Famous People Born in 1857

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  • Jan 1st Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • Jan 2nd Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
  • Jan 2nd Martha Carey Thomas, educator/president (Bryn Mawr College)
  • Jan 6th Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
  • Jan 6th William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 9th Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • Jan 11th Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • Jan 14th Alice Pike Barney, American painter
  • Jan 17th Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
  • Jan 17th Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann)
  • Jan 18th Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
  • Jan 23rd Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
  • Jan 26th the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
  • Jan 31st George Jackson Churchward, Great Western Railway Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933)
  • Feb 2nd Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
  • Feb 3rd Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Copenhagen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory
  • Feb 9th Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education
  • Feb 12th Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
  • Feb 17th Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
  • Feb 18th Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • Feb 21st Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
  • Feb 22nd Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
  • Feb 22nd Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)
  • Feb 26th Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
  • Feb 28th Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
  • Mar 3rd Alfred Bruneau, composer
  • Mar 7th Julius Wagner von Jauregg, Austria, psychiatrist (Nobel 1927)
  • Mar 16th Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)
  • Mar 22nd Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
  • Mar 22nd Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th President of France (1931-32)
  • Mar 23rd Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 27th Karl Pearson, mathematician, born in London, England
  • Mar 30th Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
  • Apr 5th Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
  • Apr 10th Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker
  • Apr 14th Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)
  • Apr 18th Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial
  • Apr 19th Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philosopher
  • Apr 20th Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)
  • Apr 20th Hermann Bang, Danish writer, born in Asserballe (d. 1912)
  • Apr 23rd Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)
  • Apr 29th Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
  • Apr 29th Frantisek Ondricek, composer
  • Apr 30th Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)
  • May 2nd Frederic Cliffe, composer
  • May 3rd George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • May 7th William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
  • May 8th Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein
  • May 10th Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
  • May 13th Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902)
  • May 15th Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911)
  • May 16th Juan Morel Campos, composer
  • May 19th John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 31st Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)
  • Jun 2nd Edward William Elgar, English composer (Pomp & Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)
  • Jun 2nd Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • Jun 6th Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
  • Jun 12th Achille Simonetti, composer
  • Jun 18th Henry Clay Folger Jr, US, businessman/Shakespeare fan
  • Jul 1st Roger Connor, 1st baseman (NY Giants)
  • Jul 2nd Francesco Spetrino, composer
  • Jul 5th Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
  • Jul 8th Rudolf Dellinger, composer
  • Jul 9th Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden (1907-18)
  • Jul 11th Alfred Binet, French child psychologist
  • Jul 11th Iacob Moresianu, composer
  • Jul 14th Maytag, inventor (washing machine)
  • Jul 21st A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
  • Jul 23rd French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
  • Jul 24th Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)
  • Jul 25th Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
  • Jul 27th Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, orientalist/museum curator
  • Jul 27th Jose Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900
  • Jul 28th Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Jul 30th Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
  • Aug 8th Cecile Chaminade, composer
  • Aug 8th Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
  • Aug 14th Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • Aug 15th Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)
  • Aug 18th Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)
  • Aug 22nd Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • Aug 29th Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
  • Sep 2nd Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • Sep 6th Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)
  • Sep 8th Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • Sep 8th Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.
  • Sep 10th James E Keeler, US, astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • Sep 12th George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter

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Sep 13th Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • Sep 13th Michał Drzymała, Polish peasant rebel (d. 1937)

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Sep 15th William Howard Taft, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Sep 17th Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research
  • Sep 29th Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament
  • Sep 30th Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • Oct 2nd Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)
  • Oct 4th Henry Schoenfeld, composer
  • Oct 14th Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos
  • Oct 24th Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • Oct 29th Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
  • Oct 30th John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)
  • Nov 2nd Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex)
  • Nov 3rd Michail V Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff (d. 1918)
  • Nov 5th Ida Tarbell, muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy)
  • Nov 22nd George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
  • Nov 26th Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
  • Nov 27th Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952)
  • Nov 28th Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85)
  • Nov 29th Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • Nov 30th Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman)

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Dec 3rd Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
  • Dec 7th Nicola van Westerhout, composer
  • Dec 15th Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer
  • Dec 16th Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)
  • Dec 22nd George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist
  • Dec 31st King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894)