Famous People Born in 1851

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  • Jan 9th Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
  • Jan 14th Theophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
  • Jan 17th A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jan 19th David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
  • Jan 19th Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • Jan 25th Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
  • Jan 25th Jan Blockx, Belgium, opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
  • Jan 27th Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • Feb 1st Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • Feb 2nd José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • Feb 3rd Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 3rd Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • Feb 8th Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • Feb 28th Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • Mar 3rd Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • Mar 15th Jozef Surzynski, composer
  • Mar 16th Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
  • Mar 19th Roque Saenz Pena, President of Argentina (1910-14)
  • Mar 19th William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
  • Mar 27th Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer
  • Mar 27th Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • Mar 28th Bernardino Machado, Portuguese politician (d. 1944)
  • Apr 6th Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • Apr 7th Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • Apr 9th C E Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (Neth Indies)
  • Apr 12th Emil Liebling, composer
  • Apr 13th Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • Apr 16th Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
  • Apr 20th Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
  • Apr 21st Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
  • Apr 24th Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
  • Apr 25th Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • May 1st Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
  • May 18th James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
  • May 20th Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • May 20th Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • May 21st Leon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
  • May 23rd Antoni Stolpe, composer
  • May 28th Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • May 29th Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
  • Jun 8th Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
  • Jun 9th Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
  • Jun 12th Oliver Joseph Lodge, England, early radio pioneer
  • Jun 19th Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • Jun 21st Daniel Carter Beard, US, organized 1st boy scout troop
  • Jul 7th Lillien Jane Martin, psychologist, found gerontology clinic
  • Jul 7th Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • Jul 8th Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
  • Jul 11th Millie & Christine, NC, siamese twins
  • Jul 15th Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19th Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer (head of Jut)
  • Jul 23rd Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • Jul 24th Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • Aug 3rd Isabella Caroline Somerset, temperance leader
  • Aug 13th John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), (d. 1937)
  • Aug 13th Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)

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Aug 14th Doc Holliday, Griffin Georgia, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)

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  • Aug 15th [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)
  • Aug 17th Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
  • Aug 19th Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
  • Aug 19th Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 24th Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (d. 1924)
  • Aug 25th [Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
  • Aug 29th Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer
  • Sep 3rd Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, Queen of Greece (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4th John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member
  • Sep 7th Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13th Walter Reed, US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever
  • Sep 15th Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)
  • Sep 15th Josif Marinkovic, composer
  • Sep 28th Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • Oct 2nd Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I
  • Oct 15th George F Moore, US theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament)
  • Oct 16th James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake)
  • Oct 19th Empress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (d. 1895)
  • Oct 21st George Ulyett, cricketer (great Yorkshire all-rounder 1873-93)
  • Oct 23rd Guillaume Couture, composer
  • Oct 31st Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5th Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • Nov 6th Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d. 1902)
  • Nov 7th Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
  • Nov 20th Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
  • Nov 21st Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • Dec 10th Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • Dec 16th Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
  • Dec 18th Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)
  • Dec 21st Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
  • Dec 30th Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola