonWilfrid Wilson Gibson
2nd October, British
Poet
Georg KaiserGeorg Kaiser
25th November, German
Dramatist

Grace AbbottGrace Abbott
17th November, American
Social Worker

Gordon CoatesGordon Coates
3rd February, New Zealander
Prime minister

Fred FisherFred Fisher
2nd January, American
Automobile-body manufacturer

Ernst AlexandersonErnst Alexanderson
25th January, Swedish, American
Electrical Engineer
Hans ZinsserHans Zinsser
17th November, American
Physician

Rutland BoughtonRutland Boughton
23rd January, British
Composer
Dorothea Douglass Lambert ChambersDorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers
3rd September, British
Tennis Player

Isaiah BowmanIsaiah Bowman
26th December, Canadian, American
Geographer
Adelaide CrapseyAdelaide Crapsey
9th September, American
Poet
Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
26th November, American
Sport cyclist