Famous People Born in 1845

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

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Mar 27th 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 5th Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
  • Apr 15th Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
  • Apr 17th Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)
  • Apr 18th Wilhelm Gericke, composer
  • Apr 24th Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
  • May 7th Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
  • May 12th Gabriel Urbain Faure, Pamiers France, composer (Requiem, Ballade)
  • May 15th Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), born in Ivanovka, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire
  • May 25th Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)
  • May 30th Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73)
  • Jun 7th Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist
  • Jun 9th Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (d. 1914)
  • Jun 17th Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker
  • Jun 18th Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • Jun 22nd Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • Jun 22nd Richard John Seddon, Eccleston, England, the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Jul 4th Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
  • Jul 18th Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • Aug 6th Anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist
  • Aug 9th Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
  • Aug 9th André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
  • Aug 10th Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • Aug 15th Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
  • Aug 16th Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
  • Aug 20th St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
  • Aug 22nd William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Aug 24th James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Aug 25th Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)

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

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

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Nov 10th John Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, (C) 4th PM of Canada (1892-94)

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