Famous People Born In 1887

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Discover the most famous people born in 1887. The list includes people like Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Marcel Duchamp, Le Corbusier and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and artists born in 1887. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Srinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)
Srinivasa Ramanujan
76
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erode
Died: April 26, 1920
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Jim Thorpe
(Athlete)
Jim Thorpe
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 28, 1953
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Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
17
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6, 1986
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Marcus Garvey
(Political leader)
Marcus Garvey
5
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 10, 1940
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Erwin Schrödinger
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Erdberg, Vienna, Austria
Died: January 4, 1961
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Shoeless Joe Jackson
(Baseball Player)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
6
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 5, 1951
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Conrad Hilton
(American Businessman and Founder of the ‘Hilton Hotels’ Chain)
Conrad Hilton
7
Listed In: Hoteliers
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Antonio, New Mexico, United States
Died: January 3, 1979
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Boris Karloff
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
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Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
8
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1965
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William Frawley
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: March 3, 1966
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Alvin York
(One of the Most Decorated United States Army Soldiers of World War I)
Alvin York
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pall Mall, Tennessee
Died: September 2, 1964
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Marcel Duchamp
(Artist Known for His Revolutionary Developments in the 'Plastic Arts' In the Early 20th Century)
Marcel Duchamp
4
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2, 1968
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Marc Chagall
(Artist)
Marc Chagall
5
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985
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Chiang Kai-shek
(President of the Republic of China)
Chiang Kai-shek
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xikou
Died: April 5, 1975
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Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
5
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 24, 1976
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L. S. Lowry
(Artist)
L. S. Lowry
6
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23, 1976
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Roscoe Arbuckle
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Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smith Center, Kansas, United States
Died: June 29, 1933
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Chico Marx
(American comedian)
Chico Marx
2
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: October 11, 1961
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Joe Masseria
(Mafia Boss)
Joe Masseria
8
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sicily
Died: April 15, 1931
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Charles I of Austria
(Emperor of Austria (1916-18))
Charles I of Austria
6
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Persenbeug-Gottsdorf, Austria
Died: April 1, 1922
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Henry Moseley
(Physicist)
Henry Moseley
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915
Marjorie Merriweather Post
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: September 12, 1973
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Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
(Military Leader)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: July 12, 1944
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Violet Jessop
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Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: May 5, 1971
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Rupert Brooke
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rugby
Died: April 23, 1915
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
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Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Died: April 15, 1969
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Felix Yusupov
(Assassin of Grigori Rasputin)
Felix Yusupov
0
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 27, 1967
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John Reed
(Journalist, Poet)
John Reed
1
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: October 17, 1920
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Barnes Wallis
(Scientist)
Barnes Wallis
1
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ripley, Derbyshire, England
Died: October 30, 1979
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Walter Johnson
(Baseball player)
Walter Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Humboldt, Kansas, United States
Died: December 10, 1946
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Arthur Rubinstein
(One of the Greatest Pianists and Chopin Interpreters of His Time)
Arthur Rubinstein
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 20, 1982
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Govind Ballabh Pant
(Freedom Fighter)
Govind Ballabh Pant
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Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Almora,India
Died: March 7, 1961
 33 
Nadia Boulanger
(One of the Most Influential Teachers of Musical Composition of the 20th Century)
Nadia Boulanger
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 1979
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Jamini Roy
(Indian painter)
Jamini Roy
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bankura, West Bengal, India
Died: April 24, 1972
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Juan Gris
(Spanish Cubist Painter)
Juan Gris
0
Listed In: Cubist Painters
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: May 11, 1927
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Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
0
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: October 12, 1987
Aldo Leopold
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21, 1948
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Heitor Villa-Lobos
(One of the Foremost Latin American Composers of the 20th Century)
Heitor Villa-Lobos
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 17, 1959
Pio of Pietrelcina
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pietrelcina
Died: September 23, 1968
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Floyd Collins
(Explorer)
Floyd Collins
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kentucky
Died: February 13, 1925
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Grover Cleveland Alexander
2
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elba, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 4, 1950
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James Finlayson
(actor, comedian, stage actor)
James Finlayson
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falkirk
Died: October 9, 1953
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Ernst Röhm
(Nazi War Criminal)
Ernst Röhm
14
Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 1, 1934
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Frederick Fleet
0
Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: January 10, 1965
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Ruth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)
Ruth Benedict
0
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 17, 1948
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Annette Kellerman
(Former Actress, Swimmer known as the star of the 1916 film A Daughter of the Gods was the first major actress to appear nude in a Hollywood production)
Annette Kellerman
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrickville, Australia
Died: November 6, 1975
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Hermine Reuss of Greiz
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Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, German Empire
Died: August 7, 1947
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Ernst Hanfstaengl
(Former German-American businessman and close friend of Adolf Hitler)
Ernst Hanfstaengl
0
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: November 6, 1975
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Alexander Vandegrift
2
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 8, 1973
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Homma Masaharu
(Japanese general)
Homma Masaharu
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sado, Japan
Died: April 3, 1946