Famous People Born in 1846

  • Jan 1 Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
  • Jan 2 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer,son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1900)
  • Jan 5 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • Jan 8 Albert Cahen, composer
  • Jan 8 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
  • Jan 29 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
  • Jan 30 Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism)
  • Feb 4 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
  • Feb 9 Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
  • Feb 9 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • Feb 10 Mildred Childe Lee, daughter of confederate General Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 10 Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)
  • Feb 10 Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
  • Feb 14 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
  • Feb 18 Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
  • Feb 24 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà) born in Castellammare di Stabia (d. 1922)
  • Feb 26 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in Davenport Iowa (d. 1917)
  • Feb 27 Joaquin Valverde, composer
  • Mar 3 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
  • Mar 10 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
  • Mar 11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • Mar 16 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
  • Mar 17 Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
  • Mar 20 Auguste Bender, writer
  • Mar 22 Randolph Caldecott, England, illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake)
  • Apr 4 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
  • Apr 4 Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics
  • Apr 28 Johann E Backlund, Swedish astronomer (planets/asteroids)
  • Apr 30 Rosalie Amstein, writer
  • May 2 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer
  • May 5 Federico Chueca, composer
  • May 5 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
  • May 8 Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)
  • May 9 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer
  • May 14 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • May 14 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)
  • May 17 Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle
  • May 22 Oliver Perry Hay, Saluda Indiana, American Paleontologist
  • May 25 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
  • May 25 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
  • May 26 Arthur Coquard, composer
  • May 29 Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
  • May 30 Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)
  • Jun 4 Josef Sittard, music writer
  • Jun 7 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer
  • Jun 11 William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • Jun 27 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • Jun 30 Ricardo Drigo, composer
  • Jul 3 Achilles Alferaki, composer
  • Jul 11 Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • Jul 19 Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist
  • Jul 26 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)
  • Aug 4 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
  • Aug 16 Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
  • Aug 19 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)
  • Aug 22 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
  • Aug 25 Louise J Gautier, French poetess
  • Sep 4 Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers
  • Sep 5 John W Cromwell, Secy (American Negro Academy)
  • Sep 13 Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa)
  • Sep 20 Agnes Tyrrell, composer
  • Sep 25 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], St. Petersburg, Russia, German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system)

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Oct 6 George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (air brakes, alternating current system), born in Central Bridge, New York (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
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George Westinghouse
  • Oct 21 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
  • Oct 23 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
  • Oct 28 Auguste Escoffier, king of chefs & chef of kings
  • Nov 2 Antonio Pena y Goni, composer
  • Nov 4 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer
  • Nov 5 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
  • Nov 7 Ignaz Brull, Moravain-born composer, born in Prostějov, Moravia (d. 1907)
  • Nov 10 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer
  • Nov 10 Paul Kuczynski, composer
  • Nov 18 Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician
  • Nov 19 Emile C Wauters, Belgium, painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery)
  • Nov 25 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
  • Dec 2 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier
  • Dec 6 Henryk Jarecki, composer
  • Dec 22 Andreas Hallen, composer
  • Dec 31 Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)
  • Dec 31 Richard Kleinmichel, composer