Famous People Born In 1886

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Discover the most famous people born in 1886. The list includes people like Diego Rivera, Ty Cobb, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, David Ben-Gurion, Siegfried Sassoon and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and philosophers born in 1886. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Austria and many more countries.
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Diego Rivera
(Mexican Painter Whose Large Frescoes Helped Establish the Mural Movement in Mexican and International Art )
Diego Rivera
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Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico
Died: November 25, 1957
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Ty Cobb
(One of the Greatest Players in Baseball History)
Ty Cobb
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Narrows, Georgia, United States
Died: July 17, 1961
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David Ben-Gurion
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
David Ben-Gurion
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Płonsk, Poland
Died: December 1, 1973
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Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)
Ma Rainey
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Listed In: Blues Musicians
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 1939
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Al Jolson
(Singer and Comedian Known as 'The King of Blackface Performers')
Al Jolson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seredžius, Lithuania
Died: October 23, 1950
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George Mallory
(British Mountaineer Who Took Part in the First Three British Expeditions to Mount Everest in the Early 1920s)
George Mallory
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Listed In: Mountaineers
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mobberly, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9, 1924
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Salvatore Maranzano
(Italian-American Mobster, Mafia Boss)
Salvatore Maranzano
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Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: September 10, 1931
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Frank Nitti
(Italian-American Gangster and Body Guard of Al Capone)
Frank Nitti
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Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angri, Italy
Died: March 19, 1943
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Siegfried Sassoon
(English War Poet and Soldier Who Became One of the Leading Poets of the First World War)
Siegfried Sassoon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matfield, Kent, England
Died: September 1, 1967
 10 
Ed Wynn
(Actor)
Ed Wynn
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Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 19, 1966
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: August 17, 1969
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Henry H. Arnold
(Military Leader)
Henry H. Arnold
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 15, 1950
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Rose Wilder Lane
(Journalists)
Rose Wilder Lane
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Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Smet, South Dakota, USA
Died: October 30, 1968
 14 
Gerda Wegener
(Illustrator)
Gerda Wegener
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Listed In: Illustrators
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: July 28, 1940
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Peter Freuchen
(Danish Arctic Explorer, Author, Journalist and Anthropologist Who is Known for His Role in Arctic Exploration)
Peter Freuchen
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Died: September 2, 1957
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Paul Tillich
(Christian Existentialist Philosopher and One of the Most Influential Theologians of the 20th Century)
Paul Tillich
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Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Starosiedle, Poland
Died: October 22, 1965
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Victor McLaglen
(British Boxer-Turned-Hollywood Actor Who Rose to Fame as Character Actor)
Victor McLaglen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stepney, East London, England
Died: November 7, 1959
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Raymond A. Spruance
(Navy admiral during World War II)
Raymond A. Spruance
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 13, 1969
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Spring Byington
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Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Died: September 7, 1971
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Hugo Black
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Hugo Black
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashland, Alabama, United States
Died: September 25, 1971
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Edward Weston
(Photographer)
Edward Weston
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Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: January 1, 1958
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Clarence Birdseye
(Inventor, Engineer)
Clarence Birdseye
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 7, 1956
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Ernst Thälmann
(Politician, Worker, Revolutionary, Trade unionist)
Ernst Thälmann
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Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: August 18, 1944
 24 
John Cromwell
(Film Director)
John Cromwell
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Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26, 1979
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Edward Rydz-Śmigły
(Commander-In-Chief and Inspector General of the Polish Armed Forces (1935 - 1939))
Edward Rydz-Śmigły
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berezhany, Ukraine
Died: December 2, 1941
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Karl von Frisch
(German-Austrian Ethologist and 1973 Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine)
Karl von Frisch
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Listed In: Zoologists
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 12, 1982
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Jean Arp
(German-French-Sculptor Best Known for His Biomorphic Sculptures)
Jean Arp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 7, 1966
 28 
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
(Japanese Novelists and One of the Most Prominent Figures in Modern Japanese Literature)
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 30, 1965
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Karl Polanyi
(Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian, Historian, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist)
Karl Polanyi
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Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: April 23, 1964
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Tsuguharu Foujita
(Japanese–French Painter and Printmaker)
Tsuguharu Foujita
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 29, 1968
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Rex Stout
(American writer)
Rex Stout
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Noblesville, Indiana, United States
Died: October 27, 1975
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Vyvyan Holland
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Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 10, 1967
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Tarsila do Amaral
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capivari, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: January 17, 1973
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Edward C. Tolman
(Psychologist)
Edward C. Tolman
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newton
Died: November 19, 1959
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Alain LeRoy Locke
(teacher, philosopher)
Alain LeRoy Locke
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: June 9, 1954
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Oskar Kokoschka
(Artist, Poet and Playwright)
Oskar Kokoschka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pöchlarn, Austria
Died: February 22, 1980
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Sophie Tucker
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Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tul'chyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9, 1966
 38 
Jean Hersholt
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 2, 1956
 39 
Mary Wigman
(Dancer, Choreographer)
Mary Wigman
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Listed In: Choreographers
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: September 18, 1973
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John Jacob Astor V
(Proprietor)
John Jacob Astor V
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: July 19, 1971
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Kurt Koffka
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Kurt Koffka
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: November 22, 1941
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Glenn L. Martin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macksburg, Iowa, United States
Died: December 5, 1955
 43 
James Van Der Zee
(Photographer)
James Van Der Zee
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Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 15, 1983
 44 
Hermann Broch
(Former writer, best known for two major works of modernist fiction: The Sleepwalkers (Die Schlafwandler, 1930–32) and The Death of Virgil (Der Tod des Vergil, 1945))
Hermann Broch
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 30, 1951
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Archibald Hill
(British Physiologist and Winner of 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine)
Archibald Hill
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: June 3, 1977
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Giovanni Battista Caproni
(Civil engineer, Aerospace engineer, Engineer)
Giovanni Battista Caproni
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arco
Died: October 27, 1957
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Edward Bach
(Doctor and spiritual writer, best known for developing the Bach flower remedies)
Edward Bach
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Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moseley, Birmingham, England
Died: November 27, 1936
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Raoul Hausmann
(photographer, writer, sculptor, artist, painter)
Raoul Hausmann
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: February 1, 1971
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Robert Robinson
(British Organic Chemist Who Received Nobel Prize for His Research on Anthocyanins and Alkaloids)
Robert Robinson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Died: February 8, 1975
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Franz Josef Popp
(Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur)
Franz Josef Popp
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Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: July 29, 1954