Famous People Who Died In 1876

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1876. This list includes people like Wild Bill Hickok, George Armstrong Custer, George Sand, Mikhail Bakunin, Braxton Bragg and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, journalists and poets who died in 1876. This list includes people from United States and many more countries.
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George Armstrong Custer
(United States Army Officer and Cavalry Commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars)
George Armstrong Custer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1839
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Rumley, Ohio, United States
Died: June 25

George Armstrong Custer was a US Army officer. He played an important role as a cavalry commander in the American Indian Wars and the American Civil War. His death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, went on to become a well-known episode of the American Indian Wars.

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George Sand
(One of the Most Popular Writers in Europe in Her Lifetime)
George Sand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 8
Nineteenth-century French author Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, better known as George Sand, became a leading figure of the Romantic era of Europe. She is best remembered for works such as La Petite Fadette and had numerous affairs, the most notable of them being the one with composer Frédéric Chopin.
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Braxton Bragg
(Military Leader)
Braxton Bragg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 27
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Wild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter, Law enforcement officer)
Wild Bill Hickok
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Died: August 2
Wild Bill Hickok was a Kansas sheriff and later became a Western folk hero, famous for his gunfights. He was a Union Army spy during the American Civil War. He was shot dead while playing poker. His last hand of cards came to be known as “the dead man's hand.”
 5 
Juan Pablo Duarte
(Writer)
Juan Pablo Duarte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: July 15
 6 
Harriet Martineau
(First Female Sociologist)
Harriet Martineau
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Birthdate: June 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died: June 27

Regarded by many as the first female sociologist, Harriet Martineau was a prominent 19th-century social theorist, classical economist, and intellectual who penned the iconic work The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte. She was partially deaf and had lost her sense of taste and smell in childhood.

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Hristo Botev
(One of the Heroes of the Bulgarian National Revolution and Poet)
Hristo Botev
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kalofer, Bulgaria
Died: June 1

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary. Widely regarded as a national hero by Bulgarians, Botev was thought to be ahead of his peers in his aesthetic, philosophical, and political views. An influential and important figure in the history of Bulgaria, Botev has several monuments, schools, football clubs, and stadiums named after him.

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Eliza McCardle Johnson
(U.S. First Lady)
Eliza McCardle Johnson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Telford, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 15
 9 
Josephine of Leuchtenberg
(Queen)
Josephine of Leuchtenberg
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Birthdate: March 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: June 7
 10 
Alexander Turney Stewart
(American Textile Merchant)
Alexander Turney Stewart
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 12, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisburn, North Ireland
Died: April 10

Scottish-Irish businessman Alexander Turney Stewart initially aspired to be a Presbyterian minister, before deviating to teaching and then eventually stepping into business. He began with trading textile and then launched a dry goods business, A. T. Stewart & Company, in New York, which he later expanded into an empire.

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Marie d'Agoult
(French author)
Marie d'Agoult
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1805
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: March 5
 12 
Karl Ernst von Baer
(Baltic German Explorer and Scientist Who is Regarded as the Founding Father of Embryology)
Karl Ernst von Baer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1792
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piibe, Estonia
Died: November 28

Karl Ernst von Baer was a Baltic German explorer and scientist. A multi-talented personality, Baer was also a biologist, naturalist, geologist, geographer, and meteorologist. He is also regarded as the founding father of embryology. One of the founders of the Russian Geographical Society, Karl Ernst von Baer also served as the maiden president of the Russian Entomological Society.

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Mikhail Bakunin
(Philosopher)
Mikhail Bakunin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 30, 1814
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Russia
Died: July 1

Mikhail Bakunin was a Russian socialist and anarchist. He is credited with founding an anarchist school of thought called collectivist anarchism. Regarded as one of the most influential personalities of anarchism, Mikhail Bakunin has had a major influence on thinkers like Peter Kropotkin, Herbert Marcuse, Errico Malatesta, Neil Postman, E. P. Thompson, and A. S. Neill.    

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Philipp Mainlander
(Philosopher)
Philipp Mainlander
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Offenbach, Germany
Died: April 1

Philipp Mainlander was unfortunately born out of marital rape and was later forced by his father to train to be a merchant. However, while working in Italy, he devoted himself to writing. His works include the iconic The Philosophy of Redemption. He eventually committed suicide by hanging.

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Samuel Gridley Howe
(Physician)
Samuel Gridley Howe
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 9
 16 
Ferenc Deák
(Statesman)
Ferenc Deák
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Söjtör, Hungary
Died: January 28
 17 
Orestes Brownson
(American Preacher and Philosopher)
Orestes Brownson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont, United States
Died: April 17

American theological and philosophical writer Orestes Brownson had been through massive religious confusion in his early days, when he switched from Presbyterianism, to Universalism, to Unitarianism, before finally converting to Catholicism. His writings include The Convert and The American Republic. He also wrote extensively on Transcendentalism.

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Aleksander Fredro
(Polish Poet, Playwright and Author Active During Polish Romanticism)
Aleksander Fredro
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1793
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surochów, Poland
Died: July 15

Aleksander Fredro was a Polish poet, author, and playwright. Although his works were harshly criticized by his contemporaries, Fredro's works, especially his plays, were published extensively and popularized after his death. Many of his works have been translated into several languages including English, German, French, Russian, Hungarian, and Czech.

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F.W. Ritschl
(Scholar)
F.W. Ritschl
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Birthdate: April 6, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grossvargula, Germany
Died: November 9
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Joseph Jenkins Roberts
(President)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: February 24
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Hermann Götz
(Composer)
Hermann Götz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Russia
Died: December 3
 22 
Félicien David
(Composer)
Félicien David
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cadenet, France
Died: August 29
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Narcisse Virgilio Díaz
(French Painter)
Narcisse Virgilio Díaz
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Birthdate: August 20, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: November 18

Orphaned at age 10, Barbizon school painter Narcisse Virgilio Díaz also lost one of his legs to a reptile bite. Raised by a Protestant minister, he initially worked in a porcelain factory. Later, a regular at the Paris Salon, he created masterpieces depicting landscapes, gypsies, and musicians.

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Setkya Dewi
(Empress)
Setkya Dewi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Inn Wa, Burma
Died: November 12
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Francis P. Blair
(Journalist)
Francis P. Blair
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Birthdate: April 12, 1791
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Abingdon, Virginia, United States
Died: October 18
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Anton Alexander von Auersperg
(Austrian Poet)
Anton Alexander von Auersperg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: September 12

Austrian poet Anton Alexander von Auersperg is best known by his pseudonym, Anastasius Grun. His collection of poems, such as Schutt, ushered in a new and bold liberalism in Germany. His work also showcases his signature ironic humor. Grun was also known for his translations of Slovenic songs.

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Elizabeth Greenfield
(American Singer Who was Considered the Best-Known Black Concert Artist of Her Time)
Elizabeth Greenfield
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1876 AD

Elizabeth Greenfield was an American singer best remembered for her performances of music composed by Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, and George Frideric Handel. Nicknamed The Black Swan, Elizabeth Greenfield is regarded as the most popular black concert artist of her generation. Among her pupils was Thomas Bowers, who went on to become a famous concert artist.

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João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha
(Statesman)
João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1790
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Azinhaga, Portugal
Died: November 20

João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha was a Portuguese statesman and marshal. From 1820 until his death in 1876, Saldanha was one of the most influential personalities of politics and war in Portugal. He also played an important role in the Liberal Wars and served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1825.

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Antonio Tamburini
(Italian Opera Singer Known for His Baritone Voice)
Antonio Tamburini
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 28, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
Died: November 8

Italian operatic baritone Antonio Tamburini was born to a bandmaster father and was trained in music since childhood. He was 18 when he made his debut with La contessa di colle erbose. After gaining fame with his performances in Italy and Britain, he spent the final years of his career in Russia.

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Sidney Rigdon
(American Religious Leader During the Early History of the Latter Day Saint Movement)
Sidney Rigdon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 19, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Clair Township,Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 14

Sidney Rigdon was a leading figure of the Latter Day Saint movement during its early history. He became a member of the Peter's Creek Baptist Church of Library following his baptism. He was close friends with Adamson Bentley, with who he jointly preached for years. Besides preaching, he also worked as a journeyman tanner.

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Johannes Zimmermann
(Missionary, Philologist)
Johannes Zimmermann
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Birthdate: March 2, 1825
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gerlingen, Germany
Died: December 13
 32 
Antonio López de Santa Anna
(8th President of Mexico)
Antonio López de Santa Anna
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 21, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Xalapa, Mexico
Died: June 21

Antonio López de Santa Anna was a Mexican general and politician. His significant contribution in post-independence Mexican politics during the first half of the 19th century has led historians to refer to this period as the Age of Santa Anna. Santa Anna was played by Joaquim de Almeida in a deleted scene in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.

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Charles Elmé Francatelli
(Food Writer Who Wrote The Modern Cook)
Charles Elmé Francatelli
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1805 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 10
 34 
Reverdy Johnson
(Attorney General)
Reverdy Johnson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 21, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: February 10
 35 
Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
(German Scientist & Comparative Anatomist)
Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delitzsch, Saxony, Germany
Died: June 27

Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg was a German zoologist, naturalist, geologist, microscopist, and comparative anatomist. Regarded as one of the most popular and productive scientists of his generation, Ehrenberg was honored with several prestigious awards including the first Leeuwenhoek Medal in 1877.

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Abdülâziz
(The 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Abdülâziz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: June 4

The 32nd sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Abdülâziz was the son of Mahmud II. An admirer of Western ways, he became the first sultan to travel to Western Europe. He was also a talented composer. He was deposed and died of suicide a few days later, though many believe he was assassinated.

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Guillem d'Areny-Plandolit
(First Syndic of the General Council)
Guillem d'Areny-Plandolit
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 19, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Seu d'Urgell, Spain
Died: February 23
 38 
Giacomo Antonelli
(Cardinal)
Giacomo Antonelli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 2, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sonnino, Italy
Died: November 6
 39 
Johannes Rebmann
(German Missionary and Explorer Who was the First European to Locate Mt. Kilimanjaro)
Johannes Rebmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1820
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gerlingen, Germany
Died: October 4

German missionary Johannes Rebmann became the first person to explore Africa from the continent’s Indian Ocean coast and also the first European to discover Mt. Kilimanjaro. Along with his associate Johann Ludwig Krapf, he also stumbled upon Mt. Kenya. His diary later revealed a lot about his experiences in Africa.

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Louise Colet
(Poet)
Louise Colet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1810
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: March 9
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Bhima Nayak
(Revolutionary)
Bhima Nayak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 29
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Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
(Educator)
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1813
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, New York, United States
Died: August 24
 43 
Henri-Gustave Delvigne
(French Inventor and Soldier)
Henri-Gustave Delvigne
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Birthdate: April 10, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: October 18
 44 
Antoine Jérôme Balard
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Element Bromine)
Antoine Jérôme Balard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 30, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: April 30

While studying the salt waters of the Mediterranean, Antoine Jérôme Balard made a chance discovery of bromine, though Carl Jacob Löwig had discovered the element independently a year earlier. The French chemist also taught chemistry at the Sorbonne. Renowned chemist Louis Pasteur was one of his students.

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Eugène Fromentin
(Painter and author)
Eugène Fromentin
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Birthdate: October 24, 1820
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: August 27
 46 
Ferdinand Freiligrath
(Poet)
Ferdinand Freiligrath
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 17, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detmold, Germany
Died: March 18
 47 
Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer
(Dutch Politician and Historian)
Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer
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Birthdate: August 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Netherlands
Died: May 19

Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer was a Dutch historian and politician who worked under William II of the Netherlands, serving as his secretary. He then went on to lead the Anti-Revolutionary Party and became known as an influential political writer. Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer also played an important role in the evangelical renewal movement, which was called Réveil in the Netherlands.

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Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 18, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 21

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia was the daughter of Nicholas I of Russia. An art collector, Maria served as the president of the Russian Academy of Arts. She was married to Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg from 1839 until his death in 1852. In 1854, Maria married Count Grigori Aleksandrovich Stroganov.

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James Lick
(Real Estate Investor)
James Lick
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 25, 1796
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 1
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Gino Capponi
(Statesman)
Gino Capponi
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Birthdate: September 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: February 3