Famous People Who Died In 1907

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1907. This list includes people like Dmitri Mendeleev, Klara Hitler, Edvard Grieg, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Lord Kelvin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, novelists, mathematicians and chemists who died in 1907. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Dmitri Mendeleev
(Inventor of Periodic Table)
Dmitri Mendeleev
10
Birthdate: February 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: February 2
Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev created the Periodic Law and his version of the Periodic Table of Elements that revolutionized the field of chemistry. His table was independent of German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer’s version of the table. Mendeleev also assisted in the development of the first oil refinery in Russia.
 2 
Edvard Grieg
(One of the Main Composers of the Romantic Era)
Edvard Grieg
22
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: September 4
Regarded as Norway’s Shakespeare, musical legend Edvard Grieg learned the piano from his mother. The Scottish claim he was their own, as Grieg’s Scottish grandfather had migrated to Norway. Grieg was known for his compositions such as the Piano Concerto and for infusing Norwegian folk elements into his music.
 3 
Lord Kelvin
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Lord Kelvin
18
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 26, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: December 17

Lord Kelvin was a British mathematical physicist and engineer. He studied at the Glasgow University and proceeded to teach there as well. Besides his academic career, he also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor. He received the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 1883. Absolute temperatures are stated in units of kelvin in his honor.

 4 
Kato Svanidze
(First Wife of Joseph Stalin)
Kato Svanidze
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: November 22

Ekaterine "Kato" Svanidze, a shy girl from a poor Georgian family, was the first of Joseph Stalin’s two wives. Stalin, then 24, fell in love with a 16-year-old Kato while studying together at the Tiflis Spiritual Seminary. She died a year after the birth of their son, Yakov.

 5 
Klara Hitler
(Mother of Adolf Hitler)
Klara Hitler
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spital, Austria
Died: December 21

Klara Hitler was the mother of Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany. Born into a modest family in Austria, she was a hardworking and energetic woman with a pleasant demeanor. She married Alois Hitler and had six children, of whom only two—Adolf and Paula—survived to adulthood. She died of breast cancer when she was 47.

 6 
Edmonia Lewis
(First African-American and Native American Sculptor to Achieve International Prominence)
Edmonia Lewis
4
Birthdate: July 4, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Died: September 17

Edmonia Lewis was an American sculptor who worked in Rome for most of her career. The first African-American sculptor to gain international prominence, Lewis was also the only Black female artist to have participated and recognized by the American artistic mainstream until the end of the 19th century. Molefi Kete Asante included Lewis in his 100 Greatest African Americans list.

 7 
William Henry Perkin
(British Chemist Known for His Serendipitous Discovery of First Commercial Synthetic Organic Dye, 'Mauveine')
William Henry Perkin
1
Birthdate: March 12, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 14

William Henry Perkin is best remembered for his chance discovery of the dye mauveine, made of aniline purple. He had apparently discovered the dye while attempting to synthesize quinine. The Royal Medal-winning British chemist also studied salicyl alcohol and flavoring agents and synthesized the first artificial perfume.

 8 
Oscar II of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1872 to 1907)
Oscar II of Sweden
2
Birthdate: January 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stadsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 8
Oscar II ruled as the king of both Sweden and Norway., His reign witnessed the dissolution of the union between the two countries in 1905. A lover of literature and the arts, he had penned several books and had also built the world’s first open-air museum, near Oslo.
 9 
Joseph Joachim
(Violinist Known for His Interpretations of Works of Bach, Mozart & Beethoven)
Joseph Joachim
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kittsee, Austria
Died: August 15

Hungarian violinist and composer Joseph Joachim was trained in Budapest and London before he became the director of the Hochschule für Ausübende Tonkunst in Berlin. He formed the Joachim Quartet and gained fame as a music teacher. He is best known for his versions of works by legends such as Beethoven.

 10 
Macario Sakay
(Revolutionary)
Macario Sakay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: September 13
 11 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
(Sculptor)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: August 3

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a sculptor who achieved popularity for his monuments celebrating heroes of the Civil War. Some of his well-known monuments include the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, General John Logan Memorial, and Abraham Lincoln: The Man. He is also credited with designing the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful coins ever issued.

 12 
Henry Steel Olcott
(Military Officer)
Henry Steel Olcott
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 17
 13 
Robert I, Duke of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Robert I, Duke of Parma
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Birthdate: July 9, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 16
 14 
Ilia Chavchavadze
(Journalist)
Ilia Chavchavadze
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kvareli, Georgia
Died: September 12
 15 
Joris-Karl Huysmans
(Art critic, Novelist)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
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Birthdate: February 5, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 12
 16 
Stanisław Wyspiański
(Polish Playwright, Painter and Poet)
Stanisław Wyspiański
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: November 28

Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish poet, playwright, and painter. He was one of the most patriotic writers of the Young Poland Movement and is best remembered for creating several symbolic, national dramas. Stanisław Wyspiański is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Bard of Polish literature.

 17 
Otto Goldschmidt
(Composer)
Otto Goldschmidt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 24

German composer and pianist Otto Goldschmidt was one of the first students at the Leipzig Conservatory. The son of a Jewish salesperson, he grew up to be one of the greatest musicians of the 19th century. He later settled in England and established the London Bach Choir.

 18 
Hector Malot
(Writer)
Hector Malot
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Birthdate: May 20, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Bouille, France
Died: July 18
 19 
Henri Moissan
(Chemist)
Henri Moissan
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: February 20

Henri Moissan was a French chemist and pharmacist. He is best known for his work in isolating fluorine from its compounds, an achievement that earned him the 1906 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee. He also made significant contributions to the production of artificial diamonds.

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Edmund Pettus
(Politician)
Edmund Pettus
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 6, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama, United States
Died: July 27
 21 
Elizabeth Keckley
(Author)
Elizabeth Keckley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States
Died: April 30
 22 
Ernst von Bergmann
(German Surgeon Who was the First Physician to Introduce Heat Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments)
Ernst von Bergmann
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 16, 1836
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: March 25

Ernst von Bergmann was a Baltic German surgeon, known for being the first physician to introduce heat sterilization of surgical instruments. He is credited to be a pioneer of aseptic surgery. He also served as a medical officer in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War. He wrote a classic treatise on head injuries, among other medical works. 

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Sully Prudhomme
(Poet, Essayist, and was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901)
Sully Prudhomme
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 6
 24 
Ludwig Mylius-Erichsen
(Danish Explorer Who Led Two Productive Expeditions to Greenland)
Ludwig Mylius-Erichsen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Viborg, Denmark
Died: November 25

Ludwig Mylius-Erichsen was a Danish ethnologist, explorer, and author. He is renowned for his explorations of Greenland. Mylius-Erichsen is credited with proving the nonexistence of the Peary Channel, thereby proving that American explorer Robert Peary was wrong. It was assumed that the channel existed until Ejnar Mikkelsen found Mylius-Erichsen's report in a cairn after Mylius-Erichsen’s death during his last exploration.

 25 
Giosuè Carducci
(Italian Poet, Writer and Winner of 1906 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Giosuè Carducci
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Birthdate: July 27, 1835
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pietrasanta, Italy
Died: February 16

Giosuè Carducci was an Italian poet, literary critic, teacher, and writer. Widely regarded as the national poet of modern Italy, Carducci was a very influential figure. He became the first Italian to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906. Carducci was also a translator and is responsible for translating some of Heine and Goethe into Italian.

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Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu
(Writer)
Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu
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Birthdate: February 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khotyns'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: September 7
 27 
Francis Thompson
(Poet)
Francis Thompson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: November 13
 28 
Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Prince)
Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Château d'Eu, Eu, France
Died: September 14
 29 
Marcellin Berthelot
(French Chemist and Politician Known for the 'Thomsen–Berthelot Principle of Thermochemistry')
Marcellin Berthelot
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 25, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 18

Born to a doctor in Paris, Marcellin Berthelot was an intelligent student in his younger days and excelled in history and philosophy before gaining an interest in chemistry. Best known for proposing the Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry, he was one of the “Forty Immortals” of the French Academy.

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Charles Howard Hinton
(Mathematician, writer, science fiction writer)
Charles Howard Hinton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1853 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30
 31 
Pierre Janssen
(Astronomer)
Pierre Janssen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 23

Apart from discovering helium, astronomer Pierre Janssen also found out a way of observing solar prominences with an eclipse. Permanently lamed due to a childhood accident, Janssen had begun his career as a bank clerk. He later taught physics, too. His photographic revolver paved the path for the motion-picture

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Richard Mansfield
(British Actor-Manager Best Known for His Performances in Shakespeare Plays, Gilbert and Sullivan Operas)
Richard Mansfield
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Birthdate: May 24, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 30

Richard Mansfield was a German-born English actor-manager. He is best remembered for his work in Gilbert and Sullivan operas and Shakespeare plays. Mansfield is renowned for playing a psychopathic killer; such was his performance in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that he was suspected in Jack the Ripper case as the complainant believed that Mansfield was homicidal.

 33 
Désirée Artôt
(Soprano)
Désirée Artôt
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 3
 34 
Sophus Bugge
(Norwegian Philologist and Linguist Known for His Theories and His Work on the 'Runic Alphabet')
Sophus Bugge
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Birthdate: January 5, 1833
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lurvik, Norway
Died: July 8

Sophus Bugge was a Norwegian linguist and philologist best remembered for his work on runic alphabets. He also made significant contributions to the study of the Oscan, Romance, Celtic, Etruscan, and Umbrian languages. Sophus Bugge's scientific work was of primary importance for the runic research and Norse philology.

 35 
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz
(Writer)
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 5, 1822
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 27
 36 
Alfred Jarry
(Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist)
Alfred Jarry
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laval
Died: November 1
 37 
Adolf Furtwängler
(Archaeologist)
Adolf Furtwängler
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: October 10
 38 
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Poet & Novelist)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
0
Birthdate: November 11, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: March 19
 39 
Lucile Grahn
(Ballerina)
Lucile Grahn
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 30, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 4
 40 
Elisabet Ney
(Sculptor)
Elisabet Ney
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Birthdate: January 26, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: June 29
 41 
Jørgen Brønlund
(Former Greenlandic polar explorer)
Jørgen Brønlund
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ilulissat, Greenland
Died: October 31
 42 
Asai Chu
(Former Painter noted for his pioneering work in developing the yōga)
Asai Chu
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Birthdate: July 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sakura Domain, Japan
Died: December 16

Born to a samurai, Asai Chu was initially interested in studying English but later deviated to painting. Trained in western oil painting by Italian artist Antonio Fontanesi, he later moved to France. He also formed the Meiji Art Society and was one of the pioneers of the yoga movement in Japan.

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William Le Baron Jenney
(American Architect and Engineer)
William Le Baron Jenney
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 25, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 15

Architect and civil engineer William Le Baron Jenney was a major figure of the Chicago School. His Home Insurance Company Building was the world’s first tall building or skyscraper that used steel as a basic material. Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, was his architecture classmate.

 44 
Michael Foster
(Physiologist)
Michael Foster
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huntingdon, England
Died: January 29

British physiologist Michael Foster scripted history as the first physiology professor at the University of Cambridge. As a teacher, he stressed on the importance of laboratory experiments and thus modernized the teaching methods for subjects such as biology and physiology. He had also tried his luck in politics.

 45 
Moncure D. Conway
(Writer)
Moncure D. Conway
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 17, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Falmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: November 15
 46 
Raphael Kalinowski
(Discalced Carmelite Friar)
Raphael Kalinowski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1835
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilnius, Russian Empire
Died: November 15

Raphael Kalinowski was a Polish friar who founded several Carmelite monasteries in and around Poland after the suppression by the Russians. A multi-talented personality, Kalinowski also served as a royal tutor, engineer, and teacher. Raphael Kalinowski was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1983. Today, he is revered by Catholics as a patron saint of officers in Poland.

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John F. Peto
(American Painter)
John F. Peto
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Birthdate: May 21, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 23
 48 
Mkrtich Khrimian
(Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople from 1869 to 1873)
Mkrtich Khrimian
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 4, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: October 29

Mkrtich Khrimian was an Armenian Apostolic Church leader, publisher, and educator. From 1893 to 1907, he served as Catholicos of All Armenians. Mkrtich Khrimian is also remembered for his service as the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople from 1869 to 1873. Khrimian is credited with laying the foundation for the Armenian national movement of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

 49 
Alfred Newton
(Ornithologist)
Alfred Newton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 11, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: June 7
 50 
Benjamin Baker
(British Civil Engineer Best Known for His Work on the Forth Bridge)
Benjamin Baker
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 31, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frome, Somerset, England
Died: May 19

Victorian-era civil engineer Benjamin Baker initially assisted John Fowler and later became his partner. His best-known work had been the bridge on the Firth of Forth in Scotland. He had also contributed to the first Aswan dam. Knighted for his achievements, he had also penned several papers on engineering.