Famous People Born in 1849

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

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Mar 7th Luther Burbank, Lancaster, Mass, horticulturist

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

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Jul 22nd Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)

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

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Sep 14th Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)

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