Famous People Born in 1865

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

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Jun 3rd George V, Saksen-Coburg [Windsor], King of Great Britain (1910-36)

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

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Nov 2nd Warren G. Harding, Blooming Grove Ohio, American President (1921-1923)

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

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