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
Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20th September, American
American writer

Jack Johnson (Boxer)Jack Johnson (Boxer)
31st March, American
 

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
5th June, Mexican
General

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

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
10th December, Indian
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer
Lionel BarrymoreLionel Barrymore
28th April, American
Actor

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
4th December, Russian
Military Leader

Bill RobinsonBill Robinson
25th May, American
Dancer
John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
9th January, American
Psychologist

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
7th November, Austrian
Physicist
Yakov YurovskyYakov Yurovsky
19th June, Russian
Soviet Era Executioner

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
6th January, American
Writer & Editor

Martin BuberMartin Buber
8th February, Austrian, Israeli
Philosopher

Mirra AlfassaMirra Alfassa
21st February, French
Spiritual Guru

Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann
10th May, German
Chancellor of Germany
George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
3rd July, American
American playwright

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

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

J. F. C. FullerJ. F. C. Fuller
1st September, British
General
Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10th August, German
Writer, Doctor

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

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
9th September, Filipino
Former President of the Philippines
Harry CareyHarry Carey
16th January, American
Actor

James ColosimoJames Colosimo
16th February, American
Criminal

Charles JoughinCharles Joughin
3rd August, British, American
Chef
The Great GamaThe Great Gama
22nd May, Pakistani
Amateur wrestler

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Ernest Joseph KingErnest Joseph King
23rd November, American
Naval Officer
Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
2nd September, German, Polish
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth Arden
31st December, Canadian
Cosmetologist

Pyotr Nikolayevich WrangelPyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel
27th August, Lithuanian, Russian
Military Officer

Janusz KorczakJanusz Korczak
22nd July, Polish
Educationist, Pediatrician, Children's writer
Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15th October, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Major TaylorMajor Taylor
26th November, American
Cyclist

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

Edward ThomasEdward Thomas
3rd March, British
Poet

Iwane MatsuiIwane Matsui
27th July, Japanese
Soldier, Military personnel
Shigeru YoshidaShigeru Yoshida
22nd September, Japanese
Former Prime Minister

Princess Ingeborg of DenmarkPrincess Ingeborg of Denmark
2nd August, Danish
 

John MasefieldJohn Masefield
1st June, British
Poet

Augustus JohnAugustus John
4th January, British
Painter, Etcher

P. D. OuspenskyP. D. Ouspensky
4th March, Russian
philosopher, writer
Vallathol Narayana MenonVallathol Narayana Menon
16th October, Indian
Author

Clemens August Graf von GalenClemens August Graf von Galen
16th March, German
Bishop
André CitroënAndré Citroën
5th February, French
French industrialist

Glenn CurtissGlenn Curtiss
21st May, American
Aviator

Horacio QuirogaHoracio Quiroga
31st December, Uruguayan
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
8th October, British
painter

Alexander von FalkenhausenAlexander von Falkenhausen
29th October, German
Soldier, Politician, Military personnel
Kurt von Hammerstein-EquordKurt von Hammerstein-Equord
26th September, German
Military personnel

Hattie Ophelia CarawayHattie Ophelia Caraway
1st February, American
U.S. Representative

Kōki HirotaKōki Hirota
14th February, Japanese
Politician, Diplomat

Yosano AkikoYosano Akiko
7th December, Japanese
Author

Robert WalserRobert Walser
15th April, Swiss
 
James Truslow AdamsJames Truslow Adams
18th October, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer

Ferenc MolnárFerenc Molnár
12th January, Hungarian, American
Author

Jorge UbicoJorge Ubico
10th November, Guatemalan
Politician, Officer

Conrad SchlumbergerConrad Schlumberger
2nd October, German, French
Geophysicist
Harry Emerson FosdickHarry Emerson Fosdick
24th May, American
Pastor

Barney OldfieldBarney Oldfield
29th January, American
Race-Car Driver
Sir William OrpenSir William Orpen
27th November, Irish
Artist

Abdelaziz of MoroccoAbdelaziz of Morocco
24th February, Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco

Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of AustriaArchduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria
7th July, Austrian
Princess
Georges ValoisGeorges Valois
7th October, French
Journalist

Franz SchrekerFranz Schreker
23rd March, Austrian
Composer
Lucien FebvreLucien Febvre
22nd July, French
Historian

Jan ŁukasiewiczJan Łukasiewicz
21st December, Irish, Ukrainian
Polish logician

Marcel GrossmannMarcel Grossmann
9th April, Swiss
Mathematician
Hans LedwinkaHans Ledwinka
14th February, Austrian
Engineer, Entrepreneur

Chen JiongmingChen Jiongming
18th January, Chinese
Political Figure
Agner Krarup ErlangAgner Krarup Erlang
1st January, Danish
Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Oliver St. John GogartyOliver St. John Gogarty
17th August, Irish
Poet

Ferdynand Antoni OssendowskiFerdynand Antoni Ossendowski
27th May, Polish
physicist, chemist, biologist, explorer,

Eva TanguayEva Tanguay
1st August, Canadian
Singer
Léon WerthLéon Werth
17th February, French
Writer
Ernst AlexandersonErnst Alexanderson
25th January, Swedish, American
Electrical Engineer

William AberhartWilliam Aberhart
30th December, Canadian
Politician

Geórgios KondílisGeórgios Kondílis
14th August, Greek
Politician

Gustav RadbruchGustav Radbruch
21st November, German
Politician
Grace AbbottGrace Abbott
17th November, American
Social Worker

Ossip GabrilowitschOssip Gabrilowitsch
7th February, American, Russian
Pianist

George WhippleGeorge Whipple
28th August, American
Physician

Takeo ArishimaTakeo Arishima
4th March, Japanese
Novelist

Alfréd HajósAlfréd Hajós
1st February, Hungarian
Swimmer
Kuzma Petrov-VodkinKuzma Petrov-Vodkin
5th November, Russian
Painter

Lionel GroulxLionel Groulx
13th January, Canadian
Historian
Richard GoldschmidtRichard Goldschmidt
12th April, German, American
Geneticist

Emmy DestinnEmmy Destinn
26th February, Czech
Operatic Soprano
Othmar SpannOthmar Spann
1st October, Austrian
Economist, Philosopher, University teacher,
A.E. CoppardA.E. Coppard
4th January, British
Writer