Famous People Born in 1871

  • Jan 5 Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer
  • Jan 7 Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • Jan 8 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 9 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • Jan 10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • Jan 12 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
  • Jan 14 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress (Hofslachter)
  • Jan 15 Bertram Shapleigh, composer

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Jan 17 David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Jan 22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • Jan 26 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • Jan 29 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • Jan 30 Seymour Hicks, St Helier Jersey, actor-manager (Scrooge)
  • Jan 30 Wilfred Lucas, actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford)
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • Feb 5 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • Feb 7 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
  • Feb 9 Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
  • Feb 9 Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)
  • Feb 14 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
  • Feb 18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • Feb 25 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
  • Mar 1 Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
  • Mar 3 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • Mar 4 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Mar 5 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • Mar 5 Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • Mar 15 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)
  • Mar 19 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • Mar 19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • Mar 26 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • Mar 27 Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
  • Mar 27 Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
  • Mar 28 Willem Mengelberg, Utrecht Neth, conductor (NY Philharmonic 1922-30)
  • Mar 29 Tom Hayward, cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age)
  • Mar 31 Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)
  • Apr 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer
  • Apr 3 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)
  • Apr 5 Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
  • Apr 5 Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1913?)
  • Apr 6 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • Apr 8 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Arthur Fickenscher, composer
  • Apr 12 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41)
  • Apr 16 John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
  • Apr 16 Martin Lunssens, composer
  • Apr 18 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), born in Grenada, British West Indies (d. 1956)
  • Apr 20 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
  • Apr 21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Apr 21 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
  • Apr 25 Sara Amsel, Indonesian/Dutch actress
  • Apr 27 Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer
  • Apr 29 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)
  • May 4 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), born in Gołańcz, Poland (d. 1946)
  • May 5 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • May 6 August Reusner, composer
  • May 6 Ch Morgenstern, writer
  • May 6 Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • May 11 Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
  • May 17 Henricus P Bremmer, art historian (Modern Kunstwerken)
  • May 18 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer
  • May 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping
  • May 23 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)
  • May 26 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
  • May 27 Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
  • May 30 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (d. 1946)
  • Jun 14 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (d. 1946)

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Jun 17 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Jun 17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/President of Romania
  • Jun 22 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • Jul 3 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer
  • Jul 8 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Jul 10 Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
  • Jul 11 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • Jul 15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
  • Jul 18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
  • Jul 18 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
  • Jul 22 Akos Buttykai, composer
  • Aug 1 Oskar Fried, German Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • Aug 1 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 2 John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • Aug 3 Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)
  • Aug 6 Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher
  • Aug 8 William Henry Squire, composer
  • Aug 13 Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
  • Aug 16 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
  • Aug 18 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)

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Aug 19 Orville Wright, aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1912)

  • Aug 21 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
  • Aug 27 Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
  • Aug 29 Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)

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Aug 30 Ernest Rutherford [1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson], New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), born in Brightwater, New Zealand (d. 1937)

  • Aug 31 James E. Ferguson, Texan governor (d. 1944)
  • Sep 1 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • Sep 10 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • Sep 12 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania
  • Sep 13 Alma Kruger, actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal expert (examined syphilis)
  • Sep 21 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier
  • Sep 23 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • Sep 24 Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • Sep 26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • Sep 27 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • Sep 28 Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)
  • Sep 30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • Sep 30 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer
  • Oct 2 Cordell Hull, US Secretary of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)
  • Oct 2 Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (d. 1959)
  • Oct 3 Stijn Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard)
  • Oct 9 Gerrit Bolkestein, minister of Education (1939-4-)
  • Oct 9 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal (d. 1940)
  • Oct 9 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar.
  • Oct 11 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Oct 14 Alexander von Zemlinsky, composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 18 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Ghetto)
  • Oct 19 Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Wisdom of the Body)
  • Oct 20 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
  • Oct 26 Hermann Lohr, composer
  • Oct 26 Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (d. 1941)
  • Oct 29 Narziss Ach, German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
  • Oct 30 Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
  • Nov 1 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer

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Nov 1 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • Nov 3 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • Nov 9 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Nov 10 Winston Churchill, US, author (Crisis, Crossing)
  • Nov 15 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists (also Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns) who independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 18 Amadeo Vives, composer
  • Nov 20 William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator
  • Nov 21 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • Nov 25 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, actor/director (Ghost Hotel)
  • Nov 27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • Dec 1 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • Dec 5 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • Dec 9 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • Dec 13 Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
  • Dec 13 Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
  • Dec 13 Emily Carr, Canadian artist (d. 1945)
  • Dec 20 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer
  • Dec 24 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy)