Famous People Born In 1881

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Discover the most famous people born in 1881. The list includes people like Pablo Picasso, Alexander Fleming, Pope John XXIII, Smedley Butler, Cecil B. DeMille and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, military leaders and philosophers born in 1881. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Pablo Picasso
(One of the Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century and Co-Founder of the 'Cubist Movement')
Pablo Picasso
58
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973
 2 
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
(Founder of the Republic of Turkey,)
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
39
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thessaloniki
Died: November 10, 1938
 3 
Alexander Fleming
(Physician and Microbiologist Who Discovered ‘Penicillin’ World’s First Broadly Effective Antibiotic Substance)
Alexander Fleming
17
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: March 11, 1955
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Guccio Gucci
(Italian Businessman)
Guccio Gucci
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Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence
Died: January 2, 1953
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Cecil B. DeMille
(One of the Most Commercially Successful Producers & Directors in Film History)
Cecil B. DeMille
2
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 21, 1959
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Pope John XXIII
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963)
Pope John XXIII
14
Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Died: June 3, 1963
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P G Wodehouse
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guildford, England
Died: February 14, 1975
 8 
Bela Bartok
(One of the Most Important Composers of the 20th Century)
Bela Bartok
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sânnicolau Mare, Romania
Died: September 26, 1945
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Stefan Zweig
(One of the Most Popular and Widely Translated Writers in the World During 1920s & 1930s)
Stefan Zweig
4
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 22, 1942
 10 
Anna Pavlova
(Russian Ballerina and One of the Most-Celebrated Ballet Dancers of Her Time)
Anna Pavlova
6
Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 23, 1931
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Smedley Butler
(United States Marine Corps officer)
Smedley Butler
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 21, 1940
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Alexander Kerensky
(Minister-President of the Russian Republic (September 1917 - November 1917))
Alexander Kerensky
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: June 11, 1970
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Wesley Branch Rickey
(Baseball player)
Wesley Branch Rickey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
Died: December 9, 1965
 14 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Jesuit Priest who Co-developed the Concept of Noosphere & was Part of the Discovery of Peking Man)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
1
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orcines, France
Died: April 10, 1955
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Ettore Bugatti
(Automobile Designer, Founder and Proprietor of the Automobile Manufacturing Company ‘Automobiles E. Bugatti’)
Ettore Bugatti
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 21, 1947
 16 
Lu Xun
(Chinese Writer, Essayist, Poet & Literary Critic)
Lu Xun
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
Died: October 19, 1936
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Władysław Sikorski
(Politician, Military personnel)
Władysław Sikorski
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tuszów Narodowy
Died: July 4, 1943
 18 
William Boeing
(American Aviation Pioneer and Founder of ‘The Boeing Company’)
William Boeing
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 28, 1956
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Fernand Léger
(French Painter and Sculptor Best Known for His Painting ‘My Mother's Garden’)
Fernand Léger
0
Listed In: Cubist Painters
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan, France
Died: August 17, 1955
 20 
George Enescu
(Romanian composer)
George Enescu
4
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: George Enescu, Botoşani
Died: May 4, 1955
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Jess Willard
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Died: December 15, 1968
 22 
Ernest Bevin
(British statesman)
Ernest Bevin
0
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsford, Somerset
Died: April 14, 1951
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Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
(British Ambassador to the United States (1940-46))
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
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Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, Devon, England
Died: December 23, 1959
 24 
King Oliver
(Musician)
King Oliver
0
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aben, Louisiana, United States
Died: April 10, 1938
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Alastair Denniston
(Field hockey player at the 1908 Summer Olympics)
Alastair Denniston
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: January 1, 1961
 26 
Enver Pasha
(Ottoman Military Officer, Revolutionary and Convicted War Criminal Who Formed One-Third of the 'Three Pashas' Triumvirate)
Enver Pasha
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: August 4, 1922
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Eugène Schueller
(Founder of L'Oréal)
Eugène Schueller
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 23, 1957
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Irving Langmuir
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 16, 1957
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Günther Quandt
(German industrialist who founded an industrial empire that today includes BMW and Altana (chemicals))
Günther Quandt
0
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pritzwalk, Germany
Died: December 30, 1954
 30 
Fernande Olivier
0
Listed In: Models
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 26, 1966
 31 
Max Gerson
(Physician)
Max Gerson
1
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wągrowiec
Died: March 8, 1959
 32 
Erwin von Witzleben
(Russian American Actress)
Erwin von Witzleben
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 8, 1944
 33 
Asta Nielsen
(Actress)
Asta Nielsen
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 24, 1972
 34 
Vincenzo Peruggia
(Italian Museum Worker Best Known for Stealing the 'Mona Lisa' Painting on 21 August 1911)
Vincenzo Peruggia
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dumenza, Varese, Italy
Died: October 8, 1925
 35 
François Darlan
(Politician, Military personnel)
François Darlan
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nérac
Died: December 24, 1942
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Tommy Burns
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Canada
Died: May 10, 1955
 37 
Ramón Grau
(politician, physician)
Ramón Grau
0
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Palma
Died: July 28, 1969
 38 
Hermann Staudinger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Worms, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Died: September 8, 1965
 39 
Natalya Goncharova
(Russian artist)
Natalya Goncharova
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagayevo, Russia
Died: October 17, 1962
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Crystal Eastman
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 8, 1928
 41 
Hans Kelsen
(Austrian Jurist and Philosopher Who Formulated a Kind of Positivism Known as the 'Pure Theory' of Law)
Hans Kelsen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: April 19, 1973
 42 
Ed Walsh
(Baseball pitcher)
Ed Walsh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 14th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plains Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 26, 1959
 43 
Clinton Davisson
(Physicist)
Clinton Davisson
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Died: February 1, 1958
 44 
Mordecai Kaplan
(American Rabbi, Theologian, Philosopher and Religious Leader)
Mordecai Kaplan
0
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Švenčionys, Lithuania
Died: November 8, 1983
 45 
John Dill
(Senior officer)
John Dill
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Died: November 4, 1944
 46 
Victor Klemperer
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Died: February 11, 1960
 47 
Walter Rudolf Hess
(Physiologist)
Walter Rudolf Hess
0
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frauenfeld
Died: August 12, 1973
 48 
Charles Birger
(Gangster, Soldier)
Charles Birger
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adygea, Russia
Died: April 19, 1928
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Georg von Küchler
(Military commander)
Georg von Küchler
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: May 25, 1968
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George Bacovia
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bacău, Romania
Died: May 22, 1957