Famous People Born in 1875

  • Jan 1 Charles Rist, French economist
  • Jan 1 N F Druce, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1897-98)
  • Jan 7 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
  • Jan 7 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • Jan 9 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)
  • Jan 11 Reinhold Gliere, composer
  • Jan 12 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
  • Jan 14 Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1954)
  • Jan 15 Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)

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Jan 15 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd (d. 1953)

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Jan 16 Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • Jan 17 Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
  • Jan 21 John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
  • Jan 21 Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
  • Jan 22 Bonifacius C de Jonge, governor (Dutch East Indies)

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Jan 22 D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • Jan 22 Thomas W Ross, actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm)
  • Jan 28 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
  • Feb 1 Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
  • Feb 2 Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
  • Feb 2 Fritz Kreisler, violinist/composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 4 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • Feb 4 Raymond Moulaert, composer
  • Feb 6 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • Feb 7 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
  • Feb 7 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • Feb 9 Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer
  • Feb 11 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
  • Feb 18 Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
  • Feb 21 Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman (d. 1997 at 122)
  • Feb 23 Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • Feb 26 Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
  • Feb 26 Richard Wetz, composer
  • Feb 28 Viliam Figus, composer
  • Mar 2 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • Mar 4 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • Mar 4 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • Mar 4 Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
  • Mar 7 Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • Mar 9 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer
  • Mar 10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
  • Mar 12 Julio Garreta, composer
  • Mar 13 Maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
  • Mar 14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
  • Mar 14 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer
  • Mar 25 Spencer Charters, Duncannon PA, actor (3 Faces West)

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Mar 26 Syngman Rhee, First President of South Korea (1948-60), born in Haeju, North Korea (d. 1965)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Mar 29 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33)
  • Mar 29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • Apr 1 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)

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Apr 2 Walter Chrysler, American founder of car company Chrysler, born in Wamego, Kansas (d. 1940)

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • Apr 4 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1956)
  • Apr 4 Pierre Monteux, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 4 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • Apr 5 Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
  • Apr 8 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
  • Apr 13 Ray Lyman Wilbur, U.S. university president and politician (d. 1949)
  • Apr 15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

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Apr 15 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, born in Carroll, Ohio (d. 1953)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Apr 18 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
  • Apr 24 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1960)
  • Apr 27 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
  • Apr 27 Freddie Fane, cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner)
  • Apr 27 Lumsden Hare, Ireland, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess)
  • Apr 29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • May 4 Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)
  • May 4 Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (1st of great South African googlists)
  • May 6 William Daniel Leahy, Iowa, 5 star admiral/chief of staff (1949)
  • May 11 Harriet Quimby, American aviator (d. 1912)
  • May 18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • May 23 Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  • May 30 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
  • May 31 Italo Montemezzi, composer

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Jun 6 Thomas Mann, German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1955)

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • Jun 9 Henry Dale, physiologist (Nobel-1936), born in London, England
  • Jun 12 Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
  • Jun 13 Max d' Ollone, composer
  • Jun 15 Herman Smith-Johannsen, cross-country skier (d. 1987)
  • Jun 17 Philipp A Kohnstamm, philosopher/theorist (Mensch & World)
  • Jun 20 Othenio Able, Austria, paleontologist
  • Jun 23 Carl Milles, Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers)
  • Jun 26 Camille Zeckwer, composer
  • Jun 28 Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)
  • Jul 3 Ernst F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon
  • Jul 4 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italian siamese twins, born in Locana (probable date),
  • Jul 10 Mary McLeod Bethune, SC, educator (Bethune-Cookman College)
  • Jul 15 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Jul 15 Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
  • Jul 17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer

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Jul 26 Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), born in Kesswil, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • Jul 26 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939)
  • Jul 30 James William Tate, composer
  • Jul 31 Harry Northrup, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 2 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • Aug 6 Marcel Labey, composer
  • Aug 8 Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
  • Aug 9 Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
  • Aug 9 Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
  • Aug 12 Ettore Panizza, composer
  • Aug 12 Mezio Agostini, composer
  • Aug 15 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • Aug 18 Johan E Elias, historian (Amsterdam)
  • Aug 19 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)
  • Aug 21 Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo
  • Aug 23 William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
  • Aug 23 Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
  • Aug 26 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
  • Aug 27 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (d. 1967)
  • Sep 1 Edgar Rice Burroughs, US, sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)
  • Sep 3 Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche, Volkswagen)
  • Sep 5 Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie, RI, hall of fame shortstop (.426 in 1901)
  • Sep 10 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • Sep 12 Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (d. 1926)

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Sep 16 James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1971)

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Sep 17 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
  • Sep 18 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
  • Sep 22 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer
  • Sep 26 Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • Oct 2 Henry Fevrier, composer
  • Oct 5 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • Oct 8 Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)
  • Oct 11 Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)
  • Oct 12 Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist
  • Oct 17 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
  • Oct 18 James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist
  • Oct 18 Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)
  • Oct 23 Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
  • Oct 24 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
  • Oct 26 H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (King of Kings), born in London, England
  • Oct 28 Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
  • Oct 29 Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • Oct 31 Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
  • Oct 31 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
  • Nov 3 Emils Darzins, composer
  • Nov 6 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator
  • Nov 7 Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet politician (d. 1946)
  • Nov 10 Maude Eburne, Canada, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman)
  • Nov 11 Vesto Slipher, Mulberry Indiana, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • Nov 13 Rogelio del Villar, composer
  • Nov 14 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
  • Nov 14 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)
  • Nov 19 Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

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Nov 19 Hiram Bingham, American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1956)

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Nov 22 Elizabeth Patterson, Savannah TN, actress (Climax, Tall Story)
  • Nov 22 Georges Rency, Belgian poet
  • Nov 23 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (d. 1933)
  • Nov 27 Wladyslaw Orkan, [Szmaciarz-Smreczynsky], Pol author (Nowele Zebrane)
  • Dec 2 Frank Reicher, Munich Germany, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong)
  • Dec 3 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
  • Dec 3 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • Dec 4 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
  • Dec 4 Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • Dec 5 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
  • Dec 6 Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)
  • Dec 12 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
  • Dec 12 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
  • Dec 14 Dobri Khristov, composer
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Niggli, composer
  • Dec 15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
  • Dec 19 Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (African American studies)
  • Dec 20 T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
  • Dec 22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)
  • Dec 22 John P "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water)
  • Dec 25 Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
  • Dec 25 Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)