Famous People Born in 1876

  • Jan 1 Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3rd monument)
  • Jan 1 Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)

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Jan 5 Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949), born in Cologne, Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Jan 7 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • Jan 9 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • Jan 10 Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith
  • Jan 11 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Jan 12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, born in Venice, Italy
  • Jan 12 Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild), born in San Francisco (d. 1916)
  • Jan 17 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), born in Prague (d. 1965)
  • Jan 17 Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
  • Jan 20 Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
  • Jan 29 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 29 Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer
  • Feb 3 William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (d. 1937)
  • Feb 4 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • Feb 6 Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)
  • Feb 8 Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter
  • Feb 9 Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
  • Feb 12 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama, born in Thakpo Langdun (d. 1933)
  • Feb 13 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • Feb 16 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • Feb 19 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian French sculptor (Princesse X), born in Hobita (d. 1957)
  • Feb 20 Fyodor Akimenko, composer
  • Feb 21 Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)
  • Feb 23 Agnes M Royden, writer
  • Feb 23 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), born in Beirut (d. 1952)
  • Feb 24 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • Feb 24 Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
  • Feb 25 Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
  • Feb 26 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, born in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos (d. 1943)
  • Feb 26 Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
  • Feb 28 John Alden Carpenter, composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 1 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian IOC president (d. 1942)
  • Mar 2 Pius XII, [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
  • Mar 4 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
  • Mar 4 Theodore Hardeen, Magician and stunt performer, founder of the Magician's Guild (d. 1945)
  • Mar 8 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
  • Mar 11 Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
  • Mar 11 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
  • Mar 16 Charles Halton, actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 17 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • Mar 20 Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
  • Mar 21 John Tewksbury, American athlete (d. 1968)
  • Mar 23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 26 Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • Mar 30 Clifford Whittingham Beers, US, mental hygiene pioneer
  • Mar 31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)
  • Apr 4 Maurice de Vlaminck, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 5 Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer
  • Apr 11 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
  • Apr 14 Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
  • Apr 17 Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
  • Apr 19 Hendrik W A E, duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin/king of Netherlands
  • Apr 20 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange)
  • Apr 22 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (d. 1925)
  • Apr 24 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (d. 1960)
  • Apr 24 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (d. 1960)
  • Apr 25 Ruben Marcos Campos, composer
  • Apr 28 Frank Cavanagh, one of football's coaching greats
  • Apr 29 Zauditu of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
  • Apr 30 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • May 3 Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
  • May 3 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
  • May 10 Ivan Cankar, Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
  • May 12 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria
  • May 13 Raoul Laparra, composer
  • May 17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist
  • May 19 William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)
  • May 20 John Owen Jones, composer
  • May 26 Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
  • May 27 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (d. 1945)
  • May 29 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • Jun 2 Hakon Borresen, composer
  • Jun 4 Robert Dower, cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9)
  • Jun 5 Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • Jun 11 Alfred L Kroeber, Hoboken NJ, author (Anthropologist looks at History)
  • Jun 12 Narciso Garay, composer
  • Jun 13 William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • Jun 21 Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)
  • Jun 22 Gwen (Gwendolen) John, Haverfordwest, Wales, Welsh painter
  • Jun 23 Irvin S Cobb, Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
  • Jun 26 Nico[laas P] de Jong, Dutch radio play actor (Laughter & Tears)
  • Jun 29 Nellie Taylor Ross, 1st woman to serve as a gov (Wyoming, 1925-27)
  • Jul 2 Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)
  • Jul 4 William Farnum, actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Jul 6 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil (Teapot Dome Scandal), born in Benwood, West Virginia

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • Jul 12 Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
  • Jul 17 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat
  • Jul 17 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, lived to be 115 years old, born in Flint, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Jul 17 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
  • Jul 19 Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)
  • Jul 19 John Gunn, Former England cricketer (d. 1963)
  • Jul 20 Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
  • Jul 23 William Gillies Whittaker, composer
  • Jul 26 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • Jul 29 Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)
  • Aug 5 Mary R Beard, historian (Woman as a Force in History), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Aug 7 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and WWI spy, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1917)

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • Aug 12 Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
  • Aug 14 Alexander I Obrenovic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1922-34)
  • Aug 14 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
  • Aug 15 Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist
  • Aug 16 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
  • Aug 17 Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)
  • Aug 17 Henri G Winkelman, Dutch general/supreme commander/navy 1940
  • Aug 29 Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)
  • Aug 29 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
  • Sep 1 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • Sep 5 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician. (d. 1944)
  • Sep 5 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
  • Sep 6 John J R Macleod, Scottish/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923)
  • Sep 6 Willem A Bonger, Dutch sociologist/criminologist (Race & Crime)
  • Sep 7 C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)
  • Sep 11 Alfonso Broqua, composer
  • Sep 12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter)
  • Sep 13 Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)
  • Sep 15 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 15 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 15 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
  • Sep 18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
  • Sep 18 James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
  • Sep 22 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • Sep 26 C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912)
  • Sep 26 Edith Abbott, dean (University of Chicago Social Sciences)
  • Sep 30 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 4 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (d. 1958)
  • Oct 6 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)
  • Oct 10 Walter Niemann, composer
  • Oct 11 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), born in Minden, Westphalia (d. 1971)
  • Oct 13 Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)
  • Oct 19 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
  • Oct 22 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother)
  • Oct 23 Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • Oct 27 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Un Soir Un Train)
  • Oct 28 Albert E Michotte van den Berck, Belgian psychologist
  • Oct 31 Eduard van Oort, zoologist (Ornithology of Netherlands)
  • Nov 2 Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer
  • Nov 3 Stephen Peter Alencastre, Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1940)
  • Nov 4 James Fraser, designed buffalo nickel
  • Nov 5 Raymond Duchamp-Villon, cubist sculptor (Head of Baudeaire)
  • Nov 7 Culbert Olson, Fillmore Utah, (Gov-D-Cal)
  • Nov 7 Ted Arnold, cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05)
  • Nov 7 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • Nov 8 Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
  • Nov 17 Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Nov 19 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)
  • Nov 23 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (d. 1946)
  • Nov 24 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
  • Nov 25 Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
  • Nov 26 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style)

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Nov 26 Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • Nov 28 Bert Vogler, cricketer (early South African googly bowler)
  • Dec 1 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje)
  • Dec 4 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
  • Dec 6 Fred Duesenberg, German-born automobile pioneer (d. 1932)
  • Dec 7 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv)
  • Dec 9 Berton Churchill, American actor (d. 1940)
  • Dec 11 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer
  • Dec 12 Alvin Kraenzlein, Olympic gold medalist (d. 1928)
  • Dec 15 Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer
  • Dec 19 Carlo Gatti, Italian composer (d. 1965)
  • Dec 20 Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
  • Dec 20 Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)
  • Dec 22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian writer (Futurism e Futurista)
  • Dec 25 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)
  • Dec 25 Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, Nobel laureate (d. 1959)
  • Dec 29 Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer