Famous People Born in 1848

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

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Mar 19 Wyatt Earp, American sheriff (OK Corral), born in Monmouth, Illinois (d. 1929)

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • Mar 24 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • Mar 25 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 29 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War
  • Mar 31 John Henry Roberts, composer
  • Apr 7 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
  • Apr 9 F A MacKinnon, cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon)
  • Apr 9 Helena Lange, German feminist
  • Apr 12 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
  • Apr 16 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • Apr 27 King Otto I of Bavaria (d. 1916)
  • Apr 28 Ludvig Schytte, composer
  • Apr 29 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore (d. 1906)
  • May 5 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer
  • May 15 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
  • May 23 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)
  • May 23 Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
  • Jun 1 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer
  • Jun 7 Paul Gaugin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter
  • Jun 24 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)
  • Jul 9 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
  • Jul 15 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • Jul 16 Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
  • Jul 18 William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • Jul 19 Cornelis A Pekelharing, artist (fabric seller)
  • Jul 22 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

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Jul 25 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Jul 27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist
  • Jul 27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • Jul 27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • Jul 31 Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)
  • Aug 1 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
  • Aug 4 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • Aug 19 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
  • Aug 22 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • Aug 30 Andrew Onderdonk, Canadian railway contractor (d. 1905)
  • Sep 1 Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • Sep 4 Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
  • Sep 4 Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • Sep 5 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1916)
  • Sep 10 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • Sep 24 Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
  • Sep 29 Caroline Ardelia Yale, US, educated deaf
  • Oct 3 Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • Oct 5 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • Oct 17 William "Candy" Cummings, created curve ball
  • Oct 30 Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • Oct 31 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Nov 8 Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
  • Nov 12 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)
  • Nov 13 Albert HK, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922)
  • Nov 24 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • Dec 9 Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
  • Dec 12 William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
  • Dec 15 Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress
  • Dec 17 Frederick Grant Gleason, composer
  • Dec 18 Karl Schroder, composer
  • Dec 21 Edward Everett Rice, composer
  • Dec 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer