Famous People Born in October 1840

  • Oct 4 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer
  • Oct 5 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer and tenor, born in Cerknica (d. 1917)
  • Oct 5 John Addington Symonds, British historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • Oct 9 Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)
  • Oct 12 Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)/anti-Russian
  • Oct 15 Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
  • Oct 16 Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)
  • Oct 30 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • Oct 30 William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst