Famous People Born in 1868

  • Jan 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Jan 3 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • Jan 6 Vittorio Monti, composer
  • Jan 7 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
  • Jan 8 Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
  • Jan 9 S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)
  • Jan 11 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
  • Jan 14 Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)
  • Jan 15 Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
  • Jan 16 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
  • Jan 19 Gustav Meyrink, writer
  • Jan 23 Juventino Rosas, composer
  • Jan 27 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • Jan 28 Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
  • Jan 28 Julian Aguirre, composer
  • Jan 31 Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
  • Feb 3 Damaso Ledesma, composer
  • Feb 4 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • Feb 5 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
  • Feb 10 William Allen White, Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • Feb 12 Jan Schaper, Dutch publicist and politician (SDAP)
  • Feb 14 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
  • Feb 16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • Feb 22 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)

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Feb 23 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 25 Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
  • Feb 26 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • Mar 1 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1934)
  • Mar 3 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • Mar 5 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • Mar 15 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • Mar 22 Hamish MacCunn, composer
  • Mar 22 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)

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Mar 22 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923), born in Morrison, Illinois (d. 1953)

  • Mar 23 Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
  • Mar 25 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • Mar 26 Fuad I, king of Egypt (1922-36)
  • Mar 27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • Mar 28 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter

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Mar 28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Mar 28 Wojciech Gawronski, composer
  • Mar 31 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist
  • Apr 1 Edmond Rostand, French poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Apr 2 Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
  • Apr 5 J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)

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Apr 10 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • Apr 12 Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander (d. 1918)
  • Apr 13 John Blackwood McEwen, composer
  • Apr 14 Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • Apr 16 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer

  • Apr 17 Charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary)
  • Apr 18 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist (Dutch Patriciate)
  • Apr 19 Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
  • Apr 21 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Common lot), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Apr 22 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
  • Apr 22 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (d. 1924)
  • Apr 25 John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)
  • Apr 26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • Apr 28 Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)
  • May 6 Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Polish novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
  • May 6 Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
  • May 10 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • May 12 Halsey William Wilson, American publisher of reference books
  • May 13 Paolo Gallico, composer
  • May 17 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)

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May 18 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, Last tsar of Russia (1894-1917), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

  • May 19 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), born in Rouses Point, New York
  • May 24 Charles E. Taylor, First aircraft maintenance professional (d. 1956)
  • May 28 Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)
  • Jun 3 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer
  • Jun 3 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Camagüey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)
  • Jun 5 James Connolly, Irish socialist (d. 1916)

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Jun 6 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • Jun 7 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jun 14 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Jun 18 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schenker, [A Niloff], Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, born in Wisniowczyki, Austrian Galicia (d. 1935)
  • Jun 20 Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
  • Jun 21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
  • Jun 29 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
  • Jun 30 C V France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), born in Bradford England (d. 1949)
  • Jul 4 Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
  • Jul 5 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum, Laren)
  • Jul 6 Petrus A Euwens, Dutch vicar/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
  • Jul 6 Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)
  • Jul 12 Stefan George, German lyric poet (Algabal)

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Jul 14 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Jul 20 Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
  • Jul 28 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, born in Antwerp (d. 1941)
  • Jul 28 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), born in Kragerø, Norway (d. 1913)
  • Jul 30 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist
  • Aug 2 Constantine I, king of Greece
  • Aug 5 Oskar Merikanto, composer
  • Aug 6 Paul Claudel, French diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
  • Aug 7 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
  • Aug 7 Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

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Aug 10 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1954)

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 14 Leone Sinigaglia, composer
  • Aug 16 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
  • Aug 16 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, born in Mill Spring, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Aug 20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • Aug 22 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, born in Jamestown, NY (d. 1958)
  • Aug 25 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
  • Sep 1 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • Sep 6 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council, born in Weinfelden, Switzerland (d. 1947)
  • Sep 9 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • Sep 15 Dirk B Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • Sep 17 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • Sep 26 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • Oct 4 Marcelo Torcuato the Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28)
  • Oct 7 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)
  • Oct 8 Max Slevogt, German painter, born in Landshut, Germany (d. 1932)
  • Oct 10 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
  • Oct 16 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • Oct 18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • Oct 19 Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)
  • Oct 23 Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
  • Oct 23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • Oct 24 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)
  • Nov 4 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • Nov 8 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • Nov 9 Andrea d' Angeli, composer
  • Nov 9 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)

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Nov 9 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • Nov 10 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)
  • Nov 11 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
  • Nov 13 Pierre Maurice, composer
  • Nov 22 John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

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Nov 24 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • Nov 28 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
  • Dec 2 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • Dec 4 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
  • Dec 4 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Dec 5 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • Dec 9 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
  • Dec 10 Louis Victor Saar, composer
  • Dec 11 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer
  • Dec 14 Richard Batka, composer

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Dec 20 Harvey Firestone, American industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), born in Columbiana, Ohio (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • Dec 22 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
  • Dec 24 Emanuel Lasker, German world chess champion (1894-21)
  • Dec 25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)
  • Dec 28 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)