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
105
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 (1913-14))
Pancho Villa
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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
(President of the Philippines (1935-44))
Manuel L. Quezon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler, Philippines
Died: August 1, 1944
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Upton Sinclair
(American writer)
Upton Sinclair
7
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 25, 1968
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Rezā Shāh
(Shah of Iran (1925-41))
Rezā Shāh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alasht, Iran
Died: July 26, 1944
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Lionel Barrymore
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 15, 1954
 8 
C. Rajagopalachari
(Governor-General of India (1948-50))
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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George M. Cohan
(American playwright)
George M. Cohan
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: November 5, 1942
 10 
John B. Watson
(Psychologist)
John B. Watson
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 25, 1958
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Lise Meitner
(Austrian-Swedish Physicist Who Discovered the Element Protactinium)
Lise Meitner
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 27, 1968
 12 
Bill Robinson
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: November 25, 1949
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Carl Sandburg
(Writer & Editor)
Carl Sandburg
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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
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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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The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)
The Great Gama
1
Listed In: Martial Artists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: May 22, 1963
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Elizabeth Arden
(Cosmetologist)
Elizabeth Arden
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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
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsentralny District, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 13, 1918
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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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Harry Carey
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Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: September 21, 1947
 20 
Gustav Stresemann
(Chancellor of Germany)
Gustav Stresemann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: October 3, 1929
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Janusz Korczak
(Former educator, children's author, pedagogue)
Janusz Korczak
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7, 1942
 22 
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
(Former President of the Philippines)
Sergio Osmeña
1
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cebu City, Philippines
Died: October 19, 1961
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Mirra Alfassa
(Spiritual Guru, Writer)
Mirra Alfassa
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Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17, 1973
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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 
Ernest Joseph King
(Naval Officer)
Ernest Joseph King
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
Died: June 25, 1956
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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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Mitsuyo Maeda
(Mixed martial artists)
Mitsuyo Maeda
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Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Died: November 28, 1941
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John Masefield
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ledbury, United Kingdom
Died: May 12, 1967
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16, 1942
 31 
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
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Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 3, 1935
 33 
Horacio Quiroga
(Uruguayan Playwright, Poet and Short Story Writer)
Horacio Quiroga
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay
Died: February 19, 1937
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Alfred Munnings
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mendham, Suffolk
Died: July 17, 1959
 35 
Mohammad Ali Jauhar
(Indian Muslim Activist and One of the Founders of 'The All-India Muslim League')
Mohammad Ali Jauhar
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 4, 1931
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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
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Edward Thomas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Died: April 9, 1917
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Robert Walser
0
Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25, 1956
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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 
Macario Sakay
(Revolutionary)
Macario Sakay
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: September 13, 1907
 41 
Paul Reynaud
(Politician, Lawyer, Journalist)
Paul Reynaud
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelonnette
Died: September 21, 1966
 42 
Augustus John
(Painter, Etcher)
Augustus John
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tenby
Died: October 31, 1961
 43 
P. D. Ouspensky
(Philosopher, Writer)
P. D. Ouspensky
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: October 2, 1947
Francis Sheehy-Skeffington
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bailieborough, Ireland
Died: April 26, 1916
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Harry Emerson Fosdick
0
Listed In: Pastors
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 5, 1969
Vallathol Narayana Menon
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malappuram
Died: March 13, 1958
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Barney Oldfield
(Race-Car Driver)
Barney Oldfield
0
Listed In: Race Car Drivers
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wauseon, Ohio, United States
Died: October 4, 1946
 48 
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
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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
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Don Marquis
(Humorist)
Don Marquis
1
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walnut, Illinois
Died: December 29, 1937