Famous People Born in 1873

  • Jan 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • Jan 2 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
  • Jan 2 Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
  • Jan 3 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • Jan 6 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
  • Jan 7 Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • Jan 8 Lucien Capet, composer
  • Jan 8 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • Jan 8 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • Jan 9 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • Jan 10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • Jan 10 George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
  • Jan 11 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • Jan 12 Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
  • Jan 15 Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
  • Jan 16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • Jan 17 Francois Rasse, composer
  • Jan 19 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), born in Leutkirch im Allgäu (d. 1945)
  • Jan 20 Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
  • Jan 20 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

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Jan 28 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • Jan 28 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
  • Jan 29 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
  • Jan 30 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), born in Terre Haute. Indiana
  • Jan 30 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, painter (d. 1939)
  • Feb 1 Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
  • Feb 1 Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
  • Feb 1 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
  • Feb 2 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
  • Feb 2 Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
  • Feb 2 Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • Feb 3 Ernest B Allo, French theologist
  • Feb 4 Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
  • Feb 11 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • Feb 15 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), born in Augsburg, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1964)
  • Feb 22 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • Feb 23 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
  • Feb 23 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
  • Feb 23 Joseph Allen Sr. American actor, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1952)
  • Feb 25 Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
  • Feb 26 Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
  • Mar 3 William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
  • Mar 4 Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
  • Mar 4 John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)
  • Mar 5 Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • Mar 7 Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
  • Mar 10 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • Mar 11 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • Mar 14 Johannes Aengenent, sociologist/bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
  • Mar 15 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, born in Ystalyfera (d. 1934)
  • Mar 15 Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him)
  • Mar 16 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
  • Mar 17 Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
  • Mar 17 Margaret Bondfield, British politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), born in Chard (d. 1953)
  • Mar 19 Max Reger, Brand Bavaria, composer/pianist/prof (Leipzig Univ)
  • Mar 20 Sergei V Rachmaninov, Russian/US pianist/composer (Aleko) [NS=Apr 1]
  • Mar 25 Rudolf Rocker, German/US anarchist
  • Mar 26 [Louise] Sophie de Vries, actress (On Hope of Blessing)
  • Mar 29 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)
  • Apr 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)
  • Apr 7 John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • Apr 11 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Theodore Morse, composer
  • Apr 13 John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
  • Apr 14 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer
  • Apr 18 Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer
  • Apr 19 Sydney Barnes, cricketer (probably England's greatest bowler)
  • Apr 22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • Apr 24 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • Apr 26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
  • Apr 27 Harry M O'Connor, actor (Stranger than Fiction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 28 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • Apr 29 Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, actress/stage star (Rotterdam Stage)
  • May 3 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]
  • May 3 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
  • May 3 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
  • May 4 Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director (d. 1940)
  • May 7 Clarence Dickinson, composer
  • May 8 Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)

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May 9 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, born in London (d. 1939)

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • May 9 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
  • May 9 Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • May 10 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
  • May 10 Jan Kalf, literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
  • May 15 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [NS]
  • May 17 Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
  • May 17 Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
  • May 19 Federico Gerdes, composer
  • May 21 Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian
  • May 21 Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
  • May 21 Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)
  • May 23 Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
  • May 26 Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
  • May 26 Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
  • Jun 3 Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • Jun 7 Landon Ronald, composer
  • Jun 21 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)
  • Jun 24 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer
  • Jun 28 Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
  • Jun 29 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 1 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • Jul 6 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
  • Jul 17 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
  • Jul 19 Louis Zimmermann, violinist/1st concert master of Concert building
  • Jul 20 Witold Maliszewski, composer
  • Jul 20 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
  • Jul 22 Ettore Pozzoli, composer
  • Aug 3 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
  • Aug 4 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
  • Aug 6 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • Aug 6 Mary Carr Moore, composer
  • Aug 11 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
  • Aug 17 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
  • Aug 18 Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello)
  • Aug 18 Otto Harbach, songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
  • Aug 19 Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)
  • Aug 20 Eliel Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich), born in Rantasalmi, Finland (d. 1950)
  • Aug 20 William Henry Bell, composer
  • Aug 22 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
  • Aug 22 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
  • Sep 1 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song)
  • Sep 8 David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th President of Mormon church
  • Sep 8 Max Reinhardt, Austria, theatrical director (Oedipus Rex)
  • Sep 8 Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)
  • Sep 9 Edward Burlingame Hill, composer
  • Sep 12 Sul-To-Wan, [Nellie Conley], US actress (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  • Sep 20 Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)
  • Sep 20 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
  • Sep 20 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
  • Sep 21 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Amilcare Zanella, composer
  • Sep 26 Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)
  • Sep 28 Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
  • Sep 28 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 2 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • Oct 2 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)
  • Oct 6 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
  • Oct 8 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • Oct 9 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)
  • Oct 9 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
  • Oct 14 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer
  • Oct 14 Ray Ewry, Lafayette Ind, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08)
  • Oct 14 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (d. 1954)
  • Oct 18 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • Oct 19 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)

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Oct 19 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • Oct 21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • Oct 22 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • Oct 23 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • Oct 24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • Oct 26 Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
  • Oct 27 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • Oct 29 Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman
  • Oct 30 Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  • Nov 4 G E Moore, English philosopher (Ethics)

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Nov 5 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • Nov 9 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 Henri Rabnaud, composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France

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Nov 16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Nov 20 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
  • Nov 22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • Dec 1 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • Dec 1 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • Dec 7 Willa Cather, US, author (My Antonia)
  • Dec 9 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
  • Dec 11 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • Dec 14 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
  • Dec 15 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
  • Dec 17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • Dec 18 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • Dec 18 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
  • Dec 20 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)
  • Dec 21 Blagoje Bersa, Croatian composer (d. 1934)
  • Dec 22 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
  • Dec 25 Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
  • Dec 26 Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
  • Dec 26 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, born in Belgrade (d. 1945)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • Dec 30 Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)