Famous People Born In 1891

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Discover the most famous people born in 1891. The list includes people like B. R. Ambedkar, Cole Porter, Sergei Prokofiev, Earl Warren, Max Ernst and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, poets and philosophers born in 1891. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Erwin Rommel
(General)
Erwin Rommel
69
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14, 1944
 2 
B. R. Ambedkar
(One of the Architects of the Indian Constitution)
B. R. Ambedkar
110
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 6, 1956
 3 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)
Cole Porter
12
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964
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Zora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)
Zora Neale Hurston
13
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Notasulga
Died: January 28, 1960
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Sergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)
Sergei Prokofiev
32
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Krasne, Ukraine
Died: March 5, 1953
 6 
Frederick Banting
(Co-Discoverer of Insulin)
Frederick Banting
8
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alliston, New Tecumseth, Canada
Died: February 21, 1941
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Karl Dönitz
(German Admiral Who Briefly Succeeded Adolf Hitler as Head of State)
Karl Dönitz
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grünau, Berlin, Germany
Died: December 24, 1980
 8 
Earl Warren
(30th Governor of California (1943-53), 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953-69))
Earl Warren
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 9, 1974
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Fanny Brice
(Model, Singer, Actress)
Fanny Brice
2
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: May 29, 1951
 10 
Max Ernst
(Primary Pioneer of the 'Dada Movement' and 'Surrealism' Known for His Work 'A Week of Kindness')
Max Ernst
4
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brühl, Germany
Died: April 1, 1976
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James Chadwick
(Discoverer of Neutron)
James Chadwick
2
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bollington
Died: July 24, 1974
Henry Valentine Miller
2
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorkville, Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 7, 1980
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Antonio Gramsci
(Italian Philosopher Best Known for His Theory of 'Cultural Hegemony')
Antonio Gramsci
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27, 1937
 14 
Ronald Colman
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, England
Died: May 19, 1958
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Edith Stein
(Philosopher, Christian Nun and One of the Six 'Patron Saints of Europe')
Edith Stein
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9, 1942
 16 
Frank Costello
(Crime Boss and Member of the Luciano Crime Family)
Frank Costello
4
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cassano allo Ionio, Italy
Died: February 18, 1973
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Grant Wood
(Former painter particularly well known for American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic example of early 20th-century American art)
Grant Wood
2
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anamosa, Iowa, United States
Died: February 12, 1942
 18 
Walter Model
(German Field Marshal During World War II)
Walter Model
11
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Genthin, Germany
Died: April 21, 1945
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Joe E. Brown
0
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holgate, Ohio, United States
Died: July 6, 1973
 20 
W Averell Harriman
(Former Governor of New York)
W Averell Harriman
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 26, 1986
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Mikhail Bulgakov
(Novelist and Playwright Best Known for His Novel 'The Master and Margarita')
Mikhail Bulgakov
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: March 10, 1940
 22 
Ole Kirk Christiansen
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Filskov, Denmark
Died: March 11, 1958
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Leo Burnett
(Businessman, Advertising Executive)
Leo Burnett
0
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Johns, Michigan U.S.
Died: June 7, 1971
 24 
José P. Laurel
(The 3rd President of the Philippines)
José P. Laurel
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tanauan, Philippines
Died: November 6, 1959
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Ethel Roosevelt Derby
(American Nurse and Youngest Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt)
Ethel Roosevelt Derby
0
Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay (hamlet), New York
Died: December 10, 1977
 26 
Olga Khokhlova
(Russian Ballet Dancer and First Wife of Artist Pablo Picasso)
Olga Khokhlova
3
Listed In: Ballet Dancers
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhyn, Ukraine
Died: February 11, 1955
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Otto Dix
(German Painter Known for His Ruthless and Harshly Realistic Depictions of German Society During the Weimar Republic)
Otto Dix
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gera, Germany
Died: July 25, 1969
 28 
Wilder Penfield
(Surgeon, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, University teacher, Neurologist)
Wilder Penfield
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spokane
Died: April 5, 1976
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Tadamichi Kuribayashi
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Died: March 26, 1945
 30 
Fumimaro Konoe
(Politician)
Fumimaro Konoe
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chiyoda-ku
Died: December 16, 1945
 31 
Ilya Ehrenburg
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: August 31, 1967
 32 
Stanley Spencer
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cookham, England
Died: December 14, 1959
 33 
Shizo Kanakuri
(Japanese Marathon Runner Known as the ‘Father of the Marathon')
Shizo Kanakuri
1
Listed In: Marathon Runners
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagomi, Kumamoto, Japan
Died: November 13, 1983
 34 
Michael Chekhov
(Actor, Director and Theatre Practitioner Best Known for His Academy Nominated Role in the Film 'Spellbound')
Michael Chekhov
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 30, 1955
 35 
Lydia Lopokova
(Ballet dancer)
Lydia Lopokova
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian
Died: June 8, 1981
 36 
Michael Polanyi
(British Polymath Who Made Important Theoretical Contributions to Physical Chemistry, Economics, and Philosophy)
Michael Polanyi
0
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 22, 1976
 37 
Alexander Rodchenko
(Russian Artist and One of the Founders of 'Constructivism' and Russian Design)
Alexander Rodchenko
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 3, 1956
 38 
John Heartfield
(Photographer, Painter, Poster artist)
John Heartfield
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schmargendorf
Died: April 26, 1968
 39 
Hu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)
Hu Shih
0
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: February 24, 1962
 40 
Bridget Dowling
(Alois Hitler Jr.'s wife)
Bridget Dowling
1
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 18, 1969
 41 
John W. McCormack
(Politician)
John W. McCormack
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 22, 1980
 42 
Ted Shawn
(Dancer)
Ted Shawn
0
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: January 9, 1972
 43 
Ruth Cleveland
(Grover Cleveland's daughter)
Ruth Cleveland
0
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 7, 1904
 44 
William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
2
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bishopston, England
Died: December 14, 1970
 45 
Shukri al-Quwatli
(The First President of Post-Independence Syria)
Shukri al-Quwatli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: June 30, 1967
 46 
Birbal Sahni
(Palaeobotanist)
Birbal Sahni
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saharanpur district
Died: April 10, 1949
 47 
Bronislava Nijinska
(Ballet Dancer)
Bronislava Nijinska
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: February 21, 1972
Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda
2
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rybinsk, Russia
Died: March 15, 1938
 49 
Richard Tauber
(Austrian Tenor and Film Actor)
Richard Tauber
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: January 8, 1948
 50 
Rabbit Maranville
(Baseball manager)
Rabbit Maranville
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 6, 1954