Famous People Born in 1848

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  • Jan 1st John Goff, Irish lawyer (d. 1924)
  • Jan 4th Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • Jan 5th Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • Jan 5th Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West, (d. 1919)
  • Jan 9th Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • Jan 18th Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
  • Jan 19th John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • Jan 21st Henri Duparc, French composer
  • Jan 22nd Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
  • Jan 24th Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • Jan 27th Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
  • Feb 4th [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • Feb 5th Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
  • Feb 5th Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
  • Feb 5th Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • Feb 6th Luigi Mancinelli, composer
  • Feb 14th Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
  • Feb 16th Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
  • Feb 17th Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
  • Feb 18th Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
  • Feb 20th Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
  • Feb 23rd Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
  • Feb 24th C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • Feb 24th Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
  • Feb 24th Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
  • Feb 27th Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
  • Mar 1st Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
  • Mar 3rd Adelaide Neilson, English Actress (d. 1880)
  • Mar 9th Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, composer
  • Mar 12th Cyrill Kistler, composer
  • Mar 17th Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
  • Mar 18th Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer
  • Mar 18th Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)

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Mar 19th Wyatt Earp, Monmouth Ill, sheriff (OK Corral)

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
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  • Mar 24th Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • Mar 25th William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 29th Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War
  • Mar 31st John Henry Roberts, composer
  • Apr 7th Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
  • Apr 9th F A MacKinnon, cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon)
  • Apr 9th Helena Lange, German feminist
  • Apr 12th José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
  • Apr 16th Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • Apr 27th King Otto I of Bavaria (d. 1916)
  • Apr 28th Ludvig Schytte, composer
  • Apr 29th Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore (d. 1906)
  • May 5th Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer
  • May 15th Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
  • May 23rd Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)
  • May 23rd Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
  • Jun 1st Otto Valdemar Malling, composer
  • Jun 7th Paul Gaugin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter
  • Jun 24th Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)
  • Jul 9th Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
  • Jul 15th Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • Jul 16th Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
  • Jul 18th William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • Jul 19th Cornelis A Pekelharing, artist (fabric seller)
  • Jul 22nd Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)
  • Jul 25th Arthur Earl Balfour, (C), British PM (1902-05) (Balfour Declaration)
  • Jul 27th Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist
  • Jul 27th Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • Jul 27th Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • Jul 31st Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)
  • Aug 1st František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
  • Aug 4th Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 12th Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • Aug 19th Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
  • Aug 22nd Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • Aug 30th Andrew Onderdonk, Canadian railway contractor (d. 1905)
  • Sep 1st Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • Sep 4th Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
  • Sep 4th Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • Sep 5th Manuel Giro, composer
  • Sep 10th William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • Sep 24th Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
  • Sep 29th Caroline Ardelia Yale, US, educated deaf
  • Oct 3rd Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • Oct 5th Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • Oct 17th William "Candy" Cummings, created curve ball
  • Oct 30th Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • Oct 31st Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Nov 8th Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
  • Nov 12th Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)
  • Nov 13th Albert HK, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922)
  • Nov 24th Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • Dec 9th Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
  • Dec 12th William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
  • Dec 15th Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress
  • Dec 17th Frederick Grant Gleason, composer
  • Dec 18th Karl Schroder, composer
  • Dec 21st Edward Everett Rice, composer
  • Dec 30th Mary Frances Allitsen, composer