Famous People Born in 1866

  • Jan 2 Prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)
  • Jan 8 William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 9 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
  • Jan 13 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • Jan 15 Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
  • Jan 19 Harry Davenport, American actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • Jan 25 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments (d. 1938)
  • Jan 29 Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
  • Jan 30 Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)
  • Jan 31 Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
  • Jan 31 Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
  • Feb 5 Arthur Keith, Persley Aberdeenshire, Scottish Anthropologist (human evolution)
  • Feb 5 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
  • Feb 5 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • Feb 6 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
  • Feb 7 Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • Feb 9 George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • Feb 10 Bror Beckman, composer
  • Feb 10 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian
  • Feb 15 Bannister Fletcher, architect & architectural historian, born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
  • Feb 16 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
  • Feb 16 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • Feb 20 Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
  • Feb 24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • Feb 24 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • Feb 25 Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • Feb 26 Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
  • Feb 28 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
  • Mar 3 Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
  • Mar 7 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • Mar 14 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)
  • Mar 15 Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
  • Mar 15 Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor (d. 1910)
  • Mar 17 Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
  • Mar 18 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer
  • Mar 18 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)
  • Mar 21 Antonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Maury, astronomer
  • Mar 22 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)
  • Mar 24 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
  • Mar 28 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
  • Apr 1 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • Apr 1 Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar/teacher/social activist

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Apr 3 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General/Premier (1914-39), born in Wellington, South Africa (d. 1942)

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • Apr 4 George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities)
  • Apr 11 Carla Ford, wife of Henry Ford
  • Apr 11 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)

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Apr 13 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1908)

  • Apr 14 Anne Sullivan, US teacer, educated Helen Keller, born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts (d. 1936)
  • Apr 17 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)
  • Apr 19 Henri WA Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)
  • Apr 20 Victor Hollaender, composer
  • Apr 22 Hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)
  • May 5 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
  • May 7 Cornelis J K van Aalst, president (Dutch Trading Company)
  • May 9 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
  • May 10 Léon Bakst, Russian artist (d. 1924)
  • May 13 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer
  • May 16 Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)
  • May 17 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies), born in Honfleur, Normandy (d. 1925)
  • May 23 Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
  • May 24 Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)
  • May 26 John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
  • May 31 Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer
  • Jun 3 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • Jun 4 Miina Sillanpää, Finnish politician (d. 1952)
  • Jun 13 Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Trade scholarship)
  • Jun 20 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer
  • Jun 20 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)
  • Jun 26 Josef Swickard, Coblenz Germany, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • Jun 29 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1934)
  • Jul 3 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter
  • Jul 11 R Beer-Hofmann, writer
  • Jul 11 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
  • Jul 23 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • Jul 25 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist

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Jul 28 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Aug 5 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
  • Aug 5 Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
  • Aug 5 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • Aug 6 Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)
  • Aug 8 Matthew A Henson, 1st African American to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
  • Aug 12 Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
  • Aug 13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)
  • Aug 14 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
  • Aug 17 Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (d. 1911)
  • Aug 17 Julia Marlowe, English actress (d. 1950)
  • Aug 30 Georges Minne, Flemish sculptor
  • Sep 1 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
  • Sep 2 Hiram Johnson, Progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1945)
  • Sep 7 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • Sep 10 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
  • Sep 10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • Sep 13 Adolf Meyer, US, psychiatrist/neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene)
  • Sep 20 Gustave Doret, composer
  • Sep 21 Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)

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Sep 21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • Sep 23 Edouard Combe, composer
  • Sep 25 Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
  • Sep 27 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
  • Sep 27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • Oct 2 Charles de Souzy Ricketts, artist
  • Oct 3 Learmont Drysdale, composer
  • Oct 6 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • Oct 7 Martha McChesney Berry, US, founded Berry School for Children
  • Oct 7 Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
  • Oct 12 Antonie Waldrop, painter/lithographer

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Oct 12 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1937)

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Oct 16 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (Troffel & Sword)
  • Oct 19 Clarence Lucas, composer
  • Oct 25 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer
  • Nov 5 Daniel Protheroe, composer
  • Nov 7 Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer
  • Nov 7 Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor/publisher (Frau Luna)
  • Nov 8 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)

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Nov 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, born in Xiangshan [now Zhongshan], Guangdong, Qing Dynasty (d. 1925)

Father of Modern of China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern of China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Nov 13 Abraham Flexner, American educator (d. 1959)
  • Nov 17 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • Nov 20 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball
  • Nov 28 Arthur Frederick Augustus "Dick" Lilley, cricket keeper (England)

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Nov 28 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1924)

Architect Henry Bacon
Architect
Henry Bacon
  • Nov 28 Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, Dutch actor/husband of Truus Soete
  • Nov 29 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer
  • Dec 2 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
  • Dec 4 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • Dec 12 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
  • Dec 14 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • Dec 22 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
  • Dec 28 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (d. 1935)
  • Dec 29 Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)