Famous People Born in 1860

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

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

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

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Mar 19 William Jennings Bryan, American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", born in Salem, Illinois (d. 1925)

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

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Jul 19 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 20 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • Jul 24 Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • Jul 25 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)
  • Jul 28 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
  • Jul 28 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • Jul 31 Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)
  • Aug 3 W. K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • Aug 7 Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
  • Aug 10 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • Aug 11 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)

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

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

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Sep 6 Jane Addams, American pacifist, social worker and feminist (Nobel 1931), born in Cedarville, Illinois (d. 1935)

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

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Sep 7 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

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

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Sep 13 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, born in Laclede, Missouri (d. 1948)

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

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Oct 31 Juliette Gordon Low, American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1927)

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

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Nov 18 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish composer and 1st premier of Poland (1919-20), born in Kuryłówka, Russian Empire (d. 1941)

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

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Nov 21 Tom Horn, American gunman and outlaw, born in Scotland County, Missouri (d. 1903)

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