Famous People Born in 1845

  • Jan 7 Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
  • Jan 7 Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
  • Jan 13 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)
  • Jan 14 Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada
  • Jan 15 Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
  • Jan 15 Heinrich Vogl, composer
  • Jan 17 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
  • Jan 22 Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
  • Jan 22 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer
  • Feb 3 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)
  • Feb 14 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)
  • Feb 15 Elihu Root, (R)/US Secretary of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)
  • Feb 26 Aleksander Rozycki, composer
  • Feb 26 Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
  • Mar 3 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)
  • Mar 5 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
  • Mar 10 Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/politician

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Mar 27 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Apr 5 Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
  • Apr 15 Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
  • Apr 17 Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)
  • Apr 18 Wilhelm Gericke, composer
  • Apr 24 Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
  • May 7 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
  • May 12 Gabriel Urbain Faure, Pamiers France, composer (Requiem, Ballade)
  • May 15 Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), born in Ivanovka, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire
  • May 25 Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)
  • May 30 Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73)
  • Jun 7 Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist
  • Jun 9 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (d. 1914)
  • Jun 17 Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker
  • Jun 18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • Jun 22 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • Jun 22 Richard John Seddon, Eccleston, England, the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Jul 4 Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
  • Jul 18 Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • Aug 6 Anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist
  • Aug 9 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
  • Aug 9 André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
  • Aug 10 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • Aug 15 Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
  • Aug 16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
  • Aug 20 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
  • Aug 22 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Aug 24 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Aug 25 Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)

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Aug 26 Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols
  • Sep 1 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
  • Oct 12 Amintore Galli, composer
  • Oct 17 Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
  • Oct 22 Sarah Bernhardt, France, actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth)
  • Oct 26 Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
  • Oct 28 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
  • Oct 30 Gustav Weber, composer
  • Nov 3 Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)
  • Nov 4 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)

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Nov 10 John Thompson, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1892-94), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1894)

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Nov 14 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • Nov 14 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • Nov 18 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker (1st Belgian farm gilde)
  • Nov 25 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese novelist, born in Póvoa de Varzim (d. 1900)
  • Dec 12 Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
  • Dec 23 Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, dr (found Notre Dame Hosp Montreal)
  • Dec 23 Gustave Ador, union president of Austria (1919)
  • Dec 26 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer
  • Dec 27 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer
  • Dec 28 Homer Newton Bartlett, composer