Famous People Born in 1862

  • Jan 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)
  • Jan 3 Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)
  • Jan 8 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
  • Jan 17 John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher
  • Jan 23 David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician

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Jan 24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in New York City (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • Jan 29 Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
  • Jan 30 Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer
  • Feb 5 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
  • Feb 7 Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, SF)
  • Feb 10 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • Feb 13 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
  • Feb 17 Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • Feb 22 Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
  • Feb 27 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
  • Mar 2 John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • Mar 2 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • Mar 4 Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Emden-polytroop)
  • Mar 5 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • Mar 8 Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds
  • Mar 12 Jane Delano, US, nurse/teacher/founder (Red Cross)
  • Mar 13 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer
  • Mar 14 Vilhelm FK Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology
  • Mar 14 Eva Thatcher, American actress, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1942)
  • Mar 17 Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
  • Mar 23 Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
  • Mar 26 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer
  • Mar 28 Aristide Briand, 11x Prime Minister of France (1909-22) (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Nantes (d. 1932)
  • Apr 2 Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia University pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)
  • Apr 5 Louis Ganne, French composer, born in Buxières-les-Mines (d. 1923)
  • Apr 11 Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41)
  • Apr 11 William W Campbell, US astronomer/director Lick Observatory
  • Apr 14 Pyotr A Stolypin, premier Russia (1906-11)
  • Apr 25 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
  • Apr 29 Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer
  • May 2 Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)
  • May 5 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
  • May 15 Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
  • May 18 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist
  • May 19 Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (d. 1942)
  • May 22 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor
  • May 23 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
  • May 28 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)
  • Jun 1 Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
  • Jun 5 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish physician (Nobel 1911)
  • Jun 6 Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet
  • Jun 7 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
  • Jun 10 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937)
  • Jun 21 Henry Holden Huss, composer
  • Jun 21 Johannes Schlaf, writer
  • Jun 21 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (d. 1943)
  • Jun 25 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer
  • Jun 27 May Irwin, US comedienne/singer (Hot Time in the Old Town)
  • Jul 2 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • Jul 3 Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer
  • Jul 11 Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer
  • Jul 14 Florence Bascom, US, 1st American woman PhD
  • Jul 14 Gustav Klimt, Austria, Art Nouveau painter
  • Jul 16 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett [Iola], US civil rights activist (d. 1931)
  • Jul 18 Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne
  • Jul 18 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general (d. 1933)
  • Jul 24 Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)
  • Aug 1 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • Aug 5 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • Aug 7 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
  • Aug 11 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
  • Aug 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)

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Aug 22 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • Aug 26 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)

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Aug 29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Aug 29 Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
  • Sep 1 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
  • Sep 1 Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer [or Sept 2]
  • Sep 2 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • Sep 11 O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (d. 1910)
  • Sep 11 Julian Byng, British army officer (d. 1935)
  • Sep 13 Dirk Bos, Dutch liberal 2nd Member of parliament
  • Sep 19 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Benton County IA, actress (Son of Dracula)
  • Sep 21 James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)
  • Sep 25 Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)
  • Sep 25 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
  • Sep 27 Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)
  • Sep 30 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer
  • Oct 3 John Briggs, cricketer (mighty England all-rounder late 19th century)
  • Oct 4 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, US, politician/author (Progressive)
  • Oct 10 Arthur De Greef, composer
  • Oct 13 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • Oct 19 Auguste Lumière, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)
  • Nov 1 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
  • Nov 4 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
  • Nov 15 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer

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Nov 15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 16 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • Nov 19 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)
  • Nov 20 Willem H Vliegen, Dutch typographer/co-founder/chairman (SDAP)
  • Nov 23 Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
  • Nov 23 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
  • Nov 25 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • Nov 26 Mark A Stein, archaeologist
  • Nov 29 Friedrich Klose, composer
  • Dec 3 Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
  • Dec 7 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)
  • Dec 8 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
  • Dec 9 Karel Kovarovic, composer
  • Dec 14 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • Dec 14 John M Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)
  • Dec 16 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)

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Dec 22 Connie Mack, American hall of fame baseball executive and manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-50), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 23 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
  • Dec 26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]