Famous People Born In 1879

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Discover the most famous people born in 1879. The list includes people like Albert Einstein, Leon Trotsky, Margaret Sanger, Sarojini Naidu, Paul Klee and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, composers and artists born in 1879. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Albert Einstein
(One of the Greatest Physicists of All Time, Best Known for Developing the Theory of Relativity)
Albert Einstein
127
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: April 18, 1955
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Leon Trotsky
(Russian Marxist Revolutionary Who Developed a Variant of Marxism Which Has Become Known as 'Trotskyism')
Leon Trotsky
42
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bereslavka, Ukraine
Died: August 21, 1940
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Sarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)
Sarojini Naidu
65
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: March 2, 1949
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Emiliano Zapata
(Revolutionary)
Emiliano Zapata
10
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anenecuilco, Mexico
Died: April 10, 1919
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Will Rogers
(Vaudeville Performer, Humorist)
Will Rogers
7
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Died: August 15, 1935
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Margaret Sanger
(Birth Control Activist Who Opened the First Birth Control Clinic in the United States)
Margaret Sanger
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States
Died: September 6, 1966
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E. M. Forster
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: June 7, 1970
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Paul Klee
(Swiss-born German Artist Whose Work Exhibited Shades of 'Expressionism', 'Cubism', and 'Surrealism')
Paul Klee
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Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
Died: May 29, 1940
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Sydney Greenstreet
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sandwich, Kent, England
Died: January 18, 1954
 10 
Nancy Astor
(Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton (1919-45))
Nancy Astor
1
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 2, 1964
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Ramana Maharshi
(Philosopher, Hindu Sage)
Ramana Maharshi
8
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiruchuzhi, Virudhunagar, India
Died: April 14, 1950
 12 
Patrick Pearse
(Barrister and a Leader of the Easter Rising in 1916)
Patrick Pearse
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 3, 1916
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Kazimir Malevich
(Russian Avant-Garde Artist and Founder of the ‘Suprematism’ Art Movement)
Kazimir Malevich
3
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: May 15, 1935
 14 
Ethel Barrymore
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 18, 1959
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Otto Hahn
(Chemist)
Otto Hahn
3
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: July 28, 1968
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Emperor Taishō
(Emperor of Japan (1912-26))
Emperor Taishō
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japann
Died: December 25, 1926
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Max Schreck
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 20, 1936
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Samuel Goldwyn
(Film Producer)
Samuel Goldwyn
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: January 31, 1974
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Alma Mahler
(Austrian Composer & Socialite)
Alma Mahler
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11, 1964
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Joe Hill
(Songwriter, Trade unionist)
Joe Hill
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Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gävle
Died: November 19, 1915
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Billy Mitchell
(Military General)
Billy Mitchell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: February 19, 1936
 22 
Vanessa Bell
(Painter)
Vanessa Bell
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: April 7, 1961
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Wallace Stevens
(Modernist poet)
Wallace Stevens
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 2, 1955
 24 
Alla Nazimova
(Actress, Director, Producer Best Known for Her Film ‘Salome’)
Alla Nazimova
3
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire
Died: July 13, 1945
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Edward Steichen
(Photographer)
Edward Steichen
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Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bivange
Died: March 25, 1973
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Warner Oland
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bjurholm Municipality, Sweden
Died: August 6, 1938
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William Beveridge
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Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangpur, Bangladesh
Died: March 16, 1963
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Norman Lindsay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: November 21, 1969
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Symon Petlura
(Politician and Journalist)
Symon Petlura
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Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: May 25, 1926
Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster
0
Listed In: Celebrities
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheshire
Died: July 19, 1953
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Ottorino Respighi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: April 18, 1936
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Milutin Milanković
(Mathematician)
Milutin Milanković
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dalj, Croatia
Died: December 12, 1958
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Ruth St. Denis
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Listed In: Choreographers
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: July 21, 1968
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Knud Rasmussen
(Polar Explorer & Father of Eskimology)
Knud Rasmussen
2
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilulissat, Greenland
Died: December 21, 1933
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Lucy Burns
(Suffragist, women's rights activist)
Lucy Burns
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Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 22, 1966
Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen
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Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: August 26, 1945
 37 
Fritz Haarmann
(Serial killer)
Fritz Haarmann
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Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: April 15, 1925
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Sara Allgood
(Actress)
Sara Allgood
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 13, 1950
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Alfred Einstein
(Physicist)
Alfred Einstein
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 14th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 18, 1955
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Rube Foster
(Former Baseball pitcher, Founder of Negro National League)
Rube Foster
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calvert, Texas, United States
Died: December 9, 1930
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Victor Sjöström
(Film Director)
Victor Sjöström
0
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Årjäng, Sweden
Died: January 3, 1960
 42 
Lois Weber
(Actress)
Lois Weber
0
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: November 13, 1939
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E. H. Shepard
(Artist, Illustrator, Painter)
E. H. Shepard
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: March 24, 1976
Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 30, 1956
 45 
Alfred Korzybski
(Scholar who developed the field of General Semantics)
Alfred Korzybski
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: March 1, 1950
 46 
Émile Nelligan
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 18, 1941
 47 
Helena Roerich
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 5, 1955
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Francis Picabia
(French Avant-Garde Painter and Poet Who was One of the Early Major Figures of the 'Dada Movement')
Francis Picabia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 30, 1953
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Agrippina Vaganova
(Russian Ballet Teacher Known for Developing the 'Vaganova Method' )
Agrippina Vaganova
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 5, 1951
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Henri Giraud
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)
Henri Giraud
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 13, 1949