Famous People Born in 1860

  • Jan 2nd William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
  • Jan 7th Emanuil Manolov, composer
  • Jan 8th Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • Jan 11th Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • Jan 12th Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • Jan 17th Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • Jan 21st Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • Jan 25th Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)

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Jan 29th Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Feb 2nd Curtis Guild, Jr., 43rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • Feb 6th Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)
  • Feb 11th Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • Feb 14th Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
  • Feb 14th Waldemar Lindgren, Kalmar, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification)
  • Feb 18th Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • Feb 21st Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
  • Feb 21st Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
  • Feb 24th Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
  • Feb 25th Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
  • Feb 25th William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • Feb 29th Herman Hollerith, inventor (1st electric tabulating machine)
  • Mar 2nd Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
  • Mar 3rd John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • Mar 11th Thomas Hastings, architect (NY Public Library), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12th Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer
  • Mar 13th Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (d. 1903)

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Mar 19th William Jennings Bryan, Salem Illinois, "The Great Commoner" orator/statesman

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Mar 22nd Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • Mar 27th Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
  • Mar 31st Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)
  • Apr 3rd Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)
  • Apr 6th René Lalique, French jewel designer
  • Apr 7th Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
  • Apr 13th James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen)
  • Apr 20th Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)
  • Apr 20th Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • Apr 22nd Ada Rehan, American stage actress (d. 1916)
  • Apr 26th Alphonse M A J Ariëns, Dutch pastor
  • Apr 29th Lorado Taft, US, sculptor (Black Hawk)
  • May 2nd D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form)
  • May 2nd Theodor Herzl, Austria, journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
  • May 3rd John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
  • May 3rd Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
  • May 4th Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 9th J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • May 15th Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1st wife of US President Woodrow Wilson
  • May 16th Herman Webster Mudgett, American Serial Killer (d. 1896)
  • May 19th Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
  • May 20th Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • May 21st Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
  • May 25th James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
  • May 27th Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
  • May 29th Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909)
  • May 31st Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)
  • Jun 6th William R Inge, English theologist/Deacon St Paul's Cathedral
  • Jun 8th Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940)
  • Jun 18th Hugo Loudon, CEO (Royal Dutch Oil [Shell])
  • Jun 20th Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • Jun 24th Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (d. 1878)
  • Jun 25th Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)
  • Jun 30th Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs (1918-20)
  • Jul 3rd Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • Jul 3rd William Wallace, composer
  • Jul 5th Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)
  • Jul 7th Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
  • Jul 11th Johannis J van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics)
  • Jul 16th Jens Otto Harry Jespersen, linguist/philologist

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Jul 19th Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jul 20th Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • Jul 24th Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • Jul 25th Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
  • Jul 26th Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)
  • Jul 28th Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
  • Jul 28th Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • Jul 31st Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)
  • Aug 3rd W. K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • Aug 7th Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
  • Aug 10th Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • Aug 11th Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)

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Aug 13th Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], North Star Ohio, sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), (d. 1926)

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Aug 14th Ernest T Seton, naturalist/painter/author (Buffalo Wind-1938)
  • Aug 15th Florence Harding [DeWolfe], US 1st lady (1921-23), born in Marion, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Aug 15th Roosje Vos, Dutch union organizer
  • Aug 15th Henrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (d. 1941)
  • Aug 16th Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
  • Aug 16th Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
  • Aug 19th John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)
  • Aug 20th Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)
  • Aug 22nd Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
  • Aug 22nd Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)
  • Aug 25th George Fawcett, US actor (Intolerance)
  • Aug 28th Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
  • Aug 30th Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900)
  • Sep 3rd Edward Albert Filene, merchant, established US credit union movement

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Sep 6th Jane Addams, Cedarville, Illinois, pacifist/social worker/feminist (Nobel 1931), (d. 1935)

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams

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Sep 7th Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], NY, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • Sep 7th Willem H Nolens, priest/Dutch ambassador to Vatican
  • Sep 11th Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [NS]
  • Sep 11th James Allan, former All Black (d. 1934)

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Sep 13th John J. Pershing (Blackjack), Laclede, Missouri, US commander (WW I), (d. 1948)

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • Sep 14th Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)
  • Sep 15th Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)
  • Sep 18th Alberto Franchetti, composer
  • Sep 22nd Heinrich Reitsch, composer
  • Sep 24th Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist
  • Sep 28th Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • Oct 3rd Annie EF Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin)
  • Oct 4th Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Oct 6th Oscar L Helfrich, Dutch governor (Curacao)
  • Oct 6th Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch foreign minister (1908-13)
  • Oct 8th Felix Woyrsch, composer
  • Oct 12th Elmer A Sperry, inventor (gyrocompass)
  • Oct 17th Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
  • Oct 19th Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)

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Oct 31st Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah Georgia, American activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • Nov 1st Boies Penrose, United States Senator from Pennsylvania (d. 1921)
  • Nov 7th Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (d. 1936)
  • Nov 16th Edmund Schuecker, composer

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Nov 18th Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland (1919-20)

Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

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Nov 21st Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • Nov 23rd Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
  • Nov 29th Hans Haym, composer
  • Dec 2nd C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
  • Dec 7th Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)
  • Dec 13th Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)
  • Dec 15th Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)
  • Dec 15th Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Dec 18th Edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite)
  • Dec 20th Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
  • Dec 21st Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)
  • Dec 22nd Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
  • Dec 23rd Harriet Monroe, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 25th Manuel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (d. 1921)
  • Dec 28th Alexander von Fielitz, composer
  • Dec 31st Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)