Famous People Born In 1885

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Discover the most famous people born in 1885. The list includes people like Niels Bohr, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, Alice Paul, Sinclair Lewis and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, journalists and novelists born in 1885. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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George Patton
(One of the Most Successful Combat Generals in United States History)
George Patton
17
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: December 21, 1945
 2 
Princess Alice of Battenberg
(Mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Alice of Battenberg
14
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: December 5, 1969
 3 
Niels Bohr
(Physicist)
Niels Bohr
14
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18, 1962
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D. H. Lawrence
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eastwood, England
Died: March 2, 1930
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Chester W. Nimitz
(American Admiral Known for His Role as Commander in Chief of US Pacific Fleet in World War II)
Chester W. Nimitz
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Died: February 20, 1966
 6 
Ezra Pound
(American Poet and Critic Known for His Works: ‘Ripostes’, ‘Hugh Selwyn Mauberley’ and the Epic Poem, ‘The Cantos’)
Ezra Pound
8
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Idaho, United States
Died: November 1, 1972
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Clementine Churchill
(Wife of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Clementine Churchill
4
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: December 12, 1977
 8 
Alice Paul
(American Quaker, Feminist, Suffragist, and Women's Rights Activist)
Alice Paul
6
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9, 1977
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Hugo Boss
(Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur)
Hugo Boss
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9, 1948
 10 
Karen Blixen
(Danish Writer Best Known for Her Works: 'Out of Africa' and 'Seven Gothic Tales')
Karen Blixen
2
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rungsted, Denmark
Died: September 7, 1962
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Hedda Hopper
(Gossip columnist)
Hedda Hopper
5
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 1, 1966
 12 
Sinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Sinclair Lewis
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10, 1951
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John Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia (1941 - 1945))
John Curtin
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: July 5, 1945
 14 
Wallace Beery
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clay County
Died: April 15, 1949
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Theda Bara
(Former actress of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols)
Theda Bara
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7, 1955
 16 
Kato Svanidze
(Joseph Stalin's Wife)
Kato Svanidze
4
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: November 22, 1907
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Albert Kesselring
(War Criminal)
Albert Kesselring
5
Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marktsteft, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany
Died: July 16, 1960
 18 
George
(Actor)
George
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stannards, New York, United States
Died: February 9, 1969
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Jerome Kern
(Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin collecting)
Jerome Kern
2
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 11, 1945
 20 
Will Durant
(American Writer Best Known for His Work 'The Story of Civilization')
Will Durant
1
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7, 1981
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Erich von Stroheim
(Actor Known for His Role as ‘Rauffenstein’ in ‘Jean Renoir’s la Grande Illusion')
Erich von Stroheim
3
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 12, 1957
 22 
Karen Horney
(German Psychoanalyst Best Known for Founding Feminist Psychology in Response to Freud’s Theory of Penis Envy)
Karen Horney
0
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany
Died: December 4, 1952
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Alban Berg
(One of the Most Important Composers of the 20th Century)
Alban Berg
2
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 24, 1935
 24 
Sabina Spielrein
(Psychiatrist)
Sabina Spielrein
0
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died: August 11, 1942
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Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
(One of the Most Famous and Skilled Mathematicians of the 20th Century)
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elmshorn, Germany
Died: December 8, 1955
 26 
A'Lelia Walker
(Businesswoman)
A'Lelia Walker
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 17, 1931
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Edna Ferber
(playwright, novelist, writer,screenwriter)
Edna Ferber
1
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Appleton
Died: April 16, 1968
 28 
Sonia Delaunay
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hradyz'k, Ukraine
Died: December 5, 1979
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John Edensor Littlewood
(Mathematician, University teacher)
John Edensor Littlewood
0
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: September 6, 1977
 30 
Malcolm Campbell
(British Racer Who Achieved the World Speed Record on Both Water and Land on Multiple Occasions)
Malcolm Campbell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley
Died: December 31, 1948
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Lionel Atwill
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Croydon, Greater London, England
Died: April 22, 1946
 32 
Robert Delaunay
1
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 25, 1941
 33 
Phog Allen
(American Basketball Coach)
Phog Allen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jamesport, Missouri, United States
Died: September 16, 1974
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
2
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Died: January 29, 1950
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G.W. Pabst
(One of the Most Influential German-Language Filmmakers During the Weimar Republic)
G.W. Pabst
1
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roudnice nad Labem, Czechia
Died: May 29, 1967
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George de Hevesy
(Hungarian Radiochemist Known for His Key Role in the Development of 'Radioactive Tracers')
George de Hevesy
0
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 5, 1966
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György Lukács
(Hungarian Marxist Philosopher, Literary Historian and One of the Founders of Western Marxism)
György Lukács
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 4, 1971
 38 
Mikhail Frunze
(Former Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917)
Mikhail Frunze
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Died: October 31, 1925
 39 
Harlow Shapley
(Former astronomer known for determining correct position of Sun within Milky Way Galaxy; head of Harvard College Observatory (1921–1952))
Harlow Shapley
0
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Missouri, United States
Died: October 20, 1972
 40 
Lawren Harris
(Painter)
Lawren Harris
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford
Died: January 29, 1970
 41 
Ernst Bloch
(Philosopher)
Ernst Bloch
0
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Died: August 4, 1977
 42 
Sacha Guitry
(Actor, screenwriter, playwright, and director who appeared in the hits Un Beau mariage, Le Prise de Berg-op-Zoom, and La Pèlerine écossaise.)
Sacha Guitry
0
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 24, 1957
 43 
Khai Dinh
(Emperor of Vietnam)
Khai Dinh
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phú Xuân, Vietnam
Died: November 6, 1925
Aristides de Sousa Mendes
1
Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viseu
Died: April 3, 1954
 45 
Viktor Schauberger
(Forester, Inventor, Writer)
Viktor Schauberger
1
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald
Died: September 25, 1958
 46 
Frank Hurley
(Explorer, Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist)
Frank Hurley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glebe
Died: February 16, 1962
Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein
0
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Province of Schleswig-Holstein
Died: October 3, 1970
 48 
George Butterworth
(Composer, Musicologist)
George Butterworth
1
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: August 5, 1916
 49 
Anna Louise Strong
(Writer, Journalist, Activist, Trade unionist)
Anna Louise Strong
0
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Friend
Died: March 29, 1970
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Julius Streicher
(German Nazi Politician, Founder and Publisher of the Virulently Antisemitic Newspaper ‘Der Stürmer’)
Julius Streicher
8
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dinkelscherben, Germany
Died: October 16, 1946