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 and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • Oct 9 Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Oct 12 Helena Modjeska [Modrzejewska], Polish Shakespearian actress (Hamlet), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1909)
  • Oct 15 Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
  • Oct 16 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), born in Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain (d. 1900)
  • Oct 30 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • Oct 30 William G Sumner, US sociologist, political analyst, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1910)