Famous People Born In 1898

Discover the most famous people born in 1898. The list includes people like C. S. Lewis, M. C. Escher, Rene Magritte, Bertolt Brecht, George Gershwin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and directors born in 1898. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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C. S. Lewis
(Writer)

C. S. Lewis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22, 1963

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Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)

Enzo Ferrari
3
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14, 1988

 3 

Randolph Scott
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 2, 1987
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George Gershwin
(Composer, Pianist)

George Gershwin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 11, 1937
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Bertolt Brecht
(Theatre practitioner)

Bertolt Brecht
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: August 14, 1956

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Paul Robeson
(Bass-Bariotone Singer)

Paul Robeson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23, 1976
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Golda Meir
(Prime Minister of Israel (1969-74))

Golda Meir
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: December 8, 1978
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M. C. Escher
(Graphic artist)

M. C. Escher
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Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: March 27, 1972
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Rene Magritte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
Died: August 15, 1967

 10 
Federico García Lorca
(Poet, playwright)

Federico García Lorca
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain
Died: August 19, 1936
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Chesty Puller
(Military officer)

Chesty Puller
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Point, Virginia, United States
Died: October 11, 1971

 12 
Armand Hammer
(Business people)

Armand Hammer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1990
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Irene Dunne
(Actress)

Irene Dunne
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 4, 1990

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Shirley Booth
(Actress)

Shirley Booth
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 16, 1992
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 15 
William O. Douglas
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

William O. Douglas
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maine Township, Minnesota, United States
Died: January 19, 1980

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Rudolf Dassler
(Founder of Puma)

Rudolf Dassler
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany
Died: October 27, 1974
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Alvar Aalto
(Architect)

Alvar Aalto
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuortane
Died: May 11, 1976

Henry Moore
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castleford
Died: August 31, 1986
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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
(Writer, Clergyman)

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 24, 1993

 20 
Alexander Calder
(Sculptor, Painter)

Alexander Calder
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: November 11, 1976
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Peggy Guggenheim
(Art Collector)

Peggy Guggenheim
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Listed In: Socialites
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 23, 1979

 22 
Umm Kulthum
(The Voice of Egypt)

Umm Kulthum
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El-Senbellawein, Egypt
Died: February 3, 1975
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 23 
Julius Evola
(Philosopher)

Julius Evola
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Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 11, 1974

 24 
Howard Florey
(Pathologist and Pharmacologist)

Howard Florey
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: February 21, 1968
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 25 
Liu Shaoqi
(Politician)

Liu Shaoqi
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Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huaminglou, Changsha, China
Died: November 12, 1969

 26 
Bennett Cerf
(Publisher)

Bennett Cerf
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Died: August 27, 1971
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 27 
Herbert Marcuse
(Philosopher)

Herbert Marcuse
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Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 29, 1979

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Tamara de Lempicka
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 18, 1980
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Gulzarilal Nanda
(Former Prime Minister of India)

Gulzarilal Nanda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sialkot, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)
Died: January 15, 1998

Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: November 16, 1977

 31 
Anthony McAuliffe
(Military Leader)

Anthony McAuliffe
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: August 11, 1975

 32 
Salvatore Ferragamo
(Designer known as Founder of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.)

Salvatore Ferragamo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonito, Italy
Died: August 7, 1960

 33 
Leó Szilárd
(Physicist)

Leó Szilárd
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: May 30, 1964

 34 
Curly Lambeau
(American Football Player)

Curly Lambeau
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Listed In: Coaches
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 1, 1965

 35 
Dorothy Gish
(Actress)

Dorothy Gish
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Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: June 4, 1968

 36 
Lotte Lenya
(Singer)

Lotte Lenya
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 27, 1981

 37 
Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Father of Photojournalism)

Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tczew, Germany
Died: April 23, 1995

 38 
Sergei Eisenstein
(Film Director)

Sergei Eisenstein
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Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: February 11, 1948

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Theodore Miller Edison
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Llewellyn Park
Died: November 24, 1992

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Trofim Lysenko
(Experimenter)

Trofim Lysenko
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Listed In: Biologists
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karlivka
Died: November 20, 1976

 41 
Bessie Love
(Actress)

Bessie Love
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 1986

 42 
Wiley Post
(Aviator)

Wiley Post
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Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grand Saline, Texas, United States
Died: August 15, 1935

 43 
Berenice Abbott
(American photographer)

Berenice Abbott
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Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio
Died: December 9, 1991

 44 
Happy Chandler
(Politician)

Happy Chandler
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Died: June 15, 1991

 45 
Preston Sturges
(Playwright, Director)

Preston Sturges
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Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 6, 1959

Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt
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Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballenstedt, Germany
Died: May 22, 1983

 47 
Soong May-ling
(Political figure)

Soong May-ling
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Empire of the Great Qing, China
Died: October 23, 2003

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Marilyn Miller
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, United States
Died: April 7, 1936

 49 
Gunnar Myrdal
(Swedish economist & sociologist. who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.)

Gunnar Myrdal
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Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skattungbyn, Sweden
Died: May 17, 1987

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Melvin Tolson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 1966