Famous People Born In 1898

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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.
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C. S. Lewis
(Known for His Classic Series 'The Chronicles of Narnia')
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
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Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14, 1988
 3 
Randolph Scott
(One of Hollywood's Greatest and Most Popular Western Stars)
Randolph Scott
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 2, 1987
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George Gershwin
(Pianist and Composer Best Known for His Orchestral Compositions ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris’)
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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M. C. Escher
(Dutch Graphic Artist Best Known for His Works: ‘Hand with Reflecting Sphere’, ‘Relativity’ and ‘Waterfall’)
M. C. Escher
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Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: March 27, 1972
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Bertolt Brecht
(Theatre Practitioner, Playwright, and Poet Known for His Plays: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘Life of Galileo’)
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
(Singer, Actor, and Black Activist.)
Paul Robeson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 23, 1976
 8 
Rene Magritte
(Belgian Surrealist Artist, Who Became Well Known for Creating a Number of Witty and Thought-Provoking Images)
Rene Magritte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
Died: August 15, 1967
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Golda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel (1969 - 1974))
Golda Meir
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: December 8, 1978
 10 
Federico García Lorca
(Spanish Poet, Playwright, and Theatre Director.)
Federico García Lorca
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain
Died: August 19, 1936
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Irene Dunne
(One of the Greatest Actresses of Golden Age of Hollywood)
Irene Dunne
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 4, 1990
 12 
Chesty Puller
( United States Marine Corps Officer Who Served with Distinction in World War II and the Korean War)
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
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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
 14 
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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Shirley Booth
(American Actress and One of the Few Performers to Achieve the Triple Crown of Acting)
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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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
(Author and Clergyman Known for His Best-Selling Book ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’)
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 24, 1993
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Rudolf Dassler
(Founder of the Sportswear Company '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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Erich Maria Remarque
(German Writer Best Known for His Novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’)
Erich Maria Remarque
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: September 25, 1970
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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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Henry Moore
(English Artist Who is Known for His Semi-Abstract Monumental Bronze Sculptures)
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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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
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Herbert Marcuse
(Philosopher and Sociologist His Best-Known Works are "Eros and Civilization" (1955) and "One-Dimensional Man.")
Herbert Marcuse
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Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 29, 1979
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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
 24 
Liu Shaoqi
(Politician)
Liu Shaoqi
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Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huaminglou, Changsha, China
Died: November 12, 1969
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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
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Bennett Cerf
(American Publisher and Co-Founder of Publishing Firm 'Random House')
Bennett Cerf
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Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: August 27, 1971
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Howard Florey
(Australian Pharmacologist and Pathologist Who Shared the Nobel Prize for His Role in the Development of Penicillin)
Howard Florey
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: February 21, 1968
 28 
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
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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
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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
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Sara Carter
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Sara Carter
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Listed In: Gospel Singers
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copper Creek, Virginia
Died: January 8, 1979
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Dorothy Gish
(Actress)
Dorothy Gish
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Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: June 4, 1968
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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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Wiley Post
(Native American Aviator Who Completed the First Solo Flight around the World)
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
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
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Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Father of Photojournalism)
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tczew, Germany
Died: April 23, 1995
 37 
Anthony McAuliffe
(Military Leader)
Anthony McAuliffe
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: August 11, 1975
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Soong May-ling
(First Lady of the Republic of China (1950 - 1975))
Soong May-ling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: October 23, 2003
 39 
Leó Szilárd
(Physicist)
Leó Szilárd
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Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: May 30, 1964
 40 
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
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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
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Berenice Abbott
(American photographer)
Berenice Abbott
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Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio
Died: December 9, 1991
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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
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Julius Evola
(Philosopher)
Julius Evola
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Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 11, 1974
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Sergei Eisenstein
(Russian Film Director Best Known for His Film 'Battleship Potemkin')
Sergei Eisenstein
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Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: February 11, 1948
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Willy Messerschmitt
(Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University teacher)
Willy Messerschmitt
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Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: September 15, 1978
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Happy Chandler
(Politician)
Happy Chandler
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Died: June 15, 1991
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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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Molly Picon
(Actress)
Molly Picon
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Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 5, 1992
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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