Famous People Born in 1849

  • Jan 9 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • Jan 11 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
  • Jan 12 Jean Béraud, French painter (d. 1935)
  • Jan 18 Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
  • Jan 22 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
  • Feb 2 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
  • Feb 4 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • Feb 13 Lord Randolph Churchill, England, politician, Winston's father
  • Feb 17 Selwyn Image, Bodiam Sussex, painter
  • Feb 18 Alexander L. Kielland, Norwegian writer and politician (Garman og Worse)
  • Feb 22 Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
  • Mar 2 Robert Means Thompson, U.S. Naval Officer (d. 1930)
  • Mar 3 Jacques Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer

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Mar 7 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, born in Lancaster, Massachusetts (d. 1926)

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank
  • Mar 16 James E Smith, became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
  • Mar 19 Alfred von Tirpitz, German World War I Admiral (d. 1930)
  • Mar 28 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
  • Apr 6 John William Waterhouse, British painter (d. 1917)
  • Apr 13 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/psychologist
  • Apr 17 William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923)
  • Apr 21 Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization
  • Apr 24 Joseph S Gallieni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
  • Apr 25 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium)
  • May 3 Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)
  • May 3 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • May 5 Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse
  • May 6 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, born in Philipsburg, Quebec (d. 1896)
  • May 22 Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
  • May 27 "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
  • Jun 2 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (La femme)
  • Jun 8 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument)
  • Jun 9 Joseph Vezina, composer
  • Jun 9 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • Jun 27 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, beauty cream maufacturer & expert/columnist
  • Jun 29 Sergei J Witte, Neth/Russ count/premier Russia
  • Jun 29 John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)
  • Jul 2 Maria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (d. 1919)
  • Jul 12 William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
  • Jul 15 Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer
  • Jul 19 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian
  • Jul 19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)
  • Jul 20 Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)

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Jul 22 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in New York City

  • Jul 23 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • Jul 27 John Hopkinson, Manchester, U.K., British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law)
  • Jul 29 Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
  • Aug 12 Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer
  • Aug 23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
  • Aug 27 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • Aug 29 Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)
  • Aug 30 Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher
  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Harrison, US, educator (National Congress of Parents & Teachers)
  • Sep 3 Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)

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Sep 14 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904), born in Ryazan, Russia (d. 1936)

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • Sep 17 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
  • Sep 21 Edmund Gosse, translator/critic (Father & Son), born in London, England
  • Sep 21 Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
  • Sep 22 John Godden, English explorer (Curacao)
  • Sep 23 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer
  • Sep 28 Dudley Allen Sargent, US physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • Sep 29 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer
  • Oct 6 Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • Oct 7 James Whitcomb Riley, US, poet (Raggedy Man)
  • Oct 16 Arnold Krug, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1904)
  • Oct 16 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer
  • Oct 26 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • Oct 30 Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman
  • Nov 5 Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties
  • Nov 8 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer
  • Nov 22 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)
  • Nov 22 Christian Rohlfs, German artist (d. 1938)
  • Nov 24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • Nov 29 Ambrose Fleming, inventor (diode)
  • Dec 6 August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Dec 11 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
  • Dec 19 Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation
  • Dec 21 James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
  • Dec 22 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
  • Dec 26 Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)
  • Dec 28 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck