Died On January 3rd

Discover the most famous people who died on January 3. The list includes people like Conrad Hilton, Josiah Wedgwood, Joseph Joffre, Milton Avery, Edgar Cayce. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, celebrities, political leaders and pianists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Conrad Hilton
(American Businessman and Founder of the ‘Hilton Hotels’ Chain)
Conrad Hilton
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Antonio, New Mexico, United States
Died: 1979

Conrad Hilton was an American politician and businessman credited with founding the popular multinational hospitality company, Hilton Hotels Corporation. He is also the founder of a non-profit charitable organization called Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which aims at ending human suffering worldwide. In 1996, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was created by the foundation in the memory of Conrad Hilton.

 2 
Phil Everly
(Singer)
Phil Everly
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2014
 3 
Howard McNear
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Birthdate: January 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1969
 4 
Pat Hingle
(Actor)
Pat Hingle
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Birthdate: July 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Catherine of Valois
(Former Queen Consort of England (1420 - 1422))
Catherine of Valois
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Birthdate: October 27, 1401
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1437
Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France, was the queen of England from 1420 to 1422, as the wife of Henry V of England. Her marriage to Henry V was supposed to be a political stance to end the Hundred Years' War, but it was not successful.
 6 
Jerry Quarry
(Professional Boxer)
Jerry Quarry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: 1999
 7 
Jill Haworth
(Actress)
Jill Haworth
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Birthdate: August 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hove, Sussex, England
Died: 2011
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 8 
Joy Adamson
(Naturalist and Author of the Book 'Born Free', Which Documents Her Experience In Raising a Lion Club)
Joy Adamson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Opava, Czechia
Died: 1980

Best known for her iconic book Born Free, which describes her experiences of raising a lion cub named Elsa, Joy Adamson was a noted Austro-Hungarian wildlife conservationist. She excelled in music and medicine in her younger days and later settled in Kenya with her third husband, conservationist George Adamson.

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Judith Anderson
(Australian Actress Who is Considered One of the 20th Century's Greatest Classical Stage Actors)
Judith Anderson
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Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: 1992

Judith Anderson was an Australian actress who dominated the American and Australian theater scene during her career. Regarded as the greatest stage actress of her generation, Anderson won a Tony Award for her title role in Robinson Jeffers' Medea. Judith Anderson also achieved popularity as a TV and film actress; she received an Academy Award nomination and two Emmy Awards.

 10 
Will Eisner
(Cartoonist)
Will Eisner
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Birthdate: March 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 11 
Joseph Joffre
(Commander-in-Chief of French Forces During the World War I)
Joseph Joffre
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rivesaltes, France
Died: 1931

Known as the Victor of the Marne and Papa Joffre, French military commander Joseph Joffre is remembered for his exploits at the Western Front during and after World War I. Following the German invasion of Verdun, he lost his command over the army and was made the Marshal of France.

 12 
Keorapetse Kgositsile
(South African Tswana Poet, Journalist and Political Activist)
Keorapetse Kgositsile
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 2018

Keorapetse Kgositsile was a South African Tswana journalist, poet, and political activist. During the 1960s and 1970s, Kgositsile played an important role in the development of the African National Congress. Keorapetse Kgositsile helped bridge the gap between black poetry in the United States of America and African poetry. He was inaugurated as the nation's National Poet Laureate in 2006.

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Sid Gillman
(American football player)
Sid Gillman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2003
 14 
Jean Willes
(Actress)
Jean Willes
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Birthdate: April 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Edward Brooke
(Politician)
Edward Brooke
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States U.S.
Died: 2015
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George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle
(Soldier)
George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1608
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Great Potheridge, England
Died: 1670
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Satish Dhawan
(Indian Mathematician and Aerospace Engineer)
Satish Dhawan
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jammu and Kashmir, India
Died: 2002

Satish Dhawan was an Indian aerospace engineer and mathematician remembered for his research in the field of boundary layers and turbulence. From 1972 to 1984, Dhawan served as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization during which he played a key role in the development of the space program in India. In 1981, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

 18 
Beatrice d'Este
(Duchess)
Beatrice d'Este
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Birthdate: June 29, 1475
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: 1497

Beatrice d'Este was one of the most beautiful noblewomen of the Italian Renaissance and a patron of the arts. The duchess of Bari and Milan through her marriage to Ludovico Sforza, she not only influenced the dress sense of her time but also supported the Milanese resistance during the Italian Wars.

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Jack Pickford
(Actor, Director)
Jack Pickford
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Birthdate: August 18, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 1933
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Fong Fei-fei
(Singer, Actress)
Fong Fei-fei
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Birthdate: August 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Died: 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Freddy Heineken
(Stockbroker, Businessperson)
Freddy Heineken
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Birthdate: November 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: 2002
 22 
Monique Wittig
(Novelist)
Monique Wittig
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dannemarie, France
Died: 2003
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Victor Sjöström
(Film Director)
Victor Sjöström
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Birthdate: September 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Årjäng, Sweden
Died: 1960
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Grenville M. Dodge
(Officer)
Grenville M. Dodge
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danvers, Massachusetts,United States
Died: 1916
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Gladys Aylward
(Missionary)
Gladys Aylward
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England
Died: 1970
Unable to fund the ship fare from London to China, British missionary Gladys Aylward opted for a train journey via Siberia and then sailed to China on a Japanese ship. She led about 100 children from an orphanage in Sian to safety, in a war-torn China.
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Gustav Fabergé
(Jeweller and father of Peter Carl Fabergé, maker of Fabergé eggs)
Gustav Fabergé
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Died: 1894
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Mary Garden
(Scottish-American Operatic Soprano)
Mary Garden
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Birthdate: February 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: 1967

Mary Garden was a Scottish-American operatic soprano who achieved popularity in France and America. She was also an exceptional actress who was praised for her nuanced performances. Noted for her beautiful lyric voice, Mary Garden became one of the most popular sopranos at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. She also achieved popularity at the Manhattan Opera House in New York.

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Carroll Quigley
(Former historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations remembered for his teaching work as a professor at Georgetown University)
Carroll Quigley
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Birthdate: November 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1977
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Eston Hemings
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monticello, Virginia, United States
Died: 1856
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Elizabeth Peabody
(Teacher)
Elizabeth Peabody
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1894
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Mary Daly
(Philosopher)
Mary Daly
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Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: 2010
 32 
Ali-Shir Nava'i
(Turkish Poet, Scholar, and Mystic, Who Was a Major Figure of Chagatai Literature)
Ali-Shir Nava'i
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Birthdate: February 9, 1441
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: 1501

Turkish poet, scholar, mystic, and miniature painter Ali-Shir Nava'I was a major figure of Chagatai literature. He was also interested in music, architecture, and calligraphy, and donated huge sums for much of constructions of his city. His best-known works include Muhakamat al-Lughatayn and Majālis-i nefaʾīs.

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Gene Bartow
(Basketball coach)
Gene Bartow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Browning, Missouri, United States
Died: 2012
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Jaroslav Hašek
(Czech Writer and Journalist Best Known for His Novel 'The Fate of the Good Soldier Švejk')
Jaroslav Hašek
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1923

Initially a bank clerk, Jaroslav Hašek later dedicated his life to writing. The Czech author is best known for his iconic historical satire The Good Soldier Schweik. He had also been imprisoned as a Russian prisoner of war during World War I and was known for his bohemian life.

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Aleksandr Abdulov
(One of Russian Cinema's Best Known Sex Symbols and One of the Most Celebrated Russian Film Stars)
Aleksandr Abdulov
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Birthdate: May 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tobolsk, Russia
Died: 2008

Aleksandr Abdulov was a Soviet and Russian actor who was regarded as a sex symbol during the early 1980s. He then went on to establish himself as a versatile actor, winning several prestigious awards. In 1991, Aleksandr Abdulov was honored with the People's Artist of the RSFSR title for his contribution to Russian cinema.

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Josiah Wedgwood
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 12, 1730
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burslem
Died: 1795
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Dick Curtis
(Actor)
Dick Curtis
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Birthdate: May 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newport, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1952
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Milton Avery
(Was an American Modern Painter)
Milton Avery
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Birthdate: March 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Altmar, New York, United States
Died: 1965

Born to a tanner, Milton Avery had begun working in a factory at 16. He worked night shifts to fund his art education and ended up establishing himself as a luminary of modern art, especially Abstract Expressionism. Known as the American Fauve, he showcased colorism and inspired Color Field painters.

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Luca Giordano
(Italian Painter and Printmaker in Etching)
Luca Giordano
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Birthdate: October 18, 1634
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1705
Luca Giordano was an Italian painter and printmaker in etching. Renowned for creating artworks that were fluent and decorative, Giordano worked successfully in places like Florence, Rome, Spain, and Venice. Luca Giordano influenced many painters of his time. Among his pupils were Nicola Malinconico, Nunzio Ferraiuoli, Juan Antonio Boujas, and Paolo de Matteis.
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Paul Bley
(Canadian Musician and Composer)
Paul Bley
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Birthdate: November 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2016

Paul Bley was a jazz pianist who played a key role in the development of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. He loved music from a young age and became part of several bands as a teenager. He collaborated with a few other musicians to tour and perform across USA, becoming famous in the process. 

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Edgar Cayce
(Clairvoyant)
Edgar Cayce
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1945

Edgar Cayce was an American clairvoyant who claimed to have channeled his own higher self. Nicknamed The Sleeping Prophet, Cayce would enter a state of trance before answering questions on various subjects, such as reincarnation, dreams, healing, and future events. Edgar Cayce also founded a nonprofit organization in order to run a hospital and store the study of his channelings.

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Louis I, Prince of Monaco
(Prince)
Louis I, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1642
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prince's Palace of Monaco, Monaco
Died: 1701
 43 
Peter Naur
(Danish Astronomer)
Peter Naur
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Died: 2016

Peter Naur was a Danish computer science pioneer. Along with John Backus, he contributed to the development of the Backus–Naur Form (BNF) notation used in describing the syntax for most programming languages. He began his career as an astronomer, eventually shifting to computers. He was a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen for many years. 

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Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski
(Polish Writer Known for His Books About 'Lenin' and the 'Russian Civil War' in Which He Participated)
Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1876
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ludza, Latvia
Died: 1945

Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski was a Polish writer, anticommunist political activist, university professor, and explorer. He is remembered for his participation in the Russian Civil War and the books that he wrote about the war and Lenin. Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski also contributed immensely to the underground education and postwar learning programs in Poland. 

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Miki Dora
(American Surfer)
Miki Dora
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2002
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Joseph Wirth
(politician, Chancellor)
Joseph Wirth
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freiburg
Died: 1956
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Henry H. Fowler
(Government official)
Henry H. Fowler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Died: 2000
 48 
Gino Cervi
(Actor)
Gino Cervi
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Birthdate: May 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1974
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Wilhelm Cuno
(Businessman and politician who was the chancellor of Germany from 1922 to 1923)
Wilhelm Cuno
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Suhl, Germany
Died: 1933
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Rachel Félix
(Actress)
Rachel Félix
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Birthdate: February 21, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumpf, Switzerland
Died: 1858