Famous People Born in 1853

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  • Jan 1 Hans Koessler, composer
  • Jan 3 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • Jan 7 Nikolai Arkas, composer
  • Jan 11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • Jan 11 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
  • Jan 12 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)

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Jan 16 Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • Jan 16 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
  • Jan 16 Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • Jan 16 Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • Jan 17 Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)
  • Jan 28 Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
  • Jan 30 Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience)
  • Feb 6 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
  • Feb 9 Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
  • Feb 12 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
  • Feb 14 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
  • Feb 18 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • Mar 5 Arthur W Foote, Salem Mass, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E)
  • Mar 5 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • Mar 8 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
  • Mar 14 Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
  • Mar 20 George Godfrey, Chelsea Mass, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)

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Mar 30 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises), born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands (d. 1890)

  • Apr 4 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
  • Apr 5 Alfonso Randano, composer
  • Apr 21 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer
  • Apr 22 Alphonse Bertillon, France, anthropologist, devised crime ID system
  • Apr 23 Winthrop M. Crane, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
  • Apr 27 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914)
  • Apr 30 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • May 2 Marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou)
  • May 8 Charles Lee Williams, composer
  • May 8 Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)
  • May 21 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • May 26 Monroe A Althouse, composer
  • May 28 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
  • May 30 Andries Andre, Dutch actor/husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen
  • May 30 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer
  • Jun 3 William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (d. 1942)
  • Jun 16 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer
  • Jun 28 Edwin Arthur Jones, composer
  • Jul 5 Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant
  • Jul 7 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)
  • Jul 17 Francesco Fanciulli, composer
  • Jul 18 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
  • Jul 20 Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter
  • Jul 22 Victor Roger, composer
  • Jul 23 William H Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes on stage)
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)
  • Jul 29 Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing)
  • Jul 29 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
  • Aug 12 Jean Louis Nicode, composer
  • Aug 19 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 28 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • Sep 2 Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • Sep 4 Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa

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Sep 9 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Sep 16 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
  • Sep 17 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
  • Sep 20 Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
  • Sep 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)
  • Sep 23 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar
  • Sep 29 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • Oct 13 Lillie Langtry, [Jersey Lily], vaudevillian actress (Lillie)
  • Oct 13 Maria E "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr
  • Oct 14 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer
  • Oct 17 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • Oct 29 Josephine Beall Bruce, African American activist (NACW) Philadelphia Pa.
  • Nov 1 Jose Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  • Nov 9 Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • Nov 12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • Nov 13 John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)
  • Nov 21 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • Nov 24 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
  • Nov 28 Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)
  • Dec 6 Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
  • Dec 9 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 13 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
  • Dec 14 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
  • Dec 15 Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies
  • Dec 17 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, England, actor/theater manager (Trilby)
  • Dec 17 Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)
  • Dec 19 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1942)
  • Dec 21 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
  • Dec 22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
  • Dec 22 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)
  • Dec 26 René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
  • Dec 30 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer