Famous People Born in 1865

  • Jan 1 Giuseppe Ferrata, composer
  • Jan 3 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
  • Jan 5 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
  • Jan 10 Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • Jan 13 Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • Jan 17 Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
  • Jan 20 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
  • Jan 22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • Jan 23 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
  • Jan 28 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
  • Jan 28 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
  • Jan 30 Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian
  • Jan 31 Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
  • Jan 31 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
  • Feb 3 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Will Power)
  • Feb 4 Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie)
  • Feb 5 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
  • Feb 9 Erich von Drygalski, Germany, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
  • Feb 9 Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell, England, actress (Pygmalion)
  • Feb 12 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
  • Feb 19 Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
  • Feb 19 Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
  • Feb 21 John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • Feb 22 Otto Modersohn, German painter
  • Feb 23 Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 28 Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
  • Feb 28 Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
  • Mar 1 Gerard Vissering, Dutch banker/president (Bank of Java)
  • Mar 1 Abe Iso, Japanese politician (d. 1949)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer
  • Mar 8 Frederick William Goudy, US, printer/type designer
  • Mar 9 Margaret Murray Washington, wife of Booker T/head (NACW 1896..1918)
  • Mar 10 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • Mar 16 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Mar 19 William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, pioneer in ethology (d. 1937)
  • Mar 22 Theophile Ysaye, composer
  • Mar 25 Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, France, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)
  • Mar 30 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
  • Apr 1 Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)
  • Apr 8 Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)
  • Apr 9 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Germany, experiment with AC electricity
  • Apr 9 Erich Ludendorff, general (Germany)
  • Apr 10 Jack Miner, Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)
  • Apr 13 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer
  • Apr 16 Henry George Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
  • Apr 17 Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)
  • Apr 23 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
  • Apr 27 Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)
  • Apr 30 Max Nettlau, German anarchist (d. 1944)
  • May 2 Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
  • May 5 Felicjan Szopski, composer
  • May 5 Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • May 9 August de Boeck, composer
  • May 15 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
  • May 18 William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
  • May 22 Enrique Morera, composer
  • May 23 Epitácio Pessoa, President of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • May 25 Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18)
  • May 25 John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)
  • May 25 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel Prize 1902), born in Zonnemaire, Schouwen-Duiveland
  • May 26 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
  • May 26 Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
  • May 28 Gerrit Grijns, Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E)
  • Jun 2 George Lohmann, cricketer (England's great bowler late 19th cent)

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Jun 3 George V, King of Great Britain (1910-36), born in Marlborough House, London, (d. 1936)

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King of the United Kingdom
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  • Jun 7 Guido Gasperini, composer
  • Jun 9 Carl Nielsen, Norre-Lyndelse Denmark, composer (Det Uuslukkelige)
  • Jun 9 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • Jun 10 Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (claimed falsely to be at North Pole)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Jan H Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam)
  • Jun 13 William Butler Yeats, Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)
  • Jun 14 Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer
  • Jun 15 L H Perquin, Dutch religious radio speaker
  • Jun 15 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1942)
  • Jun 19 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • Jun 19 May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 21 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer
  • Jun 24 Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school of painting
  • Jun 26 Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
  • Jun 26 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
  • Jun 26 George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)
  • Jun 28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • Jun 29 Shigechiyo Izumi, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but birth date now disputed (120 y 237 d)
  • Jun 29 William E Borah, lawyer/(Sen-R-Id)
  • Jul 2 Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
  • Jul 6 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (d. 1950)
  • Jul 10 Jan "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch philanthropist (Steurtjes)
  • Jul 14 Annie Jones, Virginia, bearded lady
  • Jul 15 Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe
  • Jul 15 Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Jul 16 George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist
  • Jul 18 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • Jul 19 Charles Horace Mayo, surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic)
  • Jul 21 Robert Kahn, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1951)
  • Jul 23 Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord (d. 1942)
  • Jul 23 Max Heindel, Danish Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic (d. 1919)
  • Jul 25 Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist/educator (Contact with Plants)
  • Jul 26 Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
  • Jul 29 Nicola Spinelli, composer
  • Aug 2 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
  • Aug 2 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
  • Aug 4 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (d. 1890)
  • Aug 10 Alexander K Glazunov, St Petersburg Russia, composer (Chopiniana)
  • Aug 14 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
  • Aug 15 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
  • Aug 15 Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (d. 1926)
  • Aug 20 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
  • Aug 22 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • Aug 24 Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
  • Aug 27 Charles Gates Dawes, (R) 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925)
  • Aug 27 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
  • Sep 3 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist/historian
  • Sep 8 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top)
  • Sep 9 Edwin Lehare, composer
  • Sep 11 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)
  • Sep 15 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie)
  • Sep 15 Nicolaus Adriani, linguist (Middle-Celebes languages)
  • Sep 20 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist
  • Sep 23 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
  • Sep 26 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)
  • Oct 1 Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 3 Johannes IJWJ Eilerts de Haan, Dutch sea officer (Lucie R, Suriname)
  • Oct 4 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • Oct 10 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish cardinal
  • Oct 11 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Mot Karnaval)
  • Oct 12 Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
  • Oct 15 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist
  • Oct 17 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
  • Oct 18 Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist (d. 1957)
  • Oct 18 Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)
  • Oct 19 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
  • Oct 22 Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (d. 1943)
  • Oct 23 Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
  • Oct 26 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
  • Oct 27 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1 Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)
  • Nov 2 Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)

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Nov 2 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Nov 12 Frans L M "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas)
  • Nov 17 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)
  • Nov 26 Earl Ross Drake, composer
  • Nov 27 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombia, poet (Nocturno III)
  • Dec 4 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
  • Dec 8 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)
  • Dec 8 Jean Sibelius, Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)
  • Dec 13 Gustav Luders, composer
  • Dec 16 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
  • Dec 19 Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
  • Dec 19 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 19 Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
  • Dec 20 Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)
  • Dec 20 Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)
  • Dec 25 Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34)
  • Dec 28 Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)

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Dec 30 Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), (d. 1936)