Died On April 13th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 13. The list includes people like Günter Grass, John Archibald Wheeler, Eduardo Galeano, Annie Jump Cannon, Wallace Stegner. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, political leaders, journalists and sociologists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France and many more countries.
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Miloš Forman
(Best Known for Directing the 1975 Psychological Comedy Drama Film 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest')
Miloš Forman
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Birthdate: February 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Čáslav, Czechia
Died: 2018

Miloš Forman was a Czech and American screenwriter, film director, actor, and professor. He is remembered for directing the 1975 psychological comedy drama film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which became the second film to receive all five major Oscars. During his career, Forman won two Oscars, a César Award, and three Golden Globe Awards among other prestigious awards.

 2 
Mark Fidrych
(Baseball player)
Mark Fidrych
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2009
 3 
Art Bell
(Radio Personality)
Art Bell
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Birthdate: June 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Died: 2018
 4 
Eduardo Galeano
(Uruguayan Journalist & Writer Best-Known for His Works ‘Las venas abiertas de América Latina’ & ‘Memoria del Fuego’)
Eduardo Galeano
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: 2015

Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan novelist, journalist, and writer. Regarded as one of the most respected writers of Uruguay, Galeano was honored by the Global Exchange with the prestigious International Human Rights Award in 2006. In 2010, he was awarded the Stig Dagerman Prize.

 5 
Annie Jump Cannon
(Astronomer)
Annie Jump Cannon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dover
Died: 1941

After studying physics and astronomy at Wellesley College, Annie Jump Cannon traveled across Europe and focused on photography for a decade, before venturing to study astronomy again. At the Harvard Observatory, she made a considerable contribution to the classification of stellar bodies. She was almost deaf due to scarlet fever.

 6 
John Archibald Wheeler
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: 2008

American theoretical-physicist John Archibald Wheeler, who worked as professor of physics at Princeton University for most of his career, is best-known for co-developing the concept of Breit–Wheeler process, popularising the term black hole, and helping in designing and building the hydrogen bomb. He also invented several terms like quantum foam and wormhole, and hypothesized the one-electron universe.

 7 
Tewodros II of Ethiopia
(Emperor of Ethiopia from 1855 to 1868)
Tewodros II of Ethiopia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1818 AD
Birthplace: Qwara, Dembiya
Died: 1868

Tewodros II of Ethiopia reigned as the Emperor of Ethiopia from 11 February 1855 until his demise on 13 April 1868. An important and influential ruler, Tewodros hold an important place in Ethiopian history. Many plays, books, songs, and art works have been influenced by the life of Tewodros II of Ethiopia.

 8 
Wallace Stegner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Mills
Died: 1993
 9 
Günter Grass
(German Novelist & Nobel Prize Laureate, Best Known for His 1959 Novel, 'The Tin Drum')
Günter Grass
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Birthdate: October 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Danzig, Poland
Died: 2015

Günter Grass was a German novelist, illustrator, graphic artist, poet, playwright, and sculptor. A much revered and decorated writer, Grass was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999. Over the course of his illustrious career, Günter Grass won many other awards, including the Georg Büchner Prize and the Hermann Kesten Prize.

 10 
Grey Owl
(Writer, Novelist)
Grey Owl
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hastings
Died: 1938
 11 
Jean de La Fontaine
(French Fabulist and One of the Most Widely Read French Poets of the 17th Century)
Jean de La Fontaine
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 8, 1621
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Château-Thierry, Champagne, France
Died: 1695

Seventeenth-century French author Jean de La Fontaine is best remembered for his Fables. Initially a forest inspector, he later attended the salons of aristocratic patrons, where he met scholars, authors, and philosophers. Though he faced royal opposition, he was eventually made a part of the French Academy.

 12 
Sasaki Kojirō
(Japanese Swordsman)
Sasaki Kojirō
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1575 AD
Birthplace: Fukui, Japan
Died: 1612

Sixteenth-century Japanese swordsman Sasaki Kojirō was known as the Demon of the Western Provinces because of his skill with the nodachi, a sword that demons used. Known for his signature move, Tsubame Gaeshi, he died fighting Miyamoto Musashi, his arch rival, at what is now known as Ganryu island.

 13 
Krum
(Former Ruler of Bulgaria (803 - 814))
Krum
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Birthdate: 0755 AD
Birthplace: Pannonia, Austria
Died: 0814

Krum was the ruler of Bulgaria from 803 until his demise in 814. An able administrator, Krum helped expand the Bulgarian territory, which doubled in size during his reign. Krum is also remembered for introducing the first known written law code in the history of Bulgaria, which established him as a strict but just ruler.

 14 
Johnnie Johnson
(American musician)
Johnnie Johnson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2005
 15 
Diamond Jim Brady
(Businessman)
Diamond Jim Brady
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1917
 16 
Dorothy Ashby
(Composer)
Dorothy Ashby
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1986
 17 
Henry Darger
(Novelist, Artist, and Writer)
Henry Darger
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Birthdate: April 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1973
Henry Darger was an American novelist, artist, and writer. He achieved posthumous fame when a 15,145-page fantasy novel of his was discovered after his death. Along with the novel, watercolor illustrations and several hundred drawings for the story was discovered. Henry Darger's artwork is now considered a fine example of outsider art.
 18 
Bobby Leonard
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Bobby Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 19 
Harry Kalas
(Sportscaster)
Harry Kalas
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Birthdate: March 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois, United States
Died: 2009
 20 
John A. Bennett
(Soldier)
John A. Bennett
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: 1961
 21 
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
(Prominent Nigerian Feminist and Women's Rights Activist)
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Abeokuta
Died: 1978

From being the first female student at her secondary grammar school, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti rose to be Nigeria’s foremost feminist and a champion for women’s rights. Initially a teacher, she launched the Abeokuta Women’s Union and also participated in Nigeria’s independence struggle. She later won the Lenin Peace Prize and the Order of the Niger.

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Oskar Schlemmer
(Artist and Choreographer Known for His Association with the 'Bauhaus School' & His Ballet 'Triadisches Ballett')
Oskar Schlemmer
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: 1943

German painter and sculptor Oskar Schlemmer had gained fame both for his paintings and for his choreographed avant-garde ballet productions such as Triadisches Ballett. He was a major influence behind bringing modern art exhibitions to the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Art. He had also served in World War I.

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Howard Thurston
(One of the Most Popular Magicians of His Time)
Howard Thurston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 20, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1936

One of the most popular magicians of his time, Howard Thurston was born to working-class parents and ran away from home as a child to join a circus. He popularized the floating woman illusion previously performed by Harry Kellar and was best known for his card tricks.

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Lavr Kornilov
(Russian General Who Was Involved in the 'Kornilov Affair')
Lavr Kornilov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Died: 1918

Russian military intelligence officer Lavr Kornilov served as an Imperial Russian Army general during World War I. He is remembered for his involvement in the Kornilov Affair, a failed coup against the Russian provincial government that was set up after the 1917 February Revolution. He was later killed in a battle for Ekaterinodar.

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John Humphrey Noyes
(American Preacher, Radical Religious Philosopher, and Utopian Socialist)
John Humphrey Noyes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: 1886

John Humphrey Noyes was an American preacher, religious philosopher, and utopian socialist. He was the founder of the Putney, Oneida, and Wallingford Communities. He decided to devote his life to religion at a young age and studied at the Yale Theological Seminary. He was also involved in political activism and helped organize an anti-slavery society in the United States. 

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Ernst Cassirer
(Philosopher, University teacher)
Ernst Cassirer
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Birthdate: July 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: 1945

German Jewish philosopher Ernst Cassirer was a major figure of the Weimar intellectual circle. While he initially followed in the path of his mentor Hermann Cohen, he later developed and promoted philosophical idealism and also penned books such as Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. His The Myth of the State dealt with Nazi Germany.

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Vasily Vereshchagin
(One of the Most Famous Russian War Artists)
Vasily Vereshchagin
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Birthdate: October 26, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Novgorod Governorate, Russia
Died: 1904

Vasily Vereshchagin was a Russian war artist who became one of the earliest artists from Russia to be recognized internationally. Vereshchagin is best remembered for his realist war scenes which were not printed or exhibited extensively due to their graphic nature. Vasily Vereshchagin is one of the most popular Russian war artists of all time.

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Georges Duhamel
(Former writer who published Confession de minuit, the first of a series featuring the anti-hero Salavin)
Georges Duhamel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1966
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Elwood Haynes
(Inventor)
Elwood Haynes
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Birthdate: October 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Indiana, United States
Died: 1925
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Bruno Bauer
(German Philosopher and Theologian Known for His Association and Sharp Break With ‘Karl Marx’ and ‘Friedrich Engels')
Bruno Bauer
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Birthdate: September 6, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eisenberg, Germany
Died: 1882

German philosopher Bruno Bauer is best remembered as a student of legendary German philosopher G. W. F. Hegel. Part of the group of intellectuals known as Young Hegelians, he was also a staunch Rationalist. He not only questioned the origin of Christ but was also accused of anti-semitism.

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Ernesto Laclau
(Philosopher, University teacher, Sociologist)
Ernesto Laclau
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: 2014

Ernesto Laclau was an Argentine philosopher and political theorist. He is best remembered for his collaborations with Belgian political theorist and long-term partner, Chantal Mouffe. Ernesto Laclau is also remembered for serving as a professor at the University of Essex. 

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Carlo Carrà
(Painter)
Carlo Carrà
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Birthdate: February 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quargnento, Italy
Died: 1966
 33 
Cécile Chaminade
(Former Pianist, Composer who was awarded the Légion d'Honneur, a first for a female composer)
Cécile Chaminade
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1944
 34 
Willi Stoph
(Politician)
Willi Stoph
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, German
Died: 1999
 35 
Peyton C. March
(Army Officer)
Peyton C. March
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 27, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1955
 36 
Felix von Luckner
(Naval officer)
Felix von Luckner
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1966
 37 
Giorgio Bassani
(Novelist)
Giorgio Bassani
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 2000
 38 
Samuel J. Randall
(Politician)
Samuel J. Randall
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 10, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1890
 39 
Donald Currie
(Politician)
Donald Currie
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 17, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: 1909

Donald Currie was a Scottish politician, shipowner, and philanthropist. He is credited with founding the Castle shipping company, which had ships plying between Calcutta and Liverpool. A noted philanthropist, Currie donated to several institutions like the University College Hospital and the University of Edinburgh. Donald Currie also received several honors including the Royal Society of Arts' Fothergill gold medal.  

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François Tombalbaye
(1st President of Chad)
François Tombalbaye
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Béssada, Chad
Died: 1975
 41 
Robert Fortune
(Botanist)
Robert Fortune
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 16, 1812
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berwickshire, Scotland
Died: 1880

Scottish botanist and traveler Robert Fortune was involved in a lot of exploratory projects, which took him to China and Taiwan. He is credited with the development of the tea business in India, as part of the East India Company’s campaign. He also brought in many trees, shrubs, and flowers to Europe.

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Paul the Deacon
(Monk)
Paul the Deacon
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Birthdate: 0720 AD
Birthplace: Cividale del Friuli
Died: 0799
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Max Gluckman
(British Social Anthropologist and the Founder of the Manchester School of Anthropology)
Max Gluckman
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Birthdate: January 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 1975

Best known as the pioneer of the Manchester School of anthropology, Max Gluckman is remembered for his extensive research on the law and politics of Africa. Apart from conducting fieldwork among the Ila, Tonga, and Lamba people, he had also taught at Oxford and Manchester.

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Ishikawa Takuboku
(Poet)
Ishikawa Takuboku
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hinoto, Japan
Died: 1912
 45 
Peter Warner
(Sailor)
Peter Warner
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 2021
 46 
Bartolomeo Ammannati
(Italian Architect and Sculptor)
Bartolomeo Ammannati
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Birthdate: June 18, 1511
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Settignano, Italy
Died: 1592

Bartolomeo Ammannati was an Italian sculptor and architect. He is credited with constructing the original Ponte Santa Trinita, which was rebuilt in 1957 after its destruction during the Second World War. A respected architect of his time, Bartolomeo Ammannati was commissioned to work on several ambitious projects including the Fountain of Neptune in Florence. 

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Craig Breen
(Irish Rally Driver)
Craig Breen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Died: 2023
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John Thomas Flynn
(American Journalist)
John Thomas Flynn
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bladensburg, Maryland, United States
Died: 1964
 49 
Gotō Shimpei
(Former Mayor of Tokyo City)
Gotō Shimpei
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Isawa District, Iwate, Japan
Died: 1929

Gotō Shimpei was a Japanese politician who served as the cabinet minister during the Taishō and early Shōwa period Empire of Japan. He was one of the most important politicians in Japan when the country was going through a rapid phase of modernization. A qualified physician, he was the president of the Nagoya Medical School before entering politics. 

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Pierre Marie
(Neurologist)
Pierre Marie
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 9, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1940