Famous People Born in 1858

  • Jan 5th Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • Jan 7th Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
  • Jan 10th Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • Jan 11th Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • Jan 13th Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d. 1931)
  • Jan 15th Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
  • Jan 17th Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)

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Jan 18th Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1st open heart operation), (d. 1931)

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jan 19th Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • Jan 22nd Beatrice Potter Webb, England, economist
  • Jan 22nd Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)
  • Jan 25th Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer
  • Jan 25th Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farm pioneer (d. 1954)
  • Jan 27th Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • Feb 14th Charles Beach Hawley, composer
  • Feb 14th Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
  • Feb 15th William Pickering, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Feb 16th Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
  • Feb 17th Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • Feb 18th Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • Feb 24th Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • Feb 26th Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • Feb 28th Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • Mar 1st Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 7th Nikolai Artzibushev, composer
  • Mar 13th Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • Mar 15th Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
  • Mar 18th Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
  • Mar 23rd Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • Mar 27th Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
  • Mar 30th Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • Apr 1st Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • Apr 1st Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • Apr 3rd Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • Apr 4th Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • Apr 7th Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • Apr 15th Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
  • Apr 15th Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • Apr 19th May Robson, [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Apr 19th Siegfried Ochs, composer
  • Apr 20th Auguste Chapuis, composer
  • Apr 22nd Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • Apr 23rd Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics
  • Apr 30th Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893)
  • May 1st Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer
  • May 6th Georges Adolphe Hue, composer
  • May 8th John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)
  • May 10th Frederick Zech Jr, composer
  • May 11th Carl Hauptmann, writer
  • May 16th Frank Lynes, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1913)
  • May 16th Hanus Trnecek, composer
  • May 19th Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)
  • May 21st Jose Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician
  • May 24th Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • May 28th Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
  • Jun 1st William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
  • Jun 2nd Harry Rowe Shelley, composer
  • Jun 8th Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor
  • Jun 16th Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)
  • Jun 17th Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)
  • Jun 18th Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist
  • Jun 19th Charles Haddon George Alexander, [George Samson], British actor
  • Jun 19th Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)
  • Jun 20th Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • Jun 20th Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)
  • Jun 23rd William Ernst Johnson, mathematician, born in Cambridge, England
  • Jun 25th Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
  • Jun 29th George Washington Goethals, engineer (built Panama Canal)
  • Jun 30th Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]
  • Jul 5th Maria J "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress
  • Jul 9th Franz Boas, anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
  • Jul 10th Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • Jul 13th Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • Jul 15th Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)
  • Jul 16th Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • Jul 20th Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21st Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21st Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (d. 1929)
  • Jul 21st Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (d. 1941)
  • Jul 24th Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • Jul 26th Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)
  • Jul 31st Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist (d. 1936)
  • Aug 1st Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • Aug 1st Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Aug 1st Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • Aug 2nd Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands
  • Aug 2nd Catherina van Rennes, composer
  • Aug 2nd William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
  • Aug 6th Albert Fuchs, composer

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Aug 11th Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Aug 16th Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)
  • Aug 19th Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
  • Aug 27th Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
  • Sep 9th Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • Sep 12th Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • Sep 13th Catherinus Elling, composer
  • Sep 15th Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit
  • Sep 15th Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Sep 16th Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)
  • Sep 24th Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • Sep 27th Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • Sep 27th Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • Sep 29th Leopoldo Mugnone, composer
  • Oct 4th Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 5th Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • Oct 9th Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)
  • Oct 15th Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer
  • Oct 15th John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • Oct 19th George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)
  • Oct 20th John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • Oct 21st Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer

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Oct 27th Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), born in NYC, New York (d. 1919)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 7th Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
  • Nov 11th Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • Nov 12th Alexis Contant, composer
  • Nov 13th Percy McDonnell, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's)

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Nov 20th Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • Nov 23rd Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • Nov 25th Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • Nov 26th Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
  • Nov 30th Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • Dec 4th Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
  • Dec 11th Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)
  • Dec 13th Jakab Gyula Major, composer
  • Dec 20th Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)

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Dec 22nd Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • Dec 23rd Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)