Famous People Born in 1859

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  • Jan 5th DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
  • Jan 6th Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
  • Jan 9th Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)
  • Jan 9th Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
  • Jan 11th [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)
  • Jan 13th Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)
  • Jan 13th Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)
  • Jan 15th Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
  • Jan 19th Alice Eastwood, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 21st Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
  • Jan 24th Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer

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Jan 27th Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German Emperor (1888-1918)

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jan 30th Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
  • Feb 1st Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 2nd Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
  • Feb 3rd Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
  • Feb 4th Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
  • Feb 8th John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop)
  • Feb 10th Alexandre Millerand, French President (d. 1943)
  • Feb 13th Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist
  • Feb 13th William Strang, Scottish painter/engraver
  • Feb 14th George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)
  • Feb 18th Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Feb 19th Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
  • Mar 8th Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows), born in Edinburgh (d. 1932)
  • Mar 8th Otto Taubmann, composer
  • Mar 12th Josef Cyril Sychra, composer
  • Mar 12th Abraham H. Cannon, Mormon apostle (d. 1896)
  • Mar 13th Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
  • Mar 16th Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
  • Mar 26th A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • Mar 26th Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer
  • Mar 26th Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
  • Mar 27th George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
  • Apr 3rd Reginald De Koven, composer
  • Apr 5th Wilhelm Harteveld, composer
  • Apr 7th Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)
  • Apr 8th Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
  • Apr 11th Basil Harwood, composer
  • Apr 16th Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (d. 1924)
  • Apr 18th Eduard G H H Cuypers, architect (Sanatorium High-Laren)
  • May 1st Bohuslav Jeremias, composer
  • May 1st Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
  • May 2nd Eugene D'Harcourt, composer
  • May 2nd Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
  • May 3rd Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
  • May 6th Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
  • May 6th Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)
  • May 8th Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
  • May 13th Eugust Enna, composer
  • May 15th Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)

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May 22nd Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)

  • May 26th Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
  • May 30th Pierre Marie Felix Janet, France, psychologist/neurologist
  • Jun 8th Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure (d. 1947)
  • Jun 10th Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song)

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Jun 12th Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • Jun 21st Henry O Tanner, artist
  • Jun 22nd Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
  • Jun 23rd Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdams social alderman (building of houses)
  • Jun 27th Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You)
  • Jul 6th Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • Jul 13th Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • Jul 14th Willy Hess, German violinist (d. 1928)
  • Jul 17th Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)
  • Jul 30th Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • Jul 30th Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 4th Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)
  • Aug 6th J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon)
  • Aug 12th Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
  • Aug 19th Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
  • Aug 19th Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer
  • Sep 3rd AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves)
  • Sep 4th Edoardo Mascheroni, composer
  • Sep 11th Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian writer (d. 1905)
  • Sep 17th Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator
  • Sep 17th Richard Henry Warren, composer
  • Sep 18th John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • Sep 18th Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)
  • Sep 20th Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator
  • Sep 21st Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)
  • Sep 24th Julius Klengel, cellist/composer
  • Oct 3rd Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler)
  • Oct 4th Henryk Pachulski, composer
  • Oct 9th Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)
  • Oct 14th Camille Chevillard, composer
  • Oct 15th Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)
  • Oct 17th William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Oct 18th Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)
  • Oct 18th Paolo Orsi, Rovereto, Italian Archaeologist (Sicilian excavations)
  • Oct 20th G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)

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Oct 20th John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing)

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Oct 25th Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
  • Oct 26th Arthur Friedheim, composer
  • Oct 29th Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
  • Nov 1st Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)
  • Nov 1st William Henry Grattan Flood, composer
  • Nov 4th Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer
  • Nov 13th Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)
  • Nov 15th Christopher Hornsrud, Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)
  • Nov 17th Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
  • Nov 19th Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)

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Nov 23rd Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], frontier outlaw, born in NYC, New York (d. 1881)

Frontier Outlaw Billy the Kid
Frontier Outlaw
Billy the Kid
  • Nov 24th Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • Nov 30th Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer

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Dec 2nd Georges Seurat, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • Dec 5th John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935)

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Dec 5th John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe
  • Dec 9th Algernon Ashton, composer
  • Dec 12th Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
  • Dec 12th Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)
  • Dec 15th Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)
  • Dec 17th Paul César Helleu, French artist (d. 1927)
  • Dec 20th Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher
  • Dec 21st Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
  • Dec 22nd Cecil [James] Sharp, collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England
  • Dec 24th Roman Statkowski, composer
  • Dec 25th Raoul Gunsbourg, composer
  • Dec 26th Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist
  • Dec 26th William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27th William Henry Hadow, composer
  • Dec 28th Gerard Brucken Fock, composer
  • Dec 28th John W Fortescue, military historian
  • Dec 29th Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico (1915-20)
  • Dec 30th Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer
  • Dec 31st Max Fiedler, composer