Famous People Born in 1870

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  • Jan 2nd Ernst Barlach, writer
  • Jan 3rd Henry Eichheim, composer
  • Jan 3rd Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
  • Jan 6th Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • Jan 7th Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)
  • Jan 8th Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
  • Jan 9th Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
  • Jan 11th Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • Jan 13th Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • Jan 13th Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist (d. 1959)
  • Jan 14th Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
  • Jan 15th Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
  • Jan 15th Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • Jan 16th Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • Jan 18th Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
  • Jan 20th Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
  • Jan 22nd Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
  • Feb 3rd Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • Feb 7th Alfred Adler, Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
  • Feb 10th Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter
  • Feb 12th Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • Feb 13th Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
  • Feb 17th Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
  • Feb 18th William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • Feb 20th Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
  • Feb 27th Louis Coerne, composer
  • Mar 4th Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • Mar 5th Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • Mar 6th Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 10th Alfred Kastner, composer
  • Mar 11th Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
  • Mar 13th Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
  • Mar 17th Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
  • Mar 20th Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician (East Africa)
  • Apr 4th George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church
  • Apr 7th Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • Apr 7th Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • Apr 14th Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • Apr 14th Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • Apr 17th Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
  • Apr 20th Simeon Roncal, composer
  • Apr 20th Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
  • Apr 21st Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)

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Apr 22nd Vladimir Lenin [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader, born in Simbirsk, Russia (d. 1924)

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Apr 28th Hermann Suter, composer
  • Apr 30th Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)
  • May 3rd Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
  • May 4th Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (d. 1960)
  • May 6th Amedos Peter Giannine, founded Bank of America, born in San Jose, California
  • May 6th John McCutcheon, cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)
  • May 14th Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • May 19th Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • May 24th Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
  • May 24th Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)
  • May 27th Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
  • Jun 13th Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919)
  • Jun 14th Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932)
  • Jun 17th George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)
  • Jun 18th Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician
  • Jun 21st Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • Jun 24th Horatio Mbelle, Cape Colony, South African interpreter, community leader and politician
  • Jun 29th Joseph Carl Breil, composer

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Jul 3rd Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1930-35), born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick (d. 1947)

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Jul 4th Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)
  • Jul 8th Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
  • Jul 10th Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism)
  • Jul 12th Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
  • Jul 15th Ernest Walker, composer
  • Jul 16th Lambert McKenna, Irish scholar (d. 1956)
  • Jul 18th Emil Mlynarski, composer
  • Jul 20th Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)
  • Jul 21st Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
  • Jul 24th Fred Law Olmsted Jr, landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jul 25th Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
  • Jul 25th Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
  • Jul 27th Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • Jul 28th Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
  • Aug 1st Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares
  • Aug 4th Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
  • Aug 7th 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)
  • Aug 7th Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
  • Aug 11th Tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
  • Aug 11th Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • Aug 17th Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine
  • Aug 18th Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer (d. 1954)
  • Aug 19th Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
  • Aug 26th Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
  • Aug 27th Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • Aug 30th Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)

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Aug 31st Maria Montessori, Italy, educator (spontaneous response), (d. 1952)

  • Sep 1st Timotei Popovici, composer
  • Sep 2nd Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
  • Sep 2nd Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)
  • Sep 4th Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • Sep 7th Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]
  • Sep 7th Thomas Curtis, American athlete (d. 1944)
  • Sep 8th Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer
  • Sep 18th Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
  • Sep 22nd Arthur Willard Pryor, composer

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Sep 22nd Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Sep 23rd John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • Sep 24th Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
  • Sep 26th Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • Sep 30th Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • Sep 30th Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
  • Oct 1st Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer/inventor (grape-shot shells)
  • Oct 7th Uncle Dave Macon, entertainer
  • Oct 8th Louis Vierne, composer
  • Oct 10th Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 16th Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • Oct 18th D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
  • Oct 22nd Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)
  • Oct 22nd Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • Oct 23rd Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • Nov 3rd John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding)
  • Nov 11th Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
  • Nov 13th Henry Kolker, Quincy IL, actor (Real Glory, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry)
  • Nov 16th Alfred Hill, composer
  • Nov 19th Vicente Lleo, composer
  • Nov 21st Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • Nov 21st Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • Nov 21st Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • Nov 22nd Howard Brockway, composer
  • Nov 25th Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
  • Nov 27th Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president Finland
  • Nov 29th Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • Nov 29th Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • Nov 30th Cecil Forsyth, composer
  • Nov 30th Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (d. 1948)
  • Dec 2nd Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • Dec 5th Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
  • Dec 10th Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • Dec 10th Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • Dec 10th Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • Dec 10th T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • Dec 10th Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • Dec 12th Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
  • Dec 13th Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (d. 1940)
  • Dec 14th Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
  • Dec 14th Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
  • Dec 15th Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
  • Dec 18th Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor (The Kiss)
  • Dec 18th Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
  • Dec 20th Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
  • Dec 21st Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
  • Dec 24th Rosario Scalero, composer
  • Dec 25th Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)
  • Dec 31st Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years