Famous People Born in 1858

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

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

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jan 19 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • Jan 22 Beatrice Potter Webb, England, economist
  • Jan 22 Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)
  • Jan 25 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer
  • Jan 25 Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farm pioneer (d. 1954)
  • Jan 27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • Feb 14 Charles Beach Hawley, composer
  • Feb 14 Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
  • Feb 15 William Pickering, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Feb 16 Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
  • Feb 17 Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • Feb 18 Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • Feb 24 Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • Feb 26 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • Feb 28 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • Mar 1 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 7 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer
  • Mar 13 Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • Mar 15 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
  • Mar 18 Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • Mar 27 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
  • Mar 30 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • Apr 1 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • Apr 1 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • Apr 3 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • Apr 4 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • Apr 7 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • Apr 15 Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
  • Apr 15 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • Apr 19 May Robson, [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Apr 19 Siegfried Ochs, composer
  • Apr 20 Auguste Chapuis, composer
  • Apr 22 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • Apr 23 Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics
  • Apr 30 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893)
  • May 1 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American composer, born in Cherry Grove, Virginia (d. 1924)
  • May 6 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer
  • May 8 John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)
  • May 10 Frederick Zech Jr, composer
  • May 11 Carl Hauptmann, writer
  • May 16 Frank Lynes, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1913)
  • May 16 Hanus Trnecek, composer
  • May 19 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)
  • May 21 Jose Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician
  • May 24 Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • May 28 Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
  • Jun 1 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
  • Jun 2 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer
  • Jun 8 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor
  • Jun 16 Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)
  • Jun 17 Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)
  • Jun 18 Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist
  • Jun 19 Charles Haddon George Alexander, [George Samson], British actor
  • Jun 19 Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)
  • Jun 20 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • Jun 20 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)
  • Jun 23 William Ernst Johnson, mathematician, born in Cambridge, England
  • Jun 25 Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
  • Jun 29 George Washington Goethals, engineer (built Panama Canal)
  • Jun 30 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]
  • Jul 5 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress
  • Jul 9 Franz Boas, anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
  • Jul 10 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • Jul 13 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • Jul 15 Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)
  • Jul 16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • Jul 20 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (d. 1929)
  • Jul 21 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (d. 1941)
  • Jul 24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • Jul 26 Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)
  • Jul 31 Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist (d. 1936)
  • Aug 1 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • Aug 1 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Aug 1 Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • Aug 2 Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Catherina van Rennes, composer
  • Aug 2 William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
  • Aug 6 Albert Fuchs, composer

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Aug 11 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 16 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)
  • Aug 19 Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
  • Aug 27 Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
  • Sep 9 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • Sep 12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • Sep 13 Catherinus Elling, composer
  • Sep 15 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit
  • Sep 15 Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)

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Sep 16 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), born in Kingston, Colony of New Brunswick (now Canada)

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • Sep 24 Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • Sep 27 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • Sep 27 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • Sep 29 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer
  • Oct 4 Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 5 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • Oct 9 Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)
  • Oct 15 Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer
  • Oct 15 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • Oct 19 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)
  • Oct 20 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • Oct 21 Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer

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Oct 27 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 7 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
  • Nov 11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • Nov 12 Alexis Contant, composer
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's)

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

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

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