Famous People Who Died In 1927

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1927. This list includes people like Lizzie Borden, Isadora Duncan, Jerome K. Jerome, Svante Arrhenius, Juan Gris and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, poets, philosophers and soldiers who died in 1927. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Isadora Duncan
(American Dancer and Choreographer)
Isadora Duncan
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 14

Isadora Duncan was a dancer acclaimed in USA, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Raised by a single mother, she grew up in poverty and started teaching dance to children to earn some money. She later joined Augustin Daly's theater company. Eventually, she opened her own dance schools to teach her unique philosophy and techniques to her students. 

 2 
Victoria Woodhull
(The First Woman to Run for the American Presidency)
Victoria Woodhull
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 23, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Homer, Ohio, United States
Died: June 9

Victoria Woodhull was an American politician, suffragist, and writer who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement. She is credited with founding Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, America's first newspaper to be founded by a woman. Her life and career inspired the Broadway musical Onward Victoria. In 2001, she was posthumously inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 3 
Jerome K. Jerome
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caldmore, United Kingdom
Died: June 14
 4 
Lizzie Borden
(American Woman Tried and Acquitted of the August 4, 1892 Axe Murders of Her Father and Stepmother)
Lizzie Borden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 1

Lizzie Borden was an American woman who gained national recognition after being tried and acquitted of the 1892 axe murders, which took place on August 4, victimizing Borden's father and stepmother. The murders and trial remain a topic in popular culture and have been the subject of several literary works, theatrical productions, folk rhymes, and films.

 5 
Constance Markievicz
(Politician)
Constance Markievicz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 15

Irish revolutionary political leader and suffragist Constance Markievicz scripted history by becoming the first woman to be elected as a cabinet minister in Europe and also the first female to be elected to the British Parliament. Sentenced to death for her role in the Easter Rising, she was later granted amnesty.

 6 
Carlota of Mexico
(Empress Consort of Mexico (1864 - 1867))
Carlota of Mexico
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Birthdate: June 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19

Carlota of Mexico served as the Empress consort of Mexico from 10 April 1864 to 15 May 1867. Her husband Maximilian I of Mexico died at the age of 34 and their relationship has inspired many movies, plays, TV series, and novels.

 7 
Juan Gris
(Spanish Cubist Painter)
Juan Gris
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Birthdate: March 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: May 11

Juan Gris was a Spanish painter whose paintings are counted among the Cubism movement's most distinctive works. Gris's works and style influenced the Purist style of Charles Edouard Jeanneret and Amédée Ozenfant. Some of his paintings, such as Still Life with Checked Tablecloth and The musician's Table, have sold for millions of dollars at the auction.

 8 
Svante Arrhenius
(Scientist)
Svante Arrhenius
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 19, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vik
Died: October 2

Svante Arrhenius was a Swedish scientist who became the first Swedish person to win a Nobel Prize when he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903. Although he was originally a physicist, Arrhenius is widely accepted as a chemist and is best remembered for co-founding physical chemistry. Stockholm University houses the Arrhenius Labs, which is named in his honor.

 9 
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
(Japanese Short-Story Writer Active During the Taishō Period)
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyōbashi-ku,Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 24

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer best remembered for writing more than 150 short stories including In a Grove which inspired the 1950 film Rashōmon. Considered the father of the Japanese short story, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's brief career helped inspire his friend Kan Kikuchi to create Akutagawa Prize, a literary award for new writers, which is named in his honor.

 10 
Ferdinand I of Romania
(King of Romania (1914 - 1927))
Ferdinand I of Romania
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Birthdate: August 24, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: July 20

Ferdinand I of Romania reigned as the King of Romania from 10 October 1914 until his death on 20 July 1927. He chose to support the Triple Entente during World War I and managed to annex Transylvania, Bukovina, Bessarabia, and parts of Maramureș, Crișana, and Banat, which resulted in the establishment of Greater Romania.

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Willem Einthoven
(Inventor of the first practical ECG)
Willem Einthoven
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Birthdate: May 21, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Semarang
Died: September 29

Willem Einthoven was a Dutch physiologist and physician whose invention of the electrocardiogram in 1895 earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1924. He is also credited with theorizing the existence of Einthoven's triangle, which is named in his honor.

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Ram Prasad Bismil
(Indian Revolutionary Who Fought Against British Rule and Was Hanged For His Involvement in Kakori Conspiracy of 1925.)
Ram Prasad Bismil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Died: December 19
 13 
Leonard Wood
(Politician, Military personnel)
Leonard Wood
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: August 7
 14 
Andranik
(Armenian Statesman and Military Commander Who Played an Important Role in the Armenian Liberation Movement)
Andranik
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Şebinkarahisar, Turkey
Died: August 31

Andranik was an Armenian statesman and military commander. He played an important role in the Armenian national liberation movement and took part in the military campaigns as part of Armenia's fight for independence. He also took part in the First Balkan War and World War I. Today, Andranik is considered a national hero in Armenia.

 15 
Eugène Atget
(French Photography)
Eugène Atget
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Birthdate: February 12, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libourne, France
Died: August 4

Eugène Atget was a French flâneur credited with pioneering documentary photography. Renowned for his obstinacy to document all of the street scenes and architecture of Paris before the advent of urbanization, Atget's works inspired several surrealists. Unfortunately, Eugène Atget did not live to see the kind of reception his works eventually received; he was not celebrated during his lifetime.

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
(German Visual Artist and Poet)
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
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Birthdate: July 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swinoujscie, Poland
Died: December 14

Part of the German avant-garde movement and a prominent Dadaist, poet and artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is best remembered for her sound poetry and her posthumously published book Body Sweats. It is believed the famous urinal Fountain sculpture thought to be a work of Marcel Duchamp was actually created by Elsa.

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Vladimir Bekhterev
(Russian Neurologist and the Father of Objective Psychology Known for Noting the Role of the 'Hippocampus' in Memory)
Vladimir Bekhterev
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Birthdate: January 20, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorali, Russia
Died: December 24

Neurologist and psychiatrist Vladimir Bekhterev is best remembered for his research on the brain and conditioned reflexes and for his pioneering research on objective psychology. He taught at institutes such as the University of Kazan and was also known for his rivalry with contemporary Ivan Pavlov.

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Saad Zaghloul
(Prime Minister)
Saad Zaghloul
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt
Died: August 23

Egyptian statesman Saad Zaghloul, who once led the Wafd Party and the 1918-19 nationalist movement, had also served as the prime minister of Egypt for less than a year. Initially an advocate, he had also worked as a journalist. He had headed the Egyptian ministries of justice and education, too.

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Gaston Leroux
(French Author and Journalist)
Gaston Leroux
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Birthdate: May 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15
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Albrecht Kossel
(Biochemist)
Albrecht Kossel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 16, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Died: July 5

Albrecht Kossel was a German biochemist whose work in ascertaining nucleic acids' chemical composition earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1910. Kossel is also remembered for conducting prominent research into protein's composition. His work influenced several other important researchers like Henry Drysdale Dakin, Edwin B. Hart, Friedrich Miescher, and Felix Hoppe-Seyler.

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain
(Philosopher)
Houston Stewart Chamberlain
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Birthdate: September 9, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southsea, Hampshire, England
Died: January 9
 22 
Tiger Flowers
(Boxer)
Tiger Flowers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Camilla, Georgia, United States
Died: November 16
 23 
Florence Mills
(Singer)
Florence Mills
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: November 1
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William, Prince of Hohenzollern
(Prince)
William, Prince of Hohenzollern
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: October 22
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Edward B. Titchener
(Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher)
Edward B. Titchener
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Birthdate: January 11, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chichester
Died: August 3
 26 
Hugo Ball
(German Author, Poet, and the Founder of the Dada Movement in European Art in Zürich)
Hugo Ball
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pirmasens, Germany
Died: September 14

Author, poet and dramatist Hugo Ball was also a harsh social critic and a staunch pacifist. Known for his works like Critique of German Intelligence and The Flight from Time, he left Germany during WWI to settle down in neutral Switzerland, eventually becoming famous as the founder of the Dada movement and a pioneer in the development of sound poetry.

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Gustave Whitehead
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer)
Gustave Whitehead
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Birthdate: January 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leutershausen
Died: October 10
 28 
Ion I. C. Brătianu
(Prime Minister of Romania Who Served for 5-Terms Between 1909 and 1927)
Ion I. C. Brătianu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ștefănești, Romania
Died: November 24

Ion Ionel Constantin Brătianu served as Prime Minister of Romania for five-terms and played an instrumental role in unification of Old Romanian Kingdom with Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina. He served as Foreign Minister of Romania. He led National Liberal Party (PNL) for over 18-years. He hailed from the influential Brătianu family of Romanian politicians, who dominated PNL throughout its existence.

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Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
(Danish Botanist, Physiologist, and Geneticist Best Known for Coining the Terms Gene, Phenotype and Genotype)
Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elsinore, Denmark
Died: November 11

Danish geneticist and botanist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen is remembered for his research on plant heredity. Initially a professor, who had also taught plant physiology at the University of Copenhagen, he later focused on research. He is also credited with coining the terms phenotype, genotype, and genes.

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Oscar Swahn
(Sport Shooter)
Oscar Swahn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Götaland, Sweden
Died: May 1
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Jonas Basanavičius
(Doctor)
Jonas Basanavičius
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 23, 1851
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ožkabaliai, Lithuania
Died: February 16
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Khalid bin Barghash of Zanzibar
(Sultan)
Khalid bin Barghash of Zanzibar
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Birthdate: December 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: 1927 AD
 33 
Brooks Adams
(Geopolitician, Historian, Author, University teacher, Writer)
Brooks Adams
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quincy
Died: February 13
 34 
Albert J. Beveridge
(Politician)
Albert J. Beveridge
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Birthdate: October 6, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland County, Ohio, United States
Died: April 27
 35 
Enrique Gomez Carrillo
(Literary critic)
Enrique Gomez Carrillo
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Birthdate: February 27, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: November 29
 36 
Sisowath of Cambodia
(King of Cambodia (1904 - 1907))
Sisowath of Cambodia
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Birthdate: September 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia
Died: August 9

Cambodian king Sisowath is remembered as a titular head of the French colonial administration in Cambodia. He even went to France in 1906, to visit the Colonial Exhibition. He is said to have had 20 wives and 29 children, including Sisowath Monivong, who succeeded him.

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Wilhelm Stenhammar
(Composer, Conductor)
Wilhelm Stenhammar
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 20
 38 
J.B. Bury
(Irish Historian and Philologist Who Contributed to the Development of Byzantine History)
J.B. Bury
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Birthdate: October 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clontibret, Ireland
Died: June 1
 39 
Charles Nungesser
(Legendary French Ace Pilot in World War I)
Charles Nungesser
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8

French ace pilot Charles Nungesser scored 43 combat victories during World War I. Starting his career as a mechanic in Argentina, he soon became a racer and then stepped into aviation. Nicknamed the Knight of Death, he disappeared while trying to complete the world’s first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York.

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Vasily Polenov
(Painter)
Vasily Polenov
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Birthdate: June 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 18

Vasily Polenov was a Russian painter best remembered for his association with a group of realist artists called The Wanderers. Polenov believed that art could play a major role in promoting joy and happiness. He was also a humanist and worked towards improving the living conditions of those around him.

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Jovan Cvijić
(Geographer, Ethnologist)
Jovan Cvijić
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Birthdate: September 12, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loznica, Serbia
Died: January 16
 42 
Paul Sérusier
(French Post-Impressionist Painter and Theorist)
Paul Sérusier
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Birthdate: November 9, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 7

French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Sérusier, considered a pioneer of abstract art, was a member of Les Nabis group that played a key role in transition from impressionism and academic art to abstract art and symbolism. His 1888 painting The Talisman, made under guidance of Paul Gauguin at the artist's colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany, became an icon of 20th-century art.  

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Juliette Gordon Low
(Philanthropist)
Juliette Gordon Low
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: January 17
 44 
Emma Borden
(Lizzie Borden's Sister)
Emma Borden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts
Died: June 10
 45 
Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
(Engineer)
Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: May 1
 46 
Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge
(Prince)
Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, England
Died: October 24
 47 
Michael Ancher
(Former realist artist)
Michael Ancher
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Birthdate: June 9, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bornholm, Denmark
Died: September 19

Michael Ancher was a Danish realist artist best remembered for his portrayal of fishermen, lakes, and scenes from the fishing community in Skagen. In 1889, he was honored with the prestigious Eckersberg Medal. Today, many of Michael Ancher's paintings are preserved at the National Gallery of Denmark, Skagens Museum, and Ribe Art Museum.

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Wu Changshuo
(Chinese Painter, Calligrapher, and Seal Artist)
Wu Changshuo
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Birthdate: September 12, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anji County, Huzhou, China
Died: November 29
 49 
Georg Brandes
(Critic)
Georg Brandes
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Birthdate: February 4, 1842
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 19
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Charles Warren
(He was one of the earliest European archaeologists of the Biblical Holy Land)
Charles Warren
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor, England
Died: January 21